Arias On Fire
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.