Classical music album covers can often be overlooked – but not these! In an attempt to stand out on the CD racks, labels sometimes stray far beyond the boundaries of good taste, or even reason. Here are what we consider to be the strangest CD covers of the 21st century so far.
Italian mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli has conquered the world’s great opera houses, turned Salieri into a bestseller and become a saviour of the classical recording industry... But she has never, until now, performed in Australia. Francis Merson spoke to Cecilia on the eve of her maiden tour.