Cher Public

Broadcast: Agrippina

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper, Handel’s opera of intrigue in a new collaboration between conductor Ivor Bolton and director Barrie Kosky
featuring Alice Coote, Franco Fagioli and Gianluca Buratto. The show begins today at noon.

Made in the shade

As an addendum to yesterday’s concert review and with an eye toward holiday gift-giving, here’s a quick sprint through some recent (and a few maybe not-so-very-recent) Handel CDs that have been stacking up.  Read more »

Boys of the baroque

In less than 10 days two outstanding countertenors, Franco Fagioli and Jakub Józef Orlinski, visited London, offering distinctly different approaches to the solo recital experience. Both takes were rewarding.  Read more »

All in the family

Here’s a project apparently nobody has thought of and it’s a sure winner: Semiramide with Cecilia Bartoli and Franco Fagioli.

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Farinelli from heaven

My impossible wish would be to hear one of the great castrati who dominated opera for most of the 18th century.

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