Michael Fabiano reprises his highly acclaimed signature role of Rodolfo at the Metropolitan Opera in Franco Zeffirelli’s timeless production of Puccini’s La bohème. Fabiano reunites with star soprano Ailyn Pérez and a sparkling roster of artists for five performances beginning November 29 through December 13.
Under the baton of James Gaffigan, Fabiano shares the stage with Ailyn Pérez as Mimì, Angel Blue as Musetta, Lucas Meachem as Marcello, Duncan Rock as Schaunard, Christian van Horn as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Marking Mr. Fabiano’s third time starring in this production, he has previously been heralded for his portrayal of this romantic poet:
“His voice matches well with Michael Fabiano’s youthful, impetuous, ringing Rodolfo. Fabiano sang with abandon and ardency, and one felt that his Rodolfo had been looking for a focus his entire life and realized what it was when Mimì walked in…He sang his big aria in pitch, complete with high C which was bettered only by his unison C with his Mimì at the end of the act. His quiet singing in Act 3 was sensitive and conrolled.” (Bachtrack)
"You could really feel that this Rodolfo as more than just a romantic hero; he was also quite a youthful man still trying to figure out his life. This was amplified by the passionate abandon with which Fabiano imbued his singing."David Salazar | Opera Wire