I'm not so busy playing with photographs that I missed a pirated film of a Cecilia Bartoli Maria concert from May that came and went suddenly from YouTube. Or at least I can't find it today. At the end of the Cinderella aria that is her signature piece she was waving her arms wildly over her head like someone trying to stop a speeding freight train. I know people love her because of how outgoing she is, but for me it was always the music.
I was interested in the fact that her voice sounded quite robust. Good. Pay no attention to me. When I heard her in London, it was not good. I would try not to get hysterical, but it would be no use.
And today (9/13) I see this cut from Julius Caesar has appeared. This is from the Zurich production I attended and reviewed here. I thought she sang spectacularly as Cleopatra, but people seem to prefer her in comic roles.
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo performs Verdi's Requiem on PBS
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