Franco Fagioli

Counter-tenor

The leading virtuoso counter-tenor of our time, Franco Fagioli is renowned as much for his artistry as for the beauty of his voice and masterful technique, spanning three octaves.

Highlights in his 2018/19 season include Nerone Agrippina for his début with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Ruggiero Alcina for his début with the Hamburgische Staatsoper. He will tour Japan in a Handel programme with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and give concerts in Europe with Il Pomo d’Oro featuring the music of Leonardo Vinci. On the concert platform, Franco will also sing the title role in Serse and Nerone Agrippina, in two major European tours with Il Pomo d’Oro.

He has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Opéra national de Paris; Opernhaus Zurich; Dutch National Opera; Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Theater and der Wien; Opéra National de Lorraine; Opéra de Lille and Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

He collaborates regularly with such conductors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Diego Fasolis, Gabriel Garrido, René Jacobs, José Manuel Quintana, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti and Christophe Rousset.

Askonas Holt 2018