Ric Furman graduated at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and at the Western Illinois University. In 2012, he made his succesful debut as Florestan at the Seattle Opera and returned there in 2013 as Froh and Siegmund cover. Further engagements led him as Bacchus to the Virginia Opera, as Naraboth to the Portland Opera and as Tristan to the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. He was finalist at the International Singing Competition in Seattle and ward winner of the New York City Wagner Society.
His career in Europe startet with his highly acclaimed debut as Anatol in Vanessa at the Theater Hagen, followed by his debuts as Bürgermeister (Friedenstag) and Apollo (Daphne) with Hungarian National Philharmonic under the baton of M. Zoltán Kocsis. Since season 2015/16 the American tenor is engaged at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where he is singing amongst others Pinkerton, Erik, Dimitri (Boris Godunov), Alvaro (La forza del destino), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Cavaradossi, Pollione (Norma), Kaiser (Die Frau ohne Schatten) und Siegmund. In 2017, he made his acclaimed debut as Prince in Rusalka at the Theater Magdeburg where he will return to as Siegmund in autumn 2018 and as Anatol in 2019. Furthermore, he was singing Erik at the Budapest Wagner Days 2018 and he will perform Boris (Katja Kabanova) at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow.
Although Furman is singing some of the most demanding dramatic and heldentenor roles in the opera canon, he also enjoys performing new, contemporary works. In addition to Barber’s Vanessa, Furman has had success in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Golijov’s Ainadamar?, Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and two world premieres: Eve’s Odds by Bruce Trinkley and A Stranger's Tale by Curtis Tucker.
Engagements in Bayreuth
|2021||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Augustin Moser, Schneider|
|2020||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Augustin Moser, Schneider|