Handel: Arias / Franco Fagioli

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4797541
Format: CD


This is the album Handel lovers have been waiting for: a handpicked selection of Handel opera arias that Franco Fagioli, one of the most outstanding countertenors in our days has chosen himself. Handel is unavoidably linked to Franco’s career and he brings a unique approach to the composer in this studio recording. Franco has gained critical acclaim for his round, sensual and velvet mezzosoprano like voice, and he is known to sing with virtuosic coloratura and emotional intensity. He performs fourteen arias whilst exploring the wide range of emotions and affetti musicali that are typical of Baroque operas and of Handel’s vocal music in particular. This album is also a happy re-encounter of a winning team: Franco is joined by the famous orchestra Il pomo d'oro, a dynamic Baroque orchestra with whom Franco had worked with in the past.

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