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Andrea Bocelli - The Complete Opera Edition [18 CD-Set]

Release Date: 11/19/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001769302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGeorges BizetUmberto GiordanoRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Paolo GavanelliBarbara FrittoliAndrea BocelliMario Luperi,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaMyung-Whun ChungMarco ArmiliatoSteven Mercurio,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 18 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Opera is an art form originating from Italy but it became a worldwide legacy that can create powerful emotions that remain in our hearts forever. So it also contributes to the spiritual growth of every one of us. -- Andrea Bocelli

A unique collector's edition of the complete opera recordings by the worlds most popular tenor - a perfect present for any Andrea Bocelli fan.

Includes Bocelli's best-selling recordings of all-time favourite operas - Puccini's Tosca and La Boheme, Bizets Carmen, Verdi's Il Trovatore, Giordano's Andrea Chenier, Massenet's Werther, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci plus Verdi's thrillingly operatic Requiem.

Also includes Bocelli's brand new opera
Read more recording: Gounod's gloriously romantic Romeo et Juliette, with Bocelli and the young Spanish soprano Maite Alberola taking the roles of Shakespeares ill-fated young lovers.

Andrea Bocellis other co-stars on this deluxe collection include Renee Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Ildebrando D Arcangelo, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli, Eva Mei, and Violeta Urmana, while conductors include Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Fabio Luisi, Yves Abel, Marco Armiliato, and Steven Mercurio.

Each work is presented individually, complete with full booklet notes and multi-lingual librettos in a hardback book.

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Works on This Recording

La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor),
Mario Luperi (Bass), Eva Mei (Soprano), Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone),
Giorgio Gatti (Baritone), Sergio Spina (Tenor), Loris Bertolo ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 113 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Fiorenza Cedolins (Soprano), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone),
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass), Matteo Peirone (Bass), Sergio Bertocchi (Tenor),
Diego Barretta (Bass), José Ignacio Ventura (Bass), Matteo Ciccone ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Fiesole School of Music Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2001 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 113 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Marina Domashenko (Mezzo Soprano),
Eva Mei (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Violeta Urmana (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Ana Maria Martinez (Soprano), Francesco Piccoli (Tenor),
Roberto Accurso (Baritone), Salvatore Bonaffini (Tenor), Salvatore Todaro (Tenor),
Stefano Antonucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania, Sicily 
Length: 78 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass),
Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2000 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, London, England 
Length: 84 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone),
Carlo Colombara (Bass), Maria Grazia Calderone (Mezzo Soprano), Salvatore Bonaffini (Tenor),
Salvatore Todaro (Tenor), Barbaro Sciuto (Tenor), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Teatro Massimo "Bellini", Catania 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Paoletta Marrocu (Soprano), Stefano Antonucci (Baritone),
Elena Belfiore (Mezzo Soprano), Enkelejda Shkosa (Mezzo Soprano), Salvatrice Rafisardo ()
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania, Sicily 
Length: 77 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Werther by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Yulia Gertseva (Mezzo Soprano), Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone), Magali Léger (Soprano),
Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass), Pierre Lefebvre (Tenor), Vittorio Prato (Baritone),
Armando Ariostini (Baritone), Diana Bertini (Alto), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Yves Abel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Children's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Venue:  Cinema Teatro Manzoni, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 129 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 

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