Love In Portofino - which arrives in cinemas as Bocelli releases his new studio album, Passione - was recorded in August 2012 as Bocelli hosted an intimate and truly romantic outdoor concert in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. The cinema event also features a world exclusive interview with Bocelli filmed at his Italian home.
Playing to a specially invited audience at the Piazzetta in Portofino, Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino allows cinema audiences to experience the most successful classical solo artist ever as he covers the most famous love songs in the world. During the evening, Bocelli shares the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli's fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section.
The intimate and romantic occasion was captured live and produced by a host of award winning talent, including 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, and will screen in select cinemas around the world starting in February, in pristine digital cinema quality and full 5.1 surround sound. Full details of cinema listings, and links to book tickets, can be found at http://www.andreabocelli.com/loveinportofino
The world premiere of the cinema release, with David Foster hosting a live Q&A with Andrea Bocelli, will take place in London on January 21st.
Filippo Sugar of Sugar Music says "Watching the world's most amazing tenor perform at such an intimate occasion, against the stunning backdrop of sunset over Portofino, is an experience not to be missed. The cinema screening allows audiences to enjoy some of the most romantic songs in the world, performed by some of the world's best artists alongside the iconic Andrea Bocelli. With the opportunity as well to hear Andrea's thoughts on love and romance in an exclusive interview, it's a special date not to be missed."
Andrea Bocelli's new album, Passione, released globally on January 29th on Sugar / Verve Music Group, is a stunning collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf. The album is also produced by David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies. Passione includes several beloved classics such as Love Me Tender, Girl From Ipanema, and Sarà Settembre (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s September Morn). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track Quizás Quizás Quizás and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on Corcovado. The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song La Vie En Rose.