Press Room presents Cecilia Bartoli with Simon Rattle in Berlin

On January 1, will ring in the New Year with a webcast of the festive concert from the night before by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic – with superstar mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli as featured guest, in partnership with Rolex. Renowned the world over for her scintillating way with the Baroque repertoire, Bartoli will be back on nine months after her successful performance as Desdemona in Zurich, in Rossini’s Otello. The Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Concert with Bartoli will be available to view on for 60 days.
The profile for has never been higher, as the webcast of Academy Award-winning French actress Marion Cotillard in the title role of Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne au Bûcher (“Joan of Arc at the Stake”) has become one of the most-viewed events in the site’s history. 160,000 people have already watched Cotillard as Joan of Arc since November 17, when it was webcast live on from Barcelona’s Auditori. The program can be viewed on until February 15th. More info
January 1, 2013 at 1:00pm EST
Cecilia Bartoli in Concert with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic
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Tugan Sokhiev conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”
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Critical praise accrues to with each passing month. The Toronto Star called the site “a seismic shift in the world of classical music,” and the Baltimore Sun said: “This is an amazing site for lovers of classical music.” According to Alex Ross’s blog, The Rest Is Noise, “The hits keep coming at,” while offering “treasures aplenty” was how Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly put it, naming as one of the Web’s best classical experiences.
Since its official launch in May 2008, has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of music and arts lovers from 182 countries – online viewers who have watched over 12 million videos to date. The site currently averages more than 80,000 individual visitors each month. In addition to offering live concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers and entertainment systems, now offers a free application (available at the Apple App Store and for the Android) that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on iPads, iPhones, and the Android.
In addition to webcasts of more than 100 live concerts each year, has partnered with the world’s top artists and music institutions to offer subscriptions that give music lovers the opportunity to watch more than 1,000 VOD programs. They include concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, master classes, artist portraits, and archival material by such legendary musicians as Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Recently, added reference opera productions to its library, including Don Carlo starring Rolando Villazón at the Royal Opera House and The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne conducted by William Christie; also new to the library are archive of conductor Carlos Kleiber.
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