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Ferrucio Furlanetto was a most impressive Don Basilio, an oily character with robust, well projected deep tones. His 'La calunnia' was a gem of vocal characterization. As Doctor Bartolo, Argentine bass-baritone Eduardo Chama was an unyielding guardian who never considered the desires of his ward. He played his comic part with accomplished stagecraft and sang with dark tonal colors that contrasted well with the other low voices in the cast.
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Basilio) and Eduardo Chama (Dr Bartolo) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard
Figaro (Christopher Maltman) and Count Almaviva (Lawrence Brownlee) in the San Diego Opera production of 'The Barber of Seville'. Photo © 2006 Ken Howard
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Maria Nockin, Arizona USA