2013-03-18, Arts Hub, by Heather Leviston[…] While retaining beauty and clarity, which are hallmarks of his sound, greater power and substance were immediately evident. His astonishing flexibility was as thrilling as ever. […] Superb breath control led to some ravishing sustained notes and this, coupled with his impressive range and agility, made for a compelling musical experience.
Jaroussky’s mastery of the vocal technique demanded by the highly florid Porpora arias before and after interval was, if anything, even more impressive, particularly in ‘Alto Giove’. Beginning with a most beautifully controlled ‘messa di voce’ and ornamented for maximum emotional impact, his singing of this aria was totally seductive. It is hard to imagine a more perfect interpretation. The capacity audience was ecstatic.
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