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Michael to sing in Columbus Day Parade

October 9th, 2014

ColumbusDayParade_edited-1On 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.

WQXR presents “Serenata Italiana”

October 1st, 2014

Serenata Italiana

“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.

Michael to sing the title role in Donizetti’s “Poliuto” at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival

August 31st, 2014

On May 21, 2015, Michael will open the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival as the protagonist of Donizetti’s rarely-performed opera Poliuto.  It will be the first professionally staged UK performance of the opera, which will be conducted by Enrique Mazzola and directed by Mariame Clément.  Joining Michael on the Glyndebourne stage will be soprano Ana María Martínez in the role of Paolina.

Poliuto will be Michael’s second appearance at the Glyindebourne Festival where his performance of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata earlier this year received the unanimous acclaim of the critics. “I’m happy to return to a theatre tasked with producing high-powered, high quality art” he declared, “and performing Poliuto at the Glyndebourne Festival fulfills that call.”

Glyndebourne is the only UK opera company to offer its performances for free online to be viewed by audiences throughout the world.

Performance dates are May 21, 24, 29; June 2, 5, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 26; July 2, 9, 12, 15.

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Michael Fabiano sings “Il Lamento di Federico” by Cilea

WQXR presented an evening of Italian opera and song live in The Greene Space on October 7, featuring tenor Michael Fabiano, winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.

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”Serenata Italiana” at The Greene Space, October 7, 2014

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