February 27, 2011

SF1 Stars extra: Cecilia Bartoli

1 hour Cecilia on Swiss television. Look here and enjoy.

February 16, 2011

Pre-Australian interview

An article on Cecilia's Australian tour says that the Sacrificium programme will be sung to the accompaniment of a cembalo (just as I though firstly).
A fresh question for her interviews — about «Norma» on stage — was actually left unanswered.


February 14, 2011

Cecilia wins Grammy 2011

Yesterday night Cecilia won a Grammy with Sacrificium.
Not in the "Best Classical Album" category, as one could have expected (the prize went to Muti's rendition of Verdi's Requiem), but as "Best Classical Vocal Performance" (among the other nominees, von Otter's French baroque arias and Genaux's Vivaldi album).
Here's the link to the Grammy web site



February 7, 2011

Wonderful news! Cecilia married Oliver Widmer

According to Opera Chic's blog. Congratulations, Cecilia!!

February 2, 2011

Alcina in Zürich

Cecilia confirmed Alcina though, but not for the next season.So maybe 2012/13......seems that season is going to be really full in light of the Salzburger Giulio.
Theater an der Wien didn't say this season.....but that would be three operas in one season, she never has done that before.
We have to wait like we have to wait for concerts for the next season,too.
Let us all be surprised.

February 1, 2011

No Xerxes in Vienna!

I just wrote an email to the "Theater an der Wien" to ask them, when excactly Cecilia will sing Xerxes there. They answered in a very friendly way: no Cecilia Bartoli planned this season at all!

So the information on the internet is definitely wrong. Too bad. Interesting what Cecilia will tell Didymus these days about Alcina and Otello!