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In the next recital it is our pleasure to present Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti, one of the pre-eminent lyric tenors of his generation.


Giuseppe Filianoti

 

Giuseppe Filianoti Tenor

Iain Burnside Pianist

» Tuesday 11 March, 7.30pm
» Wigmore Hall
» TICKETS £12, £16, £22, £26

Earmarked as a future star early in his studies, Filianoti won a highly coveted two-year scholarship to Milan’s La Scala Academy, where he met his mentor - the legendary lyric tenor Alfredo Kraus. Kraus had a decisive influence in helping the young Filianoti develop his artistic style, technique and virtuosity, which helped him to 2nd prize in the 1999 edition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia; no mean feat in a field acclaimed as one of the strongest to date, including fellow tenors Rolando Villazón and Joseph Calleja.

Giuseppe Filianoti and Elina Garanca in La Clemenza di Tito
Giuseppe Filianoti and Elina Garanča in La Clemenza di Tito (Photo © Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Filianoti made his first appearance in the UK the following year, making his Royal Opera House debut as Alfredo in La traviata, before subsequent appearances in 2005 in the title role of Donizetti’s Dom Sébastien and as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore in 2009. Remarkably, in 2007 Filianoti overcame a paralyzed vocal chord which left him unable to sing, following surgery for a cancerous thyroid gland. A testament to his courage, dedication and perseverance, Filianoti has since established himself as a regular at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera, recently receiving great praise for his haunting portrayal of Tito opposite Elina Garanča in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.

‘[Giuseppe Filianoti] soared to virile, commanding form in his elaborate Se all’impero” aria'
New York Post

In this final video, Filianoti’s mellifluous tenor is displayed as he sings Faust’s aria ‘Giunto sul passo estremo’ at the climax of Arrigo Boïto’s Mefistofele, an item also on the programme for his Rosenblatt Recital.

Book now: Call the Wigmore Hall Box Office on 020 7935 2141 or book online at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

We do hope you can join us.

With best wishes from everyone at Rosenblatt Recitals


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