Soprano Bartoli: My voice has more colors, shadow

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Italy’s mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli stands near her wax statue at the Musee Grevin in ParisLONDON (Reuters) – Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has released a year-end blockbuster that is part mystery story, part research project and shows off a voice which only seems to improve with age. Bartoli's latest deluxe-packaged album "Mission" (Decca) is devoted to the music of the late 17th-century Italian composer, diplomat and perhaps spy, Agostino Steffani. Steffani may have been a bit overlooked as a result of his appearance at the end of the Renaissance and at the beginning of the Baroque periods – until Bartoli's interest alighted on him. … USA, LLC OnDeck