There are a lot of critics who will never accept Bocelli as an operatic tenor, but they also seem reluctant to acknowledge the fact that he connects with a wider audience than any other classical singer and that he has managed to inspire a lot of people to listen to opera who would never otherwise have taken an interest in this kind of music.
I find Bocelli more believable in the characters he portrays than all the technically perfect tenors who are so clearly just playing a role. What I hear in Bocelli is an artist who sounds like a real person. The beauty and the sheer romantic oomph in his voice make him a delight to listen to. This recording of 'Roméo et Juliette' is no exception. I saw Bocelli recently at 'Die Philharmonie' in Berlin, where he sang 'Ange Adorable' from Gounod's opera - pure joy!
What fun I'm having. The English translation doubles the pleasure.I found out I had part 2 playing while trying to find the words with part I. (Was in a hurry to enjoy my new CD). What a wonderful buy I am really enjoying it, because I can listen at my leisure. It is worthy of 5 stars. I am now listening with rapture, to a wonderful Romeo and Juliette. Thank you Amazon.
If you are a fan of Andrea Bocelli, then this CD is for you. Such a lovely opera and, as always, performed well by Mr. Bocelli and company. The sound and clarity are excellent. The libretto is furnished in the CD if you are not comfortable with just listening.
Loved this beloved opera with new voices, especially Andre Bochellie. Listened to it immedicately. Bochellie is one of my favorites and he continue to amaze me with his tremendous vocal abilities. Bravo for the entire performance...Amazon if my best friend. Never have I been disappointed with my purchases. I even had a rebate due to the price reduction before delivery.