Michael Fabiano

Puccini’s La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera

November 29th, 2017

Met's BohèmeThe Metropolitan Opera’s La Bohème on iTunes and Apple Music

LIVE recording of Michael Fabiano’s Rodolfo at The Metropolitan Opera, in the timeless Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s La bohème.

Cast
Ailyn Pérez (Mimì), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), David Bizic (Marcello)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Staging by Franco Zeffirelli

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Critical Acclaim: see more under “Press”
“The most exciting of all these performers, though, and surely one of the most electrifying singers on the Met’s roster, was tenor Michael Fabiano as the jealous poet Rodolfo. While there is great beauty in his basic timbre, particularly in the middle octave of the voice, his real forte is his ideal mastery of Italianate style. Many other tenors can capture the sweet, sentimental side of this opera, but Fabiano’s aggressive attack reminds us that Puccini’s roots were in verismo, realism. He finds in Rodolfo a core of anger and desperation that seems to cry out against social injustice.”
The Observer

Donizetti’s Poliuto at Glyndebourne

July 31st, 2016

Poliuto Glyindebourn 2Glyndebourne’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.

Cast
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

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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

Glyndebourne’s “La Traviata” on DVD

June 30th, 2015

Traviata-Glyndebourne_DVD_edited-5A release by Opus Arte of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival 2014

Cast
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


Available in DVD and Blu-ray.
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Reviews
“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)

Metropolitan Opera’s “Otello” released on DVD/Blu-ray

June 11th, 2015

Otello DVD_edited-1The 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

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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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