Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino
Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor returns to Great Performances once again 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.
With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as both music director and keyboard accompanist, Bocelli is also joined by trumpeter Chris Botti. Under the stars, beside the shimmering harbor waters, and with a rapt audience including Paul Anka, Sir Michael Caine, and Italian actress Ornella Muti, Bocelli performs some of the world’s most famous love songs, including “Senza Fine,” “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás,” “Bésame Mucho,” “Champagne,” “Love Me Tender,” and in duet with the late, legendary Edith Piaf, “La Vie en Rose,” while his real-life love Veronica Berti looks on adoringly. Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan). The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms.
Tune in Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS; Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVW PBS. Check for additional air times.
From March 2-17, the Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS) will air special programming (also known as pledge programs) like this concert by Andrea Bocelli. Other specials will feature new music from beloved greats such as Daniel O’Donnel and Aaron Neville.
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