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
Gluck Italian Arias
The Art of Cecilia Bartoli
Live In Italy
Favourite Bartoli arias
1.Lascia la spina (Handel)
2.Gelido in ogni vena (Vivaldi)
Favourite Bartoli links