Michael Fabiano is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. A Grand Prize winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he was also featured in the documentary film The Audition. During the 2012-13 season, Mr. Fabiano will return to the Metropolitan Opera for performances as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, and make his debuts at the Seattle Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa, as Rodolfo in La Bohème (a role he will also perform at the Dresden Semperoper), and at the Santa Fe Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata. He will make his American recital debut as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series in Kansas City, Missouri, and he will also make debuts at the Casals Festival and with the Oslo Symphony in the Verdi Requiem. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut earlier this month in Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.
Last season Mr. Fabiano made his debuts with San Francisco Opera as Gennaro in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia,Teatro Real as Christian in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere performances of the Prologue to Shostakovich’s opera Orango,the Vienna Symphony in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Grant Park Music Festival singing the Verdi Requiem, and Florida Grand Operaas the Duke in Rigoletto. In addition, he returned to the Dresden Semperoper for performances in Rigoletto,and he sang in a staged performance of the Verdi Requiemat Cologne Opera. He sang the role of Gennaro in English National Opera’s production of Lucrezia Borgia, which was the first-ever, live 3D simulcast of an opera. He also appeared in concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival and with San Francisco Opera at Stern Grove.
Mr. Fabiano was awarded the 2009 grand prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and was a first prize winner in the 2008 Opera Index Awards, the 2007 Loren Zachary Competition, and the 2006 Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition.