The mezzosoprano has been acclaimed by both critics and the public. Best known for her performance of the music of Mozart and Rossini, she has also recorded music by composers like Handel and Vivaldi.
Cecilia Bartoli (Rome, Italy, 1966) has taken to the stage compositions by the big names of classical music, but she’s also performed works by lesser-known composers. She played tribute to castrato singing in an album released years ago and devoted time to recording part of the repertoire of renowned singer María Malibrán.
Bartoli was born to a family of professional singers, who soon brought her into the world of music. She came on stage for the first time ever when she was 9, as a student of Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Ten years later, she appeared on TV and caught the attention of conductor Riccardo Muti, who invited her to audition for him at Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.
With the passing of the years, she became one of the world’s best mezzo-sopranos, having worked with all kinds of conductors, including Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.