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Verdi / Andrea Bocelli, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic


Release Date: 09/12/2000 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 464600   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrea Bocelli, the tenor of enormous popularity, is no stranger to the world of traditional opera having delved into it on previous albums, but with VERDI he raises the stakes. He plunges into the deep end of the "serious" music pool with a selection of arias that span the breadth of the great composer's career, music that is breathtaking in its beauty but vocally demanding and difficult. Is Bocelli up to the challenge? Purists and traditionalists may have their objections, but there's no denying the artist's charisma and ability to engage audiences.
Bocelli is a singer with an easy confidence and keen musical instincts who well understands where his talents lie, and his interpretations of arias from masterworks such as 'Il trovatore,'
Read more 'Rigoletto,' and 'La traviata' showcase his natural abilities, projecting sincerity and a deep respect for the music. He gives heartfelt accounts of "Ah si, ben mio," "Ma se m'e forza perderti," and "La vita e inferno all'infelice," committing himself to the emotions evoked by the music and delivering the essence of the work. The album is buoyed by his genuine enthusiasm, and his warm, romantic tone serves him well throughout. Bocelli may not gain many converts with VERDI, but will surely satisfy his legion of admirers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ella mi fui rapita!..." 
7.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..." 
9.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Lunge da lei..." 
10.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Ernani: Mercè, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Io l'ho perduta..." 
13.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Oh! fede negar potessi..." 
14.
La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999-2000 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "La vita è inferno all'infelice..." 

Sound Samples

Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Di quella pira"
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Ah sì ben mio"
Rigoletto / Act 3: "La donna è mobile"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 1: "Di'tu se fedele"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 3: "Forse la soglia attinse" - "Ma se m'è forza perderti"
Rigoletto / Act 2: Scena ed Aria. "Ella mi fu rapita"
Rigoletto / Act 2: "Possente amor"
Aida / Act 1: "Celeste Aida"
La traviata / Act 2: "Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti"
La traviata / Act 2: "O mio rimorso!"
I Lombardi / Act 2: "La mia letizia infondere"
Ernani / Part 1: "Mercé, diletti amici"
Don Carlo / Act 1: "Io la vidi e al suo sorriso"
Luisa Miller / Act 2: Quando le sere al placido chiaror d'un ciel stellato
La forza del destino / Act 3: La vita è inferno

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