Tag Archives: Ferruccio Furlanetto

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, San Diego

by tdoadmin

Last night I attended a performance in San Diego of Ildebrando Pizzetti’s ASSASSINIO NELLA CATEDRALE which had its premiere at La scala in 1958, and was based on T. S. Eliot’s verse drama MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Created for the great Italian bass Nicola Rossi Lemeni, it has been rarely revived in the more than […]

TDO’s Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, San Francisco I

by tdoadmin

I arrived in San Francisco on Thursday just in time to make a 7:30 curtain of Verdi’s rarely produced opera ATTILA. The cast was headed up by veteran bass Ferruccio Furlanetto in the title role and conducted by Nicola Luisotti, San Francisco Opera’s music director. I know the piece is problematic, having seen a few […]