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Aria - The Opera Album / Andrea Bocelli


Release Date: 04/07/1998 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462033   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniUmberto GiordanoVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrea Bocelli is one of a handful of artists able to perform both popular and classical music with great success and distinction. ARIA-THE OPERA ALBUM features his thoughtful and heartfelt renditions of some of the most popular Romantic tenor arias. It is easy to hear strains of other singers in his voice, such as a young Del Monaco or perhaps Corelli, with whom he studied, paying for his lessons singing in piano bars and night clubs.
Worth noting are "Questa o quella" from Verdi's 'Rigoletto,' where Bocelli easily adopts the suave and lascivious charm of The Duke of Mantua, and "Porquoi me réveiller" from Massenet's 'Werther,' which highlights his command of the French language. With his perfect diction and dramatic style, Andrea
Read more Bocelli gives the experienced listener a new alternative to existing recordings and the opera novice an excellent introduction to the tenor repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Dammi i colori..." 
4.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
I puritani: A te, o cara, amor talora by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Di rigori armato il seno by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 69 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Adriana Lecouvreur: La dolcissima effigie by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Tombe degl'avi miei..." 
14.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: French 
15.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
16.
La fille du régiment: Pour mon âme by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
17.
La Bohème: Musette! O gioia della mia dimora... Testa adorato by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Italy 
Date of Recording: 7/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Musetta! O gioia della mia dimora!..." 

Sound Samples

Rigoletto / Act 1: "Questa o quella" (Ballata)
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
Tosca / Act 1: "Recondita armonia"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: "Addio, fiorito asil"
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: Come un bel dì di maggio
I Puritani / Act 1: "A te, o cara"
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59 / Act 1: "Di rigori armato il seno"
Fedora / Act 2: "Amor ti vieta"
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: "Ch'ella mi creda"
La Gioconda / Act 2: "Cielo e mar"
Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 1: "La dolcissima effigie"
La bohème / Act 3: "Musetta! O gioia della mia dimora! - Testa adorata"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Tombe degl'avi miei" - "Fra poco a me ricovero"
Werther / Act 3: "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
La fille du régiment / Act 1: "Pour mon âme quel destin"

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