PORPORA Opera Arias

“Fagioli forges his own powerful execution out of practices that Porpora helped invent. Ornaments of fiendish length, tempo and range spur Fagioli onto ever-greater displays, racing ahead of the band. He is intense, yet precise, with a three-octave register that is astonishingly rich from top to bottom.” --BBC Music Magazine, March 2015 ****

“Fagioli sings with fulsome bravado and technical virtuosity...[and] regards Porpora's arias as a laboratory for learning.” --Gramophone Magazine, December 2014

“Fagoli [is]…the possessor of one of today’s most complete vocal techniques… The support from De Marchi and his orchestra is first rate…anyone who loves great singing should hear the CD. It is a disc in a thousand, which deserves to garner awards galore.” --Opera, January 2015

“The technical gifts of the modern counter-tenor have increased enormously in the last few years and Fagioli is undoubtedly one of the new masters…superb singing and impressive orchestral playing.” --MusicWeb International, 7th January 2015

“the vocal agility, the virtuoso coloratura – and actually, the pitch – are simply astonishing…This is a CD to encourage you to pack your bags, head for sunnier climes and find out more about Porpora, preferably taking Fagioli as your guide.” --Early Music Today, March/May 2015

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