Oct 4, 2012

Giuseppe Filianoti

By Roger Pines | Opera
The tenor returns to the Met this month as Mozart’s Tito
Opera-goers internationally know Giuseppe Filianoti above all as Donizetti’s comic Nemorino and tragic Edgardo.  The tenor brings unexpected qualities to these much-admired portrayals: his Nemorino, although funny, also has a special depth and intensity, while his impetuous Edgardo conveys a deeply affecting sweetness rarely encountered in that character.
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Apr 23, 2012

Concert – Harriman-Jewell Series

(Kansas City)

“Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti possesses a clear, honest voice that is imbued with pathos and a sort of sunny heroism in the upper range, as well as firm pitch control overall. But his real strength is his wide emotional range, which can embrace everything from sorrow to ebullience, resignation to determination. The full breadth of his gifts was on display at his Harriman-Jewell Series recital on April 21st at the Folly Theater, his first solo recital in America and the latest of a distinguished series of debuts presented by the Harriman organization. It was an intimate, personal affair consisting chiefly of Italian songs and arias drawn from the late-Romantic repertoire for which his voice seems particularly well-suited… Filianoti is a singer of fine musical instincts, and he is considered one of the leading lyric tenors today, especially in the Italian and French repertoire.”

Paul Horsley, KCIndependent.com, April 23, 2012

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Mar 5, 2012

MANON (Le Chevalier des Grieux)

(Opéra National de Paris)

“…there is no denying his was the star vocal presence of the night. Not for him the suave styling and crooning of say, Alfredo Kraus. Signor Filianoti can spin a tender line to be sure, but he is happiest when he can go for the jugular, and when he delivers the impetuous top notes he lands them right between your eyes. To his credit, his full-bodied approach complemented his leading lady quite well, and he was a generous and deferential colleague. But when firepower was required, Giuseppe provided salvo after salvo.”

James Sohre, OperaToday.com, March 5, 2012

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Dec 9, 2011

DON GIOVANNI (Don Ottavio)

(Teatro alla Scala)

“As Donna Anna’s patient lover Don Ottavio… the voice has Italianate ring, and something can be said for Don Ottavio imbued with Mr. Filianoti’s brand of ardor.”

George Loomis, The New York Times, December 9, 2011

Oct 12, 2011


(Lyric Opera of Chicago)

“Authentic Italianate style is upheld especially well by the Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti as Lucia’s lover, Edgardo. His voice blended beautifully with Phillips’ and their characters’ increasing desperation as the opera moved to its tragic denouement clearly engaged the opening-night audience.”

John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, October 12, 2011

“At least authentic bel canto style was upheld by Giuseppe Filianoti as Edgardo. He sang with ease and fluidity and cut a handsome, Byronic figure.”

A.U., Opera, February, 2012

May 23, 2011

WERTHER (Werther)

(Washington Concert Opera)

“Filianoti shares with his predecessor a tightly wound voice effective at suggesting melancholy and fraught excitability, and an ability to sweetly caress a phrase.

…his high notes were… exciting, and he vividly suggested the blurred line between his character’s poetic sensitivity and self-annihilating psychosis.”

Joe Banno, Washingtonpost.com, May 23, 2011

May 20, 2011

Giuseppe Filianoti

Classical Beat | Anne Midgette
Giuseppe Filianoti will perform in Jules Massenet’s, “Werther,” with the Washington Concert Opera at the Lisner Auditorium on May 22.

In 2007, the Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti gave a triumphant New York performance in Francesco Cilea’s opera “L’Arlesiana” at Carnegie Hall. Filianoti, 33, had won fans in his Metropolitan Opera debut; this performance cemented the love. “Remember his name,” said the Associated Press. “He’s going to be a major tenor.”

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Oct 20, 2010


(Metropolitan Opera)

“The ever-pleasing Giuseppe Filianoti returned with a near-triumphant Hoffmann, as compelling and vivid physically as vocally. Filianoti gave one hundred percent of himself; his Hoffmann is a splendid, brave assumption.”

David Shengold, Gay City News, October 20, 2010

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Sep 4, 2010

Concert – Messa da Requiem

(Teatro alla Scala Tour, Buenos Aires)

“The two best members were the soprano Marina Poplavskaya and the very able lyric tenor Giuseppe Filianoti, who is having a promising career and showed an exquisite command of sweet but never cloying phrasing.”

Pablo Bardin, The Buenos Aires Herald, September 4, 2010

Aug 5, 2010


(Opéra National de Paris)

“In an overwhelming role tending towards flights of lyricism, his portrayal of the distraught poet has sincerity, an admirable French diction, and [he] glides into this music with almost as much ease as the Italian bel canto… We heard and watched this brave performance from beginning to end with pleasure.”

Jean Cabourg, Opéra Magazine, July-August, 2010

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