Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bartoli Returns

A late addition to the Cal Performances schedule: a pair of performances by Cecilia Bartoli, on March 31 and April 2. The mezzo has been heard locally in concert a number of times, but has never appeared with San Francisco Opera. 

Oddly, she's singing works recorded on Sacrificium, which came out a while ago. Her current CD is St. Petersburg, music from 18th C. Russia. I don't much like her on record, at least when she's singing fioriture, but I may go to this one.

Tuesday, March 31, at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Bancroft Way at Dana Street, Berkeley

Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano
Sergio Ciomei, piano

Program: Mezzo-soprano Cecila Bartoli sings works from her Grammy Award-winning album Sacrificium. Her program, which she is singing for the first time in the United States, celebrates the art of the castrati during their golden age in the 18th century.

Tickets: Prices begin at $45.00 and are subject to change. They are available through the Cal Performances Ticket Office at Zellerbach Hall, at (510) 642-9988, at calperformances.org, and at the door.

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