Cecilia Bartoli: ‘Atonal music creates a barrier between composer and singer’main
The mezzo has been telling Corriere della Sera why she keeps raiding old archives for something to sing.
I’ve always enjoyed research, trying to find forgotten music to enlarge the repertoire, being that contemporary composers can’t seem to write for opera singers like me. It would be wonderful to work with a composer writing for just for us. Mozart wrote his operas knowing the voices of the singers who would interpret the roles. Today, it’s no longer like that: atonal music creates a barrier between composer and singer, so in order to find new music to sing I have to search in the past.
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