Better off dead Better off dead

I have a horrible confession. I’ve always judged the quality of an opera largely on the number of dead characters at the finale.

on November 21, 2022 at 11:32 AM
Room temperature Room temperature

It’s maybe not a surprise that Carmen is neither a good vocal nor temperamental fit for Isabel Leonard.

on May 18, 2022 at 12:41 PM
Turandot Turandot

RAI TV5 will televise Ai Weiwei’s production from the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

on March 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Turandot Turandot

Michael Fabiano makes his role debut as Calaf in this performance from the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

on March 22, 2022 at 1:56 PM
Legendary Legendary

A scene from Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Michael Fabiano, which may or may not be seen soon at L’Opéra national de Paris.

on January 23, 2020 at 11:04 AM
Lone, wild, and strange Lone, wild, and strange

Trove Thursday presents Michael Fabiano in one of his specialties as the dashing hero of Il Corsaro torn between Tamara Wilson and Nicole Cabell.

on October 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM
In the air tonight In the air tonight

Michael Fabiano sits down with Matt Baume on The Sewers of Paris podcast.

on June 20, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Mr. Fabulous Mr. Fabulous

Michael Fabiano is a boss. This is a fact. 

on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Happy National Coming Out Day Happy National Coming Out Day

“Love is love,” tweets tenor Michael Fabiano.

on October 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM
Forever young Forever young

Magnanimous Michael Fabiano graces today’s parterre saturday afternoon webcast in a two-part interview during the intermissions of Gounod’s Faust.

on July 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
I want to livecast! I want to livecast!

Our Own JJ presents a very special parterre saturday afternoon: Gounod’s Faust, plus an exclusive two-part video interview with tenor Michael Fabiano.

on July 20, 2018 at 11:29 AM
Happy coming out day! Happy coming out day!

La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box wish Michael Fabiano and everyone else in the world a joyous 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

on October 11, 2017 at 9:48 AM
Possente amor li chiama Possente amor li chiama

Congratulations to Michael Fabiano and Bryan L. McCalister, who have just announced their engagement.

on August 30, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Telecast: La Traviata Telecast: La Traviata

Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva star in Great Performances at the Met’s telecast of La Traviata tonight at 9:00 PM.

on August 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Tenors gone wild Tenors gone wild

Among several fine productions at Aix this summer, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s brilliantly conceived and executed Carmen proved a game changer. 

on July 14, 2017 at 1:28 PM
Mike the knife Mike the knife

Those interested in sampling Michael Fabiano‘s “glowering demeanor” and “sensitive, vibrant lyric tenor” in Carmen  (NYT)  may do so so via ARTE.

on July 10, 2017 at 5:17 AM
Blossoming even as we gaze Blossoming even as we gaze

When did he get to be a spinto? When did he grow to be so tall?

on June 26, 2017 at 10:53 PM
Mister Fabulous, that’s you Mister Fabulous, that’s you

Mr. Fabiano proceeded to pour gasoline over the audience and toss a lit match into the crowd with his rendition of “Granada.”

on April 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM
You give me fever You give me fever

Mortality is ugly—it smells, it makes uncomfortable noises, it takes its time; and then there is the overwhelming sense of dread and helplessness.

on January 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM
You can’t hide your lion eyes You can’t hide your lion eyes

The UK’s first-ever production of Poliuto, now available from Opus Arte on DVD, set the lions of Rome among the lambs of Glyndebourne.

on October 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Four faints in five acts Four faints in five acts

That little place just two hours from the city is on the list of things I shall never understand, like the plot of Parsifal.

on June 15, 2016 at 9:23 AM
Stop me if you’ve heard this one Stop me if you’ve heard this one

Gala this; gala that; who knew rich people wore clothes so badly?

on September 12, 2015 at 6:12 PM
Lions, shared Lions, shared

La Cieca is delighted to announce that the video of the Glyndebourne production of Donizetti’s Poliuto will be streamed beginning Sunday, August 16th at noon EDT.

on August 11, 2015 at 2:27 AM
Paris original Paris original

Another month, another La Traviata release on video.

on July 20, 2015 at 11:32 AM