photo by E. Paiz
The Italian tenor seemed poised for a major career after winning raves for his 2005 Met debut in Lucia di Lammermoor. But a year later, fresh off a rehearsal for a concert at Carnegie Hall, he received a call from his doctor with chilling news: A recent checkup revealed cancer cells in his thyroid gland.Read more of James Jorden's conversation with Filianoti at the New York Post.
During Google research for this post, I found a picture of someone who reportedly was Mr. Filianoti. I found out this evening from Mr. Filianoti's management that the picture was incorrect. I sincerely apologize for the mix-up.