added: 25 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Andrea is the world's biggest selling classical artist - 80 million records sold and counting. His pop career may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling. The album, via Play mpe, will be landing in your inbox imminently.
Often credited with bringing classical to the masses, Bocelli has always performed and released pop and core classical material, often combining both in two halves of his concerts.
This collection features his favourite arias, returning to his first love with some of the works that have inspired his career. A scholar of opera, Bocelli's favourites include composers Puccini and Verdi, both well represented here, along with his appreciation of French opera, with Massenet and Bizet also included on this unique album.
Operas featured include La Boheme, Tosca, La traviata, Cavelleria Rusticana. The album ends with the celebrated Nessun Dorma from Turandot, which has become as much a signature for Bocelli as it was for his mentor Luciano Pavarotti before him.
Opera is out on 5th November in UK only and is available to order now: Please visit http://decca.com/orderopera/ to pre order and to be in with a chance of winning tickets to see Andrea Bocelli at London's O2 on 14th November 2012!
'Opera'...an album of performances from throughout his career. From beginning to end, this is Bocelli's Opera.