April 12, 2017
Philippe Jaroussky is the cover star on the latest issue of Gramophone magazine
The French singer talks about his latest album, the ravishing 'La Storia di Orfeo', and the art of the countertenor.
"A countertenor nowadays is firstly an artist," declares Philippe Jaroussky on the cover of Gramophone's April 2017 edition. The French singer capable of seraphic highs is the most famous countertenor of his generation. He talks to Gramophone about his new album La Storia di Orfeo, drawn from three Baroque retellings of the Orpheus myth (Monteverdi, Rossi and Sartorio), in which he transforms Monteverdi's eponymous hero from tenor to countertenor for the first time, with compelling results.