V1324. JEAN NIROUËT (Counter-Tenor), w.Berlingen Cond.: Longe Mala; Stabat Mater (both Vivaldi); Tolomeo – Stille amare (Handel); w.Giardelli Cond.: Le Quattro Staggioni Création (Gousset); Orlando – Vaghe pupille, no non piangete (Handel). (France) Malibran 685, Live Performances, 1995-96. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 3760003776858
"The French counter-tenor Jean Nirouët’s early studies were in flute, bassoon and piano at the Strasbourg Conservatoire, developing a great interest in singing at the age of sixteen. He had lessons first with Germaine Lubin, and then with Jacqueline Bonnardot in Orleans, and with Christiane Eda-Pierre at the Paris Conservatoire, where he obtained the first top marks ever awarded to a counter-tenor. In 1981 he also won first prize in the Hertogenbosch International Singing Competition. Jean Nirouët’s career has brought operatic appearances throughout Europe, as well as concert performances with leading ensembles and conductors. His repertoire includes medieval and baroque music as well as French and German art songs and much contemporary music. His recordings include operas and cantatas of Händel and Vivaldi, Masses of Dufay, De La Rue, Gilles, Charpentier, Caldara, Giroust, and contemporary music. Jean Nirouët is very active as a teacher of singing, with a particular interest in bel canto techniques of the nineteenth century."
- Aryeh Oron, May, 2003
"In this age of an abundance of counter-tenors, it is all too easy to overlook the work of this supremely gifted artist, Jean Nirouët. He is innately musical, singing with a voice of great beauty and purity. One does not encounter the awkward 'gear shifts' and often hollow sound often heard in the middle voice, seemingly endemic to this rare breed of tenor. Very highly recommended!"
-Zillah Dorset Akron