Cecilia Bartoli: Sacrificium Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks
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About the Artist
Thus, Cecilia Bartoli brings Classical Music close to the hearts of millions of people throughout the world. Apart from that, she is proud that through their popularity, her projects have caused a wide-spread re-evaluation and rediscovery of the neglected composers and forgotten repertoire which she puts up for discussion.
It is not surprising that Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt were among the first conductors Cecilia Bartoli worked with. They noticed her talent at a very early stage when she had barely completed her vocal studies with her parents in her home-town Rome. Since then, many further conductors, pianists and orchestras of highest renown have been her regular partners. In recent years, her work has begun to focus on collaborations with the most significant period instrument orchestras (Akademie für Alte Musik, Les Arts Florissants, Concentus Musicus Wien, Freiburger Barockorchester, Il Giardino Armonico, Kammerorchester Basel, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra La Scintilla). Projects with orchestras where Cecilia Bartoli assumes the overall artistic responsibility have become increasingly important to her and were crowned by the jointly developed and performed programmes with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cecilia Bartoli regularly sings in the most important concert halls in Europe, the United States and Japan. Her stage appearances include prestigious opera houses and festivals such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Salzburg Festival and the Zürich Opera House, where she has presented many of her operatic roles for the first time. Most recently, her roles have included Rossini's Fiorilla in "Il Turco in Italia" at Covent Garden and two Handelian heroines, Cleopatra (in "Giulio Cesare" with Marc Minkowski) and Semele (with William Christie) in Zurich.
In 2007/08 Cecilia Bartoli devotes her time to the early 19th century - the era of Italian Romanticism and Belcanto - and especially the legendary singer Maria Malibran. Her 200th birthday on 24th March 2008 was marked by a historical day in Malibran's birthplace Paris: Cecilia Bartoli sang 3 concerts in one day as the centre-piece of a Malibran-Marathon at Salle Pleyel - collaborating with Lang Lang, Vadim Repin, Adam Fischer and Myung-Whun Chung - while the City of Paris showed her Barcelona Concert on a big screen outside the Hôtel de Ville, where Cecilia Bartoli's mobile Malibran Museum was stationed to honour that special day. Further bicentenary events were the CD "Maria", the DVD "The Barcelona Concert/Malibran Rediscovered", extensive concert tours as well as operatic appearances as Cenerentola, Sonnambula and Halevy's Clari - in a Malibran-opera which had not been performed since 1829.
Cecilia Bartoli has been endowed with the Italian Knighthood and is an "Accademico effettivo" of Santa Cecilia, Rome, a French "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" and an "Honorary Member" of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Top Customer Reviews
Through releasing this CD and the accompanying booklet (along with a subsequent DVD), Cecilia has provided an exciting musical treat for the informed listener and also for the novice. Her selection of this Baroque conductor and orchestra reflects here desire to put real life into her performances.
I can not imagine any way that Cecilia could have done better. She triumphs over the amazingly acrobatic passages with apparent ease, and she did surprisingly well with the even more challenging long, lagato passages. She does have a noticeably heavier vibrato than desired (typical of most singers today), and a feminine timbre, for which she can not be faulted, of course.
We could wish to have a "Farinelli" on stage today and recording CDs and DVDs for us. Short of that, we make do with what we have, and this is one of the better CDs.
At long last, Bartoli, who spurred the gold rush to baroque excavations, produces the album dedicated to the opera idols that entranced the 18th century. No audience can be in a greater state of excitement than hers.
This repertoire is spirited, and captures the exuberance as well as the decadence of the castrato music style. Bartoli asserts this is the most difficult music yet she has ever recorded. This is indeed the case. Bartoli is once again back in her medium, and does not disappoint. Her execution is dynamic and virtuosic.
The arias d'agilita are Bartoli's greatest stunts, and prove her extraordinary vocal athleticism. No furore is indomitable enough that she can't tame. Her bravuras are florid at the exultant top of bliss. It is difficult to imagine how a castrato could have possibly topped her execution.
The album cadence reaches its zenith in "cadro, ma qual si mira" not just for the amazing show of singing prowess but also for the instrumental figurations that the music sets to the text. Here she brings it on. Her melismas are hypnotically raised to circling patterns and whipped to lung bursting lengths. Her singing is fluent, and just as a note is about to run its course, she ricochets it back into life. No wonder arias like "cadro" have been vaulted for hundreds of years. ..They are almost impossible!Read more ›
PS. The 2 discs are housed in a beautifully produced and quite thick book, as we have come to expect from Bartoli releases, this one being the most lavish yet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bartoli is incomparable in her mastery of the technique which emulates the sound of the long-gone castrati. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gerald Masan
We are so fortunate yo be living in a time when we can have this music without the sacrifices indicated by the title. Bartoli has incredible range and power. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Brainout
This is some music for counter-tenors I can get behind! Cecilia Bartoli's singing is just marvelous. A beautiful, effervescent and stylish CD,Published on June 10, 2014 by Jed Perry
What can one say but "Bartoli". Simply the best. She brings to life the music. The orchestra is great as well. Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by Melinda Anderson
Oh my goodness I love this album! Cecilia's voice is so amazing, I'm in awe sometimes of how beautiful and tonally perfect it is! Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by SD