Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński makes a dramatic entrance with the aria ‘Mea tormenta, properate’ by Johann Adolf Hasse. This is the first opportunity to discover a track from his debut album, ANIMA SACRA, which is released in October.
“Baroque style is about freedom and passion,” says Orliński, who was born in Poland, trained at New York’s renowned Juilliard School and in 2016 won the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious National Council Auditions.
While Hasse came from Germany, ANIMA SACRA’s special focus is on composers of the Neapolitan school and it features world premiere recordings of no fewer than eight arias. Jakub Józef is partnered by the brilliant team of Il pomo d’oro and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. All in all, quite a debut!