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Moscow is Waiting for the True Don Quichotte
Ferruccio Furlanetto will sing Don Quichotte in Moscow
Massenet’s Don Quichotte – recent Mariinsky premiere (staged by Yannis Kokkos) will become part of the theater’s tour in Moscow. Ferruccio Furlanetto will sing his favorite and acclaimed part on the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theater on January 26 (18-00). The premiere of this production took place at the end of 2012 with Furlanetto in the main part and received stellar reviews and was tremendous success with the public.
The central Russian newspaper Isvestia reported from the premiere: “Ferruccio Furlanetto’s Don Quichotte is a true classical character, without recourse to any theatrical tricks, staying above all this noisy festive crowd. His performance is natural and phenomenally aristocratic. We don’t know how looked don Quichotte one hundred yeas ago, but watching Italian bass, we remember all delights that had been given by Feodor Chaliapin in olden days.”
This performance will be shown as part of the Russian theatrical award the Golden Mask's January festival “The Premieres of the Mariinsky Theatre in Moscow”. Since 2006 the Golden Mask annually presents “The Premieres of the Mariinsky Theatre in Moscow”. The Moscow presentations of the renowned St. Petersburg company and orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev have become a remarkable tradition, while remaining a culminating event of the theatrical life of the capital. Not to be missed.
Ferruccio Furlanetto will sing Russian Lieder in Ossiach
To the Carintische Sommer Festival
Published November 18, 2013
The Carintische Sommer Festival announced it’s program for the summer 2014. On August 19 Ferruccio Furlanetto sings his Russian recital: Rahmaninov’s romances in the first half and Mussorgsky songs ending with the famous “Songs and Dances of Death” in the second. At the piano – Igor Tchetuev.
The concert with take place in the old Stiftkirche of Ossiach at the side of the beautiful Ossiahersee. The Ossiach church dates back to the 11th century. It allows more than 600 seats and has a perfect acoustics. In 2012 Ferruccio Furlanetto sang his first Winterreise in Austria here with big success and critical acclaim. Willi Rainer in the “Kleine Zeitung” wrote: “Ferruccio Furlanetto, acclaimed bass on the world operas stages, travelled in the darkened country of the soul, full of grief, pain, depression , longing for death. With sonorous voice despite of its fullness and dark timbre, he did justice to the fragile architecture of the Schubert’s work with the deep and concentrated interpretation”. The review also pointed that the excellent articulation and technique of the singer underline the whole cycle with a real personal identification. Now it is time to open the world of Russian soul at the Charinische Sommer.
Aida at the Teatro San Carlo
Opera season opens in Naples
Published November 15, 2013
Ferruccio Furlanetto sings Ramfis in ‘Aida’ for the opening of the Teatro San Carlo opera and ballet season in Naples on December 5. The San Carlo entrust itself to the ‘pyrotechnics’ of Franco Dragone who will stage new production of ‘Aida’, which is chosen to celebrate the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth. The director, inventor of the magical universe of the Cirque du Soleil, here at his first experience with opera, promises to amaze, in his typical style, with a show uniting visual virtuosity and the use of ‘avant guard’ technologies. In the main parts: Aida: Lucrecia Garcia / Kristin Lewis, Radames: Jorge De Leòn / Fabio Sartori, Amneris: Ekaterina Semenchuk / Anna Smirnova, Amonasro: Marco Vratogna / Claudio Sgura. In the pit - Nicola Luisotti. Ferruccio Furlanetto sings at the opening on December 5 with additional performances on 7, 10, 12, 14, 15
King Philipp at the Vienna State Opera
The press reports
Published October 31, 2013
All three performances of “Don Carlo” at the Vienna State Opera became stunning success for Ferruccio Furlanetto (King Philipp). It was his first appearance in the Daniele Abbado production. GMD Franz Welser-Möst was in the pit. In the other principle parts: Don Carlo – Ramon Vargas, Posa – Ludovic Tézier, Eboli – Violeta Urmana, Elisbeth – Tamar Iveri. Der Neuer Merker about last night. “Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto dominated the stage from his first appearance as overbearing and also lonely King Philip II With his powerful, resonant and flexible bass he gave the role majestic dignity and the human, vulnerable side…”
Ferruccio Furlanetto Triumphs Again as Philipp II in “Don Carlo“
The first night at Vienna State Opera became stunning success
Published October 15, 2013
Ferruccio Furlanetto once again put the House on the Ring down with King Philipp’s aria and received the biggest ovation at the call. As Der Standard reports the singer's portrayal of the Spanish king became the turning point of the drama, when the scenic and directorial environment becomes not important.
Der Neuer Merker confirms: “Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto dominated the stage action from his first appearance as strong and at same moment lonely King Pilipp II. With his powerful, resonant and 'flexible bass he gave the role both majestic dignity and human, vulnerability which Verdi put in the great aria "M'amò Ella giammai ..." Full review in German here.
The upcoming performances of “Don Carlo” are on October 16 and 19, but they are completely sold out.
Don't Miss Ferruccio Furlanetto at the Vienna State Opera
The Intelligent Life recommends
Published September 16, 2013
For his pick of this autumn's classical music, UK renown critic Michael Church chooses three roles by Ferruccio Furlanetto at the Vienna State Opera
From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2013: “They call him the Prince of Basses, and it fits. When Ferruccio Furlanetto is on stage, the chaste beauty of his sound seems to pervade the auditorium even when he’s silent, so compelling—even frightening—is his presence. Fans cross oceans to catch his performances: his speciality lies in tormented, self-doubting monarchs, notably Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, a role he sings this winter in Vienna. Once a formidable Don Giovanni, this elegant Italian gladly accepts that his Mozart days are over. "At 64, - he says, - happiness is singing the anguish of Verdi’s Philip II, or Tsar Boris’s tearful farewell to his subjects.”
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Ferruccio Furlanetto’s new season includes Philipp II, Boris Godunov and Don Quichotte
Starting soon with singnature Verdi's roles at the Vienna State Opera
Published August 29, 2013
In the 2013-14 season Ferruccio Furlanetto will return to the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls, including the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, Gran Theater in Geneva, Teatro Real Madrid, San Diego Opera, Canadian Opera in Toronto, Suntory Hall in Tokio, Berlin Philharmonia, Moscow Big Conservatory Hall, Salle Pleiel in Paris and L'Auditori in Barcelona.
Ferruccio Furlanetto launches his 2013-14 season with two Verdi key bass parts at the Vienna State Opera: he returns as Fiesco to ‘Simon Boccanegra’ and will be seen as Philipp II in ‘Don Carlo’. He won international acclaim in both parts most recently at the Royal Opera Covent-Garden (“singing with an imposing authority” Financial Times, 2013) and Metropolitan Opera (“giving a spellbinding master class on the adage” New York Times 2013).
And in January he is Boris Godunov at the House on the Ring, returning to Yannis Kokkos production – again for his favorite and acclaimed role widely praised last season not only in Vienna, but also at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
He will continue performing the bigger than life figure of tormented Russian tzar in concert with L'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under the lead of Tugan Sokhiev in France: Toulouse (February 3), Paris Salle Pleiel (February 5), and in Spain during Orchestra’s tour in Pamplona, Oviedo and Barcelona.
In spring Ferruccio Furlanetto will return to one of his most beloved characters – Massenet’s Don Quichotte, performing the part with the San Diego Opera and in his debut with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. St.Petersburg fans are also looking forward to his return to Yaniss Kokkos production of the opera at the Mariinsky Theater having strong hopes that this stunning performance will be filmed for DVD this time.
Furlanetto’s operatic season engagements also include Procida in I Vespri Siciliani at the Teatro Real, Madrid and Ramfis in Aida in the San Carlo, Napoli.
In the concert hall, Furlanetto opens the 2013-14 season with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Nicola Luisotti in Suntory Hall, Tokio in a performance of Verdi Requiem in a memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake. He will sing Verdi Requiem later during the season in San Diego joining Krassimira Stoyanova, Piotr Beczala and Stephanie Blythe with Massimo Zanetti conducting San Diego Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
In the recital Ferruccio Furlanetto will be heard at the Grand Theater of Geneve, Berlin Philharmonia, La Scala Milan, Moscow Big Conservatory Hall and Carintishe Sommer Festival.