September 27, 2012

The mystery of Track No 7

Track No 7 on the Mission CD looks like a double track : Mie fide schiere, all'armi from I trionfi del fato sung by Iarba and Suoni,tuoni, il suolo scuota from Arminio sung by Erta.
BUT: they share the choir's text, which seems to belong to I trionfi, at least on the paper...????

Does anyone have an idea about this?

September 22, 2012

Interview in German newspaper 'Die Welt'

'Dieser mysteriöse Mann ist meine Mission'

A little summary:

She talks about the covers of her latest albums - she's bored by those always-the-same beautiful faces, finds senseless glamour fotos almost an insult, she wants to tell stories with her covers. She says, she takes her time for each project, this time three years, Decca became nervous already. She says that she's very much interested in the times between the eras and in the musicians that inspired the famous ones. She talks about how Donna Leon joined her (at first, she was not interested, but as soon as she heard Steffani's music and knew more about his life, she was captured). She tells us, where she found the scores (Munich, Hannover, Vienna, London). She hopes for a Steffani renaissance and at last requests Decca to record 'Niobe'.

September 21, 2012

Il Giornale: "Trasgressiva e barocca"

Even though it is quite a struggle for me to post something coming from the italian ""newspaper"" Il Giornale, I'll deal with it and link an article/review about Mission, where Cecilia also says she will sing at LaScala "Mozart and other italian music" (....?).

Le Monde: "Cecilia Bartoli en "Mission" baroque et marketing"

Where we discover that the Versailles DVD will be out on NOV. 1 and will be broadcasted by Arte on DEC. 26, at 7PM.

Long video interview

with a lot of music both from the album and live!

September 18, 2012

Concert in Munich

I didn't know that there was a concert in Munich yesterday, not shown in neither schedules (?). Read the German review here.

One more Mission bonus track

CD 2 German deluxe retail bonus – Plattenladenwoche 2012
1. “Tra bellici carmi risvegliati” aus Niobe, regina di Tebe

September 12, 2012

Last clue online

Havn't cracked it yet...

September 11, 2012

Cecilia sings Steffani

Listen to a YouTube video, where Cecilia sings 'Amami e vederai', recorded in Luzern. Quite poor quality and cut, but at least a small foretaste of 'Mission'.

And another topic: In this (german) interview, Homoki says that Cecilia will sing in Zürich next season. :) I'm not sure whether this was clear already.

September 7, 2012

Clue No 7 online

Content: the trailer again. :/

September 6, 2012

Cecilia is ill

Gstaad is cancelled !

It's on the main page and the official site, too.
No word about Lucerne yet. They offer a free concert in Gstaad.

I hope, she will recover soon.
Sorry for all of you, who got there invain.

Mission in prelistening on iTunes

Preorders on iTunes are open: you can have a 30' preview of each track.

iTunes bonus tracks:

26. "Da le stragi" (Arminio)
27. "Volate" (La libertà contenta) duet with P.J.

September 2, 2012

Giulio Cesare on DVD

For those interested: looks like this year's «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» will be released on DVD quite soon. At least I've found preorders available in a Russian classical music store.
And the Andreas Scholl Society via tells us about a possible CD version of the opera.