THE ULTIMATE ANDREA BOCELLI RECORDING ENCOMPASSING HIS FINEST PERFORMANCES TO DATE. ONE MAGICAL EVENING SPANNING THE BEST OF HIS POP AND CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE
ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERTO: ONE NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK
On September 15, 2011, internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a once in a lifetime, free concert as a gift to New York City on Central Park’s Great Lawn.
The spectacular event was captured for CD/DVD, making for the ultimate Bocelli collection, appealing to both loyal fans and new admirers alike.
The varied repertoire includes some of Bocelli’s finest performances to date from both the worlds of classical and pop he so successfully straddles unlike any other artist.
Additional performers include The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of musical director Alan Gilbert, with special guests Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Bryn Terfel, Chris Botti, David Foster, Andrea Griminelli, Nicola Benedetti, Anna Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende.
Andrea Bocelli Concerto: One Night in Central Park, will be released November 11 on Sugar/Universal, and for the first time ever captures the many sides of Bocelli’s musical passions all in one package.
Attended by over 60,000 people, Reuters called the Central Park concert “dazzling,” as well as “an important career milestone.” Bocelli lovingly described the opportunity to sing on the Great Lawn as “his father’s dream finally realized.”
As part of the evening, Bocelli recorded five new songs, all of which appear on the CD/DVD, including a stirring “Amazing Grace”, the iconic “New York, New York,” with Tony Bennett; a swinging rendition of “More,” with Chris Botti and David Foster; “Volare,” also with Foster, and “Your Love (Once Upon A Time In The West)” from the famous film of the same name.
Bocelli is widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world with more than seventy million albums sold.
1. OVERTURE – LA FORZA DEL DESTINO - The New York Philharmonic – Alan Gilbert, conductor
2. LA DONNA È MOBILE – RIGOLETTO
3. DI QUELLA PIRA – IL TROVATORE
4. VA, TOSCA (TE DEUM) – Tosca – Performed by Bryn Terfel
5. AVE MARIA “CENTRAL PARK VERSION”
6. VICINO A TE S’ACQUETA – ANDREA CHÉNIER – duet with Ana Maria Martinez
7. AU FOND DU TEMPLE SAINT – LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES – duet with Bryn Terfel
8. INTERMEZZO – MANON LESCAUT – The New York Philharmonic – Alan Gilbert, conductor
9. O SOAVE FANCIULLA – LA BOHÈME – Duet with Pretty Yende
10. LIBIAMO NE’LIETI CALICI – LA TRAVIATA – with P.Yende, B.Terfel, A.M.Martinez
11. OVERTURE – CANDIDE - The New York Philharmonic – Alan Gilbert, conductor
12. HOME ON THE RANGE – Performed by Bryn Terfel
13. EN ARANJUEZ CON TU AMOR – Concierto de Aranjuez – with Nicola Benedetti on Violin
14. FUNICULÌ FUNICULÀ - with Andrea Griminelli on flute
15. THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE – The Tale of Tsar Saltan – performed by Andrea Griminelli on flute
16. O SOLE MIO
17. AMARCORD - The New York Philharmonic – Alan Gilbert, conductor
18. YOUR LOVE (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)
19. MORE (TI GUARDERÒ NEL CUORE) – with Chris Botti on trumpet, David Foster on piano
20. NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU (VOLARE) – with David Foster on piano
21. THE PRAYER – duet with Cèline Dion, David Foster ON PIANO
22. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – duet with Tony Bennett
23. AMAZING GRACE
24. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE (CON TE PARTIRÒ) – duet with Ana Maria Martinez
25. NESSUN DORMA – TURANDOT