Cecilia Bartoli uncovers the extraordinary and cruel world
of the castrati and sings the glorious music they inspired.
The all-new album consists almost entirely of world-premiere
recordings of some of the most virtuosic music ever written
for the human voice.
After extensive research, Bartoli has produced not
only a new recording but also a comprehensive study of the
castrati and their time period through two lavishly illustrated articles included in the deluxe package.
Sacrificium marks the first collaboration of Il Giardino
Armonico, Giovanni Antonini, and Bartoli since their
Grammy-winning Vivaldi Album ten years ago. From the Label