March 23, 2012

Russian tour 2012

I finish this post with my review of the Kazan' concert (link below). Cecilia brought a whole week of pure joy to still winterly Russia. It has been a fantastic March.

After the Moscow concert
© Olga Minina
This post contains all the major information about the three Russian concerts we had in 2012.

Kazan'. Cecilia in ru: vàrezhki = en: mitten = de: Fausthandschuh = it: manopole = es: manoplas = fr: moufle

Video & Audio

March, 27 — Soirée Rossininenne in Kazàn'
  • My review in English.
  • Cecilia's day in Kazan': photos + one more photo.
  • Three encores: «Ti voglio tanto bene», «Canto negro» and «Non ti scordar di me».
  • «Rataplan» back to its normal speed (unlike Petersburg).
  • What was most strange: there was a local poet sitting on the scene all the time and read his translations of the songs before each number. Why didn't they just print it?..
  • A local blog post: «Yesterday Cecilia Bartoli was brought to tugan avyly» (translated by the author as the native aul :-D).

March, 24 — Sacrificium in Moscow
  • My review in English.
  • An IDEAL performance! Just incredible «Qual farfalla», prayer-like «Quel buon pastor son io» and sparkling «Nobil onda».
  • Four!!! encores. 1. Vivaldi's «Sovvente il sole»; 2. Handel's «M'adora l'idol mio»; 3. Handel's «Bel piacere, bel godere»; 4. Broschi's «Son qual nave» (da capo).
  • A blog post: «S. just came from Bartoli's concert. A thirty-some years old matron jumps all over the flat like a ninth former». (that is about 15 years old in Russia).

 March, 22 — Mozart and Rossini in Petersburg
  • Russian blogs are full of excited posts in the style «no words — emotions only».
  • Semiramide's cavatina was changed for Rosina's one. «Una voce poco fa» did not have the Malibran ending, but the energy of the piece was unimaginable.
  • Rataplan (the first encore) was sung at increased speed comparing to what I'm used to (half a minute faster than the version on the «Maria» album).
  • The second encore was «Non più mesta» again.

20 comments:

  1. Are there videos about these concerts ?

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    1. I've got a bit ;)

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    2. could restore some videos terminated
      by Anna Netrebko http://mravil.livejournal.com/508815.html

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  2. In general, the audience was much more restraint than at her last Concert in SPB, less ovations , less enthusiasm in the hall.
    About the collaboration with Gergiev: He - as can be seen also in the interview on youtube - was absentminded most of the time. So the success of the night was due mostly to Cecilia's efforts. It would have been nice if Gergiev had at least mentioned the fact that the entire thing was a benefit for the Marijinsky - but he not even mentioned it , let alone thank her for doing this. He is, always was and probably will be an impolite guy who is unable to accept another artist's position (especially if he's not the star...)

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    1. Dear Anonymous, were're you from?
      Have you been yourself to the concert?

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  3. Thank you, Sergei, for your efforts! Hope, you can have a big load of Cecilia! :)

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  4. She had to be in good shape (and humor),since they were four encores!It's good that we have you here, Sergei!

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  5. I've just found a video on youtube from the Moscow concert:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQEsxRsZfMw

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    1. Yes, nearly three encores and the applause (including the moment when two crazy people climbed up the stage). I suggest that you search on YouTube «Чечилия Бартоли» and then sort the results by date.

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  6. Thank you so much for your documentation of Cecilia's tour, which would have been lost to most of us in Europe otherwise. Have fun in Kazan. Klaus T.

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  7. Thank you for the beautiful photo!

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  8. Thank you so much for all those reviews, videos and pictures. You are our dearest reporter and we're very lucky to have you. Cecilia's smile brings me a lot of joy!

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  9. and her heartfelt de Curtis encores bring tears of joy, too....
    thank you so much, for all the postings, Sergei -:).

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    1. Oh yes. Gee, it's great. Thank you, Sergei! :x

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    2. Well, with our secret Cyrillic script… I just had to do keep you informed :-)

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  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEUJ4zhQ5k&feature=channel I found more of Kazan :)

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    1. Wow, ten videos from Cecilia's concert…

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  11. Thank you for your Kazan review. I just love the program and the way, she sang it there, no rushing, every single note and word given it's full meaning, wonderful -:).
    Klaus T.

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