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Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli

The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (born 4 June 1966) is a popular opera singer and recitalist. She is best-known for her Mozart and Rossini roles as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque music. Bartoli is considered a lyric and dramatic coloratura, with perhaps less of a "large voice" than some other mezzos, but with a highly individual timbre which she uses to great vocal and dramatic effect. She is one of the most popular (and one of the top-selling) opera singers of recent years. Bartoli is much liked by the concert-going public for her lively, vivacious onstage persona, while her lyric voice and investigations of other Baroque-era music have given her considerable recognition even among the non-opera-going public. Italian opera singer Source: home. ... Italian opera singer Source: home. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in help me im dieing the beginning and end points). ... Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to high C two octaves above middle C (i. ... Coloratura is an ornate, flowery style in classical singing. ...


Bartoli was born in Rome. Her parents were both professional singers and gave her her first music lessons. Her first public performance was at age nine as a shepherd boy in Tosca. Bartoli later studied, appropriately enough, at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia. City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,823,807 almost 4,000,000 1... Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Victorien Sardous drama, La Tosca. ...


In contrast to most opera singers, Bartoli came to prominence in her early twenties, unusual in a profession where vocal maturity is typically not achieved until the thirties. In 1985, at age 19, Bartoli appeared in a talent show on Italian television; the conductor Riccardo Muti saw her performance and invited her to audition at La Scala. Several years later, Herbert von Karajan invited her to sing at the 1990 Salzburg Easter Festival, though von Karajan's untimely death prevented this from taking place. At this time, she also came to Daniel Barenboim's attention when he saw her performing on a French television tribute to Maria Callas. Riccardo Muti (born July 28, 1941, in Naples) is an Italian conductor best known for being the music director of Milans La Scala opera house, a position he held from 1986 to 2005. ... La Scala This article is about the opera house. ... Herbert von Karajan (Salzburg April 5, 1908 – Anif near Salzburg July 16, 1989) was an Austrian conductor. ... Daniel Barenboim Daniel Barenboim (born November 15, 1942) is an Argentinean-Israeli pianist and conductor. ... Maria Callas on book cover Maria Callas (Greek name: Μαρία Καλογεροπούλου; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ...


Working with the conductors Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bartoli focused on Mozart roles, and from then on her career developed internationally. In 1988, she recorded Rosina in The Barber of Seville. In 1990, she worked with von Karajan on Bach's Mass in B Minor. From then on her career developed rapidly. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (born December 6, 1929) is an Austrian conductor, known for his historically accurate performances of music from the classical era and earlier. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together almost all of the strands of the baroque style and brought it to its ultimate maturity. ...


In 1996, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Despina in Così fan tutte and returned the following year to sing the title role of La Cenerentola. The cavernous Met is the largest opera house in the world and there was much speculation that she had been secretly miked to boost her volume, but such rumours were steadfastly denied by the Met management. As a result of her acclaimed performance, the role of Cinderella has become somewhat associated with Ms. Bartoli. A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... Così fan tutte is an opera buffa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... La Cenerentola is a comic opera by Gioacchino Rossini. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale; embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, which received literally hundreds of tellings before modern times. ...


Bartoli has developed repertoire suited to her voice. In addition to Mozart and Rossini, she has been turning her attention to baroque and early classical era music of such composers as Gluck, Vivaldi, Haydn and Salieri. In early 2005, she sang Cleopatra in Händel's Giulio Cesare, a coloratura soprano role. As her voice has matured it has gained fulness and has gained much of the "largeness" she was early criticized for lacking. She is probably the supreme artist of all singers of today. Gluck, detail of a portrait by Joseph Duplessis, dated 1775 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) Christoph Willibald (von) Gluck (July 2, 1714 – November 15, 1787) was a German composer. ... For the two explorers who sailed into the Atlantic in 1291, see Vandino and Ugolino Vivaldi. ... (Franz) Joseph Haydn, (March 31 or April 1, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the Classical period, called the Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet. Although he is still often called Franz Joseph Haydn, Haydn himself actually never used Franz, signing letters and... Antonio Salieri Antonio Salieri (August 18, 1750 – May 7, 1825), born in Legnago, Italy, was a composer and conductor, as well as one of the most important and famous musicians of his time. ... George Frideric Handel (German Georg Friedrich Händel), (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German Baroque music composer who lived much of his life in England. ... Giulio Cesare is an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ...


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Bartoli, Cecilia - MSN Encarta (411 words)
Bartoli, Cecilia, born in 1966, Italian mezzo-soprano, noted for her warm coloratura voice, lively characterizations, and down-home manner.
Bartoli built her reputation by singing the Italian bel canto repertory, especially works by Gioacchino Rossini, and in operas by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but by the early 2000s she had demonstrated a growing interest in baroque opera.
Bartoli worked with Karajan on the Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, presented at the Salzburg Festival in 1990 (after Karajan’s death), and with Barenboim on three Mozart operas.
Cecilia Bartoli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (536 words)
The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (born 4 June 1966, Rome) is a popular opera singer and recitalist.
Bartoli is considered a lyric and dramatic coloratura, with perhaps less of a "large voice" than some other mezzos, but with a highly individual timbre which she uses to great vocal and dramatic effect.
Bartoli is much liked by the concert-going public for her lively, vivacious onstage persona, while her lyric voice and investigations of other Baroque-era music have given her considerable recognition even among the non-opera-going public.
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