Michael Fabiano Wins Beverly Sills Award

The Young Tenor Captured Our Attention Immediately

By: - Feb 21, 2014

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Does it surprise us that Eve Queler gave the first New York full look/hear at the fabulous Michael Fabiano? We singled out Fabiano in a dreadful production of Stiffelio at the Metropolitan Opera in January of 2010.  "As Lina's young seducer, Michael Fabiano made a promising debut."

At Avery Fisher Hall he stopped the show several times. If there is such a moment, a star was born. He is everything you want in a great tenor. Very much his own voice, he is not as smooth as Carreras, his predecessor under Queler. He has some of the edge of Beniamino Gigli.

He commands all of the tools at his disposal to create an emotionally riveting and musically charged presentation. Crafting phrases with breath and dynamic variety, he is always in the service of the music. Remarkable. All the great tenors have memorably sung arias and ensembles from this opera, and Fabiano stands tall with them.

Queler has again given a great talent a chance to shine. He truly seized the opportunity.

Fabiano was due to perform in Die Fledermaus at the Lyric Opera of Chicago this winter, but the evening we attended he was off on paternity leave.  

Congratulations to a wonderful talent.