The male countertenor who replaced a leading lady


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Polish singer Jakub Jozef Orlinski is something of a rarity in the operatic world. Not only is he a countertenor – meaning his range is high compared to other male singers – but he’s also a breakdancer. He's brought his dancing skills to the stage, and most recently to his part in Rinaldo, where he stepped in to take the title role after the leading lady pulled out. Emily Webb goes to meet Josef at Glyndebourne, the opera house in the English countryside. Producer: Deiniol Buxton Picture: Jakub Jozef Orlinski in Rinaldo Credit: Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo by Robbie Jack

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