Michael Fabiano

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Montclair, New Jersey, USA. He studied voice at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance of the University of Michigan under tenor George Shirley and soprano Julia Faulkner. In the summer following graduation, he was an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera and also studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia (2005-2007). He made his professional stage debut in 2007 at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater (Germany) as Alfredo Germont in La traviata, and at the GNO as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and as Vasili in Stravinsky's Mavra. He subsequently made his La Scala and Metropolitan Opera New York debuts (2010). He has sung leading tenor roles in operas in the USA, Canada and Europe, such as in the cities of New Jersey, Kansas, Colorado, Vancouver, San Francisco, Teatro di San Carlo (Naples), English National Opera, Staatsoper Dresden, Cologne Opera, Royal Theatre of Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as at the operas of Limoges, Paris and Bilbao. He also appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival (2014). His repertoire includes roles such as Renato Des Grieux [Manon Lescaut], Werther [Werther], Lenski [Eugene Onegin], Duke of Mantua [Rigoletto], Faust [Faust], Nemorino [The elixir love/L 'elisir d' amore], Rodolfo [La Bohème], Italian singer [The knight of the rose/Der Rosenkavalier] and Anatol [Vanessa, by Samuel Barber]. He won many awards in competitions such as the Grand Prize of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Grand Prize winner of the Florida Grand Opera Competition (2005), First Prize in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition (2006), Grand Prize in the Julián Gayarre Competition (José Carreras award, 2006), First Prize in the Loren Zachary Competition (2007), First Prize of the Opera Index Awards (2008), Grand Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation (2009), Beverly Sills Artist Award (2014) and the Richard Tucker Award (2014).