Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Ace of Bass" Is Murdered in the Cathedral

Ildebrando Pizzetti's "Assassinio nella cattedrale/Murder in the Cathedral" is the rarely performed opera about the murder of Thomas Becket by the followers of King Henry II.

San Diego Opera friend Ferruccio "Ace of Bass" Furlanetto is currently performing this opera at La Scala, and the New York Times felt the performance important enough to warrant a review which you can read here.

It is a very good review. While it is always nice to hear the praises of one's friend, what makes this news exciting is the fact that Ferruccio will tackle this role again, here at San Diego Opera, in a new production in 2013.

-- Edward

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