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Cecilia Bartoli at the Malatesta Music Festival in Rimini
The Belcanto star will be accompanied by Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco led by Gianluca Capuano for a spectacular tribute to Farinelli, star of eighteenth-century opera
Organized by: Municipality of Rimini – Culture Sector

Municipality of Rimini - Culture Sector Presents

"72ᵃ Malatesta Music Festival"
An absolutely exceptional presence that of Cecilia Bartoli, which on November 17 (9 pm) will be on the Rimini stage together with the Musiciens du Prince-Monaco, an ensemble she founded and entrusted to the direction of Gianluca Capuano. On stage, accompanying the singer, also the dancer and performer Xavier Laforge.
The Lady of Belcanto will embellish the billboard of the 72nd Malatesta Music Festival, confirming the association that binds it to the city of Rimini since the reopening of the Galli Theater, inaugurated by the singer with a memorable Cinderella in 2018.
A tribute to Farinelli is scheduled, perhaps the first great star of opera. The most famous of the eighteenth-century “emasculated singers” was furious with his transcendental virtuosity, praised by the public and loved by the greats. With his art he influenced the style of the works composed in that period, and many of the most famous composers were inspired by him and wrote for his extraordinary voice.
The concert conceived by Cecilia Bartoli therefore revolves all around the figure of Farinelli, completing an itinerary in the vocal and instrumental music of his time. Songs by the greatest composers of the time will be listened to, from Georg Friedrich Händel - in whose name the evening opens and closes - to Porpora, Hasse, Telemann, Vivaldi.
In particular, in addition to the Overture from Rinaldo's first act, Händel's songs "Entrée des songes funestes" from Ariodante, "Leave the thorn and catch the rose" from the oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, the symphony "The Parnassus" and the aria "V'adoro pupille" from Julius Caesar in Egypt, "He laughs at me ... I will wake up from the impious tell" taken from the Amadigi di Gaula, a Suite of dances again by Ariodante, "Augelletti, che cantate ”By Rinaldo and finally“ What passion cannot Music raise and quell ”from the Ode for the day of Santa Cecilia. Remaining in the footsteps of Händel's contemporary composers, "Lontan dal solo e caro ... Flattered by speme" from Polyphemus by Nicola Porpora, the Symphony from Marc'Antonio and Cleopatra by Johann Adolph Hasse, the Concerto in D major TWV 51 will be performed: D7 for trumpet, strings and continuo by Georg Philipp Telemann and “Sol da te mio dolce amore” from Orlando furioso by Antonio Vivaldi.
Arias of dizzying virtuosity and pieces of sweet languor, interspersed with symphonies and other instrumental pieces, will ring along a spectacular and refined musical journey inspired by the eighteenth-century opera star, to which Cecilia Bartoli pays an extraordinary tribute.
Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli, an extraordinary artist and singer, has become a model for an entire generation of young musicians. It is not only her extraordinary vocal technique, her great musicality and her charismatic presence on the stage that make her the prototype of a modern opera singer, but her ability to combine art and thought, creativity and scientific research, passion and professionalism.
Born in Rome, Cecilia is the daughter of the singing teacher Silvana Bazzoni. In 1987 she made her hometown debut as Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. It was the beginning of a spectacular international career: in short time Daniel Barenboim, Herbert von Karajan and Nikolaus Harnoncourt were enchanted by the young artist, who immediately received invitations from the Salzburg Festival, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Royal Opera House. in London, concert halls and festivals in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. For thirty years she has performed regularly at the Zurich Opera House. The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Berlin Philharmonic Hall are some of the regular stops on his annual tours.
In 1988 Cecilia signed an exclusive recording contract with Decca. The Vivaldi Album, released in 1999, is the result of a fascinating search among virtually unknown scores of Vivaldi's works, an operation that earned her the Indiana Jones reputation in the history of music. The Vivaldi Album was the first in a series of elaborate concept albums, in which Cecilia shed new light on various themes of the baroque and bel canto period. Among the most successful titles are Opera Forbidden, Maria, Sacrificium, Mission and St Petersburg. 2019 saw the release of his latest album in this series: Farinelli. More than 12 million audio and video products sold make Cecilia Bartoli the most successful classical artist of our time.
Since 2012 Cecilia has been the artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, a post recently extended until 2026.
For many years Cecilia has been actively focused on philological performances. Since 2016 he has been working regularly with Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco, an orchestra set up thanks to his initiative, which was received with great enthusiasm by the public and the international press.
Cecilia Bartoli from January 2023 will be director of the Opera di Montecarlo; first woman in the history of the theater to take up this position.
Five Grammy Awards, more than a dozen Echo and Brit Awards, the Polar Music Prize, the Léonie-Sonning-Music Prize, the Herbert von Karajan Prize and many other awards highlight Cecilia Bartoli's important role in the history of music.
(from Cecilia Bartoli's official website)
Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco
The ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco was founded in spring 2016 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, from an idea by Cecilia Bartoli in collaboration with Jean-Louis Grinda, director of the Opera. The project received immediate support from HSH Prince Albert II and HRH the Princess of Hanover.
Interpreter and artistic director, Cecilia Bartoli brought together the best international musicians of early music, forming an orchestra that revives the tradition of court music of the great princely, royal and imperial dynasties of Europe of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Images: Cecilia Bartoli Photocredit © Kristian Schuller - Decca
Jacopo Amigoni, Portrait of Carlo Maria Bruschi known as Farinelli, 1750


Carlo Broschi, better known under the pseudonym Farinelli (Andria 1705 - Bologna 1782), star of eighteenth-century melodrama, is the most famous of castrated singers.
In 1998 the Farinelli Study Center was established in Bologna with the aim of remembering the figure of the great artist.
To Carlo Broschi Cecilia Bartoli dedicated a recording project in 2019, the highly successful album 'Farinelli' recorded for Decca with Il Giardino Armonico directed by Giovanni Antonini
Cecilia Bartoli at the Malatesta Music Festival in Rimini


Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco
Gianluca Capuano, director
Xavier Laforge, dancer - performer


Farinelli and his time
GF Händel Rinaldo, Symphony
N. Purple Polyphemus, "Far from the one and only dear ... Flattered by hope "
GF Händel Ariodante "Entrée des Songes funestes"
"The Triumph of Time and Disillusionment",
"Leave the thorn and pick the rose"
JA Hasse Marc'Antonio and Cleopatra, Symphony
GF Händel Julius Caesar in Egypt, Symphony Il Parnassus - "I adore pupils"
G. Ph. Telemann Trumpet Concerto in D major
GF Händel Amadigi di Gaula "He laughs at me…. I will awaken from the impious Say"
A. Vivaldi Orlando Furioso "Only from you my sweet love "
GF Händel Ariodant, Suite of dances Rinaldo "Augelletti, who sing "
Ode for St Cecilia's Day "What passion cannot Music raise and quell "

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