Michael Fabiano

The recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, Michael 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. Among the planned performances Fabiano of Michael in the 2020/21 season are Des Grieux in »Manon« at the Wiener Staatsoper, Rodolfo in »La Bohème« at the San Francisco Opera, and Don José in »Carmen« at the Canadian Opera Company. He began the 2019/20 season portraying Des Grieux in Massenet’s »Manon« at the Metropolitan Opera, and starring in a season-opening gala for Michigan Opera Theatre entitled »An Evening with Michael Fabiano«. During the summer of 2019 Mr. Fabiano performed in recital in Turku, Finland, and performed in a concert with orchestra for the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. In the 2018/19 season, Mr. Fabiano made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Rodolfo, opening their 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, 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 portrayed 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. Among Mr. Fabiano’s recent 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 »I Due 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. Mr. Fabiano has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses; a list that includes: the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro Real, Opéra National de Paris, Dutch National Opera, La Scala, ABAO-OLBE, Dresden Semperoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Glyndebourne Festival, Royal Danish Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. In addition, he has graced concert stages with some of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony, and has performed a number of major recital and concert tours. Mr. Fabiano’s first CD of Donizetti and Verdi arias was released by Pentatone. On DVD, he can be seen in the title role of Donizetti’s Poliuto and Alfredo in La Traviata, both from the Glyndebourne Festival on Opus Arte, Cassio in Otello from the Metropolitan Opera on Decca, and Gennaro in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia from the San Francisco Opera on EuroArts and Naxos of America. Mr. Fabiano is the recipient of Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award in the »Best Male Performance in an Opera« category, for his portrayal of the title role in Gounod’s »Faust« with Opera Australia. He is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Artists’ Council and one of the founders of ArtSmart, a non-profit organization that provides free voice lessons to students in public schools in under-served neighborhoods within the U.S.