euronews – Salzburg’s ‘Heavenly Voices’ with Cecilia Bartoli and Philippe Jaroussky

2019-06-13, euronews, by Katharina Rabillon & Andrea Buring (Trascript:) Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor, said, “Handel had a personality that was severe, quite difficult to handle, a little bad tempered. We know that he even once threatened to throw a soprano out of the window. It was not a good idea to bother him too much.” “And […]

2019-04-09, Duke University Libraries, by Sarah Griffin Check out our very own “staff picks”: Philippe Jaroussky and Artaserse, The Handel Album French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky is among the most famous countertenors in the world right now, and it’s a voice range that has attracted growing interest in recent years. The high range of the countertenor […]

Bachtrack – Echoes in the comfort zone: Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains at the Teatro Real

2018-10-29, Bachtrack, by Fernando Remiro When L’Amour de loin premièred at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho opened a new century of opera with her brave synthesis of Wagner’s and Debussy’s confronted myths of separation, impossible love and nocturnal yearning. Almost two decades later, her fourth opera comes as a pleasant confirmation of a brilliant compositional style but […]

John’s Opera Ramblings – Only the Sound Remains

2018-10-28, John’s opera ramblings, by John Gilks Only the Sound Remains is a chamber opera by Kaija Sariaho based on two Noh plays translated by Ernest Fenellosa and Ezra Pound. The piece was premiered in Amsterdam in 2016 by Dutch National Opera, where it was recorded. It’s a co-pro with Teatro Real, Finnish National Opera […]

Seen and Heard International – A Minimalist Opera in a Minimalist Production

2018-10-25 Seen and Heard International, by José M. Irurzun The voices of the two protagonists were amplified which, I confess, is not to my taste. The characters of Tsunemasa and the Angel were interpreted by French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, who was very good, although this is a much simpler character in vocal terms than what Mr. […]

Teatro Real on Facebook – Press conference for the premiere of Only The Sound Remains

2018-10-17 Teatro Real on Facebook “Rueda de prensa del esperado estreno en España de la ópera #OnlyTheSoundRemains, de la premiada compositora Kaija Saariaho …” Source/Watch video: [x]

Time – Grammys 2018: See the Full List of Winners

2018-01-28, Time Magazine, n. N. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas — Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester) Crazy Girl Crazy – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig) Gods & Monsters — Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist In […]