“I’ve raved before about Michael Fabiano. . . , but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard him sing with the clarity and power he brought to the role of Jean (John the Baptist) on Sunday, his sound heroic and translucent, with no evident strain, culminating in a showstopping performance of his aria “Adieu donc, vains objets” in Act IV.”
The Washington Post
The role of John the Baptist suited tenor Michael Fabiano like a glove, for his return to WCO after a fine Il Corsaro two years ago. His voice had heroic fervor for his condemnation of Hérodiade and especially his anguished plea to God in the dungeon scene of Act IV. Just as impressive was the soft sweetness he brought to the tender scenes with Salomé.
Washington Classical Review
“Fabiano’s tenor is effortless and bright, and it cuts through the orchestral texture beautifully. In the finale of the third act . . . he came out to sing a thrilling “Adieu donc, vains objets,” passionately limning the tension between earthly love and sacred duty.”
Philip Kennicott – The Washington Post