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Michael Fabiano

Michael Fabiano

The recipient of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award and the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award, Michael Fabiano is the first person to win both awards in the same year and is considered one of the greatest tenors today.

The recipient of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award and the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award, Michael Fabiano is the first person to win both awards in the same year and is considered one of the greatest tenors today.

For the 2017-2018 season, Fabiano opened the Royal Opera in a new production of La Bohème and sang the Duke in Rigoletto, a role in which he will make his debut at the Los Angeles Opera. He appeared in a recital for Oper Frankfurt and returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Rodolfo in La Bohème and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a role he will reprise for Opera Australia. Last season, Fabiano made his debuts with the Royal Danish Opera and Houston Grand Opera, as well as his London recital debut at Wigmore Hall.

Fabiano has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses, a list that includes San Francisco Opera, Teatro Real, Opéra National de Paris, Dutch National Opera, La Scala, ABAO-OLBE, Dresden Semperoper, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. He has also graced concert stages with some of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras, such as the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony.

Fabiano is the recipient of Australia’s Helpmann Award in the “Best Male Performance in an Opera” category and a member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Artists’ Council. He is also a co-founder of ArtSmart, a non-profit organization that provides free voice lessons to students in under-served neighborhoods.