Arias On Fire

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The world’s most cel­e­brated mezzo-so­prano is prob­a­bly also the most in­tel­lec­tual op­er­atic su­per­star of our time. Ce­cilia Bar­toli is pas­sion­ate about ex­plor­ing the lesser-known Ital­ian reper­toire, and in the past decades she has brought to light the most ob­scure arias by Rossini and Donizetti as well as many lit­tle-known Baroque pieces. Her in­ter­est in the cas­trato phe­nom­e­non, which she once de­scribed as “the most crim­i­nal act in the his­tory of clas­si­cal mu­sic,” re­sulted in her record­ing an al­bum en­tirely ded­i­cated to the Farinelli era – after all, she’s got the right vo­cal agility to pur­sue such an en­deavor. On stage, Ce­cilia is en­er­getic and full of fire, her voice col­or­ful and vi­va­cious. To en­joy a se­lec­tion of her new­ly­dis­cov­ered Ital­ian Baroque arias, visit the Konz­erthaus web­site www.konz­erthaus.de to buy tick­ets to her con­cert on 22 Oc­to­ber.

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