'The most charming of today's divos' (The Times) meets the five-time Grammy Award winning mezzo-soprano in a celebration of Mozart, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.
Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón are undoubtedly two of the finest singers of their generation. Few vocalists can boast a career as glittering as Bartoli, the mezzo whose career-long relationship with the music of Mozart has made her one of his finest interpreters, while the Mexican tenor's own journey with the Enlightenment masters has drawn widespread critical acclaim. This evening is a rare opportunity to hear the two voices dovetail in a glorious programme of operatic duets.
Programme & Performers
Mozart Overture from Cosě fan tutte Mozart 'Si mostra la sorte' KV 209 Mozart 'Chi sŕ, chi sŕ, qual sia' KV 582 Mozart 'Quel casinetto č mio...Lŕ ci darem la mano' from Don Giovanni Rossini Overture from La cenerentola Donizetti 'Inosservato'; 'Angelo casto el bel' from Duca d'Alba Rossini 'Nacqui all’affanno… Non piů mesta' from La cenerentola Donizetti 'Una parola, o Adina'; 'Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera' from L'elisir d'amore Bellini Concerto for Oboe in E flat major Bellini 'Torna, vezzosa Fillide' Rossini Overture from La scala di seta Rossini excerpts from Otello Act III; 'Assisa a' pič d’un salice' 'Deh calma, o Ciel nel sonno' 'Eccomi giunto inosservato' 'Non arrestare il colpo' 'Notte per me funesta'
Cecilia Bartoli Mezzo-soprano Rolando Villazón tenor Pier Luigi Fabretti oboe Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera Ada Pesch concertmaster
Please note that Mozart's 'Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti' from Cosi fan tutte has been replaced with 'Quel casinetto č mio...Lŕ ci darem la mano' from Don Giovanni.