Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate KISS; Davldde penttente K469

COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: Exsultate Jubilate KISS; Davldde penttente K469
PERFORMER: Cecilia Bartoli; Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer
CATALOGUE NO: 443 452-2 DDD
Cecilia Bartoli has a terrific voice: a gloriously rich mezzo, full-bodied and exhilaratingly abandoned in the risks she takes in the coloratura passages. That this recital consists mainly of familiar arias from traditionally soprano roles (Fiordiligi, Despina, Susanna, Countess, Elvira, Zerlina) testifies to her astonishing versatility. But surely a singer of Bartoli’s talent should look, for her next venture, further than the predictable Mozart and Rossini works she relies on. Claire Wrathall

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