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Sacred Arias (Andrea Bocelli album)

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Sacred Arias
Bocelli Sacred Arias.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)
Genre
Length62:25
LabelPhilips Records
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Sogno
(1999)
Sacred Arias
(1999)
Verdi
(2000)

Sacred Arias (Italian: Arie Sacre), is the sixth studio album by Andrea Bocelli.

Released in 1999, the album, featuring music composed in traditional Christian styles, is not only Bocelli's most commercially successful classical album to date with over 5 million copies sold,[1] but also the biggest selling classical album by any solo artist in history.[1][2] Bocelli was accompanied by the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Myung-whun Chung.[3]

Track listing

  1. Vavilov (misattributed to Caccini): "Ave Maria"
  2. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – "Sancta Maria"
  3. Gounod: "Ave Maria"
  4. Schubert: Ellens Gesang, Op. 52/6, D 839 – "Ave Maria"
  5. Franck: "Panis angelicus"
  6. Rossini: Stabat Mater – "Cujus animam"
  7. Verdi: Requiem – "Ingemisco"
  8. Mozart: "Ave verum corpus", K. 618
  9. Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91/1 – "Der Engel"
  10. Handel: Serse, HWV 40 – "Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu"
  11. Niedermeyer: "Pietà, Signore"
  12. Rossini: Petite messe solennelle – "Domine Deus"
  13. Schubert: "Wiegenlied", Op. 98/2, D 498 – "Mille cherubini in coro"
  14. Gruber: "Silent Night"
  15. Wade: "Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)"
  16. J.-P. Lécot [cs]: "Gloria a te, Cristo Gesù"
  17. Georges Bizet: "Agnus Dei" (Bonus)
  18. Eric Lévi: "I Believe" (Bonus)

Charts

Awards

In 2000, the album led Bocelli to receive an ECHO Klassik for "Bestseller of the year", as well as a 2000 Classical BRIT Award for "Album of the Year", and a Goldene Europa for classical music, in 2000.[22]

PBS special

A DVD of the concert, filmed in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, was also released in 1999.[23]The concert aired on the PBS program Great Performances. This broadcast was nominated in 2000 for an Emmy Award – Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program.[24] Sacred Arias Special Edition, a two disc set with CD and DVD was released in 2003.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Crossover superstar Andrea Bocelli finds beauty in wide range of music", The Columbus Dispatch, November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Andrea Bocelli Biography Archived 2011-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias, Presto Music
  4. ^ Sacred Arias chart performance
  5. ^ Sacred Arias on the Billboard charts
  6. ^ "Listen – Danmarks Officielle Hitliste – Udarbejdet af AIM Nielsen for IFPI Danmark – Uge 50". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Copenhagen. 1999-12-19.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  8. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Arie Sacre" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  9. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias". Music Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  11. ^ "French album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Airs Sacrés" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  12. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Sacred Arias in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  13. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  15. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 1999 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17.
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Andrea Bocelli; 'Sacred Arias')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  20. ^ "American video certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  21. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Bocelli awards in 2000". bocelli.de.
  23. ^ Sacred Arias (DVD) at Discogs
  24. ^ "Sacred Arias (Great Performances) – Nomination, Emmy Awards
  25. ^ Sacred Arias Special Edition at Discogs