Ric
Furman Tenor

Portrait von Ric Furman

Ric Furman is an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Western Illinois University. Engagements in the USA have seen him appear at Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Portland Opera and with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. He has been a finalist at the Seattle International Singing Competition and an award winner of the New York City Wagner Society. His career in Europe commenced with his debut as Anatol in ‹Vanessa› at Theater Hagen, followed by his debuts as Bürgermeister (‹Friedenstag›) and Apollo (‹Daphne›) with the Hungarian National Philharmonic conducted by Zoltán Kocsis. At the start of the 2015/16 season, Ric began performing at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where his roles included Dimitri (‹Boris Godunow›), Alvaro (‹La forza del destino›), Rodolfo (‹La Bohème›), Cavaradossi (‹Tosca›), Pollione (‹Norma›), Kaiser (‹Die Frau ohne Schatten›) and Siegmund (‹Die Walküre›). In 2017, he made his debut as Prince in ‹Rusalka› at Theater Magdeburg, to where he returned as Siegmund in autumn 2018 and as Anatol in 2019. Furthermore, he played Erik (‹Der fliegende Holländer›) at the 2018 Budapest Wagner Days and performed as Boris (‹Katja Kabanowa›) at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow. In the 2019/20 season, Ric sang the tenor part in Mahler's Eighth Symphony with the Orchestre National de Lille and could be heard as Bacchus (‹Ariadne auf Naxos›) in Weimar and as Matteo in ‹Arabella› in Leipzig. In 2021, he was Augustin Moser at the Bayreuth Festival and appeared as Hoffmann in ‹Les Contes d'Hoffmann› at Komische Oper Berlin in 2022.