Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Explanation | Acronyms | Missing Biographies | The Sad Corner


Giovanni Furlanetto (Bass)

Born: Treviso, Italy

The Italian bass, Giovanni Furlanetto, studied at Liceo Scientifico l.da Vinci Treviso and opera at Conservatorio di Musica in Perugi (Class of 1987). He studied at at the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo of Vicenza, where he graduated in singing under Luisa Romana Righetti while he was having his first professional experiences as a theatre and circus actor. He imposes himself on the international scene by winning in 1988 the “Opera Company of Philadelphia - Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition” and performing in many important Italian and foreign productions.

Giovanni Furlanetto's wonderful career brought him to perform on the principal international theatres and festivals such as: Teatro alla Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” di Catania, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa di Savona, Festival Donizettiano di Bergamo, Festival di Martina Franca, Salzburg Festival, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Festival in Aix-en Provence, Festival in Antibes, Opéra de Nice, Opéra de Montecarlo, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro La Maestranza in Sevilla, Festival Mozart in Madrid and in La Coruña, Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Nederlandse Opera and Radio Vara in Amsterdam, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Barbican Center in London, Santa Fe Opera Festival, San Francisco Opera Company, Baltimore Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, Philadelphia Opera Company, Matsumoto Festival, as well as Santiago del Chile, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Bilbao, Lille, Montpellier, Avignon, Caen, Lyon, Liège, Luxembourg.

Giovanni Furlanetto worked with important conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and with such stage directors as Dario Fo and Luca Ronconi.

Ideal interpreter of W.A. Mozart’s, Rossini’s and Donizetti’s repertoire, Giovanni Furlanetto was much acclaimed during his career for his performances of Le nozze di Figaro (Conte d’Almaviva, Figaro), Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Leporello), La clemenza di Tito (Publio), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio), Il viaggio a Reims (Don Profondo), La gazza ladra (Podestà), Guillaume Tell (Walther), Il turco in Italia (Don Geronio), Otello by Rossini (Elmiro), Linda di Chamounix (Prefetto), Don Pasquale (the title role), Maria Stuarda (Talbot), Mosè (Osiride), Anna Bolena, Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo), Lucrezia Borgia, I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Capellio), La sonnambula (Rodolfo), Luisa Miller (Walter, Wurm), Aida (Re, Ramfis), Macbeth (Banquo), Eugene Onegin (Gremin), Serse (Ariodante), Georges Bizet's Carmen (Escamillo), Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (Nonancourt), La vedova scaltra by Wolf-Ferrari, L’heure espagnole (Don Inigo), La bohème (Colline).

Recent engagements have included Maria Stuarda at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Théatre du Châtelet in Paris, La Favorite at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago del Chile, La vedova scaltra in Montpellier, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, in Napoli and in Santiago de Chile, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Il turco in Italia at the Opernhaus in Leipzig, at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and at the Staatsoper in Berlin, L’Etoile under the baton of Simon Ratte at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Il trovatore at the Opéra de Massy, La fanciulla del West and Marco Tutino’s Senso (world premiere) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo) at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste.

During the 2013-2014 season Giovanni Furlanetto performed Amelia al ballo at Opéra di Montecarlo, La favorite at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Luisa Miller (Conte di Walter) at Opéra de Lausanne. He opened the 2015-2016 season performing Il turco in Italia at Opera in Metz, followed by La Gazza ladra at Oper in Frankfurt and his return at Teatro alla Scala of Milan with Rigoletto. During the 2014-2015 season he performed as Timur in Turandot in Metz, Il trovatore (Ferrando) in St. Petersburg, George Frideric Handel's Alcina (Melisso) at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles and in Amsterdam, Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Vicenza. He currently lives in Treviso, Italy.


More Photos

Source: Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg Website; Atelier Musicale Website; Giovanni Furlanetto profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Christophe Rousset

Bass

DVD/Video (2015): G.F. Handel: Opera Alcina, HWV 34 [6th recording, Melisso]

Links to other Sites

Giovanni Furlanetto - Bass (Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg)
Furlanetto Giovanni (Bayerische Staatsoper) [German]

Giovanni Furlanetto on Facebook
Giovanni Furlanetto (Atelier Musicale)


Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Explanation | Acronyms | Missing Biographies | The Sad Corner



 

Back to the Top


Last update: Monday, May 29, 2017 03:04