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Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
[Jaroussky’s] manner is distinctive, not so much the honeyed, godlike flow of Andreas Scholl…as the vulnerable and reactive human soul declaiming recitatives with urgent detail…[he is] compelling…the... — More…
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Philippe Jaroussky (Artaserse), Max Emanuel Cencic (Mandane), Franco Fagioli (Arbace), Valer Barna-Sabadus (Semira), Yuriy Mynenko (Megabise), Juan Sancho (Artabano)
Concerto Köln & Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Diego Fasolis
The production takes itself none too seriously, the Baroque absurdities of the plot enhanced by absurd costumes...Fagioli rises to the challenge, as he offsets vocal pyrotehcnics with poignancy...[Cencic... — More…
Patricia Petibon (Alcina), Philippe Jaroussky (Ruggiero), Anna Prohaska (Morgana), Katarina Bradic (Bradamante), Anthony Gregory (Oronte), Krzysztof Baczyk (Melisso), Elias Mädler, Lionel Wunsch (Oberto)
Freiburger Barockorchester, MusicAeterna, Andrea Marcon, Katie Mitchell
Gregory sings with lean elegance. Bradic displays brilliant technique…[Jaroussky’s] intricately decorated ‘Verdi prati’ is irresistible. Prohaska spins exquisite lines…Petibon is sensational... — More…
Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Alain Buet, Xavier Sabata, Damien Guillon, Pascal Bertin, José Lemos & Luigi de Donato, Stage Director: Benjamin Lazar
Orchestra and Chorus of Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor, harpsichord and organ)
Christie's musical direction was as faultless as the saint himself, giving full range to Landi's wide, expressive variety and extraordinary spiritual eloquence. — More…