December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018

to all of you and, of course, to Cecilia, her family and co-artists.

Here is a nice end of year video :

November 23, 2017

As colorful as the cover!

So, now there is also the LP, also limited in pink. Technically a nice LP to listen to.

November 17, 2017

Interview with Bartoli

I've just put online a short interview (translated from the Italian) where Bartoli talks about singing in the Sistine Chapel (tonight) making her the first woman to do so. Also a couple of questions about God, and Salzburg...

October 20, 2017

surprise surprise

Only one piece are with / for mezzosopran ("Beata viscera Mariae Virginis" from Pérotin)? - for me this release comes as a surprise.
 Veni Domine
Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella & Cecilia Bartoli

- will be published on October 27, 2017 -

September 3, 2017

CD program

                       Its official now. I got this from a fan, who wants to stay anonymous.

September 2, 2017

It goes on colorful .......

 Here you can register for the new site for the upcoming CD

August 31, 2017


Finally, Decca gets around announcing the new CD :
The announcement comes with a nice short video and the picture above seems to be the final artwork for the cover.
There will be three world premiere recordings. As for the rest, we will have to wait a little bit and see, what else beyond Renato's post about the tour program will reveal.

Realease date in seems to be November 10 .

August 29, 2017

"Dolce duello" Tour program

Dolce Duello
Arie barocche per voce e violoncello

- Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): "Aure andate e baciate", Air de Zefiro extrait deIl nascimento dell'Aurora (1710)
- Antonio Caldara (1670-1736): "Fortuna e speranza", Air de Emirena extrait de Nitocri (1722)
- Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783): Ouverture de Il Ciro riconosciuto (1736)
- Domenico Gabrielli (1651-1690): "Aure voi de' miei sospiri", Air de Inomenia extrait de San Sigismondo, re di Borgogna (1687)
- Nicola Porpora (1686-1768): "Nobil onda", Air de Adelaide extrait de Adelaide (1723)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759): "What passion cannot Music raise and quell!", Air extrait de Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1739)
- Carlo Francesco Pollarolo (1653-1723): Ouverture de Ariodante (1718)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel: "Lascia la spina cogli la rosa", Air extrait de Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46A (1757)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel: "Ah, che sol per Teseo ... M'adora l'idol mio", Récitatif et air extrait de Agilea from Teseo, HWV 9 (1713)

* * *

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Dance of the Furie, extrait de Orfeo ed Euridice (1762)
- Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759): "Son qual stanco pellegrino", Air d’Alceste extrait de Arianna in Creta (1734)
- Hermann Raupach (1728-1778): "O placido il mare", Air de Laodice extrait deSiroe, re di Persia, HWV 24 (1760)
- Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre no 10, en ré majeur, G 483: Allegro maestoso / Andante lentarello / Allegro e con moto

August 19, 2017

Cecilia on vinyl

I know three vinyl LPs from / with Cecilia Bartoli: Mission (2012), La scala di seta (live, Pesaro, 1989) and Mozart's Requiem (Solti & ViPhi in the Stephansdom 1991).
Does anyone know more vinyl albums? I would be glad about information and hints, because LPs are still the more beautiful album.

August 9, 2017

Dolce Duello available from 06.10.2017?

A reference to the album release can be found on and
Wonderful, if a vinyl LP will be available again!
Decca © Esther Haase

May 28, 2017

Ariodante.............Salzburg 2017

A change of appearance....
it's about time, Cecilia will portray this wonderful role -:).
Impossible, to get enough of Händel's music.


                                                       copyright : Monika Rittershaus

April 4, 2017

Italian interview (translated) with Cecilia about her three homes

I've put a translation online of an Italian interview where Cecilia talks about her homes in Zurich, Salzburg and Rome... plus her Westwood gowns and Malibran collection.

March 13, 2017

The new cover?

On the website in Gstaad there is a very colorful photo for the concert on 31.8.2017 - maybe the new cover for the announced CD? A Screenshot:

February 18, 2017

Piano recitals in Spain — programme

Teatro Real has announced the programme of Cecilia's recitals with Sergio Ciomei this spring:

Caccini: Tu ch'hai le penne, amore
A. Scarlatti: Se Florindo è fedele
Caldara: Selve amiche
Vivaldi: Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia” 
D. Scarlatti: Sonata E-dur, K380 
Händel: “Lascia la spina”
Porpora: “Nobil onda”
Mozart: Parto, ma tu ben mio” 
Mozart: Fantasia d-moll, K397 
Rossini: Or che di fiori adorno
Bellini: Vaga luna
Donizetti: Me voglio fa na casa
Rossini: La danza


Puccini: Piccolo Tango; E l'uccellino; Terra e mare; Casa mia; Avanti Urania; Piccolo valzer; “O mio babbino caro” (from “Gianni Schicchi”)
F. P. Tosti: A vucchella; Aprile; Ninna nanna
St. Donaudy: O del mio amato ben… 
Puccini: Foglio d'album 
E. A. Mario: Santa Lucia luntana
S. Gambardella: Come facete màmmetta?
de Curtis: Cara, ti voglio tanto bene
E. A. Mario: Tammurriata nera
D. Modugno: Nel blu dipinto di blu

January 30, 2017

I wasn't able to attend Cecilia's Rome concert, but here is a translation of a couple of the Italian reviews and an extract from an interview with Bartoli and Pappano: