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Subject: Re: Michael Fabiano concert at the Broad Stage ,Los Angeles,4/8/17
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:10:01 -0500
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I was fortunate to have seen Fabiano in an early concert at the Harriman Series a few years back. One word, electrifying.
He inhabits the music and the text.

Patrick Byrne

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On Apr 9, 2017, at 2:13 PM, Miguel A De Virgilio <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Printed Program
> 
> Granada................................................................................A. Lara (1897-1970)
> 
> No puede ser (La tabernera del puerto).......................P. Sorozábal (1897-1988)
> 
> Overture (I vespri siciliani)....................................................G. Verdi (1813-1901)
> 
> Oh! fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller)...........G. Verdi
> 
> Kuda, kuda vï udalilis (Eugene Onegin).....................P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
> 
> Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)........................................A. Borodin (1833-1887)
> 
> Morgen!...........................................................................R. Strauss (1864-1949)
> 
> Cäcilie.........................................................................................................R. Strauss
> 
> There will be one 15-minute intermission.
> 
> Overture (Der Freischütz)......................................C.M. von Weber (1786-1826)
> 
> Questa o quella (Rigoletto).........................................................................G. Verdi
> 
> Prelude (Rigoletto).......................................................................................G. Verdi
> 
> La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Carmen)................................G. Bizet (1838-1875)
> 
> Suite No. 2: Farandole (L'Arlésienne)..........................................................G. Bizet
> 
> Ecco la casa...Torna ai felici di...(Le villi)...........................G. Puccini (1858-1924)
> 
> 
> 
> Encores
> 
> Lamento di Federico
> 
> Land of the Smiles (Dein ist mein ganzes herz)
> 
> Nessun Dorma
> 
> 
> 
> In my 60 plus years of attending live Opera, recitals and concerts, only in a handful of occasions I felt the presence of greatness.
> 
> The first one was at a recital by Gigli in Buenos Aires in  1951.The last one was last night at Michael  Fabiano's recital.
> 
> If there is such a thing as a Tenore Assoluto,  Strauss'  Morgen sang by Fabiano with exquisite mezza voce reminiscent of Gedda
> 
> and his passionate rendition of "Torna ai Felici Di,  qualifies  him as such. I felt in love with his voice after hearing his "Tutto Parea  Sorridere"
> 
> from Verdi's  Il Corsaro in YouTube. In my opinion, Fabiano,  as Bergonzi, excels in early  Verdi as demonstrated by his reading of "Quando le Sere al PLacido"
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> The size of his voice cannot be assessed  since the Broad Stage theater  has only 490 seats, but by comparison to two other tenors  that I heard at this
> 
> venue, Fabiano and  Beczala voices size are comparable, both larger than Grigolo.
> 
> After Nessun Dorma , a tenor drunken audience requested  more encores, but Fabiano's body language  (both hands up and  flexing his fingers (By,BY) indicated
> 
> that the show was over.
> 
> 
> 
> Miguel de Virgilio
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