Recital: Michael Fabiano, tenor & Laurent Philippe, piano – Jimmy López Bellido World Premiere “Quiet Poems”UA School of Music
Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 7:00 pm$40
Renowned tenor Michael Fabiano and long-time performing partner pianist Laurent Philippe present the world premiere of a new song cycle by Jimmy López Bellido with poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The work, titled Quiet Poems, was commissioned by the Tucson Desert Song Festival through the Wesley Green Composer Project.
Best known for his enormously successful opera Bel Canto, also with libretto by Cruz, commissioned and premiered by Chicago Lyric Opera, Peruvian composer Jimmy López Bellido has had works performed by major orchestras and opera companies around the world. His champions include Renée Fleming and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Michael Fabiano stands among the most dynamic and prolific tenors on the world stage today. The recipient of the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2014 Richard Tucker Award, he is the first singer to win both awards in the same year and is considered one of the great voices of our time.