Acclaimed by «Il Sole 24 ORE» ,for “a voice so fine that it stands out from the crowd on stage: incisive, rich, polished, powerful and fresh”, Luca Salsi was born in San Secondo Parmense. He graduated in singing from the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma under the tutelage of soprano Lucetta Bizza and continued his training with baritone Carlo Meliciani. His career has led him to perform major roles on the world’s greatest stages: the Metropolitan in New York, Teatro alla Scala, the London Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper, Washington National Opera, Salzburg Festival,Los Angeles Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Liceu de Barcelona, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Teatro Real in Madrid. He has worked with greatconductors including Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Luisotti, RenatoPalumbo, Donato Renzetti, Michele Mariotti and Alberto Zedda and with eminent stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Antony Minghella, Werner Herzog,Franco Zeffirelli, David McVicar and Damiano Michieletto.
He has twice opened the season at Teatro alla Scala: in 2017 in Andrea Chénier and in 2019 in Tosca, on both occasions alongside Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly. He has also inaugurated the Parma Verdi Festival in Macbeth and the 2018/19 seasonat Teatro La Fenice, again as Macbeth (with stage direction by Damiano Michieletto, conducted by Myung-whun Chung). He made his debut as Iago in Otello with the Berliner Philharmoniker and has performed as Macbeth under conductor Riccardo Muti (inFlorence and Ravenna), as Rodrigo in Don Carlo at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and for the opening of the season at Madrid’s Teatro Real, as Carlo in Ernani at Teatro alla Scala, Germont in La traviata and Scarpia in Tosca at the Opéra de Paris, as Nabucco and Gérard in Andrea Chénier at the Wiener Staatsoper, Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburg Festival (with Valery Gergiev conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker), and again Germont in La traviata at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. In February 2020 he made his debut as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. In November 2020 he sang as Iago for the first time in Italy, in a new production by Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with stage direction by Valerio Binasco, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
On 7th December he took part in the performance entitled “A riveder le stelle”, directed by Davide Livermore and conducted by Riccardo Chailly, broadcast by scores of television channels worldwide.
During the 2021 and on the first months of the 2022 he sings Macbeth at the Wiener Staastoper, Il Pirata and Il Trovatore at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Don Carlo at the Teatro Comunale di Modena, Rigoletto at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice di Venezia and at the Royal Opera House London, Aida, La Traviata and Nabucco at the Arena di Verona, Tosca at the Teatro Real Madrid and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
He opened the new Season 2021/2022 of the Teatro alla Scala with Macbeth and during the 2022 he sings ita gain at the Wiener Staatsoper and at the Plau de les Arts in Valencia. Then he is protagonist of Un ballo in maschera at the Teatro alla Scala and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by M° Muti, Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House London and at the Metropolitan of New York, Nabucco at the Teatro Real Madrid and at the Arena di Verona, Aida at the Salzburger Festspiele.
He starded his 2023with Aida at the Metropolitan in New York and at the Wiener Staatsoper and then he sings the new production of Macbeth at the Liceu in Barcelona and in concert at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. He recently debuted Il Tabarro at the Opera di Roma in the new production conducted by M° Mariotti and then he sang Andrea Chénier, a solo Recital and Macbeth at the Teatro alla Scala and Otello at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.