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Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano)

Born: 4th June 1966, Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italian

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The Italian soprano or mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (born 4 June 1966, Rome) is an opera singer and recitalist. She is best-known for her interpretation of the music of Mozart and Rossini, as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and classical music. She is known for having the versatilty to play both soprano and mezzo roles, and is sometimes considered a soprano with a low tessitura. Bartoli's coloratura skill has earned her the title the Queen of Agility.

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 Recording of the Week, Cecilia Bartoli - Unreleased

The Roman mezzo is in electrifying form in a programme of operatic and concert-arias by Haydn, Mysliveček, Mozart and Beethoven with the Kammerorchester Basel, recorded back in 2013.

 Recording of the Week, Cecilia Bartoli sparkles as Rossini's 'Italiana in Algeri'

The Roman mezzo makes her role-debut as the feisty feminist Isabella in Rossini's culture-clash comedy, filmed last year at the Salzburg Festival and directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

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