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Cecilia Bartoli

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Guardian

August 7

Norma/ACO at Edinburgh festival review – Cecilia Bartoli set the night ablaze

GuardianFestival theatre/Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh The fiery Italian mezzo owned the stage as Bellini’s vengeful priestess, while the Australian Chamber Orchestra went all out with MahlerThe first glimpse of Cecilia Bartoli’s Norma with her back to us, hunched over a desk, scribbling away, seems a quaint tantaliser given the whole night is built to showcase La Bartoli and La Bartoli alone. Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece has long been a playground for divas; powerhouse sopranos of the 20th century (Callas, Caballe, Sutherland) made the title role various degrees of their own. Now it’s the turn of Bartoli – that supremely fiery and coquettish Italian mezzo who conceived this production for the Salzburg Whitsun festival of which she is artistic director – who unquestionably owns the stage from modest opening image to ecstatically intense final immolation. Related: Edinburgh festival planner: three shows to see today Continue reading...

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

August 5

Breaking: Cecilia Bartoli calls in new conductor

It’s not clear what has happened to the experienced Diego Fasolis, whose name is on the playbills, but Edinburgh’s Norma has called in Gianluca Capuano to conduct the three festival performances, starting tonight. This is a very late replacement. Capuano is a Milanese baroque scholar, founder of the ensemble Il canto di Orfeo,.




Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

June 17

Diva Joyce is the new Maria Callas (winner)

US mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has been elected 2016 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year at Dallas Opera. She created the role of American opera singer Arden Scott, the central character in Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s new opera Great Scott which premiered in Dallas in October 2015 and was voted by subscribers as their outstanding debutante. Joyce writes: I am sincerely and deeply honored to receive the Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award from The Dallas Opera, for my role as Arden Scott in Jake Heggie’s world premiere, GREAT SCOTT. Of course it is the dream of any singer to be mentioned in the same breath as Maria Callas, so I will very proudly carry this mantle associated with so many of my dear colleagues from years past! But perhaps the most sublime part of this, is that the award comes from this incredible journey of a world premiere, which The Dallas Opera championed so beautifully, and one that celebrates our art form so victoriously. We created a glorious “GREAT SCOTT Family” within the beautiful “Dallas Opera Family,” and for this, I feel so very grateful. I’d like to imagine that Maria is smiling down on us all, proud for carrying on her philosophy of singing from a place of truth—for without any doubt, we all know how much she continues to matter! A million thanks for this most special award! Joyce DiDonato Past winners include: Susan Graham, Cecilia Bartoli, Denyce Graves, Patricia Racette, Latonia Moore and Ben Heppner.



Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli (June 4, 1966 in Rome) is an Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is best-known for her interpretation of the music of Mozart and Rossini, as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and classical music. She is known for having the versatility to play both soprano and mezzo roles, and is sometimes considered a soprano with a low tessitura. Bartoli's coloratura skill has earned her the title the Queen of Agility.



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