Cecilia Bartoli at the Barbican

Neil Fisher [Times Online, 19 December 2008]

Never underestimate Cecilia Bartoli. If she packs light, she still packs a punch. And if anyone felt short-changed before this sedate-sounding evening of bel-canto salon songs, or, as she called it, a SoirÈe Rossiniana, they could hardly have complained afterwards.