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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Numi, che veggio

Philippe Jaroussky & Emőke Baráth record Sartorio: 'Numi, che veggio'

With Philippe Jaroussky’s new album, La Storia di Orfeo, the French countertenor realises a long-held dream: to portray the mythic Orpheus – divine musician who ventures into the underworld to retrieve his beloved wife Eurydice from the clutches of death – in his many guises, an inspiration for the very first opera and beyond.

“This project, which was inspired by three key 17th-century operas, was conceived as a kind of opera in miniature or as a cantata for two solo voices and chorus, and features just two characters: Orpheus and Eurydice,” explains Jaroussky.

Pietro Locatelli: Violin Concerto Op. 3, No. 1

Violinist Lisa Jacobs and ensemble The String Soloists perform 'Violin Concerto in D major Op. 3, No. 1' by Locatelli during The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday the 7th of January 2018 in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Locatelli’s music was the reason Lisa Jacobs fell in love with the violin. When little, her mother played his music during breakfast and Lisa would crawl into the speakers. Locatelli’s ‘Violin Concerto’ is thus a logical choice for Lisa and her ensemble to play during this concert, that’s very close to Lisa’s heart.

Mais logo na Gulbenkian

Countertenor Franco Fagioli sings Scherza infida in grembo al drudo, an aria from the opera 'Ariodante' (HWV 33) composed by G. F.Handel. Premiered 8 Jan.1735 at Covent Garden. The role of Ariodante, a vassal prince, was originally sung by the mezzosoprano castrato Giovanni Carestini.


Scherza infida in grembo al drudo
Io tradito a morte in braccio
Per tua colpa ora men vo.
Ma a spezzar l'indegno laccio,
Ombra mesta, e spirto ignudo,
Per tua pena io tornero.

A dispetto d'un volto ingrato

G.F. Handel (1685 - 1759) - Aria Tamerlano: "A dispetto d'un volto ingrato" from opera: "Tamerlano" HWV 18


Countertenor - Jakub Józef Orliński
Conductor - Andriy Yurkevych
Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera


A dispetto d'un volto ingrato
più sdegnato già s'agita il cor.


E nel petto ai tumulti dell’alma
può dar calma il mio solo furor.

A dispetto d'un volto ingrato, ecc

Archiwum Konkursu Moniuszkowskiego: Live audition from the Final of The 9th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (9-14 May 2016) in Warsaw at Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa

Komm, süßes Kreuz

JS Bach Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244)
“Komm, süßes Kreuz” (aria)
Philippe Sly
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
conductor - Kent Nagano
Staging - Romeo Castellucci

NDR / Arte Concert / e-motion-factory / Ozango
Staatsoper Hamburg / Deichtorhallen / Internationales Musikfest Hamburg 2016


J.S. Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor / BWV 1052


Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.