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Countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski to release Anima Sacra, his debut album, on Erato October 26, 2018

October 11, 2018 | By Andrew Ousley
Unison Media

Countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski to release Anima Sacra, his debut album, on Erato October 26, 2018


The album features eleven Neapolitan arias, eight of which are receiving their world premiere recordings, including works by Nicola Fago, Francesco Durante, Francesco Feo, Domenico Sarro, and Domingo Terradellas

Orlinski goes on an international recital tour, including his Carnegie Hall recital concert debut featuring members of New York Baroque Incorporated


For immediate release - New York, NY - Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orlinski releases Anima Sacra, his debut album on Erato, October 26, 2018. Featuring eleven Neapolitan arias, the album includes eight world premiere recordings of works from Nicola Fago, Francesco Durante, Francesco Feo, Domenico Sarro and Domingo Terradellas. Other arias are from Gaetano Schiassi, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann Hasse, and Johann Heinichen. Accompanying Orlinski on the album is the ensemble il pomo d’oro conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

Orlinski, who was born in Warsaw, Poland and trained at the Juilliard School, was the 2016 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions. He was praised by The New York Times for combining “beauty of tone and an uncommon unity of color and polish across his range.”

Orlinski and il pomo d’oro go on an international recital tour, including performances in France, Belgium, and the United States. He will make his Carnegie Hall recital concert debut in January 2019 with members of New York Baroque Incorporated. 

Separate from his fast-rising singing career, Orlinski is also a virtuoso in breakdancing, having earned fourth place at the Red Bull BC One Poland Cypher competition, second place on the Stylish Strike – Top Rock Contest and second place at The Style Control competition, among others. He has also been featured in a commercial for the streetwear company CROPP, as well as featured as a dancer, model and acrobat in campaigns for Levi’s, Nike, Turbokolor, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, MAC Cosmetics, Dannon, and Algida.


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Track List

1. Nicola Fago: Alla gente a Dio diletta – from Il Faraone sommerso 
(world premiere recording)

2-8. Nicola Fago: Confitebor tibi Domine 
(world premiere recording)
2. Confitebor tibi Domine
3. Memoriam fecit mirabilium suorum 
4. Fidelia omnia mandata ejus
5. Sanctus et terribile
6. Initium sapentiae timor Domini
7. Intellectus bonus omnibus - Gloria
8. Sicut erat in principio - Amen

9-11. Johann David Heinichen: Alma Redemptoris Mater 
9. Aria: Alma Redemptoris Mater
10. Accompagnato: Tu quae genuisti
11. Aria: Gabrielis ab ore

12. Domènec Terradellas: Donec ponam – Aria for contralto from Dixit Dominus
(world premiere recording)

13-16. Nicola Fago: Tam non splendet sol creatus    
(world premiere recording)
13. Aria: Tam non splendet sol creatus
14. Recitativo: O nox clara?
15. Aria: Dum infans iam dormit
16. Alleluia

17. Domenico Sarro: Laudamus te - Aria for contralto from Messa a 5 voci in Fa maggiore
(world premiere recording)

18. Francesco Feo: Juste Judex ultionis - from Dies Irae in G 
(world premiere recording)

19-20. Jan Dismas Zelenka: Smanie di dolci affetti...S'una sol lagrima from Gesù al Calvario - ZWV 62
19. Accompagnato: Smanie di dolci affetti...
20. Aria: S'una sol lagrima

21. Johann Adolf Hasse: Mea tormenta, properate! - from Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalen

22. Gaetano Maria Schiassi: L'agnelletta timidetta - from Maria vergine al Calvario 
(world premiere recording)

23. Francesco Durante: Domine Fili Unigenite - Aria for contralto from Messa a 5 voci
(world premiere recording)

Jakub Józef Orlinski, countertenor
il pomo d’oro 
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

Tour Dates

November 14, 2018 | Paris, France
Jakub Józef Orlinski & il pomo d’oro
Salle Gaveau

November 16, 2018 | Compiègne, France
Jakub Józef Orlinski & il pomo d’oro
Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne

December 13, 2018 | Antwerpen, Belgium
Jakub Józef Orlinski & il pomo d’oro

January 31, 2019 | New York City, USA
Jakub Józef Orlinski & New York Baroque Incorporated
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

**Other dates to be added




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