Pizzicato – Verlängerte Sternstunde mit Jaroussky

2020-11-13, Pizzicato, by Remy Franck

Philippe Jaroussky, now 42 years old and with greying hair, sings arias from oratorios. After the Pope’s banishment of the opera shortly after 1700, the oratorio was in some cases only a hidden substitute for the opera and correspondingly dramatic. Jaroussky brings these dramas to life with the audibly matured dramatic force, which he has developed over the years. He is assisted in this by a voice which, without losing its beguiling purity, has become even more virtuoso and also more colourful. But the French countertenor also has the sensitivity to reproduce the spirituality of individual programme sections perfectly and to touch the listener deeply.
And so we admire on this CD an immensely versatile voice that makes every aria characteristic. […]

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2020-03-26 featured press

Operawire – Jonas Kaufmann, Patricia Petibon & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ 2020-21 Season

2020-03-26, Operawire, by Francisco Salazar


Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud perform a recital of music by Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré, and Ravel.

Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2019

Philippe Jaroussky, Emőke Baráth, Lucile Richardot, and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro sing alongside le Concert de la Loge with Julien Chauvin in a program entitled Viva Vivaldi.


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2020-02-03 featured press

Arcinfo – La Chaux-de-Fonds: le contre-ténor Philippe Jaroussky en concert

2020-02-03, Arcinfo, by Murisier Méline

“INTERVIEW French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky will perform for the first time at the Music Hall of La Chaux-de-Fonds next Wednesday, alongside pianist Jérôme Ducros. Together, they will give an intimate recital around the “Lieder” by Franz Schubert. …” […]

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2019-08-16 featured press

New York Times – Nearly 100, the Salzburg Festival Doesn’t Wait to Celebrate

2019-08-16, The New York Times, by Zachary Woolfe

“Riding the music with gusto and unafraid to take risks, Ms. Bartoli’s voice sometimes tightens in fast, florid passages, but in relaxed music her tone is still warm and fresh; for floating notes she’s equaled by the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, playing one of the men in her magical clutches.” […]

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2019-07-09_03 featured press

Limelight Magazine – Ombra mai fu (Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse)

2019-07-08, Limelight Magazine, by Will Yeoman

“But best, by far, are those ravishing lamenti for which Cavalli was renowned. One of the finest examples is Uscitemi dal cor, lacrime amare. Here, Jaroussky sings with the utmost delicacy and warmth.” […]

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euronews – Salzburg’s ‘Heavenly Voices’ with Cecilia Bartoli and Philippe Jaroussky

2019-06-13, euronews, by Katharina Rabillon & Andrea Buring

(Trascript:) Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor, said, “Handel had a personality that was severe, quite difficult to handle, a little bad tempered. We know that he even once threatened to throw a soprano out of the window. It was not a good idea to bother him too much.”

“And then ironically his music has so much sensuality and humanity. The music of Handel is probably among the most touching in the history of music,” he added. […]

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wrti – Classical Album of the Week: Himmelsmusik, A Little Piece of Early Music Heaven from L’Arpeggiata

2019-05-13, wrti, by Heather McDougall

“May 13, 2019. Himmelsmusik, German for “heavenly music,” is the latest project of Austrian theorbo player Christina Pluhar and her early-music ensemble L’Arpeggiata, based in France.

Joined by Belgian soprano Céline Scheen and French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, Pluhar leads her charges in a program of 17th-century instrumental and vocal works rooted in—and pollinated by—influences from cities spanning the northern and southern ends of Europe.” […]

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