Philippe Jaroussky

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Born: February 13, 1978; Maisons-Lafitte, Paris, France  
Philippe Jaroussky is arguably the most prominent French countertenor to have emerged from the turn of the twenty first century era. He has mainly focused on early music, showing a preference particularly for the works of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, and many lesser-known seventeenth and eighteenth century composers. He has appeared and recorded extensively with his own instrumental ensemble, Artaserse, as well as with the leading conductors Read more associated with early and Baroque music, including Jean-Claude Malgoire, Rene Jacobs, and Jean Tubéry.

Jaroussky was born in Maisons Lafitte (northwest of Paris), France, on January 13, 1978. He first studied violin, and later piano. He enrolled at the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with a diploma in violin performance from the Ancient Music department there. In 1996 he began vocal studies with soprano Nicole Fallien and three years later debuted at the music festivals in Royaumont and Ambronay, where he sang in the Alessandro Scarlatti oratorio Sedecia, rè di Gerusalemme. A critically acclaimed recording derived from these performances was released shortly afterward on Virgin Classics.

The following year, Jaroussky appeared in the Monteverdi operatic trilogy Orfeo, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse, and Incoronazione di Poppea under conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire. In 2001 Jaroussky's schedule swelled with major appearances all over France and abroad: he sang Arbace in Vivaldi's opera Catone in Utica and also appeared in performances of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. A widely praised two-CD album of the Catone production was issued in 2002 on the Dynamic Italy label.

Jaroussky's meteoric rise continued with his critically praised portrayal of Nero in Handel's Agrippina at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in 2003. This production was also captured on record by Dynamic Italy, the release coming the following year, and again drawing generally positive notices.

In the early years of the new century, Jaroussky created his own instrumental ensemble, Artaserse, which consists of five players performing on early instruments. He has made several recordings with the group, including the 2005 CD entitled Vivaldi -- Virtuoso Cantatas, on the Virgin Classics label, and the 2006 issue of Bassani's Beata Virgine, also on Virgin Classics.

Jaroussky's busy performance schedule in 2006 included appearances throughout Europe and England, including highly successful concerts at Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral and at London's South Bank Early Music Weekend, both with his ensemble Artaserse. Jaroussky has also continued making numerous operatic and solo/orchestral concert appearances at major venues throughout Europe. Read less

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Born: February 13, 1978; Maisons-Lafitte, Paris, France  
Philippe Jaroussky is arguably the most prominent French countertenor to have emerged from the turn of the twenty first century era. He has mainly focused on early music, showing a preference particularly for the works of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, and many lesser-known seventeenth and eighteenth century composers. He has appeared and recorded extensively with his own instrumental ensemble, Artaserse, as well as with the leading conductors Read more
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Nisi Dominus
Vanum est vobis
Surgite postquam sederitis
Cum dederit delectis suis somnum
Sicut sagittae in manu potentis
Aria: Beatus vir qui implevit
Gloria Patri
Sicut erat in principio
Amen
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Recitativo 'Chiaro, e limpido fonte'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Aria 'Al partir della fronte serena'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Recitativo 'Voi pur leggiere aurette'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Aria 'Un solo respiro'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Recitativo 'Mirtillo, a che si cerca'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Duetto 'Dunque voi cristalli erranti'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Recitativo 'Mà, che pianger Mirtillo?'
Bendetto Marcello: Cantata 'Chiaro e limpido fonte': Duetto 'La nobile luce'
Requiem Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie
Messe de Requiem for soprano and baritone, mixed choir, organ and orchestra in D minor, Op. 48: II. Offertoire
Messe de Requiem for soprano and baritone, mixed choir, organ and orchestra in D minor, Op. 48: III. Sanctus
Fauré: Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu
Messe de Requiem for soprano and baritone, mixed choir, organ and orchestra in D minor, Op. 48: V. Agnus Dei
Messe de Requiem for soprano and baritone, mixed choir, organ and orchestra in D minor, Op. 48: VI. Libera me
Requiem Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710: Sinfonia
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 1: Recitativo: Itene, o mie compagne
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 1: Coro: Oh figlia di Giove
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 1: Aria: Dea di Delo
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 1: Recitativo: Dunque ché più si tarda?
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 1: A due: Sereno il cielo
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 2: Recitativo: Antiope, genitrice
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 2: Aria: Con aspetto lusinghiero
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 3: Recitativo: Mostro di tal natura
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 3: Aria: Certo pensier ch'ho in petto
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 3: Sinfonia
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 4: Recitativo: Amici, eccoci omai
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 4: Aria: Vedrà l'empia
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 4: Recitativo: Grand'Alcide, io ti seguo
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 4: Aria: Quella beltà
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 5: Recitativo: No, che amor non è fallo in cor guerriero
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 6: Recitativo: Da sì nobile sfera
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 6: Aria: Occhio, che il sol rimira
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 7: Recitativo: All'armi, all'armi
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 8: Recitativo: Orizia generosa
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 9: Recitativo: Per riveder l'aspetto
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 9: Aria: Non saria pena la mia
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 10: Recitativo: martesia è mia
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 10: Aria: Un sguardo, un vezzo, un riso
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 11: Recitativo: Per sì bella speranza che non saprò tentar?
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 11: Aria: Sento con qual diletto
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 12: Recitativo: Ercole, ohimè!
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act I, Scena 12: Sinfonia: Abbattimento sul ponte
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act II, Scena 1: Aria: Onde chiare che sussurrate
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act II, Scena 1: Recitativo: Quanto per me fatale
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act II, Scena 1: Aria: Bel piacer ch'è la vendetta
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act II, Scena 1: Recitativo: Palpita per timore il core amante
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act II, Scena 1: Aria: Da due venti
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 7: Martesia, e come qui?
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 7: Duetto: Spera, bell'idol mio
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 8: Regio mio brando illustre
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 8: Aria: Scenderò, volerò, griderò
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 9: Recitativo: Ah, ingiusta sorte!
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 10: Aria: Coronatemi le chiom
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 10: Recitativo: Non l'hai tutte ancor vinte
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena 11: Recitativo: ma la richiesta è vana
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena ultima: Recitativo: Signor, mirati al piede
Ercole sul Termodonte RV710, Act III, Scena ultima: Coro: Cinzia e Giove
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Ouverture. Larghetto - Allegro - Andante e piano
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene I: Recit. Popolo, figlio (Gustavo, Adolfo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene I: Accompagnato. Ascolta dagli Elisi (Gustavo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene I: Coro. Pera, pera
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene II: Recit. Mio Rè, pronta qui (Teobaldo, Gustavo, Adolfo, Clotilde)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene II: Aria: Viva sì, che nel mio seno (Gustavo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene III: Recit. Siam pur fuori (Adolfo, Clotilde)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene III: Aria. Conoscerò, se brami (Clotilde)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene IV: Recit. Perdoni all'amor mio (Adolfo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene IV: Aria. Chi ben ama (Adolfo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene V: Recit. Finchè avrò spirto (Faramondo, Rosimonda, Childerico)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene V: Aria. Vanne, che più ti miro (Rosimonda)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene VI: Recit. Faramondo infelice! (Faramondo, Gernando)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene VI: Aria. Rival ti sono (Faramondo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene VII: Recit. Va pur; prevenirò (Gernando)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene VII: Aria. Voglio che mora (Gernando)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene VIII - Scene X
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XI: Recit. Rosimonda, tu sei libera (Faramondo, Rosimonda) - Aria. Sì tornerò a morir (Faramondo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XII: Recit. Qual nemico m'han dato (Rosimonda)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XII: Aria. Sento che un giusto (Rosimonda)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XIII - Scene XIV: Recit.
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XIV: Aria. Vado a recar la morte (Teobaldo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XV. Recit. Dalla cittade, e solo (Clotilde, Adolfo)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XV: Aria. Mi parto lieta (Clotilde)
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XVI - Scene XVII: Recit.
Faramondo, HMV 39, Act 1: Scene XVII: Aria. Se ben mi lusinga (Faramondo)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative (Oralto, Morasto)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Chi dal cielo (Oralto)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative (Morasto)
Act I Scene 2: Aria: Dolce fiamma, del mio petto (Morasto)
Act I Scene 3: Recitative (Elpina, Osmino)
Act I Scene 3: Duet: Dimmi pastore - Ninfa ti spiega (Elpina, Osmino)
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Selve annose, erme foreste (Licori)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative (Licori, Narete)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative (Morasto, Narete)
Act I Scene 6: Recitative (Elpina, Morasto)
Act I Scene 7: Recitative (Elpina)
Act I Scene 7: Aria: Aure lievi, che spirate (Elpina)
Act I Scene 8: Recitative (Osmino, Licori)
Act I Scene 9: Recitative (Elpina, Osmino, Licori)
Act I Scene 9: Aria: Alma oppressa da sorte crudele (Licori)
Act I Scene 10: Recitative (Oralto, Morasto)
Act I Scene 10: Aria: Cor ritroso, che non consente (Oralto)
Act I Scene 11: Recitative (Morasto)
Act I Scene 11: Aria: Dimmi, amore (Morasto)
Act I Scene 12: Recitative (Narete, Licori, Elpina)
Act I Scene 12: Trio: S'egli e ver, ch la sua rota (Narete, Licori, Elpina)
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Magnificat
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Et exsultavit
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Quia respexit
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Omnes generationes
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Quia fecit mihi magna
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Et misericordia
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Fecit potentiam
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Deposuit potentes
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Esurentes implevit bonis
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Suscepit Israel
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Sicut Iocutus est
Magnificat in D Major, BWV243: Gloria Patri
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Dixit Dominus Domino meo (chorus)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Virgam virtutis tuae (countertenor)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae (soprano)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Juravit Dominus (chorus)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Secundum ordinem Melchisedech (chorus)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Dominus a dextris tuis (quintet, chorus)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: De torrente in via bibet (sopranos, chorus)
Dixit Dominus HWV 232: Gloria Patri et Filio (chorus)
II. Grave recitativo
II. Grave recitativo
I. Allegro molto
I. Allegro molto
Sinfonia: I. Allegro
Sinfonia: II. Andante
Sinfonia: III. Minuet
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Questo, o Popoli, e il giorno (Gualtiero)
Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Eccoti, Sire innanzi (Griselda, Gualtiero)
Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Signor, or' ora al Porto (Ottone, Griselda, Gualtiero)
Act I Scene 3: Aria: Se ria procella (Gualtiero)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Ecco il tempo, in cui l'alma (Griselda, Ottone)
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Brami le mie catene (Griselda)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Troppo avvezza e Griselda (Ottone)
Act I Scene 5: Aria: Vede orgogliosa l'onda (Ottone)
Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Costanza, eccoti in porto (Roberto, Costanza)
Act I Scene 7: Recitative: L'arcano in te racchiudi (Gualtiero, Corrado, Costanza, Roberto)
Act I Scene 7: Aria: Ritorna a lusingarmi (Costanza)
Act I Scene 8: Recitative: German, s'avevi a tormi (Roberto, Corrado)
Act I Scene 8: Aria: Estinguere vorrei (Roberto)
Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Infelice Roberto ancor non sa (Corrado, Griselda)
Act I Scene 10: Aria: Misera in quante guise (Griselda, Corrado, Ottone)
Act I Scene 11: Recitative: Ferma, t'arresta (Griselda, Corrado)
Act I Scene 11: Aria: Alle minace di fiera belva (Corrado)
Act I Scene 12: Recitative: Infelice Griselda! (Griselda)
Act I Scene 12: Ho il cor gia lacero da mille affani (Griselda)
Act II Scene 13: Recitative: L'impone il re? (Gualtiero, Griselda, Ottone)
Act II Scene 14: Qual grazie posso? (Griselda, Gualtiero, Costanza)
Act II Scene 14: Trio: Non piu regina (Griselda, Costanza, Gualtiero)
Alla caccia dell'alme de' cori RV670: I Aria: Alla caccia dell'alme e de' cori
Alla caccia dell'alme de' cori RV670: II Recitativo: Ma sia crudele o infida
Alla caccia dell'alme de' cori RV670: III Aria: Preso sei mio cor piagato
Care selve. amici prati RV 671: I Aria: Care selve, amici prati
Care selve. amici prati RV 671: II Recitativo: Ben mal'accorto e folle all'or io fui
Care selve. amici prati RV 671: III Aria: Placido in letto ombroso
Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV676: I Recitativo: Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede
Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV676: II Aria: Lusinga è del nocchier
Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV676: III Recitativo: O ingannato nocchiero
Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede RV676: IV Aria: Cor ingrato dispietato


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