Orfeo, L’Orfeo by Monteverdi (Longborough ’23)

In “Possente spirto” [..] Gijsbertsen invests the heartbroken roulades of a super-demanding vocal part with emotional authenticity as well as technical virtuosity. (The Arts Desk)

Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen was more than outstanding in this fraught showpiece, well on top of all the abstruse early baroque techniques (including the notorious ‘goat’s trill’) and phrasing with a smooth breath-control, in a performance which would have persuaded anybody to give in to his charms. (Midlands Musical Reviews)

Peter Gijsbertsen as Orfeo stands out, with his strong yet flexible tenor shaping all of the required sounds extremely skilfully, and his persona successfully capturing the sense of the moody artist and deep thinker. (MusicOMH)