The Italian baritone Luca Salsi was born in San Seconda Parmense. He studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito in Parma with Lucetta Bizza and subsequently perfected his technique with Carlo Meliciani. His career quickly took him to the leading opera houses and festivals, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala, London's Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and to the opera houses in Rome, Parma, Naples, Turin and Palermo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Teatro Real in Madrid. He has worked with prominent conductors such as Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon, Michele Mariotti, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicola Luisotti, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti and Alberto Zedda. Leading directors he has worked with include Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Werner Herzog, Anthony Minghella, Franco Zeffirelli, Damiano Michieletto and David McVicar. Recently he sang the title role in Macbeth at the Verdi Festival in Parma and to open the season at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, in a new production by Damiano Michieletto conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) to open the 2017/18, Don Carlo (Ernani) and Scarpia (Tosca) at Milan’s La Scala, Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) and Scarpia at the Opéra national de Paris, the title role in Nabucco and Carlo Gérard at the Wiener Staatsoper, Renato (Un ballo in maschera) in Naples and Count Luna (Il Trovatore) at the Arena di Verona, Count Luna, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Giorgio Germont and Miller (Luisa Miller) at the Metropolitan Opera, Falstaff in Modena, Posa (Don Carlo) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Macbeth under Muti in Ravenna and Florence and Don Carlo in Ernani« und Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburg Festival.