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Cecilia Bartoli is loved the world over for vocal fireworks and spectacular coloratura, but she is also adored for her spine-tingling pianissimi and her ability to shape endless, velvety phrases. For the first time, this product will focus on the irresistibly sensual side of Cecilia Bartoli's art. It has been conceived as a popular “mood” or lifestyle compilation — presenting quieter arias showcasing Cecilia's vocal beauty, sensuality and emotion. “Sospiri” is designed to present this most accessible aspect of Cecilia Bartoli's art to the broadest popular-classical market.
“Sospiri” will contain favourite arias by Mozart and Handel, bel canto jewels by Bellini and Rossini and treasures by Vivaldi as well as music which Cecilia Bartoli has “rediscovered” on her recent record-breaking solo albums.
For Cecilia’s existing fans, the Prestige Edition includes a previously unreleased aria and world premiere recording of Vinci’s Cervo in bosco, one of Farinelli’s calling card arias.
Both formats include a new interpretation of Rosina's aria Una voce poco fa, from Il Barbiere di Siviglia - the dazzling aria of young love, the role in which Cecilia Bartoli first shot to international stardom. She infuses this new interpretation with all her knowledge of the baroque and classical tradition on which Rossini’s music was founded, her experience of period practice and critical reading of the manuscripts, together with a playfulness and variety of colors which she has acquired over the years. On this track recorded during the Maria sessions Cecilia Bartoli is accompanied by a fantastic period practice orchestra, Orchestra La Scintilla.
Handel: Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno - Lascia La Spina, Cogli La Rosa
Il Farnace / Act 2 Scene 5 - Gelido in ogni vena
Merope - Sposa, non mi conosci
La Morte d'Abel - Quel buon pastor son io
Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro, K 492 - Voi Che Sapete
Mozart: Don Giovanni - Act 1: Duet, La Ci Darem La Mano, La Mi Dirai Di Si
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Ah! non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore
Ines di Castro - "Cari giorni" (Romanza der Ines)
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Una voce poco fa
Bellini: Norma - Act 1: Casta Diva
Requiem, Op.48 - Pie Jesu
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