'In the bleak mid-winter' Harold Darke
29 October 2012, 11:58
Scaling the emotional heights of the most famous operatic music, Andrea Bocelli's new album showcases the best tenor repertoire. Album of the Week, 29 October 2012.
In his latest album including some of the most dramatic opera arias, Andrea Bocelli proves why he is the best-selling classical artist of all time. Over the course of nearly 20 years, he has tackled some of the biggest and best opera arias, now compiled into a definitive collection of his most famous songs.
From the impassioned cries of 'Vesti la giubba' from Leoncavallo's 1892 opera Pagliacci, to the beautiful lyrical musical lines in 'Addio, fiorito sail' from Puccini's Madam Butterfly, this album showcases the very best of the tenor repertoire.
With its stellar line-up of orchestras and conductors including the London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, and Gianandrea Noseda, to name but a few, this album truly represents some of the best performers of the past 20 years, performing amazing repertoire from timeless opera classics like La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida. And who could resist Andrea's spine-tingling performance of perhaps the most famous operatic song of all time, 'Nessun dorma'?
Capturing the meaning behind every word in the text, Andrea Bocelli's interpretations of these brilliant works bring the magic of opera direct from the opera house to a wider audience.