Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele

Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele

by Ferruccio Furlanetto
     
 

Bass Ferrucio Furlanetto delivers an exceptional performance in the title role of Arrigo Boito's sprawling opera "Mefistofele." He has made a name for himself in larger-than-life roles like Boris Godunov and King Philip in "Don Carlos," and Mefistofele is tailor-made for a singing actor of his authoritative presence, dramatic range,See more details below

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Bass Ferrucio Furlanetto delivers an exceptional performance in the title role of Arrigo Boito's sprawling opera "Mefistofele." He has made a name for himself in larger-than-life roles like Boris Godunov and King Philip in "Don Carlos," and Mefistofele is tailor-made for a singing actor of his authoritative presence, dramatic range, sterling musicianship, and dark, powerful voice. His is a riveting presence and this show belongs to him. Giuseppe Filianoti has a large, pleasing tenor and he can hold his own in his duets with Furlanetto. His Faust is appealingly and strongly drawn, but sometimes lacks finesse. Dimitra Theodossiou brings a powerful but nuanced soprano to the roles of Margherita and Elena of Troy and touchingly portrays their vulnerability. Margherita's death scene with Faust and Mefistofele is one of the highlights of the performance. Stefano Ranzani leads the Orchestra, Chorus, and Children's Chorus of Teatro Massimo, Palermo.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099024877
catalogNumber:
8660248-49
Rank:
225911

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  1. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue  - Arrigo Boito  - Arrigo Boito  - Valdine Anderson  - Ferruccio Furlanetto  - Jill Gomez  - Monica Minarelli  - Niall Morris  - Stefano Ranzani  - Sonia Zaramella  -  Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo  -  Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo  - Giuseppe Filianoti  - Dimitra Theodossiou  -  Children's Chorus of Teatro Massimo, Palermo  - Mimmo Ghegghi

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