Stars' recitals with piano



February 25., Sunday 19:30

Hungarian State Opera

Song and aria recital in two parts, with Hungarian, English, and same-language subtitles

Fifty years in the industry, and at the top of his career, is the internationally renowned Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto. Although he made his first appearance on stage in Lonigo in 1974, his real debut came in 1979 in a production of Macbeth conducted by Claudio Abbado at La Scala in Milan, and a year later he was on stage at the Metropolitan in New York. He has worked with some of the greatest conductors and directors including Herbert von Karajan, Sir George Solti, Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Giorgio Strehler. The bass soloist has made a name for himself mainly because of his brilliant voice, his perfected technique and his three-dimensional characterisation.
In addition to his operatic roles, Furlanetto is an accomplished singer and oratorio soloist, with repertoire that includes Schubert's Winterreise and Verdi's Requiem, and is a renowned interpreter of works by Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky.
Hungarian audiences were first introduced to him in 2010 when he appeared as Philip II in Verdi's Don Carlo, followed by successes at the 2014 Freedom Opera Gala and an aria recital at Erkel Theatre in 2019. He returns to the Opera House in the series Stars’ recitals with piano, where all the nuances of his bass are brought to life in a space with wonderful acoustics.

Johannes BRAHMS: Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), op. 121
Modest MUSSORGSKY: Songs and Dances of Death
  В молчаньи ночи тайной (In the silence of the secret night), op. 4, no. 3
  Весенние воды (Spring waters), op. 14, no. 11

-- Interval --

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART:
  Die Zauberflöte  – “In diesen heil'gen Hallen” – Sarastro's aria from Act 2
  Le nozze di Figaro – “Non più andrai” – Figaro's aria from Act 1
  Don Giovanni – “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” – Leporello's aria from Act 1
Jules MASSENET: Don Quichotte – “Ô mon maître, ô mon Grand!... Écoute, mon ami” – Don Quijote's death from Act 5
Modest MUSSORGSKY: Boris Godunov – “Оставьте нас...” – Boris Godunov's death from Act 4
Giuseppe VERDI: Don Carlo – “Ella giammai m'amò” – Filippo II's aria from Act 4


Hungarian State Opera
Feb. 25, 2024
Start time
7:30 p.m.
End time
9:30 p.m.


Hungarian State Opera
23. Uzoni Mária season ticket