April 02, 2018

Jakub Józef Orliński releases first single on Warner Classics

The Polish countertenor has recorded his signature aria, Vivaldi's 'Vedrò con mio diletto'.

Young Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has released his first digital single on Warner Classics: what has become his signature aria, Vivaldi's Vedrò con mio diletto (from the opera Il Giustino). The recording sessions with Baroque ensemble Il pomo d'oro took place in a former convent at Lonigo near Venice, shortly before they performed the same aria to a televised audience of millions at Les Victoires de la Musique Classique.

During the same sessions, Orliński and Il pomo d'oro recorded their forthcoming album, dedicated to Baroque sacred music and slated for release late 2018; the single is a standalone aria that will not be included on the album.

'Vedrò con mio diletto has a special place in my musical career,' explained Orliński. 'First of all, I simply adore singing it. Secondly, because it was one of the pieces which has inspired and motivated me to keep getting better and better – not only in singing, but generally.

'First hearing Philippe Jaroussky’s recording of the aria was a revelation for me. I’ve since listened to many other interpretations and still felt that I wanted to offer something different, with my own voice and flow of emotions. I hope this new recording will inspire listeners in the same way.'

Listen to the single here.