The concerts will feature what the orchestra describes as "romantic arias," including Verdi's "Non t'accostare all'urna," one of his Sei Romanze; Denza's song "Occhi de fata"; Bellini's "Malinconia, ninfa gentile" from the Sei Ariette; and Donaudy's song "Vaghissima sembianza."
Asher Fisch, the music director of the Israeli Opera, will conduct.
The concerts, on September 6, 7, 8, and 9, precede the Philharmonic's opening-night gala and are not part of the subscription season. Tickets are $85 to $195 and are available by calling 212-721-6500 or visiting nyphil.org.
Bocelli has had enormous success blending pop music and opera over a 12-year career. His biggest-selling albums, including Bocelli and Sogno, have featured pop music, but he has also recorded opera arias and complete versions of Il trovatore, Tosca, Werther, La bohme, and Verdi's Requiem; Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana are forthcoming. He has appeared in productions of Macbeth, The Merry Widow, Werther, and La bohme; his live appearances include collaborations with Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, and Myung-Whung Chung.