Philippe Jaroussky

2022–2023 Season

Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor & Le Concert de la Loge

Friday, October 28, 2022
8pm | New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

Operatic Brilliance: Arias by Handel, Vivaldi, and Others

World-renowned countertenor superstar Philippe Jaroussky makes a triumphant return to BEMF to open the 2022–2023 Season leading his Ensemble Artaserse in a beguiling program of opera arias and instrumental interludes. Heralded both for his uniquely captivating and nuanced voice and his keen musical curiosity, Jaroussky shares a selection of brilliant and beloved arias by Handel and Vivaldi alongside rarely heard gems by Baroque masters Hasse, Piccinni, and Ferrandini.

“There are countertenors, and then there is Mr. Jaroussky.”

—The New York Times

Pre-Concert Talk

In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present an online Pre-Concert Videos—FREE to watch on YouTube or at Watch an introduction to the program from Robert Mealy, Director of Historical Performance at The Juilliard School and Orchestra Director of the Boston Early Music Festival.

Program Book


Ferrandini: Sinfonia in B-flat major
Hasse: "Sperai vicino il lido" and "Misero pargoletto" from Il Demofoonte
Hasse: Trio Sonata in E minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Ferrandini: "Gelido in ogni vena" from Siroe re di Persia
Piccinni: "Oh dei! questo tra i mali mei" and "Ah non resiste il core" from Il Tigrane
Handel: "Se parla nel mio cor" from Giustino
Handel: Sinfonia and "Cara sposa" from Rinaldo
Vivaldi: Concerto for strings in G minor
Vivaldi: "Gelido in ogni vena" from Il Farnace
Vivaldi: "Se in ogni guardo" from Orlando finto pazzo