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by Andrea Bocelli

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In case you were wondering, Romanza is a pop album. But Andrea Bocelli is much more than a pop singer. He has serious opera training under his belt -- including studies with the legendary tenor Franco Corelli -- and his exceptionally expressive voice was extolled by none other than Luciano Pavarotti. Like many younger artists,


In case you were wondering, Romanza is a pop album. But Andrea Bocelli is much more than a pop singer. He has serious opera training under his belt -- including studies with the legendary tenor Franco Corelli -- and his exceptionally expressive voice was extolled by none other than Luciano Pavarotti. Like many younger artists, Bocelli is equally at home with popular and classical styles. The lush and lyrical songs on Romanza have operatic overtones, but they're designed for crooning, not for shouting high C's. While some critics have complained that Bocelli's voice is unsuited for opera (a debate that will continue, no doubt, as his fame spreads), there's no question that he is the master of the Italian love song. The husky catch in his throat is just plain sexy, and he exudes pure emotion -- ripping into these heart-aching songs like he really means it.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Romanza is designed to break Andrea Bocelli into the American market, not only to the European audience (most of the album is in Italian), but also the English-speaking mainstream pop audience (through the Sarah Brightman duet "Time to Say Goodbye"). The result is an accessible, well-crafted, and melodic pop record from a terrific operatic vocalist -- it's an album that very well could broaden his audience.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Vocals,Melodica,Tenor (Vocal)
Sarah Brightman   Soprano (Vocal)
John Miles   Keyboards,Vocals
Paolo Gianolio   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Alfredo Golino   Drums
Malavasi   Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Celso Valli   Piano,Keyboards
Silvia Mezzanotte   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Gerardina Trovato   Vocals
Luca Bignardi   Keyboards
Guido Corti   French Horn
Paola Folli   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Franco Ventura   Guitar
Joe Amoruso   Piano,Keyboards,Melodica,Synthesizer Bass
Giovanni Imparato   Percussion
Jef Smits   Conductor,Choir Master,Choir Conductor
Alessandro Bonetti   Strings,String Instrument
Adalgisa Turrisi   Piano,Harp
Luca Lourman   Choir, Chorus
Marco Mangelli   Bass,Bass Guitar
Diego Jascalevich   Charango
Gianandrea Pignoni   Double Bass,Contrabass (Vocal)
Massimo Pizzale   Bass,Bass Guitar
Davide Pondi   Strings,String Instrument
Marta Prodi   Cello
Grazia Raimondi   Strings,String Instrument
Ruggero Robin   Guitar
Luca Iourman   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robert Groslot   Conductor
Enrico Guerzoni   Cello
Laura Sarti   Strings,String Instrument
Liliana Stamenic   Strings,String Instrument
Sara Sternieri   Strings,String Instrument
Maurizio Abeni   Piano
Nicola Calzolari   Viola
Gianluca Cavallari   Strings,String Instrument
Salvatore Corazza   Drums
Emanuela Cortese   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sandro di Paolo   Viola
Luca Falasca   Strings,String Instrument
Marco Giovenchi   Guitar
Massimo Varini   Guitar
Paolo Giovenchi   Guitar
Stefano Galante   Keyboards
Peppe Vessicchio   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Zucchero   Composer
Malavasi   Arranger,Producer,drum machine,Concept
Celso Valli   Producer,Concept,Text
Frank Peterson   Producer
Mariella Nava   Composer
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Engineer,Engineering
Marco Borsatti   Engineer,Engineering
Fabrizio Foschin   Engineer
Maurizio Maggi   Engineer,Engineering
Michele Torpedine   Producer,Executive Producer,Management,Personal Manager
Massimo Carpani   Engineer,Engineering
Joe Amoruso   Arranger,drum machine,Concept
Roberto Rosu   Engineer,Engineering
Ignacio Ballesteros   Composer
Fabio Patrignani   Engineer,Engineering
Proms Orchestra   Contributor
Marco Salvati   Programming
Goffredo Gibellini   Engineer,Engineering
Stefano Galante   Engineer,Engineering
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Smith   Composer
Fabrizio Facioni   Engineer,Engineering
Ignazio Orlando   Programming,Engineer
Peppe Vessicchio   Producer,Concept

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Romanza [Bonus Tracks] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this CD. This man has a beautiful voice, every song is a treat to listen to. It's great for babies and small children as well. Whenever I put it on in the car, it lulls my kids right to sleep. I highy recommned it for long trips!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never purchased music of this sort before, I've missed out on a lot. Andrea sings wonderfully. So skip the rock, the pop, country and enjoy this special treat...I can't understand the words but the voice can't be beat, the melody is must purchase this. Favorite tracks number 1 and 9. Tom
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the best of Bocelli! Vivo Per Lei with Giorgia is awsome! She has a magnificent voice! You don't need to understand the language or even like opera to appreciate the music here! Very highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time, in 1998, I heard of Andrea Bocelli for the first time when I saw 'A Night in Tuscany' on PBS. I liked it, and I miss hearing this album, which I want to do again every day because it is tremendous, absolutely moving, and so is his sexy voice. God knows I can't have him, as he's married. Anyway, he ought to challenge the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Ricky Martin, the biggest excuses for the 'best' artists in the world. I'd love to see Andrea triumph over Michael Jackson once and for all. That's all, folks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
...but I have become totally out of control when it comes to Andrea Bocelli. I'm 17, a Puerto Rican New Yorker, and Mother loves this album as much as I do. Only Mother, she likes R&B a lot more. I, on the other hand, fell obsessed to the sexy, schmaltzy tone of his voice that...never mind. I'd love to see him do a music video, not to mention do an English-language recording. I also have all his other US releases, but because my Sarah Brightman collection is two going on three albums larger than my Andrea one, I'll have to get 'Il Mare Calmo Della Sera' and 'Bocelli,' his import releases if they are still in stock, just to complete it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too bad he's married, though. This is a wonderful album, because it used to be that a classical dude never used to be popular. At 17, I don't know how in the world I'd become so drawn to this truly remarkable singer overnight. I can't listen to this album, which I miss doing, very often because my sister hates opera and other forms of classical music. I don't, though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never listened to this type of music before. Today I was with a friend driving in the mountains. We had this CD playing on the stereo. I was in heaven. I can't wait to get my own copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Much debate surrounds the operatic legitimacy of Andrea Boccelli, in this musical recording, Bocelli dispels many of his critic's notions. Romanzas is a contemporary musical endeavour that combines some of the musical roots of traditional operatic arias with the modern flare of popular music. Boccelli, displays an amazing vocal range when performing songs such as ''Per Amore (For Love)'', ''Macchine Da Guerra (Machine of War)'', the lyrically beautiful ''Vivo Per Lei (I Live For You)'', and a song that has become incredibly popular throughout the world, the melodic and lyrically beautiful, ''Con Te Partiro'', a song whose title literally means ''With You I Depart'', but whose title is unimportant for most listeners since the loveliness of this opus conveys to each listener a unique sense of imagery about what the song means. The fact that most of these songs are in Italian therefore enhances the listening pleasure that one derives from this CD. The listener truly is transcended to a point where the combination of Bocelli's virtuoso voice and a wonderful melody combine to form a perfect combination that one can appreciate in any language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a one of CD's which really have touched me deeply.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually bought this CD in Italy because I was fascinated when I first heard his songs. This CD is the best CD of my own collection and I strongly recommendate to people who have not heard Andrea sing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to this album and this artist partially because I am Italian, and mostly because I am a true romantic at heart. This labor of love can elicit such strong and passionate yearnings as to nearly require a parental warning. Listen to it with someone you love...or hope to love. Turn down the lights, light a fire and open your best bottle of wine. And let the rest just happen. You won't be disappointed. Bella, bella!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of this kind of music but I am a fan of Andrea Bocelli. I have this album because of ''Con Te Partito''. The first time I heard him sing this song on TV it brought tears to my eyes. The depth of this man's voice comes from deep within him that he makes me cry when he sings. I have had it for about 5 months now and listen to it daily. Now, my 5 year old daughter claims ''Con Te Partito'' as her song and sings right along with him. The whole album is awesome and grows on you. I played it at Christmas that friends had to have the album too! They didn't know who he they do! His voice is AWESOME and makes my soul sing too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrea Bocelli is The Voice - the glory and splendour of his tone could be that of an angel, truly a gift from God that he is using greatly. Andrea is the King of Tenors. I had this CD for several months before I sat down and actually listened to it. I was struck down. I had other CD's of course, but this was the first pop one I had. I love it and I know that if you give it a chance you will love it as well. I especially like ''Con te partirò'' - the solo one, not so much the one with Brightman although that is lovely as well. I also love ''Rapsodia''. All the tracks are good though, simply because he sings them. He is the Midas of tenor music: anything that Andrea sings immediately becomes liquid gold, and the world is a better place because of his music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only 11 years old and I absolutly love this cd. I am Italian and love the romance language. ''vivo per lei'' is my favorite. Andrea Bocelli is a musical genious and if he can get an 11 yr old that is in love with n sync to take down her posters for him....then he is amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never thought i would be touched by this kind of music,till i heard Andrea Bocelli.Now i know how wrong i was then and what a lose i had in my life.i fell in love with his songs and i learned to be a better person.Thank you Andrea,im waiting for your new album/cd
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I could rate this CD with 100 stars, it would just come close to describing my enjoyment of Romanza. Bocelli's voice has a depth and resonance that transports you. This is the first Bocelli CD I've purchased. I look forward to hearing his other works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love EVERYTHING by Bocelli. Romanza is terrific, romantic, you'll find yourself singing along even if you don't understand what's you're saying. I strongly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wendi's post is great. This too was how I first found out about how great this person can sing. Time To Say Goodbye at the fountains and my girlfriend and I were hooked. I even called the hotel to get the name of the song and wrote it down to lose it and then find it again 3 months later. Now I can't get enough of his music. It's just so relaxing to listen too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy is great, I've always loved Italian music because, well, Im Italian. When I first heard him sing the song "Con Te Partiro"(Which was on The Sopranos) I was hooked. So yesterday I picked it up, Great Stuff People!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I listen to this beautiful man, I am transported...his voice is sexy, strong and enriched with passion. I can envision myself pining for my lover in 'Con Te Partiro' or 'Vivo Per Lei'. I especially enjoy his duets with Giorgia and Sarah Brightman; he has the ability to meld his soul with these women. I've had Romanza for almost 2 years and it hasn't left my cd player. My 3 year old daughter even loves to listen to and hum along.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrea Bocelli is tremendous in this recording. His music translates very well in every language. I highly recommend this CD as a wonderful way to introduce someone to Andrea's work. It is a true classic!
Steph77 More than 1 year ago
Romanza takes the listener to another place. Each selection allows one to appreciate the beautiful voice of Mr. Bocelli. This CD is great for unwinding after a long day in the office, great for a "a just because" moment and great as background music during a dinner party. I am sure anyone who is a fan of this genre, a fan of Andrea Bocelli or someone who just wants to listen to great music - "Romanza" is a must have in your music collection. Enjoy!!!!
trishzp More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully relaxing, yet thrilling musical journey