Gay Pages – The Divine Philippe Jaroussky

2017-12, Gay Pages, by Jacques Botha Jaroussky has been in a relationship for more than ten years. He does not attribute his gay fan base to the fact that he is gay himself, but rather to the fact that the classical art has such significant gay support. It is about the classical culture and not about the […]

Opera Today – Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall

2017-11-28, Opera Today, by Claire Seymour ‘His master’s masterpiece, the work of heaven’: ‘a common fountain’ from which flow ‘pure silver drops’. At the risk of effulgent hyperbole, I’d suggest that Antonio’s image of the blessed governance and purifying power of the French court – in the opening scene of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi – […]

Philippe Jaroussky, classical review: the countertenor presents Handel for the 21st century

2017-11-27, The Evening Standard, by Barry Millington Jaroussky’s sweet, sensual tone is a far cry from the chaste Anglican sound of the English tradition. His compass is wide, and though the top is not particularly powerful, there is little sense of strain. Above all, his singing is extraordinarily expressive, with impeccably cultivated vocal production.  […] […]

Bachtrack – Baroque drama: Philippe Jaroussky’s Handel at Wigmore Hall

2017-11-27, Bachtrack, by Kevin W Ng However, there are few things more sublime that Jaroussky in lyrical Handel. In “Se potessero i sospir’ miei” from Imeneo (cleverly reworked by Handel from one of David’s arias from Saul), Jaroussky brought a charming lilt to the vocal line, ornamenting the da capo with graceful runs and sublime high […]

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 […]

Ludwig van – Philippe Jaroussky : un Händel d’or et surtout de soie

2017-11-07, ludwigvan.com, by Frédéric Cardin CRITIQUE | Philippe Jaroussky : un Händel d’or et surtout de soie Par Frédéric Cardin le 7 novembre, 2017 C’est dans ce magnifique spleen avant l’heure, version germano-anglaise baroque, que nous fait plonger Philippe Jaroussky. Cette voix onctueuse, vibrante de lumière, mais habilement tempérée par le velouté d’une enveloppe délicatement perlée peut […]

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, […]