Countertenor, mourning his father, cancels opera tour

Countertenor, mourning his father, cancels opera tour


norman lebrecht

January 12, 2016

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.

philippe jaroussky


  • LizzardBreath says:

    Sincere condolences to Mr. Jaroussky. I hope that when he continues his performing schedule, he will get around to Boston, Massachusetts once again.

    We heard him sing a few years ago; my husband, who is not usually attracted to concert music of the kind on the program, was moved to tears.