Franco Fagioli sings Vivaldi and Handel

Franco Fagioli in Venice

Countertenor Franco Fagioli deploys all his charisma in a Baroque programme with a distinctly Italian flavour.

Franco Fagioli is an artist of extraordinary flamboyance and character – and a voice that gives some idea of what the stars of 18th-century opera must have sounded like. So he’s an inspired partner for the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

This, after all, is the group that according to The Guardian ‘play Vivaldi better than anyone nowadays’ – though if you heard their electrifying Juditha Triumphans at the Barbican in 2016, you’ll already know that. Vivaldi is at the heart of this concert too: arias for Fagioli, plus music by Handel and a delightful rediscovery from the Florentine master Francesco Veracini.

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