Faust

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“Tenor Michael Fabiano turns the lumpy role of Faust into a part of distinction, and his ardently sung “Salut demeure” would turn anyone’s head.”
Houston Press

The Devil is in the details
“American tenor Michael Fabiano is a complex Faust, here making his HGO debut. He seems to be several singers packed into one. In the opening scene he conveys the despondent old philosopher with poignancy, becoming strangely triumphant as he contemplates his own death.

Later transformed by the devil into a young man at the peak of his sexual powers, his voice warms as he encounters the lovely Marguerite. In their duet amidst the flower-laden gardens outside her cottage, he has to hold a very high note for a very long time. It’s one of Gounod’s rare show-off moments, and Fabiano made it something special, as if he had just discovered it. He stands out in the ensemble passages as well. ”
Culture Map

World Class singing in classic Faust
“The role of Faust, the most familiar of French lyric tenor roles, proved a felicitous fit with Fabiano’s attractive tenor voice. His aria  Salut! demeure chaste et pure displayed the power and vocal expressiveness that one has come to expect from this consummate artist .”
Opera Warhorses

Faust pulls all the stops
“Michael Fabiano is a shining presence as Faust, and performs the role beautifully.”
Broadway World

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Interview: Michael Fabiano on Faust

Limelight Magazine's Editor, Clive Paget, heads backstage to meet American tenor Michael Fabiano ahead of his appearance in David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust, for Opera Australia.

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