‘Philippe Jaroussky’

5 Mar.'20
- 20:00

Castrati arias of Vivaldi and Händel

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, omai 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.

 

Philippe Jaroussky

countertenor

Encore
Antonio Vivaldi

Aria "Vedro con mio diletto" (Il Giustino, RV 717)

Programme
Antonio Vivaldi

Cantata "Cessate, omai cessate", RV 684

Antonio Vivaldi

Aria "Mentre dormi Amor fomenti" (L'Olimpiade, RV 725)

Antonio Vivaldi

Recitativo e aria "Con questo ferro…Gemo in un punto e fremo" (L'Olimpiade, RV 725)

Antonio Vivaldi

Works by

Georg Friedrich Händel

Aria "L'angue offeso mai riposa" (Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Recitativo & Aria "Ho perso il caro ben" (Il Parnasso in festa, HWV 73)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Aria "Ombra cara" (Radamisto, HWV 12)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Recitativo e Aria "Vieni d'empietà...Vile, se mi dai morte" (Radamisto, HWV 12a/b)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Works by

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS