2013

Passione - Fall in love again with the world's most romantic voice

4.9.2013

BELOVED INTERNATIONAL SUPERTSAR ANDREA BOCELLI TO RELEASE “LOVE IN PORTOFINO” CD+DVD COMPILATION

“Love in Portofino” Features Live Performances And Duets From The Tenor’s Exclusive Portofino Concert And Studio Recordings From His Latest Album “Passione”

New CD/DVD Compilation Available on October 22, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – September 4, 2013 – International superstar Andrea Bocelli will release a new CD/DVD compilation titled LOVE IN PORTOFINO on October 22, 2013. This brand new CD/DVD highlights Bocelli’s breathtaking performance in Portofino, Italy in August 2012 and includes the already quintessential songs from the legendary tenor’s last studio recording Passione. Playing to an intimate crowd at sunset, Bocelli sings some of the most famous love songs in the world accompanied by 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster and a 40-piece orchestra. Bocelli delivers a performance of a lifetime in this unmissable feast of emotion, gorgeous settings and unforgettable songs.

The CD/DVD compilation features some of Bocelli’s best known Italian and International songs including breathtaking performances of “Anema e Core,” and “Love in Portofino,” as well as “Il nostro incontro” featuring trumpeter Chris Botti (with music composed by Ennio and Andrea Morricone); “Corcovado” and “Qualche stupido ‘Ti amo,” the Italian version of “Somethin' Stupid,” in an exclusive duet with Veronica Berti. The compilation also highlights songs featured on Bocelli’s most recent studio album, Passione, including “Love Me Tender,” “Champagne,” “Roma nun fa la stupida stasera,” “Perfidia,” as well as his stunning duet with Jennifer Lopez on “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás.”

LOVE IN PORTOFINO is the latest in Bocelli’s successful international releases. His last album Passione was released in January 2013 and was on the Billboard Top 200 Chart for over two months.

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.

For more information, please contact Allison Elbl at ID, aelbl@id-pr.com / 323.822.4851

www.andreabocelli.com - www.sugarmusic.com - www.vervemusicgroup.com

1.6.2013

EXPERIENCE ROMANCE WITH ANDREA BOCELLI IN CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD THIS SPRING
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino In Cinemas From February 14th

Andrea Bocelli, the world's most beloved tenor, is making his cinema debut this Valentine's Day, as his new Love In Portofino concert is released for a limited engagement at cinemas around the world. Love In Portofino - which arrives in cinemas as Bocelli releases his new studio album, Passione - was recorded in August 2012 as Bocelli hosted an intimate and truly romantic outdoor concert in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. The cinema event also features a world exclusive interview with Bocelli filmed at his Italian home.
Playing to a specially invited audience at the Piazzetta in Portofino, Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino allows cinema audiences to experience the most successful classical solo artist ever as he covers the most famous love songs in the world. During the evening, Bocelli shares the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli's fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section.
The intimate and romantic occasion was captured live and produced by a host of award winning talent, including 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, and will screen in select cinemas around the world starting in February, in pristine digital cinema quality and full 5.1 surround sound. Full details of cinema listings, and links to book tickets, can be found at http://www.andreabocelli.com/loveinportofino.
The world premiere of the release, with Andrea Bocelli in attendance, will take place in London on January 21st.
Filippo Sugar of Sugar Music says "Watching the world's most amazing tenor perform at such an intimate occasion, against the stunning backdrop of sunset over Portofino, is an experience not to be missed. The cinema screening allows audiences to enjoy some of the most romantic songs in the world, performed by some of the world's best artists alongside the iconic Andrea Bocelli. With the opportunity as well to hear Andrea's thoughts on love and romance in an exclusive interview, it's a special date not to be missed."
Andrea Bocelli's new album, Passione, released globally on January 29th on Sugar / Verve Music Group, is a stunning collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf. The album is also produced by David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies. 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.

ANDREA BOCELLI: LOVE IN PORTOFINO
Running time: 82 mins
Credits:
Mr Wolf presents with Arts Alliance Media a Sugar SRL Production
Director: David Horn
Executive Producers: Filippo Sugar and David Horn
Executive Producer for Additional Footage: Alfred Chubb
Producers: Andrea Cotromano and Mitch Owgang
Music Production: David Foster

Featured Songs:
Cinema Paradiso (featuring Chris Botti)
Senza Fine
Enema e Core (featuring Caroline Campbell)
Quizas Quizas Quizas
A Mano A Mano
Perfidia
Champagne
Corovado (featuring Sandy)
Tristeza
La Vie en Rose
Something Stupid (featuring Veronica Berti)
Besame Mucho
Love me Tender
September Morn
When I Fall in Love (featuring Helene Fischer, Chris Botti)
Roma Nun Fa la Stupida Stasera
Era Gla Tuto Provisto
Love in Portofino (featuring Caroline Campbell)
My Way

Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino
Trailer: http://po.st/32WOOq
Cinema listings and ticket booking: http://www.andreabocelli.com/loveinportofino

Passione
Album pre-order UK: http://amzn.to/WLXRCV
Album pre-order US: http://www.smarturl.it/passione-amazon

EXPERIENCE ROMANCE WITH ANDREA BOCELLI IN CINEMAS  AROUND THE WORLD THIS SPRING <br>Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino In Cinemas From February 14th</br>

15.1.2013

EXPERIENCE ROMANCE WITH ANDREA BOCELLI IN CINEMAS AROUND THE WORLD THIS SPRING
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino In Cinemas From February 14th

Andrea Bocelli, the world's most beloved tenor, is making his cinema debut this Valentine's Day, as his new Love In Portofino concert is released for a limited engagement at cinemas around the world. Love In Portofino - which arrives in cinemas as Bocelli releases his new studio album, Passione - was recorded in August 2012 as Bocelli hosted an intimate and truly romantic outdoor concert in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. The cinema event also features a world exclusive interview with Bocelli filmed at his Italian home.
Playing to a specially invited audience at the Piazzetta in Portofino, Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino allows cinema audiences to experience the most successful classical solo artist ever as he covers the most famous love songs in the world. During the evening, Bocelli shares the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli's fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section.
The intimate and romantic occasion was captured live and produced by a host of award winning talent, including 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, and will screen in select cinemas around the world starting in February, in pristine digital cinema quality and full 5.1 surround sound. Full details of cinema listings, and links to book tickets, can be found at http://www.andreabocelli.com/loveinportofino.
The world premiere of the release, with Andrea Bocelli in attendance, will take place in London on January 21st.
Filippo Sugar of Sugar Music says "Watching the world's most amazing tenor perform at such an intimate occasion, against the stunning backdrop of sunset over Portofino, is an experience not to be missed. The cinema screening allows audiences to enjoy some of the most romantic songs in the world, performed by some of the world's best artists alongside the iconic Andrea Bocelli. With the opportunity as well to hear Andrea's thoughts on love and romance in an exclusive interview, it's a special date not to be missed."
Andrea Bocelli's new album, Passione, released globally on January 29th on Sugar / Verve Music Group, is a stunning collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf. The album is also produced by David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies. 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.

ANDREA BOCELLI: LOVE IN PORTOFINO
Running time: 82 mins
Credits:
Mr Wolf presents with Arts Alliance Media a Sugar SRL Production
Director: David Horn
Executive Producers: Filippo Sugar and David Horn
Executive Producer for Additional Footage: Alfred Chubb
Producers: Andrea Cotromano and Mitch Owgang
Music Production: David Foster

Featured Songs:
Cinema Paradiso (featuring Chris Botti)
Senza Fine
Enema e Core (featuring Caroline Campbell)
Quizas Quizas Quizas
A Mano A Mano
Perfidia
Champagne
Corovado (featuring Sandy)
Tristeza
La Vie en Rose
Something Stupid (featuring Veronica Berti)
Besame Mucho
Love me Tender
September Morn
When I Fall in Love (featuring Helene Fischer, Chris Botti)
Roma Nun Fa la Stupida Stasera
Era Gla Tuto Provisto
Love in Portofino (featuring Caroline Campbell)
My Way

Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino
Trailer: http://po.st/32WOOq
Cinema listings and ticket booking: http://www.andreabocelli.com/loveinportofino

Passione
Album pre-order UK: http://amzn.to/WLXRCV
Album pre-order US: http://www.smarturl.it/passione-amazon

Reportage

14.1.2013

Love in Portofino

Love is a word not to say. Just like silence, once it is spoken it is already broken. Portofino is the exception: a magical bay that embraces the sea, where it can be spoken without blushing because everything, there, answers to the idea of love. “Passione” is high temperature love. Despite its fame and despite its existence on the map, Portofino is a secret port. You can reach it following the hairpin bends of the coast, along the road that makes its way between the Mediterranean maquis and the rocks, or from the sea that steals its colour from the mounts and at night from the sky, almost becoming ink. But the best path, the one that provides sure arrival, is to create space within oneself: Portofino then becomes the shelter behind closed eyelids, and it is at a short distance, just one stop away from the heart of each one of us. The word love is not spoken, fair enough: too big, too fragile to hold it in a fistful of syllables. Portofino however is a world apart, try it to believe it: it is a place where it can be spoken and sung a thousand times a day, from dawn to sunset (or vice versa, even better), shamelessly, without any fear that something, as almost always happens elsewhere, comes along to break the enchantment.

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CREDITS

Project by Scozzese Design

Supervisor: Massimiliano Ballanti
Career Contents: Renate Bausch
Photographers: Giovanni De Sandre, Luca Rossetti
Video Contents: Strani Rumori Studio
Biography and Opera contents: Giorgio De Martino

Special Thanks: Sugar Music
Official Fanclub: www.bocelli.de
Official Community: www.andreabocelli.us