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Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park

On September 15, 2011, a cold, wet night in New York City’s Central Park, acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli dazzled thousands with his signature brand of pop and opera. Widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world with tens of millions of albums sold, Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by pop stars Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster, and from the classical world, bass baritone Bryn Terfel, sopranos Ana María Martínez and Pretty Yende, and violinist Nicola Benedetti, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Joe Miller. Bocelli presented a varied repertoire that includes well known arias, fan favorites, and some new surprises.

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park, Bocelli’s special gift to the city of New York. Performances include stirring operatic selections from Verdi (“La donna ė mobile” from Rigoletto and “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore), Puccini (“Va Tosca! Te Deum” from Tosca) and others, and more popular fare, including duets with Celine Dion (“The Prayer”) and Tony Bennett (“New York, New York”).