December 25, 2010

December 21, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

                         
 
                             To all readers and to Cecilia and her loved ones, of course.

December 4, 2010

Czech interview

http://www.operaplus.cz/2010/12/cecilia-bartoli-ceskou-hudbu-samozrejme.html

An interview in Czech.
And its English translation.
The French Ensemble Matheus and its conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi have been a key element to the Vivaldi opera revival and have become one of the most popular period ensembles. We have wanted to work together for a very long time and have finally found a composer and project, which is most natural for our first collaboration... Vivaldi...!

December 3, 2010

Many Cecilia news

Cecilia is Grammy Nominee in the category Best Classical Vocal Performance and Best Classical Album For Sacrificium. We will know more on Feb 13, 2011. Let's keep fingers crossed.

and

The leading Japanese music magazine Record Geijutsu has announced its annual Record Academy Awards for 2010. We are delighted to report that Cecilia Bartoli has won in the category "Opera". In addition to winning in its category, Cecilia Bartoli’s Sacrificium was honoured with the year’s GRAND PRIZE: SILVER. Congratulations Cecilia!!!!

Source: Facebook

As we already know from Mariska in Hypernews:

CECILIA – HONORARY DOCTOR OF MUSIC OF UCD
Last Monday, Cecilia was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from University College Dublin in a solemn ceremony at Newman House, Dublin. Find some photos from the ceremony in the Community area of Cecilia´s website.

Source: Cecilia's Website and more to find here

October 29, 2010

Vivaldi with Ensemble Matheus

By now we have Versailles,Munich and today I found a more official confirmation for Prague ....any ideas, where she will go besides these venues?

October 23, 2010

Sacrificium and piano?

The official schedule has been updated. First of all, Australian tour is announced (March 2011). And it says that the second Hong Kong concert and the second Sydney concert will be «Sacrificum with Sergio Ciomei».

October 22, 2010

Cecilia's Community updated

You can download an excerpt from the "Clari" booklet.

October 20, 2010

Autographed Rossini Opera Picture

Look what I found on Ebay: Dedication from Marilyn Horne to Cecilia Bartoli. I'd love to own, but it is beyond my cash. Would be a nice gift to Cecilia - by the way, why is it not hers already??

Charlotte

October 16, 2010

Info about «Giulio Cesare»

The only found confirmation of producing the studio recording: http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/indiscrets/cleopatre-star-de-la-saison_925575.html

October 15, 2010

Programme of Händel Concert in London

Ton asked me to put it here, too (link is in the title). As Mariska found out, the Händel programmes differ, look at the one of Bozar here.

Charlotte

October 12, 2010

The first full «Da tempeste» video

Someone uploaded the video recording of Cleopatra's «Da tempeste» from yesterday's concert in Barcelona. Very impressing!

October 8, 2010

Vivaldi, when in Rome

This is from 2004, when Cecilia sang an incredible and beautiful program  in Rome. The immersion into the music is singular to her.....watch it till the end.

October 7, 2010

Interesting and surprising statistics of this site -:)

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October 2, 2010

«Una voce poco fa»

The community section has now a streaming version of Rosina's cavatina. Unfortunately the stream isn't strong enough to reach Russia, so I'll try to listen to it later.
http://www.ceciliabartolionline.com/cms/?id=54&L=0

October 1, 2010

German review of 'Sospiri'

(Link in the title)

KlassikAkzente
Cecilia Bartoli, die Wandlungsfähige

„Sospiri“ ist ein erstaunliches Album. Denn als erste kompakte Werkschau von Cecilia Bartoli macht die CD sowohl in der Standard wie in der Prestige Version deutlich, wie vielseitig die berühmte Mezzosopranistin agiert.

Cecilia Bartoli © DECCA / Uli Weber
© DECCA / Uli Weber

Natürlich kann man gar nicht alles in derart konzentriertem Rahmen würdigen, was Cecilia Bartoli während des vergangenen Vierteljahrhunderts ihrer Karriere erfolgreich angegangen ist. Man denke nur an Alben wie die Hommage an Antonio Salieri, mit der einem zu Unrecht in der Musikgeschichte versunkenem oder wie in „Amadeus“ mit Gerüchten gestraften Komponisten die Ehre erwiesen wurde. Überhaupt gehört es zu den Besonderheiten der römischen Künstlerin, dass sie sich nicht nur mit dem Repertoire an sich, sondern auch mit den Nebenlinien des Mainstreams auseinandersetzt. Aufnahmen gehen oft monatelange Studien voraus, Nachmittage in Archiven und Handschriftensammlungen, in denen Cecilia Bartoli versucht, dem originalen Klang musikalischer Zeugnisse auf die Spur zu kommen. Aber genau das hört man dann auch, wenn sie ihre Alben veröffentlicht, die immer mehr sind als nur Recitale. Sie ist eine neugierige Forscherin und nachhaltige Künstlerin, egal, ob sie sich um die Kunst von Mozart und Vivaldi oder um die Besonderheit der Kompositionen für Kastraten verdient macht.

Eine Werkschau auf einer CD – oder in der Deluxe Version auch auf 2CDs mit zusätzlichem Bonus-Material – ist daher immer auch eine Beschränkung auf das Wesentliche. „Sospiri“ gibt einen Einblick in die wunderbare Klangwelt der Cecilia Bartoli anhand von einigen ihrer beliebtesten Aufnahmen. Dabei handelt es sich um berühmte Melodien von Händel und Mozart, Meisterwerke des Belcanto von Bellini und Rossini, die ihre Stimmqualitäten im Laufe der vergangenen Jahre international bekannt gemacht haben. Darüber hinaus aber versammelt das Album auch Raritäten, die bislang nicht auf Tonträger zu bekommen waren. Beide Versionen enthalten beispielsweise eine neue Interpretation von Rosinas Arie „Una voce poco fa“ aus Il Barbiere di Siviglia“, jener Rolle also, mit der Cecilia Bartoli einst den internationalen Durchbruch geschafft hat. Es ist eines dieser Beispiele profunder Basisarbeit, mit der sie souverän die Traditionen herausarbeitet, in der Rossinis Musik wurzelt. Sie stammt übrigens aus der Zeit der Maria Malibran-Aufnahmen und bringt Bartoli daher wieder mit dem famosen Orchestra La Scintilla zusammen.

Exklusiv für die Deluxe Version wiederum singt die Künstlerin die Welterstaufnahme der Arie „Cervo in bosco“ des Barockkomponisten Leonardo Vinci, die einst zu den Lieblingspartien des berühmten Kastraten Farinelli gehört hatte. Darüber hinaus ist sie mit wunderbaren Duetten wie Mozarts “Là ci darem la mano” mit Bryn Terfel und Mascagnis “Tutto tace” mit Luciano Pavarotti und einer Rarität an der Seite von Maxim Vengerov zu hören, dem Auszug “Ah, ritorna” aus Mendelssohns selten gesungener Konzertariearie Infelice! Und nicht zuletzt gehören auch geistliche Arien etwa von Bach, Mozart und Fauré zum Extra-Paket, so dass mit “Sospiri” für alle Stimmenfreunde etwas geboten wird. Denn die einen finden darin eine grandiose Künstlerin mit spannendem Repertoire wieder, die anderen darüber hinaus Raritäten für die Sammlung.

"Sospiri" ist bei iTunes mit exklusivem Bonusmaterial und digitalem Booklet erhältlich.

September 24, 2010

More about Salzburg festival

The article on the same subject, but with several interesting remarks.

(The link is the title of this post)

September 17, 2010

More about Sospiri

You have to be a registered user at DECCA, but if you are, you can see this :
http://www.ceciliabartolionline.com/cms/?id=54&L=0

September 16, 2010

Will Cecilia lead the Whitsun Festival of Salzburg??

Click here for more information, also about her appearance as 'Semele' in Vienna.

What news!!

September 15, 2010

Vivaldi as her next project ??????

Everything seems to make sense: the recording session in Santander with supposedly Il Giardino Armonico, the two concerts in Versailles with Ensemble Matheus (great choice -:) ) and now the concert in Munich with the same orchestra in June 2011.

Cecilia in her second passion: cooking

Look here (in German): http://www.prestigenews.ch/magazin/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=890:v-zug&catid=42:interieur&Itemid=79

There's a link leading to a site, where you can watch two videos of Cecilia cooking, the second is a short making of. Very nice - and I'm hungry now.

Charlotte

September 14, 2010

Schedule 2010/11 UPDATED !

Schedule 2009/2010

 I don't want the last year's schedule to be lost, so I will add it here and leave the current schedule at the top of the
page.  Eventually, I want to create an archive for her schedule.
  
SEPTEMBER
01/09/2009 - Martigny - Il settecento in Italia - La Scintilla http://www.gianadda.ch   
02/09/2009 - Gstaad    - Il settecento in Italia - La Scintilla http://www.menuhinfestivalgstaad.ch   
10/09/2009 - Reggia di Caserta - SACRIFICIUM launch - iGA 
OCTOBER
04/10/2009 - Wien - Liederabend - Lang Lang   http://www.musikverein.at   
10/10/2009*- Zürich - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.tonhalle-orchester.ch 
14/10/2009 - München - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.muenchenmusik.de            
17/10/2009 - Berlin - signing session   http://www.kulturkaufhaus.de/   
18/10/2009 - Berlin - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de   
20/10/2009 - Braunschweig - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.classixfestival.de          
22/10/2009 - Halle - Händel und Zeitgenossen  - La Scintilla   http://www.haendel-halle.de 
NOVEMBER
08/11/2009 - Baden-Baden - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.festspielhaus.de          
10/11/2009 - Amsterdam   - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.concertgebouw.nl          
13/11/2009 - Koeln - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.koelner-philharmonie.de   
15/11/2009 - Brussels - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.bozar.be                   
17/11/2009 - Brussels - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.bozar.be                  
20/11/2009 - Paris - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.theatrechampselysees.fr  
22/11/2009 - Paris - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.theatrechampselysees.fr  
24/11/2009 - London - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA http://www.barbican.org.uk 
DECEMBER
01/12/2009 - Zürich - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.hochuli-konzert.ch
09/12/2009 - Barcelona - signing session   http://www.clubcultura.com/
10/12/2009 - Barcelona - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA   http://www.palaumusica.org       
11/12/2009 - Madrid - signing session   http://www.ambitocultural.es
12/12/2009 - Madrid - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA   http://www.teatro-real.es        
15/12/2009 - Murcia - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA   http://www.auditoriomurcia.org    
17/12/2009 - Almerìa - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - iGA   (to be confirmed)
31/12/2009 - Zürich - LA CENERENTOLA (Angelina) - Muhai Tang   http://www.opernhaus.ch 
JANUARY
02/01/2010 - Zürich - LA CENERENTOLA (Angelina) - Muhai Tang   http://www.opernhaus.ch 
FEBRUARY
09/02/2010 - Paris - GIULIO CESARE (Cleopatra) - William Christie, LAF   http://www.sallepleyel.fr    
12/02/2010 - Paris - GIULIO CESARE (Cleopatra) - William Christie, LAF   http://www.sallepleyel.fr   
14/02/2010 - Paris - GIULIO CESARE (Cleopatra) - William Christie, LAF   http://www.sallepleyel.fr    
21/02/2010 - Las Palmas - Liederabend - Sergio Ciomei   http://www.teatroperezgaldos.es   
23/02/2010 - Las Palmas - Liederabend - Sergio Ciomei   http://www.teatroperezgaldos.es 
MARCH
02/03/2010 - Stuttgart - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.liederhalle-stuttgart.de
04/03/2010 - Frankfurt - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.alteoper.de               
06/03/2010 - Bremen - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.glocke.de                 
08/03/2010 - Dresden - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.musikfestspiele.com/      
10/03/2010 - Nürnberg - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.nuernbergmusik.de/        
13/03/2010 - Linz - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.brucknerhaus.at                  
15/03/2010 - Wien - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.musikverein.at            
17/03/2010 - Graz - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - BCO   http://www.musikverein-graz.at
21/03/2010 - Zagreb - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.lisinski.hr
24/03/2010 - Luzern - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.kkl-luzern.ch 
APRIL
06/04/2010 - Toulouse - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.grandsinterpretes.com       
08/04/2010 - San Sebastian - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://fundacionkursaal.com/            
10/04/2010 - Bilbao - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.teatroarriaga.com           
12/04/2010 - Oviedo - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.palaciocongresos-oviedo.com 
14/04/2010 - Santiago - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://classics.xacobeo.es/            
17/04/2010 - Valladolid - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.auditoriodevalladolid.es/              
19/04/2010 - Pamplona - Haendel arias - La Scintilla http://www.baluarte.com   
20/04/2010 - Vitoria - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla http://www.vitoria-gasteiz.org/teatros 
JUNE
05/06/2010 - Berlin - Liederabend - Lang Lang   http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de   CANCELLED
07/06/2010 - Bad Kissingen - Liederabend - Lang Lang   http://www.kissingersommer.de/          
09/06/2010 - Bad Kissingen - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.kissingersommer.de/          
12/06/2010 - Halle - Händel und Zeitgenossen                              http://www.haendelfestspiele.halle.de   
14/06/2010 - Hamburg - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.laeiszhalle.de
16/06/2010 - Kopenhagen - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.tivoli.dk/
19/06/2010 - Dortmund - Sacrificium, la scuola dei castrati - La Scintilla   http://www.konzerthaus-dortmund.de         
29/06/2010 - Dortmund - NORMA (Norma) - Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble http://www.konzerthaus-dortmund.de 
JULY
01/07/2010 - Dortmund - NORMA (Norma) - Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble http://www.konzerthaus-dortmund.de 
AUGUST
22/08/2010 - Martigny - Haendel arias - BCO    http://www.gianadda.ch   
24/08/2010 - Gstaad - Haendel arias - BCO    http://www.menuhinfestivalgstaad.ch  ON SALE

New address !!

I have registered a new address for the forum, hope, everyone likes it -:) .

September 8, 2010

DVD «Clari»: the cover

The cover of the long-awaited DVD «Clari» is presented.



September 4, 2010

Changes

After your suggestions, I have done some changes, font, colors, background.  It IS easier on the eyes.  Thank you.

September 1, 2010

A nice new beginning

A nice new beginning. Hello from Berlin. :) Im a fan of the new look of the forum and hope it works out for everyone. Welcome all on board. Best wishes for a fun-filled Cecilia year full of discoveries.
Frank

New Forum ?

All those who followed the hypernews Forum of Cecilia Bartoli know, that there have been issues about the forum's stability not only in the last weeks, but going back months and even years.  In 2005, I initiated to archive the old postings and, with the help of the administrator, started a new Hypernews Forum at the same location.
Recently, we are having more and more trouble, people are not able to log into their accounts anymore.
This seems to be solved now, but, even worse with the upcoming new season 2010/11, we seem to be unable  to edit postings.  I lost my rights of administration, so  I am also unable, to keep the new schedule up to date.
Discussions have come up about a move to another site, there seems to be a reluctance, but the problems persist, so here is an offer for a new forum.  This version is far from being perfect or finished, but at least an option.

There are links to the current schedule (to be updated), the current and even the former Hypernews Forum, which still are online and can be read.

I contacted the administrator and hope we can save these postings eventually.

Look around at blogger.com and here and to see how you like the sites.  I think this could be a great opportunity for a new forum.

I opened the forum to be readable by everyone, comments are also allowed by everyone.  Only subscribed people, who are in my list of authors can add new postings though.  Send a mail to CBF(at)gmx.info and I will add you.