Philippe Jaroussky & Artaserse

2022–2023 Season

Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor & Ensemble Artaserse

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

VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until November 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (ET)

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.


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Returing to in-person concerts over the last year has been both an honor and responsibility. As the global pandemic evolves, our response will continue to adapt. The health and safety of our audience, employees, and artists remains our highest priority. Out of concern for those in our community who are still vulnerable, some COVID-19 protocols will stay in place for the coming season.

“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 online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the week before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at


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