Andrea Bocelli at MOA April 26

(The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2016 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – On April 26, experience an impressive musical gift from one of the world’s most celebrated tenors in the world, Andrea Bocelli (photo) as he holds his Cinema World Tour concert at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena and presented by Music Management International (#MMILive). Tickets will be available starting Feb. 17 at all SM Ticket outlets.

In support of the international tenor superstar’s new album Cinema, the concert will feature stunning pieces from the classic cinema soundtracks along with arias and duets from the most legendary operas and other classical pieces from the maestro’s repertoire.

In 2004, the Italian classical tenor dazzled the Filipino audience and was accompanied by a 90-piece all-Filipino orchestra.

To delight fans that weren’t able to see Bocelli in person, expect a magical night to remember as the concert’s first half is dedicated on featuring arias and duets operatic repertoire while the second half is dedicated to Maestro Bocelli’s popular repertoire and selected songs from the Cinema album, with a special guest artist to sing and perform with him.

Cinema celebrates the greatest movie songs of all time and reunites a team of musical legends including David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis who collaborated on the trailblazing success of Bocelli’s Amore.

“With the album, Cinema, I’m fulfilling a wish that I’ve harbored for decades. I’ve never made a secret of my dream of bringing to life a recording project associated with soundtracks, as I truly believe that it’s an exceptional artistic treasure trove,” Bocelli said.

Cinema marks Bocelli’s first new studio recording in two years which features a collection of movie songs etched in the culture and hearts of several generations, including epic theme songs featured in films such as Doctor Zhivago, Love Story, The Godfather, Life is Beautiful, Il Postino, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and many more, as well as popular songs from stage musicals, immortalized by their film versions, such as West Side Story and Evita. As a special bonus, there’s a brand-new song fashioned from the popular Gladiator score.

Bocelli’s legendary voice partnered with fantastic new arrangements and state-of-the-art recording technologies brings new life to some of the greatest musical masterpieces for film by composers who made both film and music history during the 20th century, from Leonard Bernstein to the legendary Ennio Morricone.

True to his status as an international artist, Bocelli has recorded songs in five different languages (Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian) and has partnered with global superstar Ariana Grande on the heart-wrenching duet E Piu’ Ti Penso from Once Upon A Time in America/ Malena and Nicole Scherzinger on the epic musical anthem Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita.

With over 80 million albums sold worldwide, the international star who has been honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, whose Central Park concert in 2011 entered the history of music as one of the greatest live performances of all time, and who has had the honor of performing live in front of three presidents of the United States, three Popes and royal families all over the world, is back with an exciting new project, intended as an amazing tribute to the Seventh Art.

For details, log on to smtickets.com/andreabocelli.com/tickets or call (02) 470-2222.

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