About the Event
The highly anticipated 2023‐24 season of Palau Grans Veus will be inaugurated by the mesmerizing countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. Known for his exceptional vocal talent, Jaroussky has captivated audiences at the Palau with his previous performances. This time, he will be joined by the esteemed ensemble, Le Concert de la Loge, conducted by Julien Chauvin. Chauvin, a musician renowned for his musical intuition and intelligence, will add a unique layer of interpretation to the concert.
Critics have praised Jaroussky for his technical prowess, effortlessly maneuvering through complex coloratura passages. Furthermore, he possesses a remarkable ability to move his audience with the gentlest of notes. Jaroussky's remarkable countertenor voice, discovered almost by coincidence at the age of eighteen, adds an exceptional charm to his performances.
For this concert, Jaroussky will present a selection of arias from lesser‐known operas by late Baroque composers such as Hasse, Jomelli, and Handel. He will also showcase works from composers like Leo, Valentini, Traetta, Bernasconi, and Ferrandini, whose contributions to the genre are equally noteworthy.
To have the opportunity to witness the artistry of one of today's greatest countertenors is an absolute delight. Don't miss the chance to experience the enchanting voice of Jaroussky at Palau Grans Veus.
|Countertenor:|| Philippe Jaroussky |
Unsurprisingly, it is in the music of the Baroque era – the heyday of the castrato – that French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has captured the attention of music‐lovers lovers around the world. The ethereal, but sensuous beauty of his voice, his virtuosity and his sense of style have brought him critical praise, a number of major awards – including, in 2008, Germany’s prestigious Echo‐Klassik prize for Male Singer of the Year, honouring his Virgin Classics album, Carestini: The Story of a Castrato.
|Ensemble:||Le Concert de la Loge|
Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a dazzling building situated in the northern part of Barcelona's Old Town. An architectural jewel of the Catalan Art Nouveau style, built between 1905 and 1908, its rich interior displays the work of the region's artisans in the form of stained-glass windows, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and blacksmithing. The extensive use of glass in the construction of the venue creates stunningly radiant interiors. The dusty red facade of the Palau is decorated with busts of great composers including Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, and colorful mosaics in floral patterns. The centre of the Palau is the magnificent concert hall, entirely lit by natural sunlight due to the extraordinary skylight in the centre of the richly ornate ceiling, which is popular for symphonic and chamber music. According to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect who designed the Palau, the aim was to create a “garden for music” – an objective he definitely managed to achieve.