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In case you were wondering, Romanza is a pop album. But Andrea Bocelli is much more than a pop singer. He has serious opera training under his belt -- including studies with the legendary tenor Franco Corelli -- and his exceptionally expressive voice was extolled by none other than Luciano Pavarotti. Like many younger artists, Bocelli is equally at home with popular and classical styles. The lush and lyrical songs on Romanza have operatic overtones, but they're designed for crooning, not for shouting high C's. While some critics have complained that Bocelli's voice is unsuited for opera (a debate that will continue, no doubt, as his fame spreads), there's no question that he is the master of the Italian love song. The husky catch in his throat is just plain sexy, and he exudes pure emotion -- ripping into these heart-aching songs like he really means it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Philips
UPC: 0731453920729
catalogNumber: 539207
Rank: 21992

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Vocals,Melodica,Tenor (Vocal)
Sarah Brightman   Soprano (Vocal)
John Miles   Keyboards,Vocals
Paolo Gianolio   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Alfredo Golino   Drums
Mauro Malavasi   Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Celso Valli   Piano,Keyboards
Silvia Mezzanotte   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Gerardina Trovato   Vocals
Luca Bignardi   Keyboards
Guido Corti   French Horn
Paola Folli   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Franco Ventura   Guitar
Joe Amoruso   Piano,Keyboards,Melodica,Synthesizer Bass
Giovanni Imparato   Percussion
Jef Smits   Conductor,Choir Master,Choir Conductor
Alessandro Bonetti   Strings,String Instrument
Adalgisa Turrisi   Piano,Harp
Luca Lourman   Choir, Chorus
Marco Mangelli   Bass,Bass Guitar
Diego Jascalevich   Charango
Gianandrea Pignoni   Double Bass,Contrabass (Vocal)
Massimo Pizzale   Bass,Bass Guitar
Davide Pondi   Strings,String Instrument
Marta Prodi   Cello
Grazia Raimondi   Strings,String Instrument
Ruggero Robin   Guitar
Luca Iourman   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robert Groslot   Conductor
Enrico Guerzoni   Cello
Laura Sarti   Strings,String Instrument
Liliana Stamenic   Strings,String Instrument
Sara Sternieri   Strings,String Instrument
Maurizio Abeni   Piano
Nicola Calzolari   Viola
Gianluca Cavallari   Strings,String Instrument
Salvatore Corazza   Drums
Emanuela Cortese   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sandro di Paolo   Viola
Luca Falasca   Strings,String Instrument
Marco Giovenchi   Guitar
Massimo Varini   Guitar
Paolo Giovenchi   Guitar
Stefano Galante   Keyboards
Peppe Vessicchio   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Zucchero   Composer
Mauro Malavasi   Arranger,Producer,drum machine,Concept
Celso Valli   Producer,Concept,Text
Frank Peterson   Producer
Mariella Nava   Composer
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Engineer,Engineering
Marco Borsatti   Engineer,Engineering
Fabrizio Foschin   Engineer
Maurizio Maggi   Engineer,Engineering
Michele Torpedine   Producer,Executive Producer,Management,Personal Manager
Massimo Carpani   Engineer,Engineering
Joe Amoruso   Arranger,drum machine,Concept
Roberto Rosu   Engineer,Engineering
Ignacio Ballesteros   Composer
Fabio Patrignani   Engineer,Engineering
Proms Orchestra   Contributor
Marco Salvati   Programming
Goffredo Gibellini   Engineer,Engineering
Stefano Galante   Engineer,Engineering
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Smith   Composer
Fabrizio Facioni   Engineer,Engineering
Ignazio Orlando   Programming,Engineer
Peppe Vessicchio   Producer,Concept

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