Ferruccio Furlanetto and Igor Tchetuev

Ferruccio Furlanetto and Igor Tchetuev

Russian songs of fate, love and death at the Staatsoper: Ferruccio Furlanetto and Igor Tchetuev

Ferruccio Furlanetto, dressed in black, stands in the curve of the piano behind him, silhouetted again a blood red, velvet curtain. He raises his head at the opening piano tones and begins to sing. The audience is immediately enveloped in the kind of warm bass voice that seems to wrap itself around you like the perfect eiderdown; not too heavy and not too light, well positioned and unstrained. Furlanetto is a true Italianate bass in the best sense of the word and belongs to an exceptional class of singers, the kind of which is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.


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