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

Release Date: 11/19/2012
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001769302
Number of Discs: 18

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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 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.

Works on This Recording
1. La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Barbara Frittoli (Soprano), Eva Mei (Soprano), Mario Luperi (Bass), Giorgio Gatti (Baritone), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Sergio Spina (Tenor), Paolo Gavanelli (Bass), Loris Bertolo, Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
3. Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer: Eva Mei (Soprano), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Marina Domashenko (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
4. Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Violeta Urmana (Soprano), Lucio Gallo (Baritone)
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
5. I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Francesco Piccoli (Tenor), Salvatore Bonaffini (Tenor), Ana Maria Martinez (Soprano), Stefano Antonucci (Baritone), Salvatore Todaro (Tenor), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Roberto Accurso (Baritone)
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
6. Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Italy
7. Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Bonaffini (Tenor), Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Salvatore Todaro (Tenor), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Barbaro Sciuto (Tenor), Maria Grazia Calderone (Mezzo Soprano), Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Guelfi (Baritone)
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
8. Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Salvatrice Rafisardo, Stefano Antonucci (Baritone), Enkelejda Shkosa (Mezzo Soprano), Elena Belfiore (Mezzo Soprano), Paoletta Marrocu (Soprano)
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
9. Werther by Jules Massenet
Performer: Pierre Lefebvre (Tenor), Giorgio Giuseppini (Bass), Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Armando Ariostini (Baritone), Magali Léger (Soprano), Vittorio Prato (Baritone), Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone), Yulia Gertseva (Mezzo Soprano), Diana Bertini (Alto)
Conductor: Yves Abel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; France
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