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Michael Fabiano was the revelation of the night. His voice is great; homogenous, the instrument of a lyric tenor who can move easily into the Bel Canto and Verdi roles...this is a young singer who delivered a committed performance without excess, and with stylish phrasing. He portrayed Edgardo from his first entrance to his last sentence at the feet of the corpose of Lucia. A singer who thrilled us from beginning to end and received a resounding ovation (the most I have heard in the Euskalduna). Gigantes y Cabezudos
American tenor MIchael Fabiano proved himself worthy of the hype that has been bestowed upon him of late. Aside from being a particularly handsome man who was highly believable as Lucrezia's son, he was also the possessor of [a] rich, honeyed tenor with a thrilling squillo that promises a huge amount in the future. It was a pretty sizeable instrument, with a strong top, that negotiated with ease the unusual acoustics of the Coliseum's auditorium...His interpretation of "T'amo qual s'ama un angelo" was one of the highlights of the evening and it was welcome to discover that it was not at the expense of the usual excision of the Act II, Scene I duet between Gennaro and Orsini... Opera Brittania
Vocally, though, it's often sensational. Claire Rutter and Michael Fabiano are fabulous as the embattled mother and son...He sings with effortless beauty of tone and an exquisite sense of line. The Guardian - "Lucrezia Borgia" - English National Opera
Of Michael Fabiano’s performance as Gennaro in English National Opera’s premiere production of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia”, The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Tenor Michael Fabiano as…Gennaro, shows why he is in such demand in the big opera houses.” Considered one of the most important musical talents in the world today, Mr. Fabiano made operatic history when he performed this work as the leading tenor Gennaro, in the first-ever, live 3D simulcast of an opera.
During the 2012/13 season, Mr. Fabiano will return to The Metropolitan Opera for . . . performances as Cassio in “Otello”, and make his debuts at the Seattle Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa, as Rodolfo in “La bohème” (a role he will repeat at the Dresden Semperoper), and at the Santa Fe Opera as Alfredo in La traviata. His American recital debut will be as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series in Kansas City, Missouri, and he will make his San Francisco Symphony debut in two Beethoven concerts: in the first he will sing the song cycle “An die ferne Geliebte”, and in the second, the “Missa Solemnis” under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. In addition, Mr. Fabiano will make his debut at the Casals Festival and with the Oslo Symphony in the Verdi “Requiem”.
2011/12: Debuts for Mr. Fabiano were: San Francisco Opera as Gennaro in Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia”, Teatro Real as Christian in Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”, the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere performances of the “Prologue” to Shostakovich’s opera “Orango” under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius” with the Wiener Symphoniker, Grant Park Music Festival singing the Verdi “Requiem”, and “Rigoletto” at Florida Grand Opera. In addition, he returned to the Dresden Semperoper for performances in “Rigoletto”, and sang in a staged performance of the Verdi “Requiem” at Oper Köln. Mr. Fabiano made his debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival, and performs in a special concert presented by the San Francisco Opera at the Stern Grove Festival; both concerts will feature operatic arias and duets.
Noted with success in numerous vocal competitions, Mr. Fabiano was awarded the 2009 Grand Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and is the First Prize winner in the 2008 Opera Index Awards. A Grand Prize winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Fabiano is prominently featured in The Audition, the internationally released documentary about this competition. He is also the First Place winner in the 2007 Loren Zachary Competition, the recipient of a 2007 George London Foundation Encouragement Award to a Tenor in Memory of James McCracken, a 2007 Sarah Tucker Study Grant; First Prize winner of the 2006 Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition, the José Carreras Prize for the Best Tenor in the 2006 Julián Gayarre Competition in Pomplona, Spain, and the Grand Prize recipient of the 2005 Florida Grand Opera Competition Junior Division.
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"From his first number, the aria "La mia ...February 13, 2013
Tenor Michael Fabiano enthralls in American recital debut with the Harriman-Jewell Series in Kansas City, MO
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