Philippe Jarousskys new album "Forgotten Arias" will be released on 27.10.!

Philippe Jarousskys new album "Forgotten Arias" will be released on 27.10.!

"As a countertenor, I caught a virus that is very common among musicians: the urge to seek out works that have been sleeping in libraries for centuries, waiting to be brought back to the stage," Philippe Jaroussky confessed of his passion for musical rediscoveries. This is also how his album Forgotten Arias was born. The famous countertenor collects arias of today almost forgotten opera compositions of the high baroque. All arias were recorded for this album for the first time ever. What the works also have in common is that their texts come from probably the most sought-after librettist of the 18th century: Pietro Metastasio.

Philippe Jaroussky tells us about Metastasio: "Some of his musical dramas were used by more than 90 different composers and developed into a rite of passage for anyone who wanted to prove himself and stand out from his predecessors by his originality." From this seemingly inexhaustible selection, Jaroussky juxtaposes, for example, virtuoso sturmarias by Andrea Bernasconi and Niccolò Jommelli with the internalized style of Christoph Willibald Gluck. The countertenor also included a work known from Vivaldi's pen in his selection: the aria "Gelido in ogni vena" from the opera Siroe - but here composed by Giovanni Battista Ferrandini. The singer is accompanied by the ensemble Le Concert de la Loge on period instruments under the direction of its founder Julien Chauvin.

The album will be released by Erato / Warner Classics on 27 October 2023 and will be available at the following link


Live in concert:

31.10. Paris

01.11. Paris

03.11. Perpignan

07.11. Munich

09.11. Krakow

11.11 Amsterdam

13.11. Hamburg

15.11. Dresden

22.11. Dortmund

24.11. Metz

26.11. Paris

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