“From the moment he was rejuvenated by the devil’s elixir of youth, Fabiano sang with an impressively clear, bright, vital presence.”
“Michael Fabiano plays the titular Faust with impressive gusto. Increasingly unlikeable as the piece progresses, Fabiano keeps the bravado and charms his audience despite his character’s faults.”
“Fabiano’s fecklessness masks calculation and arrogance, bringing his sincerity into question, even in moments of grand passion. Vocally, both men are on fine form, and Schrott’s velvety tone complements the touch of metal in Fabiano’s voice, with its big sound and easy ring at the top.”
“The American tenor Michael Fabiano is also impressive as Faust, conveying very well both the joys and the anguish caused by his deal with the Devil.”
“Michael Fabiano’s convincingly rejuvenated philosopher is cleanly and vigorously sung, with delicacy and sensitivity prominent in the mix.”
“Fabiano, having given up his pre-performance routine to help Fredrich, saw his virtue rewarded by an outstandingly secure performance which, at the tender age of 34, makes clear he is set for a first-class career.
Without ever forcing his tone, he effortlessly filled the auditorium with a stream of mellifluous singing.”