stereophile – Philippe Jaroussky’s Exquisite Handel

2017-11-10, stereophile, by Jason Victor Serinus “Exquisite” is not a word to be invoked lightly. In the history of vocal music on record, there has been only one singer to earn that appellation—soprano Maggie Teyte, Debussy’s second Melisande, whom the great Polish tenor Jean de Reszke dubbed “L’Exquise.” To that exalted category must now be added […]

ICMA – Finalists

2017-11 ICMA BAROQUE VOCAL From the initial 19 nominations the following three releases have been admitted to the finals Farinelli – A Portrait Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset Aparté AP117 The Händel Album Händel: Arias Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse Erato 190295774455 Bach: St Matthew Passion J. Gilchrist, S. Loges, H. Morrison, Z. Brookshaw, C.Ashley, […]

Warner Classics – La Storia di Orfeo

2017-03-10 Dass die erste bedeutende Oper der Musikgeschichte von einem der legendärsten Musiker der antiken Mythologie handelt, ist sicher kein Zufall: In seinem Orfeo gab Claudio Monteverdi diesem großen Sänger eine Stimme, deren Klang sogar wilde Tiere be-sänftigen und Steine zum Weinen bringen konnte. Zum 450. Geburtstag des frühbarocken Genies im Mai 2017 stellt sich […]

Opera Today – Philippe Jaroussky at the Wigmore Hall: Baroque cantatas by Telemann and J.S.Bach

2016-12-02, Opera Today, by Claire Seymour There was a strong sense of structural coherence though. A string diminuendo at the close of the accompanied recitative led expressively into Christ’s first aria, ‘Ich bin betrübt bis in den Tod’ (I am saddened unto death). Jaroussky here demonstrated the qualities that we would enjoy throughout the evening. His […]

Opera News – HANDEL: Giulio Cesare

2016-10-22, Opera News, by Adam Wasserman Philippe Jaroussky, dressed like a boarding-school brat, stops the show with “Cara speme.” With ornamentation that feels entirely in character, it’s one the best examples of Handelian singing to be heard since Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. […] Source/Read more: [x]