Dec 4, 2007

Sound Bites: Giuseppe Filianoti

By Fred Cohn | Opera News
Giuseppe Filianoti won an instant local following when he made his Met debut as Edgardo in the fall of 2005 in Lucia di Lammermoor. The young tenor used his unblemished, firmly knit lyric voice to create long, sculpted phrases whose elegance recalled the singing of his onetime teacher Alfredo Kraus. His success turned his Nemorino, later in the season, into an unexpected hot ticket.

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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

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