Philippe Jaroussky


05/03/2020 - 05/03/2020

Philippe Jaroussky :: © Philippe Jaroussky © Josef Fischnaller

When the Belgian film Farinelli was released in 1994 the phenomenon of the castrato became known to a wider audience. Together with his Ensemble Artaserse, Philippe Jaroussky performs a selection of castrato arias and instrumental works by Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Friedrich Handel. He effortlessly shifts between the role of Licida in Vivaldi’s Olimpiade and that of Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare. He gives voice to the restless Cessate mai cessate with the same authority and devotion as the solemn and captivating aria Ombra cara.Jaroussky has performed at BOZAR on several occasions and charmed audiences each time with his warm, soft voice and perfect blend of technique and vitality. 

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