Michael Fabiano


A winner of both the Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Artist Award, the American tenor premiered Richard Jones’s Bohème production to open the 2017/18 Royal Opera House season at London’s Covent Garden. He reprises his Met portrayal of Rodolfo this season, while also making role debuts as Faust/Mefistofele (Met) and Carlo/ Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (Madrid). Highlights in recent seasons have been Fabiano’s role debut as Don José/Carmen (Aix-en-Provence), as well as the title role/Faust (Houston), the Duke/Rigoletto (London, Paris, Los Angeles), Lensky/Eugene Onegin (London), Des Grieux/ Manon (San Francisco, Bilbao), and Edgardo/ Lucia di Lammermoor (Met, Sydney). Fabiano triumphed in two rarities – Verdi’s Il corsaro and Massenet’s Hérodiade – at Washington Concert Opera. Other major venues include the leading companies of Milan, Madrid, Amsterdam, Dresden, and Berlin, as well as the major orchestras of Cleveland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Vienna. Recent recital activities include a seven-city American tour and the tenor’s London recital debut at Wigmore Hall. On DVD, he can be seen in the title role/Donizetti’s Poliuto and Alfredo/ La traviata (both from Glyndebourne), Cassio/Otello (Met), and Gennaro/Lucrezia Borgia (San Francisco). Fabiano is the recipient of Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award in the “Best Male Performance in an Opera” category, for Faust in Sydney.

Lyric debut: Rodolfo/ La boheme

Last updated: October 6, 2018
Photo: Jiyang Chen