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