November 23, 2017

As colorful as the cover!

So, now there is also the LP, also limited in pink. Technically a nice LP to listen to.

November 17, 2017

Interview with Bartoli

I've just put online a short interview (translated from the Italian) where Bartoli talks about singing in the Sistine Chapel (tonight) making her the first woman to do so. Also a couple of questions about God, and Salzburg...

https://www.gramilano.com/2017/11/interview-with-cecilia-bartoli-on-religion-the-sistine-chapel-and-salzburg/

October 20, 2017

surprise surprise

Only one piece are with / for mezzosopran ("Beata viscera Mariae Virginis" from Pérotin)? - for me this release comes as a surprise.
 Veni Domine
Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella & Cecilia Bartoli

- will be published on October 27, 2017 -

September 22, 2017

Festspielhaus Baden Baden the programm for the concert 23.11.2017

https://www.festspielhaus.de/veranstaltung/cecilia-sol-23-11-2017-2000/

September 3, 2017

CD program

                       Its official now. I got this from a fan, who wants to stay anonymous.



September 2, 2017

It goes on colorful .......





 Here you can register for the new site for the upcoming CD

August 31, 2017

CECILIA AND SOL: DOLCE DUELLO





Finally, Decca gets around announcing the new CD : http://ceciliabartolionline.com/dolce-duello
The announcement comes with a nice short video and the picture above seems to be the final artwork for the cover.
There will be three world premiere recordings. As for the rest, we will have to wait a little bit and see, what else beyond Renato's post about the tour program will reveal.

Realease date in seems to be November 10 .

August 29, 2017

"Dolce duello" Tour program


Dolce Duello
Arie barocche per voce e violoncello



- Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): "Aure andate e baciate", Air de Zefiro extrait deIl nascimento dell'Aurora (1710)
- Antonio Caldara (1670-1736): "Fortuna e speranza", Air de Emirena extrait de Nitocri (1722)
- Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783): Ouverture de Il Ciro riconosciuto (1736)
- Domenico Gabrielli (1651-1690): "Aure voi de' miei sospiri", Air de Inomenia extrait de San Sigismondo, re di Borgogna (1687)
- Nicola Porpora (1686-1768): "Nobil onda", Air de Adelaide extrait de Adelaide (1723)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759): "What passion cannot Music raise and quell!", Air extrait de Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1739)
- Carlo Francesco Pollarolo (1653-1723): Ouverture de Ariodante (1718)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel: "Lascia la spina cogli la rosa", Air extrait de Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46A (1757)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel: "Ah, che sol per Teseo ... M'adora l'idol mio", Récitatif et air extrait de Agilea from Teseo, HWV 9 (1713)

* * *

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Dance of the Furie, extrait de Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759): "Son qual stanco pellegrino", Air d’Alceste extrait de Arianna in Creta (1734)
- Hermann Raupach (1728-1778): "O placido il mare", Air de Laodice extrait deSiroe, re di Persia, HWV 24 (1760)
- Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre no 10, en ré majeur, G 483: Allegro maestoso / Andante lentarello / Allegro e con moto


August 19, 2017

Cecilia on vinyl

I know three vinyl LPs from / with Cecilia Bartoli: Mission (2012), La scala di seta (live, Pesaro, 1989) and Mozart's Requiem (Solti & ViPhi in the Stephansdom 1991).
Does anyone know more vinyl albums? I would be glad about information and hints, because LPs are still the more beautiful album.

August 9, 2017

Dolce Duello available from 06.10.2017?

A reference to the album release can be found on amazon.de and amazon.fr
Wonderful, if a vinyl LP will be available again!
Decca © Esther Haase

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.

NOT TO MISS THIS VIDEO


                                                       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.

https://www.gramilano.com/2017/04/cecilia-bartoli-home/

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

INTERMISSION

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:

http://www.gramilano.com/2017/01/cecilia-bartoli-and-antonio-pappano-in-conversation-and-concert-in-rome/

December 12, 2016

NEW ALBUM 2017 !!!

Just by surprise, I stumbled over the new season's program of Gstaad here :
http://www.gstaadmenuhinfestival.ch/de/tickets-and-programm/programm-2017?highlight=bartoli
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:

https://www.concertgebouw.nl/en/concerts/cecilia-bartoli-handel-heroines/15-11-2016/van=2016-11-15

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:

http://www.gramilano.com/2016/09/cecilia-bartoli-the-enchantress-casts-her-spell-at-the-lucerne-festival/

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.

Charlotte

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.