Franco Fagioli makes his much-anticipated debut at the Opéra de Paris this week, singing the title role in Cavalli’s rarely heard opera ‘Eliogabalo’. Coming hot on the heels of his success in Aix-en-Provence this summer, singing Piacere in Handel’s ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’, it is the start of a terrific 2016/17 season for Franco.
This September also sees the release of his first solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon – ‘Rossini
’ – a disc of scenes and arias from the composer’s ‘Tancredi’, ‘Semiramide’, ‘Matilde di Shabran’, ‘Adelaide de Borgogna’ and ‘Eduardo e Cristina’, accompanied by Armonia Atena and George Petrou.
2016/17 also sees Franco sing further performances of ‘Il Trionfo’ for the Opéra de Lille (conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm
, January 2017
) and the Theatre de Caen (February 2017
), and the title role in ‘Giulio Cesare’ for the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (May 2017
). Franco will also sing his first Arsace in ‘Semiramide’ for the Opéra National de Lorraine (conducted by Domingo Hindoyan
, May 2017
) and give concerts of Rossini arias in Paris, Moscow and Zurich.
‘Eliogabalo’ opens on Friday 16 September and runs until Saturday 15 October. Find out more on the Opéra de Paris website.