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 most recent engagements include Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Paris 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). Other appearances have included 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; 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’s many awards include top prizes from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera Index Awards, the Loren Zachary and Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competitions, a 2007 George London Foundation Encouragement Award. Upcoming engagements include the title role of Faust at Opera Australia and Paris Opera as well as the title role of Donizetti’s rarely-performed Poliuto at the Glyndebourne Festival.