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Cecilia Bartoli Quotes


An Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist.
(1966 - )

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Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace.
 

Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red.
 

German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture.
 

I am a person of the 18th century.
 

I did a concert... in September with the Berlin Philharmonic... They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them.
 

I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It's important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing.
 

I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.
 

I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course.
 

I went to the Conservatory of Music in school in Rome.
 

I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
 

It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic.
 

It's like when you want to make a house... the technique is very important.
 

It's nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color.
 

It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.
 

Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.
 

People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
 

So I like to make music, and I like to share music. This is also a gift.
 

So you see, movies are really another dimension.
 

The first time I sang with David Daniels... I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he's such a great artist.
 

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
 


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