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Mission / Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti [DVD]

Bartoli,Cecilia
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001769009  
Composer:  Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia BartoliRosario ContePhilippe Jaroussky
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I BarocchistiSwiss Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Cecilia Bartoli returns with another spellbinding adventure exploring the music and mystery of the maverick priest Agostino Steffani.

Oliver Simonnet (Sacrificium, 2009) presents his cinematographic vision of Cecilia Bartolis most recent album Mission. This spectacular was filmed at the Chateau de Versailles and features many of its most exquisite rooms and design - including the famous Hall of Mirrors - as a backdrop to Cecilias fabulous performances, and stunning dresses.

This is undoubtedly the best film of Cecilia Bartoli in performance allowing fans to see the astounding Mezzo-soprano at her dazzling
Read more best, performing the spectacular music of the multi-faceted Agostino Steffani.

Cecilia Bartoli is accompanied by the leading Baroque ensemble I Barrochisti, directed by Diego Fasolis. She is also joined on screen and in duet with guest star, countertenor Philippe Jarrousky.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Alarico il Baltha: Schiere invitte, non tardate by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687 
2.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: Ove son? Chi m’aita? In mezzo all’ombre...Dal mio petto by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
3.
Tassilone: Più non v’ascondo by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1709 
4.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: Amami, e vederai by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Rosario Conte (Lute)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
5.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: T’abbraccio, mia Diva…Ti stringo, mio Nume by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
6.
I trionfi del fato: Mie fide schiere, all’armi! by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695 
7.
Tassilone: Sposa, mancar mi sento…Deh non far colle tue lagrime by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1709 
8.
La superbia d'Alessandro: Non prendo consiglio by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690 
9.
Alarico il Baltha: Sì, sì, riposa, o caro…Palpitanti sfere belle by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687 
10.
La libertà contenta: Notte amica al cieco Dio by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693 
11.
I trionfi del fato: Combatton quest’alma by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695 
12.
La superbia d'Alessandro: Tra le guerre e le vittorie by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Radio Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690 
13.
La libertà contenta: Foschi crepuscoli by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693 
14.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: Dell’alma stanca a raddolcir le tempre…Sfere amiche, or date al labbro by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
15.
La lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo: La cerasta più terribile by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689 
16.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: Serena, o mio bel sole…Mia fiamma…Mio ardore by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
17.
La libertà contenta: Deh stancati, o sorte by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693 
18.
La libertà contenta: Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693 
19.
Marco Aurelio: Non si parli che di fede by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Radio Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681 
20.
Amor vien dal destino: Introduzione by Agostino Steffani
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
21.
Niobe, regina di Tebe: Qui La Dea Cieca by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688 
22.
La superbia d'Alessandro: Luci Ingrate by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690 
23.
Henrico Leone: Ballet des Nymphes et des Sylvains - Prélude by Agostino Steffani
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689 
24.
Henrico Leone: Air - Gay by Agostino Steffani
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Wonderful Music June 9, 2014 By Ronald L B. (Omaha, NE) See All My Reviews "I absolutely enjoy this DVD done by the superb singer Cecilia Bartoli. The music is great and of course her voice is excellent. I did enjoy the historical facet of the DVD, what with the entrance of the narrator interspersed around the beautiful voice of Cecilia Bartoli. I am very pleased to get this DVD." Report Abuse
 glorious voice and setting. Music soso January 15, 2013 By Jean-Francois T. (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Bartoli in glorious voice, Versailles beautifully Photographed, but the music of Agostino Stephani is quite monotonous, if vituosistic ( sub handelian or sub Vivaldian)with the perennial themes of unrequited or abandonned love. Pretty, dazzling but boring in total effect." Report Abuse
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