℗ 2013 Naive

Arias for Caffarelli

Franco Fagioli, Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi

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Siroe, bologna, teatro malvezzi  
Fra l'orror della tempesta
Johann Adolf Hasse; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Ebbi da te la vita
Johann Adolf Hasse; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Semiramide riconosciuta, napoli, teatro san carlo  
In braccio a mille furie
Leonardo Vinci; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Demofoonte, napoli, teatro san carlo  
Misero pargoletto
Leonardo Leo; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Semiramide riconosciuta, napoli, teatro san carlo  
Passaggier che sulla sponda
Nicola Porpora; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Adriano in Siria, napoli, teatro san bartolomeo  
Lieto così talvolta
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Demofoonte, napoli, teatro san carlo  
Sperai vicino il lido
Leonardo Leo; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
L’Ipermestra, napoli, teatro san carlo  
Rendimi più sereno
Pasquale Cafaro; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Valdemaro, roma, teatro delle dame, carnevale  
Un cor che ben ama
Domenico Natale Sarro; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Lucio Vero ossia il vologeso, napoli, teatro san carlo  
Cara ti lascio, addio
Gennaro Manna; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
Lucio Papiro dittatore, roma, teatro delle dame, carnevale  
Odo il suono di tromba guerriera
Gennaro Manna; Franco Fagioli; Il Pomo d'Oro; Riccardo Minasi
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Total Playing Time    78:29
"Il Pomo d'Oro play with theatrical verve and Fagioli's rapid high passages are astonishing."
- Gramophone

"... jaw-dropping ... Fagioli is one of today's great vocal technicians and the ease and almost superhuman agility with which he attacks some of the big bravura numbers are simply staggering.”
- The Guardian

This 2013 release celebrates the legacy of the castrato Gaetano Majorano, known as Caffarelli, Farinelli’s supremely talented rival; as notorious for his offstage antics as for his onstage successes. Almost all tracks on this album by the ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro are world premiere recordings. Franco Fagioli, universally recognized as one of the finest countertenors of the new generation, has a huge three-octave range which has been unanimously praised for its beauty, while his dazzling virtuoso technique sets new performance standards.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naive Studio Masters

Recorded from 25 August to 3 September 2012 at the Villa San Fermo, convento dei Pavoniani, Lonigo (Vicenza, Italy)

Executive producers: Giulio D’Alessio, Gesine Lübben, Georg LANG, Max Emanuel Cencic
Artistic concept: Max Emanuel Cencic
Producer & recording engineer: Denis Guerdon
Assistant engineer: Lucie Bourely

Microphones: DPA 4041, 4015 & 4026
Preamplifier, converter & recorder: Zaxcom Deva 16 Hard Disk Audio Recorder
Monitoring: Sonus Faber loudspeakers, Sony MDR-SA5000 headphones
Edited using: Magix Sequoia V12

Aticles translated by Marie-Stella Paris (French), Charles Johnston (English)
Sung texts translated by Michel Chasteau (French), Charles Johnston (English)
Photos: Franco Fagioli © Julian Laidig; 
Riccardo Minasi and Il Pomo D'Oro © Julien Mignot
Caffarelli portrait & sopraporte © Oreste Lanzetta
, Kind thanks to the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, Naples
Artwork: Naïve
Music transcriptions: Renzo Bez

Edition: Parnassus Arts Productions

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