Philippe Jaroussky (Counter-Tenor)
Philippe Jaroussky is one of the small but growing number of artists reviving the counter-tenor (and castrato) repertoire of centuries past. His astounding versatility and sweet tone make his voice instantly recognisable and an excellent ambassador for this music, which has been unperformed (indeed essentially unperformable) since the end of the castrato era.
Further Reading: Philippe Jaroussky
The French countertenor leads Artaserse in a kaleidoscopic survey of the many and varied operas by the seventeenth-century Italian composer, shot through with the spirit of Venetian carnival.
The French countertenor placates the Furies with singing of celestial purity on this world premiere recording of the 1774 Neapolitan version of Gluck's most popular opera.