Breaking: Cecilia Bartoli to run an opera house

Breaking: Cecilia Bartoli to run an opera house


norman lebrecht

December 03, 2019

It’s being announced in Monte Carlo that the Italian mezzo-soprano will take over as director of the Opéra in January 2023.

‘I shall put my passion at the service of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo,’ was Bartoli’s opening statement. The announcement was made by Princess Caroline.

Bartoli, 53, succeeds Jean-Louis Grinda who has been in charge at M-C since 2007.


  • John Borstlap says:

    The picture looks like a Regietheater version of The Barber of Sevilla.

  • Cantantelirico says:

    She will be running La Scala by her 60th birthday.

  • John Rook says:

    And J-L Grinda is going where, exactly…?

  • Karl says:

    Please take down that pic. It’s scary. I’m definitely not going to ever mess with Cecelia Bartoli!

  • Has-been says:

    Madam Bartoli is clearly a thoughtful artist. Her career path has been careful without many mistakes,[
    lets for get West Side Story] please give her a chance before the negative comments.

  • Alexander says:

    why not ? she is a woman of a good nature . Santa Cecilia patronizes her for sure 😉

  • Manu says:

    Very coherent with her carrier. Montecarlo is a fiscal paradise.
    She used her companies settled in Africa to make contracts with festivals and halls that were subsidized with public money. Incredibly, her terms were always accepted.