The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has pulled out of a major tour of Handel’s Partenope with Il Pomo d’Oro after the death of his father. The tour was to have visited Paris, Ferrol, Coruña, Pamplona and Madrid.
Lawrence Zazzo will replace Philippe in Paris. The first two Spanish dates are cancelled and it remains to be seen whether Pamplona and Madrid will go ahead. This was to have been the opera’s belated Spanish premiere.
We send Philippe warm condolences.