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Romanza (Italian/Spanish Language Edition)
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical, Latin Music
From his childhood on the family farm in rural Tuscany to the worldwide stage, Andrea Bocelli has achieved phenomenal success. His singing is only partially the point, and his fame owes much more to the aura of romance and... more »
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From his childhood on the family farm in rural Tuscany to the worldwide stage, Andrea Bocelli has achieved phenomenal success. His singing is only partially the point, and his fame owes much more to the aura of romance and the romantic archetype that's attached to him. Romanza is by far Bocelli's largest success, winning adoration thanks to the swooning vocals and the easy, sometimes lush, always pop-safe instrumental textures and melodies. As far as his opera chops go, Bocelli has won the approval of Pavarotti but likely will not wow enthusiasts. The upside is that Bocelli will likely grow the opera pie, convincing labels to take on more operatic projects. --Andrew Bartlett
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"I have never liked opera style music because of the kind of performers that sing opera. I can't get past their egos and large straining, sweaty necks. Andrea opens his mouth and ever so effortlessly, (at least that is the way he makes it look), out comes the most romantic and over-all beautiful notes that truly transport you to Italy 300 years ago to the remote villages of the Cinque Terre, (Italian Riviera). I also love his pop songs as well, but he is bringing people to opera in a way that has never been done before. All opera stars should be thanking him for putting their style of music on such an extended global map.Pavarotti is wonderful in his own right, and should be congratulated on his work for suppressed people of the world. But, this is not the time for jealousy, as there is room for everyone. I hope they will compliment each other and support each other in the music world. Bocelli has catapulted opera into the 21th century like no one else could have. Let us relish the beauty of the voice and the man. I am not so musically ignorant that I don't know not every note Bocelli sings is perfect. But, we would be hard pressed to find anyone who is flawless. Bocelli comes pretty close.And lets give this man his due when it comes to holding a note. He must have the lungs of an elephant. Blows me away every time. Thank you Bocelli for all the joy and tears of happiness you have brought to the world. A special thanks to your wife and son for sharing your life with everyone else. Their sacrifice does not go unnoticed, and I for 1 want them to know this. Thank you."