Cecilia Bartoli Named Artistic Director for Salzburg Whitsun Festival

September 20, 2010, 12:17 PM

Cecilia Bartoli Named Artistic Director for Salzburg Whitsun Festival

By DANIEL J. WAKIN

Cecilia Bartoli, the Italian mezzo-soprano, will take over in 2012 as artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, a three-day annual event that falls between the Salzburg Easter Festival and the Salzburg Festival in the summer. The conductor Riccardo Muti has been running the Whitsun Festival, with a focus on lesser-known Neapolitan operas.

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