The Italian opera singer and director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, Cecilia Bartoli, has won this year's Herbert von Karajan Music Prize, which comes with a sum of €50,000.The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Foundation Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Clemens Borsig, said Bartoli was honoured for her constant quest to discover forgotten treasures of music … [Read more...] about Cecilia Bartoli is awarded the 2012 Herbert von Karajan Music Prize
Yes I know I shouldn't reproduce an entire article - but this is so succinct and right that I hope The Times will forgive me...Here's Richard Morrison on the ridiculous choice by the Brit Awards to confer on boy-band Il Divo the Classical Artist of the Decade prize - yes that's right, 'decade': How funny. There was I thinking that the past ten years had been fantastically … [Read more...] about The Times says the Classic Brits awards are predictable and ludicrous – I think we’d all agree with that!
Cecilia Bartoli has been at the forefront of classical music for more than two decades. She’s sold more than eight million CDs, won four Grammys and has been awarded two classical Brit awards. Ahead of her performance of 'Sacrificium: The School of Castrati' at The Bridgewater Hall, the mezzo-soprano speaks about her concert and offers insights into the music of 18th century … [Read more...] about Cecilia Bartoli leaves an interview with Manchester Confidential before her Sacrificium concert at The Bridgewater Hall