Cecilia Bartoli & Rolando Villazón

Arias, duets and opera scenes by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.

18 December 2015 / 19:30

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'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 Così fan tutte
Mozart 'Si mostra la sorte' KV 209
Mozart 'Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia' KV 582
Mozart 'Quel casinetto è mio...Là 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 più 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' piè 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

Please note that Mozart's 'Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti' from Cosi fan tutte has been replaced with 'Quel casinetto è mio...Là ci darem la mano' from Don Giovanni.

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