ArtsBeat: Sills Award Goes to a Climbing Tenor

February 21st, 2014

Michael Fabiano, a 29-12 months-previous tenor from Montclair, N.J., has been presented the Beverly Sills Artist Award for younger singers, the Metropolitan Opera introduced on Friday. The $ fifty,000 award honors singers among the ages of twenty five and forty who have experienced featured roles at the Satisfied.

Mr. Fabiano, a growing tenor, first came to prominence when he was showcased in Susan Froemke’s movie “The Audition” as one of the winners of the 2007 Satisfied Countrywide Council Auditions. Because then he has appeared at the Achieved in Verdi’s “Stiffelio,” as Cassio in Verdi’s “Otello,” and, this year, as Alfred in Johann Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus.” Next season he will sing Rodolfo in a new generation of Puccini’s “La Boh?me” at the San Francisco Opera House.

The Beverly Sills award has been offered yearly given that 2006, when it was established with an endowment present from Agnes Varis, a former Fulfilled board member who died in 2011.  Earlier recipients of the award include Nathan Gunn, Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, John Relyea, Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade and Bryan Hymel.

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