Cecilia Bartoli, © Salzburger Festspiele/Silvia Lell
Château de Versailles, Opéra Royal, © Photo: Herve Lewandowski
Cecilia Bartoli: La Cenerentola at Versailles
Friday, February 24 2017, 20:00
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Versailles - Opéra Royal
About the Event
Join Cecilia Bartoli as she comes to the end of a fairytale. In the magical surroundings of the Palace of Versailles, Bartoli gives her final performances of the role that made her career - Rossini's Cinderella.
Since Bartoli's debut as the sweet but sparky Angelina twenty years ago, her interpretation has been the reference point for this demanding role, with its spectacular coloratura and luscious lyric line. Accompanied by the Prince's Musicians, a newly-founded Monegasque ensemble of which Bartoli is the director, under the baton of Diego Fasolis, 'happily ever after' concludes the story in two staged performances of the classic fable.
Approximate duration (min.): 180
La Cenerentola, dramma giocoso in two acts (1817)
Program is subject to change
Cast / Production
Diego Fasolis Conductor
Claudia Blersch Staging
Cecilia Bartoli Angelina
Edgardo Rocha Don Ramiro
Nicola Alaimo Dandini
Carlos Chausson Don Magnifico
Ugo Guagliardo Alidoro
Sen Guo Clorinda
Liliana Nikiteanu Tisbe
Male Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
The Prince’s Musicians Monaco
Bartoli, Cecilia (Mezzo-soprano)
The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is best-known for her Mozart and Rossini roles as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and Classical music. Bartoli is a coloratura mezzo-soprano with a highly individual timbre which she uses to great vocal and dramatic effect. She is one of the most popular (and one of the top-selling) opera singers of our time.
Rocha, Edgardo (Singer)
Chausson, Carlos (Singer)
Fasolis, Diego (Conductor)
The Swiss conductor Diego Fasolis studied at the Conservatory of Zurich receiving his diploma for organ, piano, voice and composition with honors. He continued his studies with such renowned soloists as Gaston Litaize and Michael Radulescu, and has earned prizes at the competitions of Stresa, Zurich and Geneva.
Since 1993, he has been the conductor of the Coro della Radio Svizzera Lugano and since 1988 of I Barocchisti. He regularly conducts the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, and his guest appearances include the RIAS Chamber Choir of Berlin, Choir and Orchestra of the arena of Verona, the Coro e Orchestra Accademia of Milan's Scala, Choir and Orchestra of the Opera in Rome, the Chamber orchestra of Basel and Zürich, the Sonatori de la gioiosa Marca. Diego Fasolis has recorded more than fifty discs many of which have been awarded prizes and international acclaim.