Występ Philippe’a Jarousky’ego, Marie-Nicole Lemieux i Ensemble Matheus na tegorocznych Promsach spodobał się Anglikom. Michael Church z „The Independent” pisze:
It was primarily a showcase for contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and the amazing French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky, and to hear the latter sing a Porpora aria originally written for the great castrato Farinelli was a revelation. Jaroussky’s sound is extraordinarily clean, pure, and expressive, with immaculate control in rapid coloratura passages. Meanwhile Lemieux has a huge battery of effects in her vocal locker, with a baritonal richness at the bottom; she’s also a consummate drama-queen, which came in handy for her deranged lament in Vivaldi’s ‘Orlando Furioso’. But the joy of this concert lay as much in how Spinosi and his band of string players interacted with the singers, and with their brilliant flute and recorder soloists; surrounded by the delicate tracery of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins RV 513, we were in string heaven.
W podobnym tonie utrzymana jest recenzja Tima Ashleya na guardian.co.uk :
The real treat, however, came with the late-night Prom, in which the charismatic Corsican conductor-violinist Jean-Christophe Spinosi and his wonderful Ensemble Matheus were joined by Philippe Jaroussky and Marie-Nicole Lemieux for a programme of arias and concertos by Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel and Porpora. With an exceptional ability to communicate the joy he takes in making music, Spinosi seems to dance and whirl in front of his players, rather than simply conduct them. Jaroussky and Lemieux, meanwhile, sang with virtuosic ease and sensual abandon. A classy, sexy entertainment, and pure pleasure from start to finish.
Pure pleasure from start to finish – no właśnie.