I heard an amazing countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky, make his Boston debut last night for the Boston Early Music Festival at the St. Botolph Club. Not only is his vocal ability spectacular, but his emotional intensity during the performance brought the pieces he sang by Strozzi, Monteverdi and Vivaldi to vibrant life. This was a preview performance – he will be appearing in Boston during the 2010-11 season with the BEMF as well as in their June 2011 performances of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe. He is not to be missed!
Philippe Jaroussky at BEMF Benefit