Glyndebourne’s Poliuto on DVD and Blue Ray
A release by Opus Arte of Donizetti’s Poliuto from the Glyndebourne Festival 2015. Released in the US on DVD and Blue Ray. Released in the US on July 29th, and in the UK on July 1st.
The first time that a full-length production of the opera was performed in the UK.
Anna Maria Martinez (Paolina), Michael Fabiano (Poliuto), Igor Golovantenko (Severo), Matthew Rose (Callistene)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Enrique Mazzola, conductor
Staging by French director Mariame Clément
Critical Acclaim: see more under “Press”
“Michael Fabiano was on magnificent form and excelled in the principal role of Poliuto. His voice has a rich golden lustre that resounded clearly and powerfully above the orchestra and chorus at various points. His phrasing, tone colour and dynamics were beautifully controlled. He captured splendidly the inner contradictions of the character: during the course of the opera we see him denouncing his wife and thundering against his oppressors while at the end of the piece he achieves a spiritual transcendence, accepting his fate with equanimity.”
Seen and Heard International
A release by Opus Arte of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival 2014
Venera Gimadieva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Tassis Christoyannis (Giorgio Germont), Emanuele D’Aguanno (Gastone de Letorières), Graeme Broadbent (Doctor Grenvil)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Mark Elder, Conductor
Tom Cairns, Director
“In Act One the finest flexibility seems to belong to Michael Fabiano’s Alfredo, out of his depth at a sophisticated party but determined to bare his soul, his love for the sick woman at the centre, in a context which would seem to forbid it.” (The Arts Desk.com)
“…this is a tenor with all the notes and bags of stage presence to go with them.” (The Independent)
The Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Otello, has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Decca. The performance, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, features Johan Botha as Otello, Renee Fleming as Desdemona, Falk Struckmann as Iago, and Michael as Cassio. It is available for purchase from the Met Opera Shop and Amazon.com.
“… Michael Fabiano poured his gleaming tenor into the minor role of Cassio. A handsome star in the making, he’s a magnetic presence that draws the eye whatever the visual distraction.”
New York Post
A release by the San Francisco Opera in partnership with EuroArts Music International and Naxos of America.
Cast: Renée Fleming (Lucrezia), Michael Fabiano (Gennaro), Elizabeth DeShong (Maffio Orsini), Vitalij Kowaljow (Duke Alfonso)
San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Riccardo Frizza, conductor
World-wide distribution by Naxos in DVD and Blu-Ray
October 29, 2013
Recorded live in high-definition at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, the recording features special bonus material including interviews with cast members, program notes, and photographs.
Tenor Michael Fabiano “made a dashing Company debut as Gennaro, breathing vivid life into the role…singing with both graceful lyricism and full-throated ardor” (San Francisco Chronicle).