Sovereign Bartoli revisits Vivaldi at the Concertgebouw

Vivaldi/Handel, et al: Les Musiciens du Prince/Capuano/Bartoli/Gabetta

At the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on the 23rd of November, 2018

This year mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is celebrating 30 years of recording with Decca Classics, a collaboration that produced her highly successful 1999 Vivaldi album. Their latest venture – and Bartoli’s current tour with Les Musiciens du Prince, her brainchild – revisits the composer. Her stop at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam demonstrated that the best reason for celebration is that the Roman diva’s technical and expressive powers are undiminished.

Full review on Bachtrack.

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Bartoli a dream Cenerentola in Amsterdam

Rossini: La Cenerentola

Concertgebouw, 15th February 2017

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Cecilia Bartoli after a 2008 performance of La Cenerentola at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

With her irresistible cocktail of spontaneity and virtuosity, Cecilia Bartoli is a beloved favourite of Amsterdam audiences. In triple celebratory mode, the Italian mezzo-soprano chose Rossini’s La Cenerentola, whose bicentenary is this year, to mark twenty years of performing at the Concertgebouw, and her twenty-fifth performance at its Main Hall.

Full review on Opera Today.

 

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