Today, May 16th, is the Birthday of the greatest Operatic Bass of all time, Ferruccio Furlanetto!!!
Ferruccio Furlanetto is my all time favorite Opera artist.
Ferruccio Furlanetto, Leo Nucci and Plácido Domingo are my 3 all time favorite Opera stars.
He has the most amazing and powerful voice and he not only has an amazing and beautiful voice but he also has an extraordinary acting talent.
In my opinion, he is the greatest King Philip II of Verdi’s “Don Carlo” ever!
And he is also my favorite Leporello of Mozart’s Don Giovanni!
Just look at this amazing video and watch and hear Ferruccio Furlanetto’s powerful and impressive voice:
And also, this historical short video of Ferruccio Furlanetto portraying King Philip II in Verdi’s Don Carlo in 1986, at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Maestro Herbert von Karajan.
His “Ella giammai m’amò” is the best ever, the most moving. It breaks your heart.
And finally, Leporello’s famous aria”Madamina, il catalogo è questo” aria from “Don Giovanni”.