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21 Oct 2005

When Opera Was Forced Under the Radar

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/21/arts/music/21ceci.html

opera_proibita.jpgBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 21 October 2005]

Even the most ardent fans of the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli must sometimes question whether she is making full use of her remarkable gifts and extraordinary popularity. By the late 1990's, the opera world wondered what she would do next. Expand her operatic repertory and take on touchstone soprano roles in Bellini operas? There was talk that Debussy's Mélisande might become a signature part.

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