Michael Fabiano

A grand prize winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Michael Fabiano made his San Francisco Opera debut as Gennaro in 2011’s Lucrezia Borgia, a role he first performed at English National Opera; he returned as the tenor soloist in this past fall's performance of the Verdi Requiem. Engagements in the 2013–14 season include Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Paris Opera, Rodolfo (La Bohème) with the Canadian Opera Company, Alfred (Die Fledermaus) at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Faust at the Nederlandse Opera, and his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Alfredo (La Traviata), as well as a recital for Vocal Arts D.C. at the Kennedy Center and a performance of Verdi’s Il Corsaro with Washington Concert Opera. Other engagements include the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) at the Dresden’s Semperoper, English National Opera, and Florida Grand Opera; Edgardo with Vancouver Opera and at the ABAO in Bilbao; Rodolfo with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle Opera, Opera Lyra, and Dresden Semperoper; Cassio (Otello) with Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera;  Oronte (I Lombardi) with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Alfredo with Santa Fe Opera and the Teatro San Carlo; Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and Greek National Opera; and Raffaele (Stiffelio) with the Metropolitan Opera. Fabiano was awarded the 2009 Grand Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation; first prize in the 2008 Opera Index Awards; first place in the 2007 Loren Zachary Competition; a 2007 Sarah Tucker Study Grant; first prize in the 2006 Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition; the José Carreras Prize for the best tenor in the 2006 Julián Gayarre Competition in Pamplona, Spain; and a 2007 George London Foundation Encouragement Award.