Last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival, has been released by Opus Arte and can be purchased on DVD and Blu-Ray, from the Glyndebourne Shop.
The cast stars Venera Gimadieva as Violetta and Michael Fabiano as Alfredo; Sir Mark Elder conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, in this production directed by Tom Cairns.
In recognition of his performance as Faust with Opera Australia, Michael has been nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award in the “Best Male Performance in an Opera” category. The Award, named for the famed Australian ballet star Sir Robert Helpmann, is presented by Live Performance Australia, and is given out for achievements in musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, and dance.
The Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony in Sydney, on July 27th.
On Monday, June 22nd, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast Donizetti’s Poliuto from Glyndebourne, with Michael in the title role, and soprano Ana Maria Martinez as Paolina. Enrique Mazzola will conduct the London Philharmonic. Broadcast time is 19:30 London time, 2:30 PM Eastern time.