Live From Lincoln Center: 40th Anniversary Season
On Friday, January 23, 2015, PBS will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert. The event, recorded last October at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, features some of today’s most acclaimed opera singers performing selections from works by Puccini, Mozart, Bellini, Massenet, Donizetti, Verdi and Bernstein. The broadcast will be part of the 40th anniversary season of Live From Lincoln Center.
As the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker award, Michael Fabiano is the star of this year’s broadcast of the Richard Tucker Opera Gala. performing an aria from Verdi’s Il Corsaro, sharing the stage with his close friend and colleague, soprano Joyce El-Khoury, in the duet from Massenet’s Manon, and singing Edgardo in the sextet from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with soprano Angela Meade as Lucia. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume conducts the New York Choral Society.
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).
Michael will sing Rodolfo opposite the Mimi of Angela Gheorghiu, in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera on December 10 at 7:30 PM and December 13 at 9 PM. The performances, conducted by Riccardo Frizza, will feature Susanna Phillips as Musetta, David Bizic as Marcello, Alessio Arduini as Shaunard, and Matthew Rose as Colline.
The Met performances come in the wake of Michael’s tremendous success at the San Francisco Opera, where his portrayal of Rodolfo was unanimously acclaimed by the critics with rave reviews, which can be viewed on the “Press” page of Michael’s website.
For tickets and additional information, go to the Metropolitan Opera website.
On Monday, October 13th, Michael, will perform at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. He will sing Tosti’s “L’alba separa della luce l’ombra”, and is scheduled to appear between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM.
Michael says: “As an Italian-American, the Columbus Day Parade holds a very significant place for me, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an important New York City tradition.”
The Parade will be shown on ABC TV, Channel 7 in the NYC Metropolitan area only.