October 27, 2015

La Scala cancelled

Today's recital has been cancelled due to «a bad cold». A concert of I Barocchisti will take place instead. Nevertheless, «the new date of the concert of Cecilia Bartoli at La Scala will be announced soon».

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  1. Che peccato! Appena arrivata a Milano questa notizia! Grazie, Steffi, die mandarmi il messaggio! Hab doch kein smartphone... But now, in my hotel, I read the e-mail La Scala sent. Sorry for Cecilia - all the best to her! And sorry for all the other fans who cannot see and hear Cecilia tonight.
    Enjoy your evening nonetheless!
    Saluti da Karen

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  2. Oh! So sorry for the fans who travelled to Milano! E buona guarigione a Cecilia. Baci a tutti!

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  3. Last night there was some booing in the beginning, it seemed tumultuous to someone not used to it, but in the end it were very few people, especially one. It was directed at Pereira who was on stage explaining the situation. He seemed to be very tense, but did a good job of talking the critics down, even joking about the good voice quality of the loudest booer. A justified criticism is maybe, that after Cecilia having cancelled Monday night (to late for the newspapers as Pereira said) they could have sent out the e-mail notification sooner than at noon on Thuesday. Generally I can understand the frustration but not this viciousness some people show towards Pereira or Cecilia. But it's not the majority, when Pereira said that we send kind greetings to Cecilia there was a lot of applause. The Barocchisti did a great job, playing also the 'Sol da te' as an instrumental piece. Diego Fasolis also found some kind words for Cecilia. So let's hope that Cecilia feels better soon (I'm sure her level of frustration is the highest of everybody) and that she will have a glorious return to la Scala. Last night she would have had a strong support, I hope many will be able to return for the rescheduled concert.

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    1. First of all: I have been there in the Teatro alla Scala. I am not sure to whom those traditional boos were adressed - to Pereira, to Cecilia, to Cecilia's cancellation? And then, Steffi: Who showed viciousness towards Cecilia? Do you mean fans like me who were disappointed and who criticized the very late cancellation? Is Cecilia beyond any sort of criticism?! Or is it vicious to think about her reasons to cancel or to cancel that late? I think her statement "I thank all those who bought tickets and were waiting for this evening" is a bit superficial. We did not only buy tickets - see Koile's contribution below.

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  4. Ein offener Brief von Koile an alle und jeden, der/die in Mailand waren und an die, die da sein hätte müssen und es nicht war!

    Eigentlich kam mir als erstes ein Postkartenspruch in den Sinn, als ich von der Absage des Konzerts in Mailand hörte: „Man kann gar nicht so viel Fressen wie man kotzen möchte“. Ja, auch wenn das nun fantechnisch absolut unkorrekt ist, aber als ich in meinem Hotelzimmer erfuhr, dass das abendliche Konzert von Cecilia abgesagt wurde, hatte ich wirklich keine Lady-Like`en Zitate im Kopf.

    Oder um es frei nach Obelix zu sagen „Die spinnt, die Römerin.“

    Ich finde es menschlich, ich finde es legitim: Enttäuschung muss seinen Weg finden, denn es war die frustigste Erfahrung, die man sich in diesem Moment vorstellen konnte. Ich hatte mir 3 Tage frei genommen, bin mir dem Auto ca. 1200 Kilometer gefahren, hatte Zimmer gebucht, bla, bla, bla….. einen Aufwand betrieben, wie viele hier. So what´s up Baby? Worüber beklagst Du Dich? Hat keiner von Dir verlangt! Eben!

    Cecilia in Mailand hören und gegen das ignorant buhende Volk zu verteidigen (ich hätte nun zu gern den Ausdruck „Pack“ verwendet, aber der ist eben schon besetzt und dort wo er gerade ist, da soll er auch bleiben). Ja, ich gestehe, meine Motivation hatte etwas Ritterliches, Ehrenhaftes: der Burgherrin als holder Recke zur Seite zu stehen!

    Was soll man sagen Cecilia, wir wollten eine Party feiern, Deine Fans mit Dir, but guess who didn´t came to dinner? (Viele Grüße an die Cineasten und Kate Hepburn Fans).

    Es war imposant zu sehen, die ersten Reihen…. Das beste Support-System das man sich wünschen kann. Ach Cecilia, Du hättest es sehen sollen und warm wäre es Dir ums Herz geworden.

    Nun ist Dir vielleicht auch warm, aber vor Fieber und nicht direkt ums Herz, was vielleicht nicht gut wäre. Meine Oma sagte immer: „Den Kopf halt kühl, die Füße warm, das macht den besten Doktor arm“. Da fällt mir das „Brigitte-Interview“ von letztem Jahr ein, wie Du freimütig zugabst, auch im Winter ohne Socken zu Hause rum zu hüpfen. Wenn dem so war, dann kannst Du sicher gehen, wird in der Fangemeinde nun Wolle gekauft und Strümpfe gestrickt. Denn das ist allemal billiger, als nach Mailand hin und zurück zu fahren/fliegen, Hotel und Ticket zu buchen, Cappuccino und Panini mal nicht eingerechnet.

    Du bist Mensch, Du darfst krank werden – ich bin auch Mensch und darf wütend sein! Da fällt mir Grönemeyer ein, der sang“ Und der Mensch heißt Mensch, weil er lacht und weil er lebt, Du fehlst“.

    Oh ja, gefehlt hast Du! So ausladend Fasolis auch dirigieren wollte, bei Raupach´s Marsch schaute ich wie magisch an die Bühnenseite: vielleicht war es ja nur ein Missverständnis, ein dummer Streich und nun kommst Du doch entlang geschritten in weißer Robe und langer Schleppe. Lang blieb dann aber nur mein Gesicht!

    Die Autofahrt war beschwerlich und im Radio spielten sie Andreas Bourani „Ein Hoch auf uns“ und da begreife ich es: es ging in Mailand nicht um Dich, es ging um uns! Denn die Zeit mit den Menschen, die ich dort traf, die vielen Gespräche, das nette Lachen und dann schlussendlich die gemeinsame Enttäuschung, das wärmt noch am Morgen danach, als der Mailander Himmel beschloss, mir Tränen nachzuweinen (und es heftig regnete).

    Ein Hoch auf das, was vor uns liegt
    Dass es das Beste für uns gibt
    Ein Hoch auf das, was uns vereint
    Auf diese Zeit
    Ein Hoch auf uns
    Auf dieses Leben
    Auf den Moment
    Der immer bleibt

    Werd gesund und mach bitte sowas nicht noch mal mit uns, sonst gibt es einen auf die Socken, auf die schönen selbst gestrickten 

    Es grüßt ins Bartoli Universum Koile

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    1. An open letter to all of us, who went to Milano and to the one person who was supposed to be!

      First thing which came to my mind when I got the text message, that the concert of Cecilia in Milano is cancelled, is a quote from a postcard I got: “You can not eat as much as you want to throw up”.

      Yes I know, not the fan political-correct way to handle this, but come one guys, when I heard the news I wasn´t a lady with my thoughts in this moment!

      Or as Obelix would say: “This Roman is crazy” .-)

      I find it very human and legitimate: disappointment need to find its way out, because it was such a frustrating experience in this moment. I took 3 days off from work, took my car, drove 1200 Kilometer, booked a hotel room, bla, bla, bla…. I am not the only one here, so what´s up Baby? Why are you claiming? No one expected you doing so, right? Right!

      There was a plan: being in Milano to support Cecilia against this booing folk (I would love to say, the mob”, but this term is right now in nonstop use by the angry mob here in Germany, who tries to frighten the refugees, who are coming to this country finding a new safe home for themselves).

      Yes I declare my motivation had something of a knight: chivalrous and respectable, trying to protect the mistress of the castle! I wanted to fight for the Holy Grail!

      Cecilia, what should I say? We wanted to have a party, but guess who didn´t came to dinner? (Greetings to all of the Kate Hepburn fans and movie buffs).

      What a demonstration of enthusiasm: the first rows seated completely by your fans. What a support system! Who wouldn´t be called lucky to have such great group of people around? Ah Cecilia, you should have seen that and it would have warmed your heart and soul.

      So maybe you feel a bit warm right now too, because of your cold. My Grandma always said (Quote which rhymes in German):” Keep your head cool, keep your feet warm and you never need to see a doctor” same like “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away”.

      I remember an interview you gave last year for the German women magazine “Brigitte”: there you said that even in winter you love to walk barefoot at home. If this was the case this time and the reason for the cold, the fan base starts knitting socks for you. This is much cheaper, than going to Milano by car or plane or train, booking hotels and tickets, not to calculate the Cappuccinos and Panini there.

      You are human and have the ability of getting sick – I am human and have the ability to feel anger. A quote from my all time favourite German singer Herbert Grönemeyer comes to my mind: “Human is being called human, because he/she laughs, he/she is vivid and you are missed so badly”.

      Oh yes, we missed you badly! Fasolis tried to conduct with wide open arms, to brighten the spirit, but during Raupach´s march I was staring at the side stage door – maybe it was just a misunderstanding, maybe a practical joke you played. The next moment you will step outside with the white evening dress and the long train of white lace. But only my face got longer and longer!

      I am driving back home and the radio station plays Andreas Bourani (another German Pop singer) “Three cheers for us” and suddenly I realized: Milano – it is not about you. It is about us!

      I had such a great time with all the people I met there, we shared a good laugh, and we shared the moment of cancelling. These are the memories which warmed my heart still to the next morning.

      The sky of Milano decided to give me a wet “Good Bye Kiss (it rained poorly). The radio plays Bourani:

      “Three cheers for us, what holds the future,
      only the best for the best!
      Three cheers for us, what unites us
      this is our time,
      three cheers for us
      this life, this moment, who will last forever!” (rough summary of the refrain)

      Cecilia, have a speedy recovery and never-ever do that again to us. Otherwise there will be ... kicking …. with lovely warm sheep wool socks!

      Greetings into the Bartoli Universe

      Koile

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    2. This is not frustration, just stupid histerics (quite rude and offensive towards the artist and fans). Sorry for you
      Jeanne

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    3. It is not o.k. to blame somebody here in the forum "stupid" and "histeric". You may disagree with someone's OPINION or DIPICTION but it is impossible to reject or value someone's FEELINGS.

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    4. Oh, Christiane. I feel sorry for you. You lost money, you lost hope for a wonderful Cecilia-experience and you gained frustation and disappointment.

      But there is a chance for you to make at least parts of the journey a good rememberance: as Koile discribed the great time she shared with the other fans. Instead of quarreling with Cecilia you could quarrel with destiny, this is much healthier, because it doesn't poison your thoughts that much.

      One thing I am absolutely sure of: Cecilia did not make this cancellation easy for herself. Either she hoped until the last minute to be well enough to sing or her rafreddore became worse on Tuesday.

      And, by the way, you asked who cares for your deseases? Well, I think, Cecilia would if she knew. She is not holy, but you cannot accuse her of being thoughtless towards her fans. You know that, don't you?

      I wish better luck for you for the next concert.
      Charlotte

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  5. Ach, liebe Koile, was kann ich Dich gut verstehen! Ein absoluter Alptraum im Fan-Dasein ist Euch da widerfahren! Was hätte es ein Fest werden können, ich fand es so wunderbar zu wissen, wie viele Fans nach Mailand fuhren, um diese Grauen Herren niederzuapplaudieren. Wachsende Freundschaften sind Balsam auf die zutiefst enttäuschte Seele, das ist gut.

    Ich hatte zuletzt Glück: Als ich am 15.10. in Zürich die ersten Takte der Norma erwartete und statt dessen ein Herr mit betretener Miene auf die Bühne trat, sackte mir das Herz in die Hose. Gott sei Dank hüpfte es gleich wieder hinauf, denn sie konnte trotzdem noch singen (und wie!).

    Für Cecilia lerne ich gerne noch Socken zu stricken. Wenn's denn hilft?!

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  6. It could have been great indeed, with all us fans in the Scala! It would have been great for Cecilia to see that. But it is what it is. Like Steffi said, I think Cecilia's frustration level would have been the highest indeed. I also understand Koile's emotions, taking all the effort. I was looking forward to this performance for months, but I must say, meeting all the other fans and listening to the Barocchisti in the Scala (my first time there), it was still a memorable evening. And yeah, during the March of Raupach I also expected Cecilia to come walking on the stage after all...Pavlov effect :-). My thoughts were with her during the concert, I hope she will feel well again soon!
    Catherine (from the Netherlands)

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  7. Thank you Koile for your contribution. I agree: We have the right to be disappointed/frustrated. And I would add: It is legit to speculate about the reasons for the (late) cancellation of her concert at the Milan Scal. Of course I wish Cecilia to get healthy soon and all the best - but: Who cares about our deseases or problems?
    Still, I know: It is even worse for her fans when Cecilia cancels e.g. all USA-concerts - and not because of a bad cold ...

    And still: I am looking forwar d to my next concert with Cecilia - in the Berliner Philharmonie ...

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  8. If you visit a famous Museum after having overcome several thousand kilometers and see" Gioconda ( Mona Lisa) - is under restoration now "... If we see this, we will be very angry of course, but, you can enjoy the rest pictures and wish good luck to restorers. Now, according to Russion tradition we drink for Cecilia's health every evening somewhere between Milan and Barcelona, and thank God for brilliant music of Diego Fasolis Orchestra.
    Tatiana

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  9. Cecilia talks about Norma;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqLHm__Pjc8

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  10. Thanks for the link. She looks well.

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  11. Thanks a lot, Cecilia is always beautiful.

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  12. Thanks for the link! And I agree :-)
    Catherine

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  13. can you send the link to me? livsmulyan@gmail.com

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