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,, May 23, 2011

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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Apr 5, 2010


(Lyric Opera of Chicago)

“Lyric scored a valuable addition to its enviable roster of lyric tenors with the company debut of Giuseppe Filianoti as Nemorino, one of his signature roles. The Calabrian singer’s timbre is bright and slightly reedy, with an open-throated approach above the staff that leads incisiveness to the tone, yet he boasts an elegance born of keen dynamic control. ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ was very intelligently shaped, and he had the whole boyishly-bumbling thing down pat. Filianoti was rewarded with a huge ovation at the final calls.”

Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News, April 2010

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Mar 5, 2010


(Teatro delle Muse di Ancona)

“At her side [Mariella Devia], Giuseppe Filianoti distinguished himself… the performance saw Filianoti exhibit his gorgeous voice, timbre kissed by the gods, and he sang with security, linguistic insight, abandon and sense of phrasing.”

Nicola Salmoiraghi, l’opera, March 2010

Dec 5, 2009


(München Bayerische Staatsoper)

“With a special love presented is Nemorino, whose polished role concept meets an extraordinary cast with the tenor Giuseppe Filianoti. This character is staged as a mixture of Charlie Chaplin and a pubescent boy, languishing Adina at times and then keeping her in suspense… Filianoti’s acting talent is flourishing and also his vocal performance is absolutely worth listening to, when down from a telephone pole he is adoring Adina with ‘Una furtiva lagrima’.”

A.U., Online Musik Magazin, 2009

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Sep 16, 2009


(Los Angeles Opera)

“Giuseppe Filianoti’s lyric tenor has a distinctive Italianate timbre that renders it unique.”

Carie J Delmar, Opera Online, September 16, 2009

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May 20, 2009


(The Royal Opera, Covent Garden)

“Giuseppe Filianoti brings a reliable tenor to her sweet, gawky admirer Nemorino.”

Warrick Thompson, Bloomberg News, May 20, 2009

“Filianoti is fearless in pursuit of self-deprecating laughs, whether flailing hopelessly around the preening Adina or hurling himself up and down the giant haystacks.”

Neil Fisher, The Times of London, May 14, 2009

Jan 26, 2009

RIGOLETTO (Duca di Mantova)

(Metropolitan Opera)

“Mr. Filianoti has a virile, bright voice with Italianate ping in his upper range. With his limber and youthful appearance, he held the stage and embodied the part of the reckless and lecherous Duke.”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, January 26, 2009

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