Album: Andrea Bocelli, Concerto: One Night in Central Park (Decca)


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It's hard to think of another classical performer who can draw an audience of 60,000, but that level of popularity brings with it certain duties, especially regarding repertoire.

Accordingly, Andrea Bocelli opens this show with "La Donna È Mobile", effectively an affirmation of his assumption of the mantle of the great crossover tenor of his era, and closes it with his own breakthrough signature tune, "Con Te Partirò", and that most populist aria, "Nessun Dorma". In between, though, things go slightly awry when he diverts into pop territory in duets with Tony Bennett and Celine Dion, and simpering MOR arrangements of "More" and "Volare".

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