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Toronto Concert Reviews – LES VIOLONS DU ROY and countertenor PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY combine for a baroque operatic showcase!

2017-04-14, Toronto Concert Reviews, by David Richards


Jaroussky played the various roles with dramatically convincing portrayals in each aria, but more importantly with a beautiful singing voice that is difficult to imagine. He took the Handelian melismatic scales at break-neck speed without losing clarity. His musical phrasing was incomparable and when he hit the long-held climactic high notes, it was with such ease and purity as you could wonder why it is beyond the scope of others to match the quality. His voice was like a majestic song-bird.


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