2020-01-16 featured press

Opera Today – Philippe Jaroussky and Jérôme Ducros perform Schubert at Wigmore Hall

2020-01-16, Opera Today, by Claire Seymour


All of Jaroussky’s distinguished and distinctive vocal qualities – elegance, precision, mellifluous lyricism and sweet warmth of tone – were brought to bear on these German lieder and if one occasionally missed the range of colour, variety of weight and tonal darkness with which a tenor or baritone might inject drama and tension, then Jaroussky’s exquisite phrasing and Ducros’ sensitivity were more than recompense.


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2019-11-22_02 featured press

Rhinegold – 2020 Grammy Awards: classical nominees revealed

2019-11-22, rhinegold.co.uk, by Melissa Bradshaw


The Edge of Silence – Works for Voice by György Kurtág Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle)
Himmelsmusik Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell)
Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-Lieder Op. 35 Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist
Songplay Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco)
A Te, O Cara Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)


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Bachtrack – Handel at La Scala, and it’s a sensation

2019-10-20, Bachtrack, by Renato Verga

[…] Il secondo controtenore del gruppo dei Romani è Philippe Jaroussky, Sesto. Con la sua voce dal colore chiaro rende molto bene il personaggio del figlio privato del padre. Il cantante francese più che nei recitativi è a suo agio nelle arie dove dipana una linea di canto continua e pura con un’insolita intensità di espressione. […]

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2021-03-08_2 featured press

iClassical – Sparkling performances of Cavalli Opera Arias from Jaroussky

2019-03-08, iclassical.co.uk, by N. N.


This is a wonderful programme of fine singing and music making that will give lasting listening pleasure to lovers of baroque opera and the counter-tenor voice. For fans of Philippe Jaroussky this will be an essential addition to the growing collection of fine discs from this award-winning baroque singer. Vinyl fans should note that Warner have also made this release available on an LP.

iClassical rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

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iclassical – Sparkling performances of Cavalli Opera Arias from Jaroussky

2019-03-2019, iclassic, by John T 

This is a hugely enjoyable collection of opera arias by the seventeenth-century Italian composer Francesco Cavalli sweetly sung by the forty-year-old French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

This disc provides just over an hour’s worth of musical pleasure as Jaroussky shows us that he has lost none of his vocal suppleness nor his beautiful silvery tone. […]

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2017-12-18_02 featured press

BBC Radio 3 – Afternoon Concert

2017-12-18, BBC Radio 3, Afternoon Concert, by Penny Gore

Penny Gore presents works by Telemann and Bach performed by Philippe Jaroussky and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

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2017-11-28 featured press

Opera Today – Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall

2017-11-28, Opera Today, by Claire Seymour

‘His master’s masterpiece, the work of heaven’: ‘a common fountain’ from which flow ‘pure silver drops’. At the risk of effulgent hyperbole, I’d suggest that Antonio’s image of the blessed governance and purifying power of the French court – in the opening scene of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi – is also a perfect metaphor for the voice of French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, as it slips through Handel’s roulades like a silken ribbon. […]

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2017-11-27_02 featured press

Philippe Jaroussky, classical review: the countertenor presents Handel for the 21st century

2017-11-27, The Evening Standard, by Barry Millington

Jaroussky’s sweet, sensual tone is a far cry from the chaste Anglican sound of the English tradition. His compass is wide, and though the top is not particularly powerful, there is little sense of strain. Above all, his singing is extraordinarily expressive, with impeccably cultivated vocal production.  […]

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