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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Giuseppe Filianoti - Manon at L'Opéra de Paris

Giuseppe Filianoti sings his first Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon with the Paris Opera January, 2012 opposite Natalie Dessay, in a a new production by Coline Serreau. Here are some photos by Charles Durat.

Des Grieux makes his entrance in Act once and sees Manon for the first time.
Now the Abbé Des Grieux at St. Sulpice, he struggles with the memory of Manon.

Manon comes to St. Sulpice to beg his forgiveness win him back.
Manon and Des Grieux go to the Hotel Transylvanie to try to win a fortune.

Des Grieux and Manon on the Route du Hàvre.
La route du Hàvre

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Giuseppe Filianoti at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Giuseppe Filianoti begins his 2011-2012 at Lyric Opera of Chicago where he will repeat his renowned interpretation of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Edgardo was the role of his acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera, where he has sung the role opposite Elizabeth Futral, Anna Netrebko and Natalie Dessay.

New Publicity Photos:

Photos by Helge Kirchberger:

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Photos by Johannes Ifkovits:

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Giuseppe Filianoti sings Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera

Giuseppe Filianoti brings his acclaimed interpretation of the title role in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann to the Metropolitan Opera.

The opening performance takes place on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:00 with additional performances on October 2, 6, 9, 12, 16, and 18.
Sirius Radio will broadcast the opening night as well as the performances of October 6, 12, and 19.

Mr. Filianoti has previously sung this role with the Hamburg State Opera (where he will return in January and February, 2011 for a new production of Faust), and at the Paris Opera.

Ildar Abdrazakov, Kate Lindsey, Giuseppe Filianoti

Photos courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, Photographer: Marty Sohl

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giuseppe Filianoti Shines in Paris

Tenor Giuseppe Filianoti is coming off a triumphant run with the Opéra National de Paris, where he starred in the title role of Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Singing ten performances in a production by Robert Carsen, Filianoti received rave reviews for his work. Manon Ardoin of Culture Mag said that Filianoti 'assumes the role of Hoffmann with brilliance", while Helene Kuttner of French Premiere Magazine describes him as 'simply fantastic, with a vibrant voice, energy, and a fiery temperament.' Clips of his performances can be found here and here.

Following his success in the French capital, Filianoti this fall will move on to the Metropolitan Opera in New York for six performances in a repeat run as Hoffmann, stating on September 28th and ending on October 19.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

We welcome Giuseppe Filianoti

Neil Funkhouser Artists Management is delighted to announce the exclusive worldwide representation of tenor Giuseppe Filianoti.

Mr. Filianoti is considered by many the leading Italian lyric tenor in the world today. This season, he has brought his acclaimed interpretation of the role of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Opéra National de Paris, the Los Angeles Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and, later this season, to the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He also toured with Daniel Barenboim and the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala to Berlin and Tel Aviv singing the Verdi Requiem.

Among his future engagements are Les contes d'Hoffmann at the Opéra National de Paris as well as returns to the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

For more information, please contact Neil Funkhouser or visit Filianoti's website at

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Jason Stearns to Make Lyric Opera of Chicago Debut

On the heels of his late-notice appearance as Barnaba in La Gioconda at the Metropolitan Opera, Jason Stearns will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut later this month, singing the first four performances of Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 27, 31, Feb. 4, and 8). 

Mr. Stearns replaces Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo, who has withdrawn from all performances of the role. According to a company spokesperson, the singer is recovering from a necessary surgery to remove a cyst in his head.

Tristan und Isolde also stars Deborah Voigt and Clifton Forbis in the title roles and is conducted by Lyric Opera Music Director Sir Andrew Davis. For more information on Jason Stearns, please visit

Monday, September 29, 2008

Stearns Steps in to Gioconda at the Met

Baritone Jason Stearns stepped in for ailing Carlo Guelfi at the Metropolitan Opera Saturday night, singing the lead baritone role of Barnaba. Mr. Stearns, who received final word about the cancellation at 7:10 PM, was received warmly by the in-house audience. Martin Bernheimer, of the Financial Times, said: 

"Barnaba, the villain with a heart of ice, should have been Carlo Guelfi, but illness forced the last-minute substitution of Jason Stearns. Jason Stearns? He had once served in the Met chorus and undertaken tiny solos. In spite of a few pardonably rough patches, one had to admire his firm, wide-ranging baritone, not to mention his steadfast bravado."

Upcoming engagements for Mr. Stearns include Tonio in Pagliacci in matinee performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Monterone in Rigoletto at the Met, and the title role in Rigoletto at Baltimore Opera.