Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor,returns to Great Performances to delight fans with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino, a new concert special in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.
The special airs Sunday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m.on KUED.
Portofino is noted for its picturesque harbor and frequent celebrity visitors, as demonstrated by a kaleidoscopic photo montage featuring screen legends Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor and current personalities ranging from Denzel Washington to Ellen DeGeneres.
With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as both music director and keyboard accompanist, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti. Under the stars, beside the shimmering harbor waters and with a rapt audience that includes Paul Anka, Sir Michael Caine and Italian actress Ornella Muti, Bocelli performs some of the world’s most famous love songs. Among them are “Senza Fine,” “Bésame Mucho,” “Champagne,” “Love Me Tender.” Bocelli performs “La Vie en Rose” in duet with the late, legendary Edith Piaf while his real-life love Veronica Berti looks on adoringly.
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