Ferruccio Furlanetto


Ferruccio Furlanetto

City Recital Hall, Angel Place

Glamorous divas and showy tenors are used to the spotlight, but it's a rare performer who can take a sonorous bass and make it world famous. Ferruccio Furlanetto is that performer: a gifted singer-actor with a captivating voice.

He is sought after worldwide, from the Metropolitan Opera to La Scala, to sing the conflicted fathers, tortured priests and playful devils of great operatic works.

He returns to Sydney after his acclaimed performances as King Philip II in Don Carlos to give two recitals with pianist Igor Tchetuev in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall.

Furlanetto's powerful interpretation of Schubert's stunning song cycle, Winterreise, captures the energy, despair and sensual longing of the work. Journey with him as he traverses a cold winter landscape, painted one falling leaf and shard of ice at a time by Tchetuev's piano.

A second program explores the soulful poetry of Russian art song. Only the vast expanse of a Russian winter could inspire Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Rachmaninov's moody romances. Somehow, the music captures the darkness, cold and longing of a people waiting for the sun, for life and love to return — sparks of light and hope in a bleak night.

Featuring Ferruccio Furlanetto
with Igor Tchetuev

Winterreise running time: approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Russian Songs running time: approximately 90 minutes, with one 20-minute interval.

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