Bachtrack – A profoundly impressive Theodora from Les Arts Florissants in Amsterdam

2015-11-05, Bachtrack, by Olga de Kort Handel’s characters found their excellent performers in Katherine Watson, Philippe Jaroussky, Krešimir Špicer and Stéphanie d’Oustrac. The pure voice of Watson is full of beauty and inner persuasion. In her duets with Didymus it blended beautifully with the tones of Jaroussky. D’Oustrac set up a forthright Irene, while Špicer […]

de Volkskrant – William Christie ontlokt veerkracht, stuwing, kleur en eendracht – Translation

2015-11-11, de Volkskrant, by Frits Van Der Waa Please scroll down for an English translation Alle vijf zangers, voorop sopraan Katherine Watson en countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, leverden geweldige prestaties, op de voet gevolgd door de mooie donkere mezzo Stéphanie d’Oustrac, tenor Kresimir Spicer en bas Callum Thorpe. En de spil was, in alle bescheidenheid, de intussen […]

Place de l’Opera – Christie opent de hemel in Theodora

2015-11-07, Place de l’Opera, by Jordi Kooiman Haar geliefde Didymus kreeg in Philippe Jaroussky een voortreffelijke vertolker. Deze countertenor laat het nooit afweten: met die unieke klankrijkdom in zijn stem en zijn voorbeeldige muzikaliteit weet hij iedere keer weer je hart binnen te dringen.   Source/Read more: [x]

France Inter – L’humeur vagabonde

2015-11-05, France Inter, by Kathleen Evin Le contre-ténor Philippe Jaroussky pour son dernier enregistrement Partenope de Handel disponible dès demain chez Erato et son concert le 13 janvier au Théâtre des Champs Elysées Source/Read more: [x]  

Parterre – martyr system

2015-11-02, Parterre,  by Christopher Corwin At this best, Jaroussky can still be fiercely moving but much of his music on Saturday seemed to lie awkwardly for his high countertenor, repeatedly pushing him into his weaker middle and lower registers. He also suffered more than anyone from the cuts that denied him the opportunity to carefully […]

The New York Times – Review: ‘Theodora,’ Once a Handel Flop, Is Celebrated Anew

2015-11-03, The New York Times, by Anthony Tommasini Handel doesn’t give us some Christian dogmatist, but rather a liberal-minded Roman officer who advocates tolerance, plaintively sung by Mr. Jaroussky. There may be countertenors with brighter, bigger voices, but few with such melting sound and elegance. Source/Read more: [x]  

Res Musica – Theodora avec Stéphanie d’Oustrac et Philippe Jaroussky : Divin Crépuscule

2015-10-23, Res Musica, by Alain Attyasse Philippe Jaroussky est absolument éblouissant, comme l’on pouvait s’y attendre, de par son métier solide et son expérience aguerrie de ce répertoire. Les airs vifs sont parfaitement en place avec des vocalises nettes, précises (« Kind Heaven, if virtue be thy care) et la messa di voce véritablement radieuse ( « Deeds […]

Opera Today – Theodora, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

2015-10-21, Opera Today, by Frank Cadenhead The Roman officer who tries to save Theodora, Didymus, was sung by the celebrated counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky. While the voice seemed to have a bit less impact that in the past in this same theater, it retains the superb grace and beauty which took him to the top. This and […]