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Label: Decca

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Il Trovatore / Act 3:
  • 1"Di quella pira"03:13
  • 2"Ah sì ben mio"03:15
  • Rigoletto / Act 3:
  • 3"La donna è mobile"02:07
  • Un ballo in maschera / Act 1:
  • 4"Di'tu se fedele"03:03
  • Un ballo in maschera / Act 3:
  • 5"Forse la soglia attinse...Ma se m'è forza perderti"02:33
  • Rigoletto / Act 2:
  • 6"Ella mi fu rapita"04:36
  • 7"Possente amor"02:55
  • Aida / Act 1:
  • 8"Celeste Aida"04:05
  • La traviata / Act 2:
  • 9"Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti"03:40
  • 10"O mio rimorso!"02:49
  • I Lombardi / Act 2:
  • 11"La mia letizia infondere"02:04
  • Ernani / Part 1:
  • 12"Mercé, diletti amici"06:54
  • Don Carlo / Act 1:
  • 13"Io la vidi e al suo sorriso"03:46
  • Luisa Miller / Act 2:
  • 14"Quando le sere al placido"05:07
  • La forza del destino / Act 3:
  • 15"La vita è inferno all'infelice"09:51
  • Total Runtime59:58

Info for Verdi

Verdi is Andrea Bocelli's seventh studio album and fourth classical album, of Verdi's most famous arias, released in 2000. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, accompanied Bocelli for the album.

"Following the spiritually flavored Sacred Arias, Andrea Bocelli presents an album of the music of Giuseppe Verdi, covering arias from several operas, leaning heavily on Il Trovatore, La Triviata, and Rigoletto. Supported by the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Bocelli reprises his role as the crossover-friendly opera tenor, offering his interpretations with capability and grace and warmly embracing the songs with his familiar voice. Opera purists may find Verdi a little off-putting; for example, the album opener, "Di Quella Pira" from Il Trovatore (which serves as the rousing finale to the opera's third act), sounds out of place as the opening track, and Mehta's conducting is adequate but lacks passion. However, the album is not without its charms, and the ballads represented here ("La Donna e Mobile" and "Possente Amor" in particular) are wonderfully suited to his notoriously light tenor. Fans of Bocelli's previous albums should be happy with Verdi, and will hopefully be awakened to the works of one of opera's great composers." (Zac Johnson, AMG)

Andrea Bocelli, tenor
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, conductor

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Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli‘s new studio album, “Passione” is filled with romance and beauty. “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.

“Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”

On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.

“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”

Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.

Booklet for Verdi

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