Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cecilia Bartoli Sings Mozart NTSC (Opus Arte DVD)

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Cecilia Bartoli Sings Mozart NTSC (Opus Arte DVD)

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The electric Cecilia Bartoli joins Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien to perform arias and recitatives by Mozart at the Styriarte Festival in Graz. This live recording is from the Stefaniensaal, Graz’s concert hall famous for its perfect acoustic.

TV Director: Brian Large

This product is also available as part of the box set - Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn

Repertoire Voi avete un cor fedele
Giunse alfin il momento – Al desio di chi t’adora
Vado, ma dove? Oh Dei!
Un moto di gioia mi sento
Bella mia fiamma, addio
Symphony 38 ‘Prague’


FILMING NOTES - Production diary of the camera team’s preparation for filming Cecilia Bartoli.
IN REHEARSAL - Cecilia Bartoli and Nikolaus Harnoncourt discus the music of Mozart and work on performances in rehearsal.
32 page, full colour illustrated booklet in English, French and German.

‘Superb - a masterclass in the vocal arts, how to conduct Mozart and how to direct a film of the occasion...director Brian Large captures a great singer at the height of her powers guided by the inspirational Harnoncourt. Bartoli sings five arias in her inimitable way followed by Harnoncourt's illuminating performance of the 'Prague' Symphony. Add to this two neat features on how the concert was recorded and prepared, plus a superb booklet by Misha Donat, and you have a very classy package indeed.’
Classic fM Magazine

‘Concerts can make for tedious viewing…No tedium here, though: the director Brian Large expertly judges the camera movement to respond intelligently and sympathetically to the demands of both film and music.
Bartoli is on marvellous form. Her fabulous gifts as a Mozartian are too widely admired to need underlining; but her command of these somewhat neglected Mozart arias – each one a full-scale operatic characterisation concentrated into a short space – has obviously been informed and enriched by her recent investigations into rare Vivaldi and Gluck opera seria. She ‘stages’ each aria with unrestrained mobility of posture, hands and facial features…and with heightened sensitivity to verbal inflection. Yet all threat of mannerism is removed by the beauty and total conviction of her singing, its astonishing technical freedom over a huge vocal range (an easy top D flies out in the finale of ‘Bella mia fiamma’, itself the highlight of the disc). Harnoncourt, a performer sometimes pedantically ready to underline the obvious, seems inspired by his singer… an excellent long booklet essay…superb playing from the Concentus Musicus Wien.’
BBC Music Magazine

‘…absolutely riveting, with Bartoli in her element…she is electrifying: very bold, precise in coloratura...wonderfully expressive...’
Early Music Review

‘Grammy award winner Cecilia Bartoli was surely born to sing Mozart…an unmissable live recording.’
HMV Choice

‘Bartoli, sensitively accompanied throughout by Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien, tosses off the notes in a super-charged display of virtuosic singing.’
Opera Now

CAT NO: OA 0869 D
REGIONS: All Regions
RELEASED: 01/03/2003

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