My name is Barbuta My name is Barbuta

Queen of the Photo Shoot Cecilia Bartoli has done it again.

on September 10, 2019 at 12:50 PM

From Twitter.

on June 21, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Fish are jumping Fish are jumping

The ever-astonishing Cecilia Bartoli riffs on the Gershwins’ “Summertime.”

on November 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM
All in the family All in the family

Here’s a project apparently nobody has thought of and it’s a sure winner: Semiramide with Cecilia Bartoli and Franco Fagioli.

on December 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM
Ha vuote le occhiaie – ma pure (e chi il crede?!) Ha vuote le occhiaie – ma pure (e chi il crede?!)

Today, the New York Times offers the strongest suggestion yet that Cecilia Bartoli will bring her Norma to New York sooner rather than later.

on September 01, 2017 at 12:20 PM
They’ll be gaga at the rogo! They’ll be gaga at the rogo!

La Cieca hears that the controversial but parterre-acclaimed Norma of Cecilia Bartoli will tour to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in (our informant says) “an upcoming season.”

on August 24, 2017 at 7:39 AM
Pièce de résistance Pièce de résistance

I was hopeful that my next operatic engagement would offer greater rewards: Norma at the Edinburgh Festival.

on August 17, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Where in the world is Cecilia Bartoli? Where in the world is Cecilia Bartoli?

“Famed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has canceled her California tour, including performances March 31 and April 2 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.”

on March 13, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Fox and friends Fox and friends

Cecilia Bartoli, the revered, ebullient, and unique mezzo-soprano, does not like to fly in airplanes. Yet she managed to journey to St. Petersburg, Russia.

on November 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Heartbreak fridge Heartbreak fridge

Before there was Verdi’s Otello, Rossini’s Otello was considered the master operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

on May 04, 2014 at 8:30 AM
Count me in Count me in

The legions of New York opera buffs who now can’t talk about anything but Javier Camarena will be happy to know that there’s now a DVD release of their new favorite tenor in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory available.

on April 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Racing with the moon Racing with the moon

For better or worse, Decca’s new Norma recording will ultimately be embraced—or dismissed—by those reacting directly to Cecilia Bartoli’s controversial portrayal.

on May 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Before her all Rome trembled Before her all Rome trembled

A sneak preview of Cecilia Bartoli’s new recording of Norma may be found on the website of The Guardian.

on May 14, 2013 at 9:52 AM
Prequel Prequel

This cozy video of Il Barbiere di Siviglia was recently re-released and will be of interest to those who are only familiar with Cecilia Bartoli‘s work after she became an international star.

on April 02, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Einspring can really hang you up the most Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien.

on February 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM
The bald mezzo-soprano The bald mezzo-soprano

She’s been a showgirl, a bubble dancer, a drag king, and of course a maimed statue.

on July 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM
Space cadet Space cadet

Yes, that’s the lovely and talented Cecilia Bartoli peeking out from under those bangs, offering us a glimpse of her first staged Cleopatra.

on May 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM
No greater joy No greater joy

A rare production of Rossini’s Otello, with a perhaps even rarer stage performance by Cecilia Bartoli (in her role debut as Desdemona) should provide an interesting afternoon’s viewing this Thursday.

on March 06, 2012 at 12:59 PM

What’s the diminuitive of “Normina?” Well, you’d better start coining the word, because Cecilia Bartoli is recording Bellini’s Norma, with John Osborn, Sumi Jo and Michele Pertusi; leading the Orchestra La Scintilla will be, well, Bartoli mostly, but nominally in charge will be Giovanni Antonini.

on June 04, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Opera Chic reported a couple of days ago that “[t]he Italian mezzo married her longtime boyfriend, big buff Swiss bass-baritone, Oliver Widmer. However, there is no official confirmation of the nuptials, and a closer reading of the Chic’s purported source for the news suggests that Bartoli and her beau are “just good friends,” as we…

on February 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

“Il più amato, il più osannato, il solo e unico varietà operistico radiofonico quotidiano,” or, as we call it, La Barcaccia, examined earlier this week “Donne sull’orlo di una crisi di nervi.” The divas on a verge of a nervous breakdown include Cecilia Bartoli and our own Renée Fleming in a (though not the) legendary…

on November 25, 2010 at 10:56 PM

I used to think that recital albums, greatest hits albums, and concert albums were just products of a singer’s vanity—or conductor—and that they terribly lacked imagination or preparation or dramatic heft. “Greatest Hits” albums frequently suffer from this affliction, as it is, more often than not, just a mish-mash of what this soprano or that…

on November 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Parterre Contemporary Diva finalist Cecilia Bartoli has added another hat to already extensive headgear wardrobe: artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.  Her first project: Handel’s Giulio Cesare in 2012. [Washington Post]

on September 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Monsters and Critics reveals: “Although acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in the world of classical music, she says she is still anxious ahead of every performance. In an interview with the German Press Agency dpa this week, the 44-year-old Italian opera star said a certain dose of stage…

on September 21, 2010 at 3:19 PM