May 2020

Veni Vidi Vinci

Franco Fagioli, counter tenor

il Pomo d'Oro | Zefira Valova

Arias by Leonardo Vinci

Deutsche Grammophon, Release on May 8, 2020



Presto, Editor's Choice, June 2020

Scherzo, Album Excepcional, May 2020



"Fagioli is best in bravura displays…His voice is also capable of touching tenderness…The orchestral playing is supportive, and sometimes delicately and effectively alert."
BBC Music Magazine, August 2020

"Il Pomo d’Oro’s crisp playing, directed by violinist Zefira Valova, is a vivacious foil to Fagioli’s powerful coloratura...More complete Vinci opera recordings of this high calibre are needed."
Gramophone Magazine, August 2020

"What a treat it is to have an entire album dedicated to this inventive, prolific Neapolitan. The album’s unusually light on bravura for a Fagioli project, showcasing instead Vinci’s gift for long-lined melody and pastoral word-painting, with Medo’s Sento due fiamme a particular highlight, and some ravishing obbligatos from Il Pomo d’Oro’s winds."
— Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, June 2020