Andrea Bocelli sings songs from the cinema on Great Performances

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Great Performances – "Andrea Bocelli: Cinema" The Dolby Theater, 6801 Hollywod Blvd., Hollywood, CA September 17, 2015

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema premieres Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS 

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Great Performances – “Andrea Bocelli: Cinema”

If you need a boost after Black Friday shopping — or are just a fan of the sounds of the cinema — the PBS arts series Great Performances invites you to celebrate some of filmdom’s best-loved songs with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in a soaring special filmed Sept. 18 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema reunites Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, who arranged the concert, and features actors John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia joining Bocelli onstage to speak about the films from which the songs are culled.

Bocelli will perform in Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian, partnering with pop star Ariana Grande (via digital wizardry) on the rending duet “E più ti penso” from “Once Upon A Time in America” and with Nicole Scherzinger on “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from “Evita.”

The broadcast is also scheduled to include:

  • Maria from “West Side Story”
  • Se from “Cinema Paradiso”
  • Moon River from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
  • Cheek to Cheek duet with Veronica Berti from “Top Hat”
  • Be My Love from “The Toast of New Orleans”
  • Brucia La Terra from “The Godfather”
  • La Chanson De Lara from “Doctor Zhivago”
  • Mi Mancherai from “Il Postino”
  • Historia De Amor from “Love Story”
  • Por Una Cabeza from “Scent of a Woman”
  • The Music of the Night from “The Phantom of the Opera”
  • L’amore È Una Cosa Meravigliosa from “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”
  • Sorridi Amore Vai from “La vita è bella” with The Adderley School for the Performing Arts Children’s Choir
  • Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free) from “Gladiator”

The songs are also featured on Bocelli’s popular new album Cinema.

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema premieres Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS 

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