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Franco Fagioli

Franco Fagioli can be an Argentinan operatic countertenor who possesses a three-octave range. He started his musical education with piano lessons, though he also pursued vocal research on the Instituto Better de Arte on the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He was urged by Ricardo Yost, Celina Lis, and Annelise Skovmand to focus on training being a countertenor. In 2003, he gained the Bertelsmann “Neue Stimmen” Prize, and started singing in worldwide opera productions with festivals, executing with conductors Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, and Christophe Rousset, amongst others. He provides appeared in main countertenor assignments, in such operas as Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Ariodante, and Teseo; Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice; and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea. Exploiting his uppermost tessitura, Fagioli provides explored the castrato repertoire of Gaetano Majorano, known as Caffarelli, the rival from the well-known Farinelli, and music sung with the last from the operatic castrati, Giambattista Velluti.

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