Michael Fabiano

Recipient of the 2014 Richard Tucker Award and the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award, tenor Michael Fabiano is the first person to win both awards in the same year. He made his San Francisco Opera debut as Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia (2011), a role he first performed at English National Opera, and has since returned as the tenor soloist in the Verdi Requiem (2013) and as Rodolfo (La Bohème). His 2015–16 engagements include Rodolfo and the Duke of Manuta (Rigoletto) with Zurich Opera; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the Duke of Mantua with Paris Opera; Jacopo Foscari (I Due Foscari) at Madrid’s Teatro Real; and the title role of Don Carlo with San Francisco Opera in the summer of 2016. Other career highlights include Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, Alfred (Die Fledermaus) at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Faust at Netherlands Opera, and his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Alfredo (La Traviata), which was released on DVD. Other appearances have included the Duke of Mantua at the Dresden’s Semperoper, English National Opera, and Florida Grand Opera; Edgardo with Vancouver Opera and in Bilbao; Rodolfo with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle Opera, Opera Lyra, and Dresden Semperoper; Cassio (Otello) with Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera; Alfredo with Santa Fe Opera and the Teatro San Carlo; Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at Milan’s La Scala and Greek National Opera; and Raffaele (Stiffelio) with the Metropolitan Opera. Fabiano’s many awards include top prizes from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera Index Awards, the Loren Zachary and Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competitions, and the 2007 George London Foundation Encouragement Award.