Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli gives a once in a lifetime, free concert as a gift to New York City on Central Park s Great Lawn. This spectacular film is the ultimate Bocelli collection, appealing to both loyal fans and new admirers alike. The varied repertoire includes some of Bocelli s finest performances to date from both the worlds of classical and pop he so successfully straddles unlike any other artist. And for the first time ever captures the many sides of Bocelli s musical passions all in one show. Additional performers include The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of musical director Alan Gilbert, with special guests Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Bryn Terfel, Chris Botti, David Foster, Andrea Griminelli, Nicola Benedetti, Anna Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende.
Bocelli is widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world with more than seventy million albums sold. Attended by over 60,000 people, Reuters called the Central Park concert dazzling, as well as an important career milestone. Bocelli lovingly described the opportunity to sing on the Great Lawn as his father s dream finally realized. Included in this film are five new songs; a stirring Amazing Grace; the iconic, New York, New York, with Tony Bennet; a swinging rendition of More, with Chris Botti and David Foster; Volare, also with Foster, and Your Love (Once Upon A Time In The West) from the famous film of the same name.