Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 77:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6767 | Recorded: 2014

For the later part of her career, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has apparently settled on a campaign of major conceptual releases covering all-but-unknown repertory, and St. Petersburg fits right in. It's a collection of arias from operas written in the second half of the 18th century for the Russian imperial court, which had imported the best Italian and German composers money could buy. The names of all but Mozart's contemporary Domenico Cimarosa are unknown today. Most of the arias are in Italian, but a couple are in Russian, and to untutored ears Bartoli brings her trademark passion to them. This is the kind of release where one can quibble with any number of details. Bartoli sounds thick in some places, strained in others. The material is a bit uneven, with especially the last two pieces creating a bit of a letdown, although much of it does indeed live up to major-forgotten-works billing.
Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)

Adam Fischer, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Opernhaus Zurich, Cecilia Bartoli - Halévy: Clari (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 158 min | 4,14+5,18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2008

Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera.
Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Scala di Seta (2002)

Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Luciana Serra, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Scala di Seta (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 488 Mb | Total time: 49:12+44:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Fonit | # 0927 43307-2 | Recorded: 1988

"La scala di seta" is an operatic farsa comica in one act by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. It was first performed in Venice, Italy, at the Teatro San Moisè on 9 May 1812. The overture has been frequently recorded and continues to be featured in the modern concert repertoire.
From 1810 to 1813, the young Rossini composed four Italian farse, beginning with La cambiale di matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage), his first opera, and ending with Il Signor Bruschino. These types of short pieces were popular in Venice at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The pieces were intimate, with a cast of five to seven singers, always including a pair of lovers, at least two comic parts, and one or two other minor roles. The style called for much visual comedy improvised by the players. As compared to many genres of opera, acting and comedic talent is more important relative to the required singing ability. Rossini’s farces also have a significant sentimental element.
Cecilia Bartoli - Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti & Diego Fasolis - Steffani: Stabat Mater (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:25 minutes | 1.41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cecilia Bartoli’s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording 'Mission' with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani’s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani’s sacred choral music. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien.
Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli & Sol Gabetta - Dolce Duello (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:40 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta – two of the most captivating women in classical music – are joining together for a new album ‘Dolce Duello’ to be released on Decca Classics on 10th November. It is a collection of Baroque masterpieces which showcase the stunning combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias. To coincide with the release, Bartoli and Gabetta will be performing on a European tour with Cappella Gabetta and conductor and violinist Andrés Gabetta.
Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Cecilia Bartoli - The Steffani Project [2013]

The Steffani Project (Diego Fasolis, Cecilia Bartoli) [2013]
Classical | DECCA 478 5827 | TT: 80.28+72.40+75.09 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The triumphant release of Mission in autumn 2012 drew rave reviews and was followed up in September 2013 with Steffani’s Stabat Mater, alongside his greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, and a further disc of dances and overtures with the celebrated I Barrochisti conducted by Diego Fasolis. On the Stabat Mater, Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. The final album of the collection is Danze & Ouvertures’, contains 43 great tracks of enchanting early-baroque music.

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 27, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis - Mission (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:27 | 476 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4605026712164

Don't hate this album because it has been beautifully marketed, for if you do you'll miss out on something extraordinary. Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli reportedly worked on it for three years, even suggesting a mystery-novel tie-in, and her label, Decca, kept the contents under wraps until the album's release, dropping hints via Internet videos. When the album appeared, it was issued in a limited-edition hardbound package including numerous essays covering aspects of the life of the composer involved, Agostino Steffani.

Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cecilia Bartoli - Mission (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:09 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The discovery of a forgotten Master, Cecilia Bartoli's new album showcases music by Agostino Steffani. This deluxe product includes a 174 page booklet which contains articles on Agostino Steffani alongside exclusive, full colour photos of the Mission project, a project with international politics, religious conflict, diplomatic secrecy, spying and sensational music at its heart.

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 29, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)

Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 99:06 min | 566 MB
Label: Decca Records - 478 1522 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2009
Classical, Opera, Baroque

A work dedicated to "castratos" and the music that their magic voices inspired to a lot of composers. The title of the album refers to the sacrifice castratos did for the sake of music.

Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg (2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 12, 2017
Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg (2014) [TR24][OF]

Cecilia Bartoli - St Petersburg
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:52 min | 1.48 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

Bartoli returns with a majestic new album of world premiere recordings. For the very first time she explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album is mostly sung in Italian, though also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian.