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.
“Every year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation recognizes young singers of enormous talent and promise. At the core of the legendary tenor’s career were his performances of the iconic Italian operatic repertoire, and American tenor Michael Fabiano, the 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner, proudly continues that tradition.
Fabiano has wowed audiences at opera houses around the world with his vocal style, physical dash and star power. In a preview to the October 12 Richard Tucker Gala, you can hear him at The Greene Space in a special salute to Italian opera and song.
The evening also features performances by Richard Tucker Grant winners Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano, and Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone. Legendary soprano Renata Scotto makes a guest appearance in conversation with WQXR’s Naomi Lewin, discussing her collaborations with Richard Tucker and her role as a master teacher imparting the traditions of Italian opera to a new generation of American opera singers.” [Quoted from the website of “The Greene Space“]
The event will take place on Tuesday, October 7th 7:00 pm at “The Greene Space” in New York City.