Palm Beach Opera confirms 2017 Gala at The Flagler Museum

Palm Beach Opera is proud to announce that Metropolitan Opera star, Michael Fabiano will be performing at its annual Gala, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. The largest annual fund raising event for the company showcases the foremost stars in opera today in an intimate and exclusive recital in the resplendent Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. A perennial highlight of the Palm Beach social calendar, Palm Beach Opera’s Gala brings together opera lovers and community leaders to enjoy an extraordinary evening of music and song, while supporting one of the communities most enchanting and beloved art forms.  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker will chair the opera’s gala.

1. Dragana Connaughton, Kilimanjaro at SunsetThe thirty-one-year-old tenor, Michael Fabiano, recently featured on the cover of Opera News, will be performing at the exclusive, invitation-only Gala benefiting the opera. Mr. Fabiano was the recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award, as well as the 2014 Richard Tucker Award.  Mr. Fabiano is the first singer to win both awards in the same year, and is becoming one of the most sought after tenors in the world today.

In the 2016/17 season, Mr. Fabiano will make his debut at Houston Grand Opera in the title role of Gounod’s Faust and return to the Metropolitan Opera for performances as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Alfredo in La Traviata.  In recent seasons, he has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opéra National de Paris, La Scala, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. In addition, he has performed with some of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Vienna Symphony.

Palm Beach Opera recently announced its 2017 Season and the repertoire of opera favorites includes: Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, and rounding out the season will be Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.