Sol Gabetta und Cecilia Bartoli (photo: Decca/Esther Haase)

Chamber Music

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta

Two great artists always keen to try out new things in a musical head-to-head: in a concert entitled Dolce Duello, the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and the cellist Sol Gabetta present Baroque arias for voice and cello. Not, however, as competitors or adversaries: rather the warm, expressive singing voice of the one and the sonorous, virtuoso playing of the other complement each other brilliantly. The two are supported by the Cappella Gabetta, an Early music ensemble under the direction of Sol’s brother, Andrés.

Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano

Sol Gabetta cello

Cappella Gabetta Ensemble for Ancient Music

Andrés Gabetta Violine und Leitung

Cecilia & Sol – Dolce Duello

Arias and Instrumental Works by Johann Adolph Hasse, Antonio Caldara, Tomaso Albinoni, Domenico Gabrielli, Carlo Francesco Pollarolo, George Frideric Handel, Hermann Friedrich Raupach, Luigi Boccherini und Christoph Willibald Gluck

Dates and Tickets

Choir Seats are on Sale.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 11:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 10:00

Serie V


“I have a natural inquisitiveness which loves discoveries, exchanging new ideas with artists who have long been friends and artists whom I have only just discovered, in combinations that often have astonishing and unhoped-for results,” admitted Cecilia Bartoli in a recent interview. Her concert in December 2015 showed just how artistically fruitful this attitude can be: the mezzo-soprano and the tenor Rolando Villazón appeared together in the Berlin Philharmonie, and led the audience through all the ups and downs of human passions in arias, duets, and scenes from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.

This season, the Italian mezzo-soprano has joined up with an artist who is as inquisitive and adventurous as she is: Sol Gabetta, who is one of the great cellists of our time. In 2014 she made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker during the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden. But not only that: Together with her brother, the violinist Andrés Gabetta, the cellist has dedicated herself to the performance of Early music – with the Cappella Gabetta, founded in 2010, which performs works of the Baroque and early Classical periods on original instruments. Ideal for creating an unusual project with Cecilia Bartoli: Dolce Duello is the title of their joint programme, in which the two artists enter into a musical contest, presenting Baroque arias for voice and cello.

Sol Gabetta und Cecilia Bartoli (photo: Decca/Esther Haase)