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These schoolkids nail Bocelli’s classic “Con te partirò”

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His 20th anniversary release is as epic as can be

In November 2016, Andrea Bocelli released Romanza: 20th Anniversary Edition. Originally released in 1997, the Romanza album sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and contains “Con te partirò,” which remains his most famous song. A compilation album, Romanza also included the Italian/English duet version of the song with Sarah Brightman, titled “Time to Say Goodbye.” For the 20th Anniversary Edition Bocelli turned to Péter Pejtsik’s Budapest Art Orchestra along with the Children’s Chorus of the Teatro Regio to bring new life to his classic.

The children were an excellent choice for the remake, the freshness of their voices complement Gabriele Roberto’s epic arrangement. Soloist Valentina Escobar has a strong, youthful soprano voice and excellent dictation. When the choir sings the high notes together they almost sound like a second string section.

Andrea Bocelli mused about his 20-year-old album in the liner notes:

“For me … Romanza is first and foremost the compendium of my personal history and my history as an artist – it is a piece of my heart which, through the miracle of music, I have been able to share with the world.” – Andrea Bocelli

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Song: Con te partirò | Singer: Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

Name: Andrea Bocelli

Hometown: Lajatico, Italy

Latest Album: Romanza - 20th Anniversary Edition (2016)

Fun Fact: Andrea suffered a brain hemorrhage while playing goal keeper at the age of 12. He recovered, but lost his eye-sight as a result. He has released 15 studio albums spanning classical and pop genres. Bocelli has sold over 80 million albums worldwide and enjoys status as an international sensation.

Website: www.andreabocelli.com

Facebook: andreabocelli

Twitter: @AndreaBocelli
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