Franco Fagioli: Rossini

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Franco Fagioli: Rossini

George Petrou, Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Armonia Atenea

£9.95

Here’s a Rossini recital disc with a difference. Star Argentinian countertenor Franco Fagioli – whose praises we have sung before here – takes on a selection of bel canto scenes created by the Italian master for trouser roles normally sung by mezzos. For most countertenors, their voices developed in the sacred vocal repertoire, this athletically florid fare would be virtually unthinkable. For Fagioli, however, this is something of a homecoming: his initial training in his homeland, where he was a pioneer in his vocal range, was in just such music, which is one rea... read more

Here’s a Rossini recital disc with a difference. Star Argentinian countertenor Franco Fagioli – whose praises we have sung before here – takes on a selection of bel canto... read more

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