Cecilia Bartoli is the finest mezzo-soprano in the world today, probably the finest there has been for a very long time and just perhaps the finest. Period.

Combining scholarship, technique, and unsurpassed beauty of expression, Bartoli has brought to life many of the neglected composers of the past, especially those from the baroque period.

I have been fortunate to see Bartoli perform and to meet her at a number of concerts.

  • Amsterdam Concertgebouw, 2003
  • Manchester, Bridgewater Hall, 2004
  • Glasgow, 2006
  • Manchester Bridgewater Hall, 2006
  • London Barbican, 2007
  • London Barbican, 2008
  • Royal Festival Hall 2012
  • London Barbican, 2015

For a full account of my 2003 meeting see the Bartoli Forum


Bartoli CDs/DVDs



Gluck Italian Arias

July 2006



The Art of Cecilia Bartoli

May 2006



Live In Italy

March 2006



Favourite Bartoli arias

1.Lascia la spina (Handel)

2.Gelido in ogni vena (Vivaldi)



Favourite Bartoli links

  1. • Bartoli on YouTube
  2.  Official Site
  3. • Forum