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Performer: Michael Fabiano

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MadridLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Henrik Nánási; Willy Decker; Teatro Real; Nicola Luisotti; Wolfgang Gussmann; Susana Mendoza; Nadine Sierra

ParisLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Sir Mark Elder; Robert Carsen; Opéra national de Paris; Michael Levine; Michael Fabiano; Jodie Devos

BerlinCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Daniel Barenboim; Martin Kušej; Staatsoper Berlin; Jens Kilian; Heidi Hackl; Anita Rachvelishvili; Michael Fabiano

LondonDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Richard Farnes; Nicholas Hytner; The Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Michael Fabiano
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Strong singing as The Met revives Massenet’s Manon

Lisette Oropesa (Manon) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
Laurent Pelly’s darkly stylish production of Manon is revived with a strong cast of singers. In the title role, Lisette Oropesa demonstrated elegant and incisive singing, while Michael Fabiano was her virile and powerful partner.
***11
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Polished but cool: Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin

Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin © Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Nadine Sierra's Gilda is the highlight of Michael Sher's polished production, which doesn't quite tug at the heartstrings.
***11
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Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano

Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
A devilishly fun performance of Gounod's take on Goethe, saved when Mandy Fredrich flew in at short notice to take over the role of Marguerite. 
****1
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Intense role debut from Michael Fabiano as Werther in Sydney

Michael Fabiano (Werther) © Prudence Upton
The real triumph of Michael Fabiano's role debut as Werther lay in controlling the bold intensity of his voice in favour of a sweet and lower-key level of passion – a match for Massenet's frequent choice of the cello.
****1
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Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
Mefistofele proves a mixed blessing: good meets evil, devils fight with angels, lovely lyricism alternates with bombast and second-rate material.
***11
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