Oct 29, 2005


(Metropolitan Opera)

“Singing Edgardo was Giuseppe Filianoti, a young Italian tenor in his Met debut. He has a rich and poignant voice that carries well and a lovely feel for Italianate phrasing…he is a handsome and appealing singer.”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, October 29, 2005

“The tenor singing Edgardo was making his Met debut. That was Giuseppe Filianoti, an Italian who is a rising star in bel canto. He was impressive right from beginning, with a well-placed, pleasant voice… And Mr. Filianoti can sing with style, a sense of drama: When he sang the words ‘Sulla tomba’ – about that gloomy crypt – he sent a shiver down your spine.”

Jay Nordlinger, The New York Sun, October 31, 2005

“The young Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti made a dashing début as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and acquired a fan club in the upper balconies by the fifth performance. An old-school, from-the-heart singer in the mode of Giuseppe di Stefano, Filianoti plucked off high notes with a clear, pinging tone, maintained a generous long line, and threw himself into the role with infectious, almost loony enthusiasm.”

Alex Ross, The New Yorker, December 26, 2005