Cecilia Bartoli, Salle Pleyel, Paris

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 27 March 2008]
Apotheosis now. Cecilia Bartoli has rolled back into Paris with her Maria Malibran campaign wagon and taken the city by storm. The Malibran souvenir van is parked outside the town hall; Bartoli herself set up shop at the Salle Pleyel, not her usual Paris venue but a sure sign that the concert hall is firing on all cylinders under Laurent Bayleís stewardship.