An Interview with Ferruccio Furlanetto

July 8, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Ferruccio Furlanetto (Photo: Igor Sacharov)

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 announce his return to Chicago with Opera Festival of Chicago. Furlanetto sings the role of Thomas Beckett in Pizzetti’s Murder in the Cathedral July  6 & 9 and gives a solo recital with pianist Natalia Sidorenko on July 13.

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
Mariinsky Orchestra

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