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Donatella Bartolomei: »Sacra Dea«

by Gothic Opera / Vocal Music Theatre / Experimental

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Scibili 05:42
Ambasciatore 03:46
Libero canto 06:32
Preghiera 05:07


The vocal-only-album »Sacra Dea« by Italian singer and actress Donatella Bartolomei, turns out as an eccentric, opaque, gothic opera of adventurous voices. Combining the agressive darkness of Diamanda Galas and the sombre eroticism of Gitane Demone, this album stunningly mashes up opera and jazz singing, musical, soul music and gospel and sets everything up into a kinky, vocal music theatre.

Donatella Bartolomei was born in 1972 in Florence, Italy. She currently lives in Milan. Donatella is a singer, actress and she teaches both singing and acting. She loves to describe herself as a »creator of worlds«, because her current artistic production explores voice and theatre experimentation, mixing music and art with spiritual and symbolic contents in an ongoing research for personal evolution. She is the director of her own »Dea Luna« piece, a fantastic voyage where she plays with masks, voices and sounds. As a teacher, she creates peculiar courses where her students work on the evolution of their own persona through vocal and theatrical training. Donatella is also a long-time jazz singer.

By blending spoken word, poetry, fantasy language and extended voice, Donatella puts everything on her own burlesque track. A psychocandy diva, Donatella changes masks, switches voices, shifts and toggles roles, moods and even gender – a theatrical vocal soundscape displaying pain and beauty, dream and trauma. Expressive and demanding, »Sacra dea« is a vocal jewel of blackly shimmering, dark poetry – including thrilling musical settings of works by Dante, Shakespeare and Gabriele D'Annunzio.

»Sacra dea« features guest appearances by singers Giulia Sirtori, Emanuela Zuccalà and Stefano Luna, lyrics by Kaivas, an extra music-track by Kampsimdaja and a stunning artwork by Italian photographer Alessandro Didoni.

Interview with Donatella Bartolomei: www.soundpoetry.de
Artist's homepage: www.facebook.com/vocesacradealuna/


released July 17, 2016

// Cat. No. AW 006


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