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Opera : the ultimate collection
Bocelli, Andrea, performer.
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Publication Information:
London, England, New York : Decca, 2014.

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Some selections previously released.
Rigoletto. La donna è mobile / La Bohème. Che gelida manina / Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba / Requiem. Ingemisco / Les pécheurs de perles. Au fond du Temple Saint / Fedora. Amor ti vieta / Manon Lescaut. Donna non vidi mai / L'elisir d'amore. Una furtiva lagrima / La traviata. O mio rimorso! / Madama Butterfly. Addio, fiorito asil La Bohème. O soave fanciulla Aida. Celeste Aida / L'arlesiana. È la solita storia / Cavalleria rusticana. Intanto, amici, qua-- Viva il vino spumgeggiante E lucevan le stelle Tosca. Dammi i colori-- Recondita armonia / Werther. Toute mon âme est là-- Pourquoi me réveiller / Romeo et Juliette. L'amour! L'amour!-- Ah! lève-toi, soleil / La fille du regiment. Pour mon âme quel destin / Il trovatore. Di quella pira / Andrea Chénier. Come un bel dì di maggio / Turandot. Nessun dorma!
Subject Term:
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Central Library
Audubon Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Open Shelf
Clearfield Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Open Shelf
Eggertsville-Snyder Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Open Shelf
Niagara Branch Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Audio Visual
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library OPERA .B664 OPE Compact Disc Audio Visual

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This is not a fresh collection of operatic material by the phenomenally popular Andrea Bocelli; those curious about his sound in pure operatic material may still be directed toward the perennial strong seller Aria: The Opera Album (1998). The present release is a collection of familiar opera arias done Bocelli style, most of them not drawn from the earlier release, but from a variety of albums and performances dating back as far as 1995. The result is a collection of material that would be difficult for all but the most devoted Bocelli fans to quickly gather together in one place, and it ought thus to be of interest to that legion. The other attraction here is that most of the pieces are standard hits of the operatic repertory. Much of the material still comes from the years on either side of the year 2000, when Bocelli was trying to establish credibility in the opera world, and the attitude of confirmed opera-house denizens will probably have been set back then: he does a reasonable job, and he has the emotional directness that so many find attractive, but there are resonances in the work of singers who've devoted to their lives to this stuff that you don't hear here. However, the final "Nessun Dorma!" (track 22), recorded in 2014, sounds good: the tenor's voice has darkened a bit, and it's clear that he has taken care of it well. Recommended for Bocelli lovers. ~ James Manheim

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