Monday 27 April 2020 7:30PM

Video stream: Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor; Michał Biel piano

Handel, Purcell, Schubert and more


  • Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor
  • Michał Biel piano

This concert originally took place at Wigmore Hall on June 13, 2018

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Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, praised for his tonal beauty, captured international attention as winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

In this special concert, which marked 100 years since Poland regained independence following World War I, Orliński underlined his rising-star status with a recital of personal favourite songs and arias, including Pawel Lukaszewski’s beautiful setting of Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska’s poetry.

Listen to Jakub's album Facce d'amore here

Jakub Jozef Orliński appears courtesy of Warner Classics

  • With grateful thanks to Warner Classics for supporting Wigmore Hall with the release of this previously recorded concert
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Tolomeo HWV25
        • Inumano fratel ... Stille amare
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Music for a while Z583
        • If music be the food of love Z379c
        • What power art thou (Cold Genius aria) Z628
        • Strike the viol Z323
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Auf der Donau D553
      • Schwanengesang D957
        • Die Stadt
        • Nachtstück D672
  • Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
        • A Chloris
        • Mai
        • Paysage
        • Fêtes galantes
        • L'heure exquise
  • Interval
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
      • Kurpie Songs Op. 58
        • Lecioly zórazie
        • Wysla burzycka
        • Uwoz mamo
        • U jeziorecka
  • Tadeusz Baird (1928-1981)
        • Four Love Sonnets
  • Pawel Lukaszewski
        • Jesien
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra HWV23
        • Agitato da fiere tempeste