Philippe Jaroussky
Countertenor

The counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky has established himself as 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 2010) and at the Echo Klassik Awards in Germany in 2008 in Munich (“Singer of the Year”) and in 2009 in Dresden (with L’Arpeggiata). He has explored a vast Baroque repertoire, from the refinement of the Italian Seicento with Monteverdi, Sances and Rossi, to the staggering brilliance of Handel and Vivaldi arias (singing more music by the latter composer than any other over the last few years). Lately, he has also explored very different repertoire of French melodies accompanied by the pianist Jerôme Ducros. Increasingly captivated by contemporary works, Jaroussky performed a song cycle composed by Marc-André Dalbavie from the sonnets of Louise Labé.
In 2016, he participated to the creation of Kaija Saariaho’s Only the Sound remains at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Philippe Jaroussky has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best baroque ensembles. He has performed in the most prestigious festivals and concert halls around the world.
In 2002 he founded l’Ensemble Artaserse, which currently performs throughout Europe. Philippe Jaroussky has collaborated with the Edition Vivaldi de Naïve with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the Ensemble Matheus. He has been an exclusive artist of Erato-Warner Classics for many years and has received many awards for his recordings.

After being Artist in residence in Hamburg in the new Elbphilharmonie, and with an outstanding performance during the Operning of this new Philharmonie, Philippe will dedicate his time to a vast Händel tour at Automn 2017 with his ensemble Artaserse. Other projects include Alcina of Händel and the title role of Gluck’s Orfeo at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

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