Po londyńskim koncercie w Barbican Hall* Hilary Finch w The Times (z 4 grudnia) pyta:
Is the young countertenor Philippe Jaroussky really great?
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For, as yet, Jaroussky has a personable stage presence, a lithe and youthful voice — at the soprano end of the countertenor spectrum — but little power, a tendency to blur intonation, and no more expressive eloquence than many a recent conservatoire graduate.
The trouble is, this sopranist repertoire is now in the hands of female singers of the stature of Cecilia Bartoli and Joyce DiDonato. And if countertenors can’t match their prowess, they’re wasting their time. And ours. Too often Jaroussky’s catalogue of raging seas, implacable destiny and destruction sounded merely petulant. This is partly because both ends of his vocal register are weak and unable to support the energy of the writing. And his coloratura, while often exquisitely and delicately inflected, lacks colour.
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*2 grudnia 2009 r, Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre London. Philippe Jaroussky & Concerto Köln.