Andrea Bocelli

Composers

Biography

Born: September 22, 1958; Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy  
Andrea Bocelli has been called "the fourth tenor"; the blind, Tuscan-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most popular voices in the arena of light classical and crossover vocals and has made inroads into the world of opera as well. His participation in Pavarotti's 1992 hit Miserere album and Zucchero Fornaciari's 1993 world tour brought him international attention. Bocelli has been most successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets Read more with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Eros Ramazzotti. Al Jarreau, who sang with Bocelli during "The Night of Proms" in November 1995, praised Bocelli with these words: "I have had the honor to sing with the most beautiful voice in the world."

Bocelli grew up on farm in Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany. Beginning piano lessons at the age of six, he later added flute and saxophone to his talents. Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of 12 following a soccer accident. Despite his obvious musical talents, Bocelli did not consider a career in music until he had studied law at the University of Pisa and had earned a Doctor of Law degree. Inspired to pursue music, he studied with the famed tenor Franco Corelli, supporting himself by peforming in piano bars.

Bocelli's first break as a singer came in 1992 when Fornaciari auditioned tenors to record a demo tape of Miserere, which he had co-written with Bono of the Irish rock group U2. Successfully passing the audition, Bocelli recorded the tune as a duet with Pavarotti. After touring with Fornaciari in 1993, Bocelli performed as a guest star in the Pavarotti International festival held in Modena in September 1994. In addition to performing solo and in a duet with Pavarotti, Bocelli sang with Bryan Adams, Andreas Vollenweider, and Nancy Gustavsson. In November 1995, Bocelli toured Holland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and France on the pop "Night of Proms" bill, which also featured Al Jarreau, Bryan Ferry, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, and John Miles.

Bocelli's first two albums -- 1994's Andrea Bocelli and 1996's Bocelli -- showcased his operatic singing. His third effort, Viaggio Italiano (Italian Journey), featured famous arias and traditional songs from Naples. Although released only in Italy, the album sold more than 300,000 copies. With his fourth album, Romanza, released in 1997, Bocelli turned to pop music. The album included the hit "Time To Say Goodbye," recorded as a duet with Sarah Brightman. Bocelli continued to focus on pop balladry with his fifth album, Sogno, released in 1999, which featured a duet with Celine Dion on the David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager-penned tune, "The Prayer"; it sold more than ten million copies, received a Golden Globe award and led to Bocelli being nominated for a Grammy as best new artist.

The early 2000s saw Bocelli making an attempt to win credibility in the world of mainstream opera, touring in a series of operatic appearances and releasing the album Verdi and taking lead roles in recorded versions of Tosca, La bohème, and Il trovatore. Some opera fans pointed to deficiencies in his partially microphone-formed technique, while others lauded his ability to bring new audiences to opera. Neither the admirers nor the detractors could ignore the sheer charisma that drew ordinary listeners to this genuine, unassuming vocal star. Read less
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  • 51.
    Verdi: Requiem / Gergiev, Fleming, Borodina, Et Al
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 468079 Release Date: 03/27/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Olga Borodina,  Andrea Bocelli,  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo,  Renée Fleming
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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  • 52.
    The #1 Opera Album Vol 1
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467632 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Andrea Bocelli,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Michele Pertusi  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané,  Leone Magiera,  Sir Georg Solti,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 53.
    Puccini: La Bohème / Mehta, Bocelli, Frittoli, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 464060 Release Date: 11/07/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Barbara Frittoli,  Andrea Bocelli,  Mario Luperi,  Eva Mei  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Verdi / Andrea Bocelli, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 464600 Release Date: 09/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
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  • 55.
    Andrea Bocelli - Sacred Arias
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 52032 Release Date: 06/20/2000  
    Composer:  Charles Gounod
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
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  • 56.
    Sacred Arias - Andrea Bocelli
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462600 Release Date: 11/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  John Francis Wade,  Franz Xaver Gruber,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 57.
    Hymn For The World 2 / Chung, Bartoli, Bocelli, Terfel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459146 Release Date: 11/03/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Tavener,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Eric Levi,  Francis Poulenc  ... 
    Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli,  Andrea Bocelli,  Bryn Terfel
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Aria - The Opera Album / Andrea Bocelli
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462033 Release Date: 04/07/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Umberto Giordano,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
    Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Andrea Bocelli - Viaggio Italiano
    Label: Universal   Catalog: 533123 Release Date: 11/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Francis Wade,  Ernesto Tagliaferri,  Salvatore Gambardella,  Ernesto De Curtis  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
    Conductor:  Renato Serio,  Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Choral Academy,  Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 60.
    Pavarotti's Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458000 Release Date: 09/30/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Agustín Lara,  Ernesto Tagliaferri,  Domenico Modugno  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  David Romano,  Frank Sinatra,  Andrea Bocelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Bonynge,  Maurizio Benini,  Giancarlo Chiaramello,  Henry Mancini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestra  ... 
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  • 61.
    Andrea Bocelli - Romanza
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 539207 Release Date: 09/23/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lucio Quarantotto,  Various
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Sarah Brightman
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  • 62.
    Pavarotti & Friends 2
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 444460 Release Date: 06/06/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Bryan Adams,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Performer:  Nancy Gustafson,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Andreas Vollenweider,  Giorgia  ... 
    Conductor:  Leone Magiera,  Michael Kamen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Bryan Adams Band,  Andreas Vollenweider
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Biography

Born: September 22, 1958; Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy  
Andrea Bocelli has been called "the fourth tenor"; the blind, Tuscan-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most popular voices in the arena of light classical and crossover vocals and has made inroads into the world of opera as well. His participation in Pavarotti's 1992 hit Miserere album and Zucchero Fornaciari's 1993 world tour brought him international attention. Bocelli has been most successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma"
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette - Ouverture
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Ouverture-Prologue - "Vérone vit jadis deux familles rivales"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "L'heure s'envole"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Eh bien! Cher Paris"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Ah! Qu'elle est belle!...Ecoutez! écouter!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Allons! jeunes gens! Allons! belles dames!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Enfin la place est libre, amis!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Mab, la reine des mensonges"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Eh! bien! que l'avertissement"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Voyons nourrice, on m'attend, parle vite!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Non! Non! Je ne veux pas t'ecouter plus longtemps...Ah, je veux vivre dans ce reve"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Le nom de cette belle enfant?"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "De grâce, demeurez!...Ange adorable"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "Quelqu'un!...C'est mon cousin Tybalt!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1 - "C'était Roméo!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - Entr'acte
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "O nuit! Sous tes ailes obscures abrite-moi!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "L'amour! L'amour! ...Ah! lève-toi, soleil!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "Hélas! moi, le haïr!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "Ecoute! on vient"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "De qui parlez-vous donc?"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "O nuit divine! je t'implore"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "Ah! ne fuis pas encore!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 2 - "Adieu mille fois!...Va! repose en paix!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - Entr'acte
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Mon père! Dieu vous garde!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Dieu qui fit l'homme à ton image"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Roméo! Tu choisis Juliette pour femme?...O pur bonheur!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maître"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle?"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Ah! ah! voici nos gens"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Quelle rage! Vertudieu!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Allons! tu ne me connais pas, Tybalt"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Que le diable soit de vos deux maisons!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "O" jour de deuil! ô jour de larmes!
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Le Duc! Le Duc!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 3 - "Ah! Jour de deuil et d'horreur et d'alarmes"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - Orchestral introduction
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Va! je t'ai pardonné"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Roméo! Qu'as tu donc?"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Juliette! Ah! le ciel soit loué"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Quoi! Ma fille, la nuit à peine est achevée"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Que l'hymne nuptial succède aux cris d'alarmes"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Mon père! tout m'accable!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Buvez donc ce breuvage"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Hésitez-vous?"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Dieu! Quel frisson court dans mes veines"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 4 - "Amour ranime mon courage"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 5 - Le sommeil de Juliette
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 5 - "C'est la!...Salut! Tombeau!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 5 - "O ma femme! O ma bien-aimée!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 5 - "A toi, ma Juliette!"
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 5 - "Console-toi- pauvre âme"
Preludio
"O lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa" (Siciliana)
"Ah!"
"Gli aranci olezzano sui verdi margini"
"Dite, mamma Lucia"
"Il cavallo scalpita"
"Beato voi, compar Alfio"
"Regina coeli, laetare"
"Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto" (Preghiera)
"Voi lo sapete, o mama" (Romanza)
"Tu qui, Santuzza?"
"Fior di giaggiolo"
"Turiddu, è passato Alfio?"
"Ah! lo vedi, che hai tu detto?"
"No, no, Turiddu, rimani"
"Oh! Il Signore vi manda" (Duetto)
"Turridu mi tolse l'onore"
Intermezzo sinfonico
"A casa, a casa amici ...Comare Lola"
"Intanto, amici, qua...Viva il vino spumeggiante"
"A voi tutti salute!"
"Compar Alfio!"
"Mamma, quel vino è generoso"
"Turridu? Che vuoi dire?"
Prelude
"Si può? Signore! Signori!"
"Son qua! Ritornano"
"Un grande spettacolo!"
"Un tal gioco, credetemi"
"I zampognari!"
"Qual fiamma aveva nel guardo!"
"Stridono lassù"
"Sei là" - "So ben che difforme" - "Oh! lasciami"
"Nedda! Silvio, a quest'ora"
"Decidi il mio destin"
Non mi tentar!
"E allor perchè, di' tu m'hai stregato"
Cammina adagio
Derisione e scherno!
"Recitar!...Vesti la giubba"
Intermezzo
"Presto, affrettiamoci"
"Pagliaccio, mio marito"
"O Colombina, il tenero fido Arlecchin" - "Di fare il segno"
"E dessa! Dei, come è bella"
"Arlecchin! Colombina!" - "Prendi questo narcotico"
"Versa il filtro ne la tazza sua!"
"No, Pagliaccio non son"
"Sperai, tanto il delirio"
"Suvvia, cosi terrible"
Prélude
"Assez! Assez!" - "Noël! Jésus vient de naître"
Alors, c'est bien ici
"Jésus vient de naître!"
"O spectacle idéal d'amour et d'innocence"
"Sophie!"... "Albert!"
"Elle m'aime...elle pense à moi" - Quelle prière de reconnaissance et d'amour"
Orchestral Interlude..."Il faut nous séparer"
"Mais vous ne saver rien de moi" - "Mon âme a reconnu votre âme" - "Vous avez dit vrai!"
"Rêve! Extase! Bonheur!" - "Charlotte! Charlotte!
Prélude - "Vivat Bacchus! Semper vivat!"
"Trois mois! Voici trois mois que nous sommes unis!"
"Un autre est son époux!" - "J'aurais sur ma poitrine" - "Si Kätchen reviendra"
Au bonheur dont mon âme est pleine, ami...Vous l'avez dit , mon âme est loyale et sincère
"Frère, voyez le beau bouquet!" - "Du gai soleil, plein de flamme" - "Heureux! Pourrai-je l'être encore? - "Du gai soleil"
Ai-je dit vrai?
Oui! ce qu'elle m'ordonne
"Mais venez donc! Le cortège s'approche"
Prélude
"Werther! Werther!..qui m'aurait dit" - "Ces lettres ...ah!"
"Bonjour, grande soeur!" - "Mais souffres-tu?" - "Ah le rire est béni!"
"Va! Laisse couler mes larmes" - "Les larmes qu'on ne pleure pas"
"Ah! mon courage m'abandonne!"
"Oui, c'est moi!"
"Toute mon âme est là!...Pourquoi me réveiller...Ciel! ai-je compris?"
Ah! moi! moi! dans ses bras!...Non! Vous ne me verrez plus!
"Werther est de retour"
La Nuit de Noël
"Werther!...Rien!.."
"Qui parle?...Charlotte, ah! c'est toi, pardonne-moi!"
Et moi, Werther, et moi je t'aime!
"Noël! Noël! Noël!" - "Oui, Noël c'est le chant de la délivrance"
"Ah! Ses yeux se ferment.." - "Là-bas, au fond du ci- metière" - "Jésus vient de naître"
"All'erta! all'erta!"
"Di due figli"
"Che più t'arresti?"
"Tacea la notte" - "Quanto narrasti di turbamento"
"Di tale amor"
"Tacea la notte! ...Il Trovator!"
"Deserto sulla terra"
"Infida!...Qual voce!"
Di geloso amor sprezzato...Un instante almen dia loco
"Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)
"Stride la vampa!"
"Mesta è la tua canzon!"
"Soli or siamo"..."Condotta ell'era in ceppi"
"Non son tuo figlio?"
"Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto"
"L'usato messo Ruiz invia"
"Perigliarti ancor languente"
"Tutto è deserto"
"Il balen del suo sorriso"
Qual suono! Oh ciel!
Per me, ora fatale i tuo momenti affretta
"Ah, se l'error t'ingombra"
"Perchè piangete?"
"E deggio e posso crederlo?"
"Or co' dadi"
"Squilli, echeggi la tromba"
In braccio al mio rival!
"Giorni poveri vivea"
Deh! rallentate, o barbari, le acerbe mie ritorte
"Quale d'armi fragor"
"Ah sì ben mio"
L'onda de' suoni mistici
"Di quella pira"
"Siam giunti: ecco la torre"
"D'amor sull'ali rosee"
"Miserere d'un'alma"
"Tu vedrai che amore"
Udiste? Come albeggi
A te davanti! - Qual voce!
"Mira di acerbe lagrime"
"Vivrà!...contende il giubilo"
Madre, non dormi?...Ai nostri monti
Si la stanchezza m'opprime...O figlio
"Che! Non m'inganno! Quel fioco lume..."
"Parlar non vuoi?"
"Ti scosta!"
"Prima che d'altri vivere"
"Ah! Finalmente!"
"E sempre lava!" - "Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae" - "Che fai?"
"Dammi i colori!" - "Recondita armonia" (Aria)
Voi! Cavaradossi!
"Mario! Mario! Mario!" "Son qui!" - "Mia gelosa!"
"E buona la mia Tosca" - "Siam soli?"
"Sommo giubilo, Eccelenza!"
"Un tal baccano in chiesa! Bel rispetto!"
Or tutto è chiaro ... Mario? Mario?
"Tre sbirri... Una carozza... Presto" - Te Deum
"Tosca è un buon falco!"
"Ha più forte sapore" - "Spoletta è giunto"
O galantuomo, come andò la caccia?
Ov'è Angelotti? ... Ed or fra noi parliam
"Sciarrone: che dice il cavalier?"
"Orsù, Tosca, parlate." - "Mario, consenti ch'io parli?"
"Floria..." - "Amore..."
Vittoria! Vittoria!
Quanto? Quanto? Il prezzo!
"Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Chi è là?
"Io tenni la promessa..." - "E qual via scegliete?" - "Tosca, finalmente mia!"
Prelude - "Io de' sospiri"
"Mario Cavaradossi?" - "A voi"
"E lucevan le stelle"
"Franchigia a Floria Tosca"
O dolci mani! ... L'ora! Son pronto!
"Come è lunga l'attesta!"
"Presto, su! Mario!"