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A beautiful scenic film by Olivier Simonnet. Filmed in high-definition widescreen.
Cecilia Bartoli sings virtuoso arias from her Sacrificium album, on location in and around the spectacular baroque palace of Caserta in Southern Italy.
This unique film shows Cecilia Bartoli in full costume singing a selection of showpiece arias written for the castrato stars of the Neapolitan school.
Ravishing locations including the Court Theatre, the stunning Vestibule and the Palace Gardens.
Arias include Handel's 'Ombra mai fu' and Broschi's 'Son qual nave' - previously only available in the deluxe version of the album.
The film also showcases the leading Italian period ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under their director Giovanni Antonini.
Special bonus features include an illustrated interview in which Cecilia Bartoli talks about the Sacrificium project, and a visual guide to the Palace, town and region of Caserta.
“Bartoli's vocalism is characteristic in its virtuosity - she pulls off feat after feat in delivering hundreds of notes at rapid-fire speed, with outstanding breath control in the long lines of the slow arias...But there's commitment and understanding of both texts and notes in every bar.”
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