The first major highlight of the 2018-19 season is ‘Serse’, one of Georg F. Handel’s most compelling dramatic creations. Maxim Emelyanychev conducts il pomo d’oro and a star-studded cast led by superstar counter-tenor Franco Fagioli across Europe in October and November 2018. The 3-CD album of the entire opera, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, has been released on Deutsche Grammophon on the 2nd of November 2018, and it is the second collaboration of the orchestra with the historical yellow label.


20.10: Ljubljana, Gallus Hall

22.10: Vienna, Theater an der Wien

24.10: Paris, Théâtre des Champs Élysées

26.10: London, Barbican Centre

28.10: Lisbon, Gulbenkian 

30.10: La Coruña, Palacio de la Ópera

07.11: Toulouse, Halle aux Grains

09.10: Essen, Theater Essen


Franco Fagioli (Serse), Inga Kalna (Romilda), Francesca Aspromonte (Atalanta), Delphine Galou (Amastre), Vivica Genaux (Arsamene), Andrea Mastroni/Andreas Wolf (Ariodate), and Biagio Pizzuti (Elviro).


Handel’s ‘Serse’ is the second collaboration of Il pomo d’oro and Deutsche Grammophon, and it was recorded in Lonigo in early 2018. The ensemble and Franco Fagioli, Francesca Aspromonte, Inga Kalna, Vivica Genaux, Marianna Pizzolato, Biagio Pizzuti and Andreas Wolf are led by Maxim Emelyanychev.