– The tenor from the Met, as he is known, will take the role of Charles VII alongside Plácido Domingo as Giacomo and Carmen Giannattasio as Giovanna
The American tenor Michael Fabiano returns to the Teatro Real in Madrid this July to perform Giuseppe Verdi´s Giovanna d’Arco. Known as the tenor from the Met in New York, he returns to the Madrid opera house after performing in Rigoletto in Berlin this June– in his farewell to the role of the Duke of Mantua– to make his debut in the role of Charles VII, with Plácido Domingo as Giacomo and Carmen Giannattasio as Giovanna (performances are on the 14th, 17th and 20th July). This will be a concert version of the rarely performed Verdi opera, an experience that Fabiano already had in July 2016 when he made his debut at the Real with I due Foscari, also by Verdi, performing in concert format and again with the legendary Plácido Domingo. His debut in a staged production in Madrid is programmed for spring next year, when he will perform his acclaimed Alfredo in La Traviata (once again with Domingo, this time as Giorgio Germont!).
Considered to be one of the greatest tenors of his generation, Fabiano (Montclair, New Jersey, 1984) has even been compared to Luciano Pavarotti. A huge sports fan –he runs eight kilometers every morning to keep fit and is an expert airplane pilot- he shot to international fame when in 2015 he replaced the tenor taking the lead male role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met just seven hours before the performance. Winner of the Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Award, he has just launched his first solo record dedicated to Donizetti´s most dramatic pieces and early Verdi (Pentatone), as Romantic bel-canto is one of his favorite types of repertoire.
After his performances at the Real, Michael Fabiano will return to the Met to take the role of the Chevalier des Grieux in Manon (Massenet) and take the title role in Verdi´s Don Carlo at the Opéra National de Paris, as well as making his debut, in the same theater, as the lead male role in Les contes d’Hoffmann in a new Robert Carsen production.