BARTOLI Mission DVD

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CECILIA BARTOLI
Mission

Werke von / Works by
Agostino Steffani
I Barocchisti
Diego Fasolis
Int. Release 26 Nov. 2012
1 DVD-Video
0440 074 3604 2 DVD-VIDEO NTSC GH
Filmed within the exquisite interiors of the Château de Versailles -- the palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King, before whom the 25-year-old Steffani performed in 1679 -- Olivier Simonnet's cinematographic vision features Cecilia in dazzling performances of many of the world premiere recordings featured on the CD.


Track List

Agostino Steffani (1654 - 1728)
Henrico Leone

I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Iarba, Ufficiali di Iarba

Cecilia Bartoli, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Tassilone

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

I Trionfi del fato"

Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Niobe, regina di Tebe

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Niobe, regina di Tebe

Cecilia Bartoli, Rosario Conte

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Henrico Leone

8.
0:46

I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

La libertà contenta

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

La superbia d'Alessandro

La Superbia d'Alessandro

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis, Coro della Radio Svizzera

Anfioni

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Niobe, regina di Tebe

Anfioni

Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Tassilone

La superbia d'Alessandro

La Superbia d'Alessandro

La lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo

Niobe, regina di Tebe

La libertà contenta

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Marco Aurelio

I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Diego Fasolis

La superbia d'Alessandro

La Superbia d'Alessandro

20.
0:58

Alarico il Baltha, cioè L'audace re de' Gothi

Alarico

La libertà contenta

Niobe, regina di Tebe

Cecilia Bartoli, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Amor Vien Dal Destino

Amor Vien Del Destino

24.
1:41

I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Total Playing Time: 59:44

. . . [an] elegant movie . . . filmed in the magnificent Chateau de Versailles . . . all beautifully photographed. Bartoli offers a collection of arias from various operas by Steffani, sung with her usual virtuoso style, with baroque accompaniment by the fine I Barocchisti directed by Diego Fasolis . . . this is a class production sure to delight Bartoli's legion of fans.

Here is an irresistible opportunity to sample the operatic output of Agostino Steffani under luxurious conditions . . . Steffani's stylistic range and his vivid capacity to differentiate mood never flag . . . [Bartoli's and Jaroussky's] passionate delivery, clockwork counterpoint and echoing trills make their duets the supreme highlights here. In twenty excerpts from nine operas and one cantata, Bartoli's affection for the music is palpable, especially in her opulent cantabile line, with its spontaneous-seeming ornamentation, feather-light undulations and limitless shading.

. . . wie gewohnt unübertrefflich, mit mitreißender Koloraturenpower und zärtlich hingeworfenen Kusshänden. Dass sie im Repertoire zudem auch manche Entdeckungen bietet, die es nicht auf die CD geschafft haben . . . darf man zu den weiteren, schlagenden Argumenten für diese Produktion zählen.

. . . la mezzo s'implique pour nous dévoiler la flamme amoureuse d'un précurseur de Haendel, indiscutablement doué . . . quand Cecilia évoque la torpeur voire l'extase amoureuse . . . l'ivresse et la justesse expressive enchantent . . . 1 heure de pure délectation musicale . . .