(Montclair, New Jersey)
2017–18 Season: Chevalier des Grieux in Manon
Tenor Michael Fabiano made his San Francisco Opera debut as Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia in 2011 and has since returned as the tenor soloist in the Verdi Requiem in 2013, Rodolfo in La Bohème in 2014 and Luisa Miller in 2015, and in the title role of Don Carlo in 2016. The recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, he opened the 2017–18 season at Royal Opera, Covent Garden in a new production of La Bohème, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Later this season, he will return to Covent Garden to sing the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, a role in which he will also make his Los Angeles Opera debut. In addition, he will appear in a recital for Oper Frankfurt and at the Metropolitan Opera to sing Rodolfo in La Bohème and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the latter of which he will reprise for Opera Australia. Last season, Fabiano made his debuts with the Royal Danish Opera in the Verdi Requiem and Houston Grand Opera in the title role of Faust; sang Jean in Massenet’s Hérodiade with Washington Concert Opera; returned to the Metropolitan Opera for performances as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Alfredo in La Traviata; and sang his first Don José in Carmen at Festival Aix-en- Provence.