Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky with Ensemble Artaserse (March 20, 2020) concert is cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The performances scheduled in Kaohsiung, Shanghai, and Tokyo are subsequently cancelled.
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"Purity of tone, subtlety of expression, as well as the near-inhuman technical feats he brandishes as naturally as breathing."—Classics Today
"Jaroussky is at his best in these whispery, crooned laments where the voice treads the line between sound and silence."—Gramophone
In Catholic Church during the Renaissance, women are banned from singing in church services. Countertenors consequently found a prominent part in liturgical music. In order to retain the soprano voice range, male singers developed a specific falsetto singing technique to overcome physical development. Known for his impeccable coloratura, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky fosters a powerful energy under his youthful and sublime sound. His voice will take the listeners back in Handel and Vivaldi's time, summoning the mysterious landscapes and stories of the Baroque era.
Countertenor / Philippe Jaroussky
One of the major singers in the international musical world as confirmed by the French Victoires de la Musique, "Revelation Artiste Lyrique" in 2004, "Artiste lyrique de l'année" in 2007 and the Echo Klassik Awards in Germany in 2008 in Munich. Jaroussky has an extremely large repertoire in the baroque area. His technique allows him the most audacious nuances and impressive pyrotechnics.
Ensemble / Artaserse
Ensemble Artaserse gave a highly-acclaimed concert in the Theatre du Palais-Royal in Paris in 2002. This music of Musiche a voce sola by the Italian composer Benedetto Ferrari was immediately recorded and released by the French label Ambroisie, receiving “Diapason-decouverte” by the magazine Diapason, “10 de Classica-Repertoire”, “Timbre de diamant” by the magazine Opera International. Artaserse has established a reputation as one of the most exciting period instrument ensembles.
A. Vivaldi: Overture of L'Olimpiade
A. Vivaldi: Cessate mai cessate, RV684
A. Vivaldi: “Mentre dormi”, from L'Olimpiade, RV725
A. Vivaldi: “Con questo ferro…Gemo in un punto e fremo”, from L'Olimpiade, RV725
G.F. Handel: “L'angue offeso ma