Dutch label Pentatone has signed American tenor Michael Fabiano. The long-term deal will see him release several albums, beginning with a collection of Verdi and Donizetti arias in 2019.
Fabiano’s profile has been on the rise for some time. He was named by Gramophone as ‘one to watch’ back in 2011, and since then has appeared in productions by the Royal Opera House and Metropolitan Opera among others. In 2014 he won both the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker Award, while in 2015 he won a Helpmann Award.
“I am proud to be joining the Pentatone family,” said Fabiano. “Their commitment to excellence and dedication to collaboration, creates a wonderful environment in which to work, and I am looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding artistic partnership.”
During 2018-19 he will make debuts at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Staatsoper Berlin. He will also make a role debut as Carlo VII in Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco at Teatro Real.
Commented Pentatone vice president Renaud Loranger: “Even in a generation not devoid of extraordinary singers, Michael Fabiano clearly stands out: his golden-age voice and magnetic performances captivate audiences, on both sides of the Atlantic. It has been thrilling to watch his career blossom over the last decade, and it is an even greater thrill to welcome him to the Pentatone roster.”