Cecilia Bartoli mezzo – Sol Gabetta cello – Cappella GabettaAndrés Gabetta leader


Ouverture (Il Ciro riconosciuto) Johann Adolf Hasse
Aria "Fortuna e speranza" (Nitocri) Antonio Caldara
Aria "Aure andate e baciate" (Il nascimento dell'Aurora) Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Aria "Aure voi de' miei sospiri" (San Sigismondo, re di Borgogna) Domenico Gabrielli
Ouverture (Ariodante) Carlo Francesco Pollarolo
Aria "Lascia la spina cogli la rosa" (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46) Georg Friedrich Händel
Aria "O placido il mare" (Siroe, re di Persia) Hermann Raupach
Aria "What passion cannot Music raise and quell !" (Ode for St Cecilia’s Day) Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto for cello and orchestra no 10, G 483 Luigi Boccherini
Dance of the Furies (Orfeo ed Euridice) Christoph Willibald Gluck
Aria "Se d'un amor tiranno", G 557 Luigi Boccherini

Don’t be fooled. Under the soppy patina of the photo, under their floral plaits and their childlike air hides one of the most prestigious duos of the moment. Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta are both admired in their respective domains: the sensual and flamboyant voice of the mezzo is only equalled by the cellist’s perfect line and the fullness of the sound she creates. In addition to offering an outstanding musical alchemy, this duo is the sign of a great artistic generosity, just like those enthusiastic musicians whose performances always end in general exultation. To celebrate the release of their new album entitled Dolce Duello: La Voce e il Violoncelle, the two divas have concocted a deliciously sparkling cocktail of arias from Neapolitan Baroque opera. One is never enough!


Did you know?

  • The Many Faces of Cecilia Bartoli

    Though her voice and sunny disposition are immediately recognizable, Cecilia Bartoli has the knack, much like the big pop stars, to slightly reinvent herself with every new project. Take a look at 4 of these incarnations.

    — published on