A vibrant and powerful tenor voice in combination with an electrifying stage presence has led Mr. Furman to a variety of roles on stages worldwide.
7 - 23 February 2013
Conductor - Garrett Keast
Director - Sam Helfrich
26 April 2014 Concert
Conductor - Randall Craig Fleisher
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Review and Lecture
Piano - Valerie Pool
Wagner Society of Cincinnati
"Another big voice of beautiful timbre, he also had no difficulty with Florestan’s vocal part, and his acting was the more convincing ..."
"... with a mellifluous tone ... he demonstrated a much more beguiling sense of dynamic shading, and he was thoroughly compelling in his evocation first of utter despair and eventually of exultant joy."
"... possessed of a powerful voice of exceptional quality. Uncommonly even throughout the range, his voice is also beautiful and expressive of warmth and humanity. Indeed, his first note on Sunday made me sit up and take notice. Despite his slim stature, he seemed to have stamina to spare. With his perfect technique, the extremely demanding role of Florestan was well within his grasp."
"Furman, who looks, acts and sounds like a Siegfried of the future, sang Wagner’s hero with heft and beauty, yielding nothing to Thompson’s formidable Brunnhilde, and leaving one wishing to hear more from him."Complete list on Rep page
"... a big, open top and seamless range"
"Ric Furman sang Siegmund’s narrative “Ein Schwert verhiess mir mein Vater” and the iconic “Winterstürme” with galvanizing vocalism and intensity. Good Wagnerian tenors are in short supply and many of us will follow this singer’s career with interest"
"Ric Furman as a clarion-voiced Froh."
"... sweet-toned Froh"
"Furman, whose clarion sparkling tenor offered much pleasure. Furman’s opening aria “Questa o Quella” was sung with just the right nuance and with a touch of whimsical insouciance. Furman’s singing of the treacherous “Ella Mi Fu Rapita” with some ravishing grace notes at the finale was impressive indeed!"
- Brooklyn Eagle
"... doddering and stuttering with great comic flair, all in a beautiful tenor that one imagines would be eminently employable in romantic roles."
- Opera News
"... a strong and believable performance, both physically (nice sword fighting) and vocally"
"... a strong vocal and dramatic presence"