Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti hails from the southernmost tip of Italy (the 'toe' of the boot!) and has been singing his entire life. His operatic career has exploded and he can be heard in the lyric tenor repertoire in all the great opera houses of the world. In this conversation with Education Director Nicolas Reveles he speaks about the role of Nemorino, what a singer needs to be successful in the bel canto repertoire, and the influence of his two great mentors, conductor Riccardo Muti and tenor Alfredo Kraus. Enjoy!
Guiseppe Filianoti celebrates his San Diego Opera debut with Nemorino. Recent engagements for the Italian tenor include the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann at Bayerische Staatsoper, the title role in La clemenza di Tito at Teatro Verdi Trieste, The Duke in Rigoletto and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ruggero in La rondine and the title role in La clemenza di Tito at the Metropolitan Opera, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with the Teatro alla Scala and at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater, the Verdi Requiem with the Opera National du Rhin, Don Ottavio at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the title role in Don Carlos in Lima, Rodolfo in La boheme and the title role of Faust at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Des Grieux in Manon with Paris Opera Bastille, and Macduff in Macbeth at the Salzburg Festival.