Michael Fabiano, tenor
Vincenzo Scalera, piano
Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Songs from Mélodies:
Le manoir de Rosemonde
La vie antérieure
Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Oui! ce qu’elle m’ordonne from the opera Werther
Georges Bizet (1838-75): La fleur que tu m’avais jetée from the opera Carmen
Jules Massenet: Ne pouvant réprimer les élans from the opera Hérodiade
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901):
Quando le sere al placido from the opera Luisa Miller
Tutto parea sorridere from the opera Il corsaro
Pjotr Tshaikovski (1840-93): Kuda, kuda from the opera Jevgeni Onegin
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Torna ai felici dì from the opera Le Villi
American tenor Michael Fabiano performs in Finland for the first time. Fabiano was the first singer to win both the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker Award in the same year (2014). His many acclaimed operatic roles include Don José (Carmen) in Aix-en-Provence, Alfredo (La traviata) at the Metropolitan and Glyndebourne, and Jacopo Foscari (I due Foscari) at the Teatro Real in Madrid. He has appeared as Rodolfo in La bohème at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, the Royal Opera in London and the Metropolitan in New York. His performance as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House gained unprecedented acclaim from critics. His débuts in summer 2019 include the Berlin State Opera, where he will appear as the Duke in Rigoletto.
In 2015, Michael Fabiano received the prestigious Helpmann Award in Australia for Best Male Performance in an Opera for his portrayal of the title role in Gounod’s Faust with Opera Australia. He is one of the founders of ArtSmart, a non-profit organisation that provides free voice lessons to students in public schools in underprivileged neighbourhoods in the USA.
Duration 2 h, 1 interval
American soprano Nadine Sierra has had to cancel her performance August 11th for personal reasons. Her concert takes place next year, 2020.