Andrea Bocelli unveils two new duets with Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Garner

3 October 2019, 14:16 | Updated: 3 October 2019, 15:04

Andrea Bocelli and Ellie Goulding duet on new single
Andrea Bocelli and Ellie Goulding duet on new single. Picture: Decca

By Sian Hamer

Legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is joined by Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Garner for two brand new duets – watch a teaser clip below.

Andrea Bocelli and Ellie Goulding perform together on the new single ‘Return to Love’, which features on the extended special edition of the operatic tenor’s No.1 album Si.

“Ellie Goulding is the perfect singer for this track,” Bocelli said of their duet.

“She has a beautiful voice which I loved right away.”

Listen to the single on Spotify

Andrea Bocelli releases extended version of his album Si
Andrea Bocelli releases extended version of his album Si. Picture: Decca / Sugar Music

The single, which is being released today, is a powerful duet between the operatic tenor and pop singer.

“To me, Andrea has one of the most beautiful, recognisable voices of our generation,” said Ellie Goulding, who presented Classic FM’s Revision Hour earlier this year.

“It was a huge honour that the legendary Andrea Bocelli wanted me to feature on this song with him. I have always had an affinity with classical music and I’m a sucker for a love song.

“It was fun and enlightening to sing in Italian – a real joy to record.”

Bocelli is also joined by actress Jennifer Garner on ‘Dormi Dormi Lullaby’, a second duet on Si Forever: The Diamond Edition.

These two celebrity additions add to the star-studded duets of the original album, which included Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban.

Si Forever: The Diamond Edition tracklist

1. Alla Gioia (Ode To Joy)
2. Return To Love Feat. Ellie Goulding
3. Un Rêve De Liberté 4. Ragazzo Mio (Danny Boy)
5. Il Mare Calmo Della Sera (25th Anniversary Version)
6. Dormi Dormi Lullaby Feat. Jennifer Garner
7. Amo Soltanto Te Feat. Ed Sheeran
8. If Only Feat. Dua Lipa
9. Fall On Me Feat. Matteo Bocelli
10. Un’Anima
11. Miele Impuro
12. Gloria The Gift Of Life
13. Vertigo With Raphael Gualazzi At The Piano
14. I Am Here
15. Ave Maria Pietas Feat. Aida Garifullina

Bocelli will be touring the UK next month, visiting five arenas in cities across the country.

Andrea Bocelli UK tour dates

Saturday 19 October ­– Genting Arena, Birmingham
Sunday 20 October – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 24 October – The SSE Arena, Belfast
Saturday 26 October – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sunday 27 October – Manchester Arena, Manchester