2018-01, Opéra de Paris, by Simon Hatab
Was Philippe Jaroussky present at the beginning of the creative process?
Yes. I’ve known and admired his voice for many years. His role was decisive in the composition process: I’d initially thought of a baritone and a countertenor for the first play and a baritone and a soprano for the second. However, when I spoke to him about the idea when we saw each other in New York during one of his concerts he suggested taking on the two roles – the role of the spirit and the role of the angel. That idea helped to unite the two plays in an interesting way. […]
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