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 […]

IR Insider – Philippe Jaroussky Begins New Effort to Promote Classical Music

2018-01-22, IR Insider, by Alexa Mamoulides The Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky opened a few months ago in the outskirts of Paris. Inspired by larger organizations worldwide such as the Démos project in France and El Sistema in Venezuela, Jaroussky hopes to change the demographic of classical music. […] Source/Read more: [x]

ICMA – Winners 2018

2018-01-18, ICMA, by n. N. BAROQUE VOCAL The Händel Album Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse Erato 190295774455 Jaroussky’s Handel CD displays amazing vocal technique and refined taste from the first to the last note. His voice adapts exquisitely to the different qualities of each aria, and transmits all those sentiments and emotions Handel wished to describe with […]

The New York Times – Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

2018-01-18, The New York Times, by Elian Peltier “Whether in Hamburg, in New York or in Paris, I sing before the same kind of people,” Mr. Jaroussky said in an interview. “And as much as I love my audience, I’m worried that if we don’t bring more diversity onto the stage, we won’t get a younger […]

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 […]