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Philippe Jaroussky Opium: A Review

January 1, 2011
Philippe Jaroussky "Opium"

Reviewer Oliver Camacho was both skeptical and enthusiastic about this late 2009 release of French mélodies. It is comprised of French mélodies that collectively feel like a meal made of flakey pastries; however, they individually delight in the same way. Could a countertenor d’agilità pull off a 66 minute recital of belle-époque parlor songs that have previously been the domain of the great Gérard Souzay, Pierre Bernac, and Maggie Teyte?

In a word, Ouais…

Young countertenors take note that you need not be confined to Handel and Caldara if you can do it all as well as the featherweight champion.

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