Ferruccio Furlanetto is hailed as one of the greatest basses of our time. With a career that spans five decades, he is acclaimed for his vast range, thundering vocal power, and superior acting ability. He joins host Oliver Camacho to review his signature roles and to share the announcement of his return to Chicago this summer with Opera Festival of Chicago.
Ferruccio Furlanetto sings “Ella giammai m’amò” from Verdi’s Don Carlo.
All selections feature bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Giuseppe Verdi: “Il lacerato spirito” from Simon Boccanegra
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo/Philippe Auguin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Bravo signor padrone…Se vuol ballare” from Le nozze di Figaro
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Mozart: “Madamina! Il catalogo è questo” from Don Giovanni
Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan
Gioacchino Rossini: “Eia Mater fons amoris” from Stabat Mater
Munich Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra/Semyon Bychkov
Jules Massenet: “Quand apparaissent les étoiles” from Don Quichotte
Modest Mussorgsky: “Dostig ya vishey vlasti” (Boris’s Act II Monologue) from Boris Godunov
Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Daniele Gatti
Verdi: “Ella giammai m’amò” from Don Carlos
Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Michael Halász