Puccini: Turandot Andrea Bocelli

Cover Puccini: Turandot

Album info

Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
17.07.2015

Label: Decca

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Opera

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Giacomo Puccini 1858–1924: Atto primo · Act One · Acte un · Erster Akt:
  • 1Popoli di Pekino!05:42
  • 2Gira la cote!07:18
  • 3O giovinetto! Grazia, grazia!04:58
  • 4Figlio, che fai?01:35
  • 5Fermo! Che fai? T'arresta06:11
  • 6Signore, ascolta02:31
  • 7Liù Calaf, Liù, Timur, Ping, Pong, Pang, la folla05:21
  • Atto secondo · Act Two · Acte deux · Zweiter Akt Quadro 1 · Scene 1 · Premier Tableau · 1. Szene:
  • 8Olà, Pang! Olà, Pong! Ping, Pong, Pang03:44
  • 9Ho una casa nell'Honan03:39
  • 10O mondo, O mondo04:34
  • Quadro 2 · Scene 2 · Second Tableau · 2. Szene:
  • 11Introduzione (Scene 2)01:05
  • 12Gravi, enormi ed impotenti03:19
  • 13Un giuramento atroce mi costringe03:26
  • 14Popolo di Pekino01:40
  • 15In questa reggia06:10
  • 16Straniero, ascolta06:46
  • 17Gloria, gloria, o vincitore04:26
  • 18Tre enigmi m'hai proposto04:02
  • Atto terzo · Act Three · Acte trois · Dritter Akt Quadro 1 · Scene 1 · Premier Tableau · 1. Szene:
  • 19Introduzione - Così comanda Turandot03:40
  • 20Nessun dorma!07:13
  • 21Principessa divina!07:36
  • 22Tu che di gel sei cinta02:55
  • 23Liù! Liù! Sorgi! Sorgi!04:45
  • 24Principessa di morte!03:15
  • 25Che è mai di me?02:56
  • 26Del primo pianto03:40
  • 27So il tuo nome!02:10
  • Quadro 2 · Scene 2 · Second Tableau · 2. Szene:
  • 28Diecimilia anni al nostro Imperatore!02:24
  • Total Runtime01:57:01

Info for Puccini: Turandot

Following last year’s release of Manon Lescaut, Andrea Bocelli stays with Puccini for an emotionally charged account of the composer’s magnificent Turandot. This new complete opera recording, featuring the world-renowned aria “Nessun dorma” (“None shall sleep”), will be warmly welcomed by Bocelli’s army of ardent fans. It is conducted by Zubin Mehta, who has made a speciality of this first-class Puccini opera ever since his landmark 1972 Decca recording, here drawing a stirring orchestral performance from the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana.

Bocelli takes the lead role of Calaf – the unknown prince – and his powerful tenor tells a compelling story of riddles answered, triumph secured, honour displayed and love deeply felt.

The key role of the ice-cold riddler princess, Turandot, is sung by American soprano Jennifer Wilson.

Completing an impressive cast are Jessica Nuccio as Liù, Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Timur, Pablo García López as Pong and Germán Olvera and Valentino Buzza as Ping and the Gran Cancelliere, the last two coming from Plácido Domingo’s training centre, the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.

The soprano who created the role of Turandot in Puccini’s final, unfinished masterpiece, Rosa Raisa, described the first night to a biographer: “It was an electrified atmosphere, with the greatest musicians and critics in the world gathered for this world premiere and listening religiously to Puccini’s last creation. At the end of the Third Act [first scene], while the dead Liù is accompanied by Timur, with Ping, Pang and Pong following, and as the chorus continues to intone the motif of the last aria that she sang, until the whole stage is emptied, Toscanini laid down his baton, and in a voice choking with emotion announced that this is where Puccini left off: ‘Here is where the maestro died.’”

Bocelli’s deep-rooted commitment to opera shines through in his moving rendition of “Nessun dorma,” perhaps the best-known and most-loved tenor aria of all time. As the legendary reviewer Edward Greenfield has written, “Bocelli’s great natural gift is a powerful tenor of very distinctive timbre, not conventionally rounded in a Pavarotti-like way but above all virile with a baritonal tinge.”

With sales of more than 80 million records worldwide, Bocelli is the world’s biggest- selling classical artist. Turandotmarks his latest journey into the great Italian master’s operatic canon.

Andrea Bocelli, tenor
Jennifer Wilson, soprano
Jessica Nuccio, soprano
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass
Pablo García López, tenor
Germán Olvera, baritone
Valentino Buzza, tenor
Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
Escolania de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Zubin Mehta, conductor


Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli‘s new studio album, “Passione” is filled with romance and beauty. “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.

“Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”

On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.

“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”

Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.

Booklet for Puccini: Turandot

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