Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Andrea Bocelli Vivere - Live in Tuscany |
Actors: Sarah Brightman, Kenny G., Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Laura Pausini
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
In July of 2008, on the slopes of Andrea Bocelli's home town, Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany, a special theater was constructed for a one-night-only concert of his greatest popular hits along with new songs performed... more »
Eugene Tenenbaum | Bronx, NY USA | 04/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Musically it is as good as it can get, but the comments - though subtitled - are somehow excessive and unnecessary. There are not as many of them as in some André Rieu shows, but still a few we could live without tending to drag the concert into a cheaper side. Otherwise, the concert is excellent (5 star) including the sound and picture quality, the choice (order) of songs, and the performance positively affecting its dynamics and emotional side progressing from lyric through romantic to more dramatic, and culminating at the end.
Tracks: (Live Concert DVD)
3. A TE (Featuring Kenny G on soprano saxophone)
4. VIVO PER LEI (Duet with Heather Headley)
5. IO CI SARÒ (Featuring Lang Lang on piano)
6. HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY no. 2 in C sharp minor by Liszt (Performed by Lang Lang)
7. LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO (Duet with Elisa)
8. DANCING (Performed by Elisa)
9. CANTO DELLA TERRA (Duet with Sarah Brightman)
10. BELLISSIME STELLE
11. MEDLEY: Besame Mucho/Somos Novios (It's impossible)/ Can't Help Falling in Love
12. BECAUSE WE BELIEVE
13. THE PRAYER (Duet with Heather Headley)
14. ITALIA (Featuring Chris Botti on trumpet)
15. DARE TO LIVE (Vivere) (Duet with Laura Pausini)
17. IL MARE CALMO DELLA SERA
18. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE (Con te partirò) (Duet with Sarah Brightman)"
Not a gushing, over-the-top fan, but WOW !
E. Orgon | Syosset, NY USA | 12/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As my title says, I'm not an over-the-top "everything he does is wonderful" (in fact, my spouse and I had floor seats at his Madison Square Garden conert a few years ago and thought it was terrible) fan of Andrea, butI have to say this Blu-ray DVD is beyond a homerun from both his performances and the quality of the Blu-ray itself.
First, the concert.
His singing and his performances have never been better, and the assembled stars (Kenny G, Elisa, Laura Pausini and of course Sarah Brightman, to name just a few) make this an incredible show. Each is outstanding in its own performance, and being introduced, as an American, to the European sensation of Laura Pausini is worth the cost of the Blu-ray by itelf (check out her dress !)
Now the Blu-ray
The production values, both the PQ and AQ are virtually reference quality. If you want to show your friends what a blu-ray does both picture-wise and audio wise, this could be one of your best choices to demonstrate the top quality. The dolby 5.1 is at it should be, not overdone, but placing you squarely in the first few rows of the audience. The picture for a live performance is unequalled, with the blackest of blacks contrasting with the performer costumes and dress. Quite an accomplishment when you see Andrea and Sarah in the brightest of whites yet no evidence of washout on darker colors or parts of the stage.
Finally, at the finale and curtain call, you'll be treated to a pleasant and surprising video and audio treat.
Money VERY well spent.
Roberta H. Matzke | Edgerton, Wis USA | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best DVD Andrea has put out. His variety of performers and his own signing hit a new performance high."
Jean Pierre Thomas | France | 01/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not so much a fan of that kind of music and I'm more rock oriented. I bought initially this DVD for my parents in law who are both Italian and Bocelli/Pavarotti fans, but this DVD just became overnight the very best item of my whole DVD collection, not to speak about the impact on my parents in law who still can't believe it. If I could have put 6 stars here, I would have done so. Everything is just perfect in this record: sound, image, performance, musical skills of every single musician and especially Sarah Brightman whom I didn't know before. I'll closely watch her career from now on and I'm just praying these two wonder voices will again join together one of these days."