Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias

Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias

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This DVD represents the home video release of a PBS holiday special featuring beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli. The sound is an excellent 5.1 surround mix. In addition to performing the bulk of the album of the same name, a handful of extra songs are performed as well. A special featurette documents the recording of the album Sacred Hymns. This disc is sure toSee more details below

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This DVD represents the home video release of a PBS holiday special featuring beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli. The sound is an excellent 5.1 surround mix. In addition to performing the bulk of the album of the same name, a handful of extra songs are performed as well. A special featurette documents the recording of the album Sacred Hymns. This disc is sure to bring joy to all fans of this amazing performer who has overcome blindness to become an international opera-singing sensation.

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Barnes & Noble - Kevin Giordano
While his breakthrough CD Romanza confirmed that Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli could deliver extraordinary vocal performances, his DVD, Sacred Arias, shows why and how Bocelli came to stand among today's most beloved voices. The video cuts back and forth from a performance at the Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, in March 1999, to interviews and footage of Bocelli with his family and friends. Director William Cosel has captured Rome in wonderful, enchanting shots, while focusing closely on Bocelli and his favorite spots in the Eternal City. Drawing on his boyhood love for sacred songs, Bocelli performs 17 classics, including Verdi's "Va, Pensiero," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," and Bach's "Ave Maria." Bocelli speaks about his early days growing up in Italy and attending church, when his love for this luminous music began to take shape. In performance, close-ups show Bocelli delivering fantastically difficult musical passages, while surrounded by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma, in a spectacle befitting his vast talents. His music may touch hearts worldwide, but this is an ideal chance for Bocelli's fans to know him as a man.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
UPC:
0044007520321
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Philips
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:17:00
Sales rank:
15,970

Special Features

The Hymn of Great Jubilee; Recording "Sacred Arias"

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Aria Selection
1. AVE MARIA Caccini/Mercurio [4:31]
2. AVE MARIA Bach/Gounod [4:16]
3. OMBRA MAI FU Handel Serse [2:20]
4. HALLELUJAH Handel Messiah [3:29]
5. AVE MARIA Schubert [2:49]
6. CUJUS ANIMAM Rossini Stabat Mater [5:49]
7. AMEN Rossini Stabat Mater [6:55]
8. INGEMISCO Verdi Requiem [4:10]
9. SANCTUS MARIA Mascagni/Mercurio [2:41]
10. DOMINE DEUS Rossini Petite Messe Solnnelle [4:48]
11. VA PENSIERO Verdi Nabucco [5:18]
12. PIETÀ, SIGNORE Niedermeyer [7:59]
13. PANIS ANGELIEUS Franck [4:26]
14. SANETA MARIA Mascagni/Mercurio [4:07]
15. ADESTE FIDELES (OCOME, ALL YE FAITHFUL) Trad. [3:28]
16. MILLE EHERUBINI IN CORO Schubert [5:46]
17. ASTRO DEL EIEL (SILEN NIGHT) Gruber [4:34]

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