Considered one of the finest tenors in the world today, Michael Fabiano is the first singer to win both the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker Award in the same year (2014). He studied at the University of Michigan and has since sung with some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses: he opened the 2015 San Francisco Opera season as Rodolfo in Luisa Miller; in the same year he made his Royal Opera House debut as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin; and replaced an ailing colleague with hours’ notice at the Metropolitan Opera as Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in the April. He has also performed a number of major recitals and concert tours.
On DVD, he performs the title role of Donizetti’s Poliuto and Alfredo in La traviata, both from the Glyndebourne Festival on Opus Arte, Cassio in Otello from the Metropolitan Opera on Decca, and Gennaro in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia from the San Francisco Opera on EuroArts and Naxos of America.
Fabiano is the recipient of Australia’s prestigious Helpmann Award in the “Best Male Performance in an Opera” category, for his portrayal of the title role in Gounod’s Faust with Opera Australia. In 2015 Michael Fabiano, Brian Levor and John Viscari founded ArtSmart. It offers high-quality music education and private voice lessons, free of charge, to under-served students in schools with limited music programs.