Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (Standard Edition) | Decca E4759078

Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (Standard Edition)


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Label: Decca

Cat No: E4759078

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th November 2007



Cecilia Bartoli
Orchestra La Scintilla
Maxim Vengerov
Celso Albelo
Luca Pisaroni
International Chamber Soloists


Adam Fischer


Cecilia Bartoli
Orchestra La Scintilla
Maxim Vengerov
Celso Albelo
Luca Pisaroni
International Chamber Soloists


Adam Fischer



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  • 8 World Premiere recordings
  • Duet with violin star Maxim Vengerov
  • Cecilia Bartoli returns to her bel canto roots
That marvellous creature! She surpassed all her imitators... and all the women I have ever known by her flashing temperament.” Gioachino Rossini

Opera… must make one weep, shudder, die.” Vincenzo Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli revisits the early Romantic era of Rossini, Bellini and their contemporaries, and views the Bel canto glory days through the eyes of Maria Malibran: Romantic icon, Bel canto muse, and the most extraordinary opera star of her time.

Cecilia Bartoli has unearthed many forgotten opera jewels. The album features several world premiere recordings including the prayer ‘Se il mio desir… Cedi al duol’ from the long lost opera Irene by Pacini and the aria ‘E non lo vedo… Son regina’ by Maria’s father, the famous Rossini tenor Manuel Garcia. Bartoli also presents the London version of Mendelssohn’s ‘Infelice’ for voice, violin solo and orchestra, where she duets with Maxim Vengerov. The programme also includes popular favourites , such as Bellini’s ‘Casta Diva’ from Norma.

Maria features an incredible variety of music. Mellifluous Bel canto delights are contrasted with regional flavours from around the world: from Spanish flamenco to Tyrolienne yodelling. The album exhibits Cecilia Bartoli singing in four languages: Italian, Spanish, French and English.

Fresh from her recent explorations of the Baroque and Classical eras, Cecilia Bartoli returns to her Bel canto roots with a unique historical perspective . She performs with the period practice Orchestra La Scintilla, conducted by Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer.


1. "Se un mio desir...Cedi al duo!"
2. "Ira del ciel"
3. "Cari giorni" (Romanza der Ines)
4. Infelice
5. "Yo que soy contrabandista"
6. Ah, non credea mirarti
7. Ah, non giunge uman pensiero
8. Air ŕ la Tirolienne avec Variations
9. "E non lo vedo...Son regina"
10. Rataplan
11. "Dopo tante e tante pene" (from Rossini's "Tancredi")
12. O rendetemi la speme
13. Vien, diletto, č in ciel la luna
14. "Come dolce a me favelli"
15. "Scorrete, o lagrime"
16. "Prendi per me sei libero" (from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'amore")
17. Casta Diva

Gramophone Award Winner Gramophone Editor's Choice

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