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Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass

Ferruccio Furlanetto on a lifetime with Philip II

Ferruccio Furlanetto © Igor Saharov
The great Italian bass talks about his relationship with Philip II in Verdi's Don Carlos, and about other seminal roles.
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ViennaEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Louis Langrée; Falk Richter; Vienna State Opera; Katrin Hoffmann; Martin Kraemer; Olga Bezsmertna; Pavel Černoch

Los AngelesDon Carlo(s)

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
James Conlon; Ian Judge; LA Opera; Tim Goodchild; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Unknown; Ramón Vargas

SydneyDon QuichotteNew Production

Massenet: Don Quichotte
Guillaume Tourniaire; Hugh Halliday; Opera Australia; Ralph Funicello; Missy West; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Elena Maximova

MelbourneDon QuichotteNew Production

Massenet: Don Quichotte
Guillaume Tourniaire; John Sheedy; Opera Australia; Ralph Funicello; Missy West; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Sian Pendry

ParisVerdi Requiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala; Riccardo Chailly; Coro del Teatro alla Scala; Tamara Wilson; Ekaterina Gubanova; Fabio Sartori
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Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Hvorostovsky

Soloists and Met Opera Chorus © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
The Met Opera's concert performance of Verdi's Requiem was an emotional tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 
***11
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A fine musical display in Don Carlos

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Eboli) and Theresa Zisser (Tebaldo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.
****1
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Rossini’s Barber falls flat at Covent Garden

Vito Priante (Figaro) and Daniela Mack (Rosina) © ROH | Mark Douet
For the latest revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's candy-striped production, the Royal Opera serves up the operatic equivalent of stodgy semolina.
**111
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Starry singing, but an underdirected Simon Boccanegra

Plácido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra © Monika Rittershaus
Furlanetto and Domingo give their all in leading a starry cast, but the stage direction fails to ignite.
***11
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Old guard stands up well in Met’s Simon Boccanegra

Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met brought back a 20-year-old traditional production of Simon Boccanegra with a starry cast led by James Levine.
***11
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