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Some of the Most Sublime Singing I Have Ever Heard

December 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm UTC

This morning I was in the gym listening to Cecilia Bartoli’s exquisite new album Sacrificium when she sang something that literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I can’t imagine how ridiculous I looked, standing in the middle of the weight room with my giant headphones and tears in my eyes.

Here is the excerpt, from “Profezie, di me diceste” by Sedecia. Listen for the third phrase, where she sings for nearly thirty seconds without a breath.


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