SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024 · 3 PM
JAKUB JÓZEF ORLINSKI
with IL POMO D’ORO
THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL
Prelude Lecture · 2 PM
“Orliński and Il Pomo d’Oro present a thoughtfully conceived and masterfully executed performance.” — The Classical Review
EARLY MUSIC CONCERT
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this popular countertenor highlight rarely performed early music repertoire with the acclaimed chamber orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, in a program that includes works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Cavalli, Sartorio, and many more.
Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has established himself as one of the world’s leading artists, triumphing on stage, in concert, and on recording. An exclusive artist on the Warner/Erato label, his first recording, Anima Sacra, earned him the prestigious Opus Klassik award for Solo Vocal Recording, while his second, Facce d’amore, earned him the Recording (Solo Recital) of the Year at the 2021 International Opera Awards. His sold-out concerts and recitals throughout Europe and the United States have attracted new followers to the art form, and his live performance of Vivaldi’s “Vedrò con mio diletto,” filmed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, has amassed nearly ten million online views. His television appearances, including the Concert de Paris at the Eiffel Tower and “Rebâtir Notre Dame de Paris,” both with the Orchestre National de France, and Les Victoires de la Musique Classique awards concert accompanied by the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, have been broadcast to millions worldwide.
In 2019, Orliński was the subject of a major profile in The New Yorker and featured on the cover of Polish Vogue. His third album—entitled Anima Aeterna, featuring sacred arias and motets from the Baroque era—was released in October 2021 and toured throughout Europe with the early music ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro.
In the 2022–23 season, Orliński made his role debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock and reprises the role at San Francisco Opera in a new production by Matthew Ozawa. He also sings the roles of Arsamene Serse at Opéra de Rouen under the baton of David Bates and Athamas in a new production of Semele by Claus Guth at Bayerische Staatsoper. On the concert stage, he joins Il Pomo d’Oro, Il Giardino D’Amore, and his longtime collaborator pianist Michał Biel for concerts and recitals across Europe.