‘Handel: Agrippina’ nominated for Best Opera Recording Grammy AwardScroll
Erato’s recording of Handel’s Agrippina with Il Pomo d’Oro is nominated in the Best Opera Recording category for the 63RD Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020). Chief Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Maxim Emelyanychev conducts a star-studded cast, including Luca Pisaroni as the bumbling Emperor Claudius alongside Joyce DiDonato as the scheming Empress, as well as Elsa Benoit as DiDonato’s rival Poppea, Franco Fagioli as a petulant Nerone, and Jakub Józef Orliński as the lovesick Ottone. More information and purchase links are available via Pisaroni’s Discography.
Recently named Limelight’s Opera Recording of the Year – writer Justine Nguyen praised Pisaroni’s portrayal acclaiming, “As the ineffectual Claudio, husband to Agrippina, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni imbues the role with a finely judged dignity, singing with authority and pathos.”