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 performance 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.
In the silent night
How fair this spot
I was with her
Stay don't leave me
The leaves are sadly rustling
For you the words of love
Song of the old man
The winds are howling
Songs and Dances of Death
Winterreise duration: approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes, no interval
Russian Songs duration: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval
Groups 8-19 $110
Groups 20+ $103
Child 16 and under $65
Groups 8-19 $84
Groups 20+ $ 79
Child 16 and under $50
Groups 8-19 $50
Groups 20+ $ 47
Child 16 and under $30
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
Details are accurate at time of publication