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FANFAIRE celebrates JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET
JOIE DE VIVRE personified!

LIVE IN ITALY

with CECILIA BARTOLI
also featuring the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
London Classics – #455981

These two superstars of classical music share equal billing in this recording, in which Cecilia is accompanied in the first part by the string ensemble Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.  Here Cecilia sings songs and arias by Caccini, Handel, Mozart, Bellini, Bizet and Donizetti, among others – selections that for the most part are staples in her recital repertory of 18th century music.

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As mentioned elsewhere on these pages, Jean-Yves is unique among concert pianists in his professed love for the human voice, which he indulges by frequently accompanying singers on the recital stage; Cecilia is among his favorites. The chemistry between these two great artists is obvious in the video clips shown below. The inclusion of the Séguedille from Bizet’s Carmen comes as a pleasant surprise. One wonders – was she testing the air waves then for this prized mezzo-soprano role?*

VIDEO CLIPS:
Below is a playlist of excerpts from the live concert which was videotaped and released as a DVD in 2002.

Cecilia Bartoli sings high E flat – Riedi al soglio – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli sings high E flat – Riedi al soglio – Rossini

“Riedi al soglio” from Zelmira
composed by Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “Canzonetta spagnuola” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – “Canzonetta spagnuola” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Canzonetta spagnuola”
by Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “Bolero” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – “Bolero” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Bolero”
by Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “L’Orpheline du Tyrol” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – “L’Orpheline du Tyrol” – Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli sings “L’Orpheline du Tyrol”
by Rossini

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli sings Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli sings Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli – “Vaga luna” – Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli – “Vaga luna” – Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Vaga luna”
by Bellini

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – Voi Che Sapete (Le nozze di Figaro – Mozart)

Cecilia Bartoli – Voi Che Sapete (Le nozze di Figaro – Mozart)

Cecilia Bartoli – Voi Che Sapete (Le nozze di Figaro – Mozart)

Cecilia Bartoli – “Un moto di gioia” – Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli – “Un moto di gioia” – Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Un moto di gioia”
by W.A.Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “Oiseaux, si tous les ans” – Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli – “Oiseaux, si tous les ans” – Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Oiseaux, si tous les ans”
by W.A.Mozart

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “Me voglio fa na casa” – Donizetti

Cecilia Bartoli – “Me voglio fa na casa” – Donizetti

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Me voglio fa na casa”
by Donizetti

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Cecilia Bartoli – “Caro mio ben”

Cecilia Bartoli – “Caro mio ben”

Cecilia Bartoli sings “Caro mio ben”
by Giordani

Cecilia Bartoli – Mezzo soprano
Jean Yves Thibaudet – Piano
Teatro Olimpico,Vicenza,Italy
June 1998

Note: Cecilia Bartoli made a surprise guest appearance at the Richard Tucker Gala on November 8, 1998 which was broadcast on PBS during the 1998 holiday season.
 
* Cecilia Bartoli has become one of the foremost exponents and interpreters of the baroque and rare bel canto repertoire and to date has not performed Carmen on the operatic stage.
 
VISIT: Jean-Yves’ love affair with OPERA.

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