Andrea Bocelli to Debut With New York Philharmonic

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Pop-opera tenor Andrea Bocelli will appear with the New York Philharmonic in four concerts in September, the orchestra announced.

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

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 bohme, and Verdi's Requiem; Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana are forthcoming. He has appeared in productions of Macbeth, The Merry Widow, Werther, and La bohme; his live appearances include collaborations with Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, and Myung-Whung Chung.

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