Handel "Serse" new recording released November 2nd

Franco Fagioli takes the title-role

Franco's new CD, in which he sings the title-role in Handel's opera "Serse", is released on the Deutsche Grammophon label on November 2nd. Accompanied by Il Pomo d'Oro under the direction of Maxim Emelyanchyev, and working with such distinguished colleagues as Vivica Genaux and Delphine Galou, the whole ensemble started with a promotional tour across Europe.

Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Prize

... for the album "Handel Arias"

Franco Fagioli's album "Handel Arias", issued by DG in January, has been awarded the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Prize in the Category "Classical Song and Vocal Recital".

Spokesmen for the jury Jürgen Kesting especially remarked on the "beauty of tone", "organically phrased legato", and "fine dynamic gradations" of Franco's singing.