Giovanni Furlanetto studied at the “Pedrollo” Conservatory of Vicenza, where he graduated in singing under the guidance of Luisa Romana Righetti, while he was having his first professional experiences as a theatre and circus actor. He imposed himself on the international scene by winning in 1988 the “Opera Company of Philadelphia - Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition” and performing in many important Italian and foreign productions.
His wonderful career brought him to perform on the principal international theatres and festivals including Teatro alla Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Salzburg Festival, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre des Champs- Elysées de Paris, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Festival d’Aix-en Provence, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro La Maestranza in Sevilla, Festival Mozart in La Coruña, Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Barbican Center in London, Santa Fe Opera Festival, San Francisco Opera Company, Baltimore Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, Philadelphia Opera Company.
Ideal interpreter of Mozart’s, Rossini’s and Donizetti’s repertoire, he worked with important conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and with such stage directors as Dario Fo, Hugo de Ana and Luca Ronconi.
His recent engagements have also included Amelia al ballo at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, La favorite at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and at Teatro Municipal de Santiago del Chile, Luisa Miller (Conte di Walter) at Opéra de Lausanne, Maria Stuarda at Opéra de Lyon and at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, La vedova scaltra in Montpellier, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, in Napoli and in Santiago de Chile, Lucia di Lammermoor at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Il turco in Italia at Opernhaus Leipzig, at Hamburgische Staatsoper and at Staatsoper in Berlin, L’Etoile under the baton of Simon Rattle at Staatsoper in Berlin, Il trovatore at Opéra de Massy, La fanciulla del West and Marco Tutino’s Senso (world premiere) at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio) at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and at Teatro Regio di Parma, Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo) at Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Alcina (Melisso) at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles and at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Don Giovanni (Leporello) at Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Il trovatore (Ferrando) at Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg and a new production of Don Pasquale at Bolshoi Moscow.
LATEST PERFORMANCES: Aida (Ramfis) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo) at Luglio Musicale Trapanese; Messa in do minore di Mozart with I Solisti Veneti in Padua; Don Pasquale (title role) and Il viaggio a Reims (Don Profondo) at Bolshoi Theatre Moscow; La gazza ladra (Fernando Villabella) at Oper Frankfurt; Il turco in Italia (Selim) at Opéra de Metz.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Don Pasquale (title role) at Bolshoi Theatre Moscow; Nabucco at Teatro alla Scala; Don Giovanni (Leporello) at New National Theatre of Tokyo.