Fabiano Shines as Gennaro in ENO’S “Lucrezia Borgia” and makes his mark as one of the U.S’s greatest opera exports

American Star Tenor: Michael Fabiano

 

With all the clout today about directors and new “modern” productions, 3d, 2d, and opera literally jumping into your lap in a movie theatre, we are still often reminded that the “voice” and the “singer” are the central bloodline of opera.  American Tenor, Michael Fabiano, with a robust, beautiful lyric tenor, italianate flavour, and gleeming upper tessitura, is making his mark internationally as a rising star.  He is a throwback to the past, when “Bel Canto” actually meant a specific aesthetic and manner of singing.  Fabiano debuted last night as Gennaro in the ENO’s new production of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” directed by Mike Figgis.  With all the excitement about the first 3d opera, Michael’s artistry and singing proved once again that we go to the opera not to be stimulated by visual effects but, rather, to be washed over by the intensity and grandeur that is the human voice in all its glory.  For that, Michael, we applaud you and stand behind you in solidarity.  VIVA LA VOCE!  VIVA BEL CANTO!  VIVA FABIANO!!!

Opera Britannia Review with Michael Fabiano

Michael Fabiano on working with Mike Figgis

Review from “Whatsonstage.com”

Review of Lucrezia Borgia from “thisislondon.co.uk”

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Rising Tenor, Michael Fabiano, is the Voice to Watch.

Tenor, Michael Fabiano

Once in awhile, a voice appears on the scene that extends itself to a higher calibre than the norm.  The voice of rising tenor, Michael Fabiano, is a voice of this category.  A lyric, lush, sound with the perfect amount of colore bruciato (burnished colour) and squillo, Fabiano is making his mark in New York and internationally. Having recently performed on Aprile Millo’s 25th Anniversary Recital at Lincoln Center and having made his Met debut as Raffaele in Verdi’s Stiffelio, Fabiano is the voice to watch.  This past week, he performed in concert at Central Park.  The following is a review from the New York Times.  Bravo Michael!

Met’s Fare: Some Classic, Some Quirky (Anthony Tommasini)

Michael Fabiano’s Facebook Fan Page

Michael Fabiano’s Biography (CAMI)

Interview with Time Out New York