From: Montclair, New Jersey. LA Opera: the Plácido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert (2017); Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto (2018, mainstage debut); Cavaradossi in Tosca (2022).

Photo by Diego Bendezu

Of Michael Fabiano’s debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, the Sunday Times in London wrote: “I can’t think of a Lensky at Covent Garden who has held the audience so spellbound in 40 years of Onegin-going… a glorious debut.” The recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, Mr. Fabiano is the first singer to win both awards in the same year, and is considered one of the greatest tenors in the world today.

Mr. Fabiano made his role debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Opéra National de Paris, a role he performed again at the Teatro Real, and the San Francisco Opera, where he opened their season. Last summer he returned to the Festival Napa Valley for a concert conducted by James Conlon. In addition to Cavaradossi, his performances during the 2021/22 season include Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann at ABAO-OLBE Bilbao Opera, and Don José in Carmen at Les Théatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Washington National Opera in his company debut, and at the Santa Fe Opera. In addition, Mr. Fabiano made his role and company debuts as Calaf in Turandot at Opera di Roma, will perform Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, and will make his role debut as Ismaele in Nabucco at the Teatro Real. He also performed Act Two of Turandot and “Nessun dorma” at the 175th Anniversary Gala for the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

In 2022/23, Mr. Fabiano will perform at the San Francisco Opera for their Opera Ball, Opera in the Park, and to sing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. At the Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and the Vienna State Opera, he will sing Cavaradossi in Tosca. In addition, Mr. Fabiano will perform recitals at Victoria Hall in Geneva, and at the Waterford Concert Series in Virginia rounding out his season.

In the summer of 2019 he performed in recital in Turku, Finland, and performed in a concert with orchestra for the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Fabiano began the 2019/20 season portraying Des Grieux in Manon at the Metropolitan Opera, and starring in a season-opening gala for Michigan Opera Theatre entitled An Evening with Michael Fabiano. He assumed the title role of Don Carlo and Hoffmann in a new production of The Tales of Hoffmann, both at the Opéra National de Paris, and performed Alfredo in La Traviata, and Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Teatro Real, and Ruggero in La Rondine at the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli.

In the 2018/19 season, Mr. Fabiano made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Rodolfo, opening the season in a new production of La Bohème. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele followed by Rodolfo in La Bohème, and portrayed a second incarnation of Faust when he assumed the title role in the Gounod opera at the Royal Opera. He made his role debut as Werther with Opera Australia, and debuted at the Staatsoper Berlin as the Duke in a new production of Rigoletto, which was followed by another role debut when he portrays Carlo VII in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco at the Teatro Real. In addition, there were concerts with the Moscow Philharmonic at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, at the Sun Valley Opera, and a special concert for the Dallas Opera: Fabiano, Hymel, and Polenzani, in which Mr. Fabiano performed with his colleagues Bryan Hymel and Matthew Polenzani.

Among Mr. Fabiano’s career highlights are his first Don José in Carmen at Festival Aix-en-Provence, the title role in Donizetti’s Poliuto at the Glyndebourne Festival in the first performances of this opera in UK history, Jacopo Foscari in The Two Foscari at the Teatro Real, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera and Glyndebourne Festival, Jean in Massenet’s rarely performed Hérodiade and Corrado in Il Corsaro with Washington Concert Opera, and Oronte in I Lombardi with Opera Orchestra of New York.

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