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“SIMON BOCCANEGRA” AT THE MET
On April 1, 5, 9, 13, 16 Ferruccio Furlanetto sings Fiesco in the “Simon Boccanegra” at the Met. He joins James Levine at the pit and Plácido Domingo as a Doge in the remarkable study of this Verdi’s opera.
Starting from his debut in 1980 Ferruccio Furlanetto gave more than 200 performances of 16 roles at the Met including Mephistopheles in “Faust”, de Silva in “Ernani”, Don Basilio in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, Fiesco in “Simon Boccanegra”, Philip II and the Grand Inquisitor (debut, 1980) in “Don Carlo”, Cardinal Brogni in “La Juive”, Leporello and Don Giovanni in “Don Giovanni”, and Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro”. They were highly appreciated by the public and press. “Mr. Furlanetto meets Verdi’s demanding, wrenching music with commanding power and moving vulnerability in both voice and gesture,” - New York Times wrote.
The performance on April 1 will be streamed live at the Met Opera web-site
The performance on April 9 (starting on 12-30) will be broadcasted live on the Radio as part of Saturday Matinée Broadcast season. You can find the station here
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FERRUCCIO FURLANETTO IN CONCERT
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00pm
JACOBS MUSIC CENTER - COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL
750 B St, Downtown San Diego
San Diego Opera favorite, Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto returns to San Diego Opera in his very first American concert! Last seen here in Don Quixote, we welcome back this charming and charismatic opera star in a program, with full orchestra conducted by Maestro Emanuele Andrizzi, that will feature selections from Furlanetto’s most popular San Diego Opera appearances.
You can listen to the concert on March 12 8 pm at the KPBS radio.
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Furlanetto Shows Mastery in San Diego Concert
To witness the American debut concert of a renowned, distinguished, much beloved opera star is truly a unique opportunity. That this established world-class musical celebrity has long been one of San Diego Opera’s most cherished stage luminaries makes the event even sweeter.
On Mar. 5, Ferruccio Furlanetto celebrated the 31st anniversary of the singer’s debut with SDO by presenting a concert featuring excerpts from some of the singer’s most favored arias. Making his debut on the podium, young maestro Emanuele Andrizzi conducted the full forces of the San Diego Symphony.
Consistently praised by critics, Furlanetto carried the heavy, difficult program with unflagging confidence, astonishing consistency in his range from highest to lowest notes, and a stage presence that remains as imposing as ever
Simon Boccanegra in St.Petersburg: after the premier in short
Mariinsky Theater turned a new page in its history: on February 5 Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra was staged for the first time in St.Petersburg. The driving force of the premiere was Valery Gergiev by all means: as an artistic lead of the Company and a musical director at the pit conducting brilliantly. The guest star of the premiere became legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto. The production of Andrea de Rosa (direction and sets) came from Venice (La Fenice) and Genova (Carlo Felice) theaters, which gave it some authentic Mediterranean flow. Besides the sea, skies and air of Repubblica Marinara was presented at the background, showing the sea, the clouds, the light of the Ligurian shores, visually giving Verdi’s dark masterpiece some nature beauty and worked beautifully. In the whole the production was true to the spirit of Verdi and in a modern way very simple. The dark construction on the stage with the gothic windows added to the atmosphere.