August 9, 2017

Dolce Duello available from 06.10.2017?

A reference to the album release can be found on and
Wonderful, if a vinyl LP will be available again!
Decca © Esther Haase
Too bad how little "useful" advertising Decca makes for Cecilia....

May 28, 2017

Ariodante.............Salzburg 2017

A change of appearance....
it's about time, Cecilia will portray this wonderful role -:).
Impossible, to get enough of Händel's music.


                                                       copyright : Monika Rittershaus

April 4, 2017

Italian interview (translated) with Cecilia about her three homes

I've put a translation online of an Italian interview where Cecilia talks about her homes in Zurich, Salzburg and Rome... plus her Westwood gowns and Malibran collection.

March 13, 2017

The new cover?

On the website in Gstaad there is a very colorful photo for the concert on 31.8.2017 - maybe the new cover for the announced CD? A Screenshot:

February 18, 2017

Piano recitals in Spain — programme

Teatro Real has announced the programme of Cecilia's recitals with Sergio Ciomei this spring:

Caccini: Tu ch'hai le penne, amore
A. Scarlatti: Se Florindo è fedele
Caldara: Selve amiche
Vivaldi: Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia” 
D. Scarlatti: Sonata E-dur, K380 
Händel: “Lascia la spina”
Porpora: “Nobil onda”
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio” 
Mozart: Fantasia d-moll, K397 
Rossini: Or che di fiori adorno
Bellini: Vaga luna
Donizetti: Me voglio fa na casa
Rossini: La danza


Puccini: Piccolo Tango; E l'uccellino; Terra e mare; Casa mia; Avanti Urania; Piccolo valzer; “O mio babbino caro” (from “Gianni Schicchi”)
F. P. Tosti: A vucchella; Aprile; Ninna nanna
St. Donaudy: O del mio amato ben… 
Puccini: Foglio d'album 
E. A. Mario: Santa Lucia luntana
S. Gambardella: Come facete màmmetta?
de Curtis: Cara, ti voglio tanto bene
E. A. Mario: Tammurriata nera
D. Modugno: Nel blu dipinto di blu

January 30, 2017

I wasn't able to attend Cecilia's Rome concert, but here is a translation of a couple of the Italian reviews and an extract from an interview with Bartoli and Pappano:

December 12, 2016

NEW ALBUM 2017 !!!

Just by surprise, I stumbled over the new season's program of Gstaad here :
and it says, the concert on August 31st 2017 will be the world premiere of her new album:
La Voce e il Violoncello

Some more details from the PDF attached to the site:

La Voce e il Violoncello – Gabetta & Bartoli
Sol Gabetta, Violoncello; Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzosopran;
Cappella Gabetta; Andrés Gabetta, Violine & Leitung
Italienische Barockoper und das Violoncello –
Weltpremiere des neuen Programmes
Werke von Händel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Porpora,
Caldara, u. a. 

CHF 340 / 210 / 110 / 45

September 26, 2016

Handel Heroines: details of the programme

The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, first venue of Cecilia's Handel programme, published details:

September 11, 2016

Cecilia Bartoli's 2016 Lucerne Festival concert

For what it's worth, here are my thoughts on Cecilia's concert in Lucerne last week:

PS I liked it... a lot!

July 27, 2016

'It's almost impossible not to love Cecilia Bartoli'

Read an enthusiastic and well researched article about Cecilia from a Scottish music blog: Meet Cecilia Bartoli, opera's Renaissance woman and a possible future plan! In addition there's finally a video of West Side Story back in space.


July 9, 2016

Les Musiciens du Prince

Read an article (in English!) about the birth of 'Les Musiciens du Prince', who's concertmaster and who else joined the orchestra. Too bad, the programme is not listed in detail, it says only Händel.

June 24, 2016

Cecilia e Martha

Listen to Cecilia talking in Italian about her upcoming concert with Martha Argerich - I always love how vivid and liberate she is in her mother tongue.


As far as I understood: Martha was kind of afraid of this progetto, didn't know how to accompany a (female) voice, because she never did before. Cecilia gave her the hint to regard the voice as a violin, and that was fine for Martha.

Diego says that dispite two Dive Assolute meet, they come along with each other easily. As far as I understood him - and I'm not at all sure that I did! - Martha finds things quite difficult while Cecilia always knows a way out and everything turns out to be easy.

My Italian is so rusty!

June 17, 2016

Cecilia received Polar Music Prize yesterday

I love what and especially how Mrs Alice Bah Kuhnke is saying about Cecilia! <3

There are several Videos of the ceremony online, here's Ann Hallenberg's tribute:

Anne Sofie von Otter congratulates on Facebook:

June 6, 2016

Cecilia's Mozart-programme with Barenboim in Berlin

Haydn: Arianna a Naxos (Mezzosopran and piano)
Mozart: Ch'io mi scordi di te (Mezzosopran, piano and orchestra)
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio (aria Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito)
Mozart: Deh per questo istante solo (aria Sesto, La Clemenza di Tito)
Mozart: Piano-concerto A-Major, KV 488)

June 5, 2016

.....and more flowers to her birthday

copyright : NiccoloT

June 4, 2016

June 4

Everywhere, on the radio, social networks, newspapers I come across best wishes to Cecilia's 50th birthday today. We all know and I'm sure, many of us sent her the very best wishes in their minds already.

It should not be missed here:

Tanti auguri a cara Cecilia! Health and joy may be with you the next 50 years!

May 23, 2016

Rediscovery of Steffani goes on

Perhaps many of you know already, but I find this so very interesting that I have to share:

In Berlin, the Staatsoper performs Steffani's Opera 'Amor vien dal Destino'. I'm sure, this is Cecilia's merit, her 'Mission' is spreading. I love that!

May 3, 2016

West Side Story

I think we can open a new thread for West Side Story now, the reporting has started.

I found an interview with Cecilia and an article about WWS in a German magazine called 'Oper!'. It's not online, but I took some pictures for the German-speaking ones of us.

The interview:

The article:

 And a nice congratulation:
Cecilia is on the title of the magazine and there are several small notes concerning her. Worth buying it.
For the non German-speaking, I will translate the important parts later.

March 23, 2016

On the joys of travelling by boat...

Just translated an interview about travel with Cecilia from La Repubblica newspaper a couple of days ago. It doesn't say anything earth-shattering, but it is a pleasant ode to the joys of travelling on water: