Two debuts for Michael Fabiano

Photo: Diego Bendezu

The US tenor Michael Fabiano, known worldwide for his regular appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, already raised quite a stir with his 2017 debut at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival as well as in the live cinema broadcast from the Royal Opera House this spring. On June 2nd, he made his eagerly awaited debut at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden as Duke of Mantua in Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto". In addition to numerous radio stations, Deutsche Welle TV also provided coverage and invited Michael Fabiano to be a guest live on the program "Arts and Culture" with the intention of bringing him even closer to an international audience.


Just prior to this on May 17th, he released his debut album "Verdi - Donizetti" on Pentatone which features arias by the two influential protagonists of bel canto. The Onlinemerker went so far as to state: "I have not heard such an emotionally dense, smoothly flowing and expressive middle register since the glorious high point of José Carreras' career." And the Neue Presse Hannover also placed Fabiano's talent in a similar realm: "At times this is reminiscent of the long-gone tenor glory that has not be heard since the 70s. Fabulous".


All the more reason to look forward to the next season when Michael Fabiano returns to the Berlin Staatsoper to sing Don José in Georges Bizet's "Carmen".


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