Jaroussky with Thibaut: a duet of virtuosos

The most important and celebrated countertenor in the world today, the Frenchman Philipp Jaroussky, has sung for the first time in the Canary Islands, as part of the 38th Music Festival.

Her natural voice is tenor and her artistic voice is mezzo-soprano. With the extension of the chest register and an extraordinary inspiration, he has achieved an apparently easy singing ability, very safe, one hundred percent musical, minimizing the only thing that this emission technique cannot achieve, which are the harmonics of the voice in long notes. .

He began a world tour in the Canary Islands with the Franco-Spanish Thibaut García, a classical guitarist with perfect technique and extraordinary expressive quality. Splendidly well-matched duet, both Spanish-speakers and with an ingenious, discreet, friendly instinct for communication.

All the conditions were met for a great concert, and so it was: very well understood and shared with the public that filled the Teatro Pérez Galdós, an ideal acoustic space conditioned for a very natural timbre.

They offered a very pleasant program, mixing styles without chronological order. Beginning and end were songs by Poulenc and Britten, respective members of the 20th century French and English parnassus. Between the two, a varied baroque repertoire, another romantic and a third nationalist, inserting some simply magnificent guitar solos into the singing.

Both were impeccable in the English Come again by Dowland and Lamento by Dido by Purcel; sweet and friendly in the Italian Giordano, Caccini and Paisiello; impressive voice in the agility of Rossini, and tormented in The King of the Trades, by Schubert.

The entry into the Spanish concert song made us enjoy the refined Mirar de la maja, by Granados and Anda jaleo by Lorca, full of majesty.

The fineness of the Brazilian ballad shone in the Manhá de Carnaval de Bonfá and the Spanish in Alfonsina y el mar de Ramírez.

In short, an exquisite repertoire, both in the Renaissance and in popular ballads, chosen based on their melodic quality and their mark of universality and beauty.

Also according to the singular nature of the voice, flowing and whole, rich in color, with full treble, agile in the dynamic degrees and splendid in ligados. In short, a "natural" and generous voice in all its richness, including that of encore chansonier.

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