-The famous American tenor will make his debut in Valencia with this Verdi opera, after his triumph in San Francisco and Bilbao with Massenet´s Manon and in London with Rigoletto.

February 2018
Ever since Michael Fabiano made his debut in Il Corsaro at the Was­hington National Opera (USA), he has continued to receive requests to perform it. The tenor will travel to the Palau de Les Arts in Va­lencia this March to take the lead role in this rarely performed Verdi opera, “an opera that was conceived during the period when the composer was dreaming about Italian unification, and, reading between the lines, his people’s desire for liberty was written into his work,” Fabiano explains with regard to Il Corsaro. He has been mellowing into the opera since he first sang it in 2014, and notes that “the music has the heritage of bel-canto, but Verdi has already begun to adapt and advance the genre, creating scenes with highly dramatic content”.

The American singer will land in Valencia after his great triumph at the Bilbao season with his unparalleled Chevalier Des Grieux in Manon by Massenet, “a role which suits me very well both vocally and temperamentally, and which is very romantic. I also sang the role in San Francisco, so I spent some months with the character. Corrado in Il Corsaro will be quite a contrast, as the latter also possesses heroic traits, although the vocal line is almost pure bel-canto”.

Michael Fabiano returns to Spain for his Valencia debut after having begun the season as Rodolfo in La Bohème in a new Royal Opera House production in London, followed by his Des Grieux in San Francisco and Bilbao, his Duke in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House in London and some performances of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, which he will be performing again at the same theatre in May after his debut in Valencia.