Angelo Bartoli, father of Cecilia Bartoli, had a short career as a dramatic tenor. Still he made it to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 1962, where
he sang the tenor part in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. He was very good, as Cecilia recalled in a documentary film about her career.
It seems that his nerves were not up to pursuing a solo career, and that he got into a severe depression,
at least that's what his daughter hinted to when interviewed in a that film, where
Angelo Bartoli, too, appeared, saying that he didn't remember anything of his career, and that his career had
been as short as four or five years. Here at least his memory deceives him since the only two recordings of his voice
that I've been able to hear were from 1961 and 1971, respectively.
His upper register seemed as if it could also have been a reason for his short career.
Bartoli also appeared in following operas in Holland:
Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg, Simon Boccanegra on February 3, 1961 with Aurelio Oppicelli, Antoinette Tiemessen/Gerry de
Groot, Ugo Trama, Jess Walters/Paolo Gorin, Cornelis Schell/Peter van der Bilt, Antal Dorati
Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg, Simon Boccanegra on February 22, 1963 with Aurelio Oppicelli, Mizzi van der Lanz, Pieter van den Berg/Guus Hoekman, Paolo Gorin/
Cornelis Schell/Peter van der Bilt, Simon van Trirum, Wim Koopman, Sophia van Sante, Arrigo Guarnieri
| Angelo Bartoli sings||Petite Messe Solennelle: Domine Deus
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for his help.