Great Performances

S48 E22 | FULL EPISODE

Andrea Bocelli: Believe

Enjoy the songs of the internationally beloved tenor’s 2020 album recorded on location in Malta. Selections performed include “Gratia Plena,” a duet with Cecilia Bartoli, and new interpretations of “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

AIRED: June 05, 2021 | 1:02:21
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-Next on "Great Performances,"

superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli journeys to breathtaking Malta

to perform songs from his latest album

celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul.

-♪ Santa Maria

♪ Madre di Dio

-From Malta's stunning churches to its splendid coast,

join us for a return to inspiration

and a triumphant voice for hope with Andrea Bocelli...

-♪ Ahhhh

-..."Believe."

-♪ Hallelujah

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-[ Bocelli speaking in Italian ]

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[ Seagulls squawking ]

[ Children's choir singing in foreign languages ]

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-♪ Hail Mary

♪ Full of Grace

♪ The Lord is with Thee

♪ Je vous salue, Marie

♪ Le Seigneur est avec vous

-[ Singing in foreign language ]

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-♪ Shalom lach Miriam

♪ Bruchat ha chesed

♪ Gratia plena

♪ Dominus tecum

♪ Dominus tecum

-[ Singing in foreign language ]

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-♪ Hail Mary

♪ Full of Grace

♪ The Lord is with Thee

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[ Orchestra playing ]

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♪ Angele Dei

♪ Qui custos es mei

♪ Me tibi, commissum pietate superna ♪

♪ Me tibi, commissum pietate superna ♪

♪ Hodie illumina, custodi, et guberna ♪

♪ Hodie illumina, custodi, et guberna ♪

♪ Rege Angele Dei

♪ Qui custos es mei

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-[ Singing in Italian ]

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-♪ Angele Dei

♪ Qui custos

♪ Qui custos es mei

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♪ Hodie illumina

♪ Me tibi commissum pietate superna ♪

♪ Me tibi commissum pietate superna ♪

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♪ Pietate superna

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♪ Angele Dei

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♪ Qui custos es mei

♪ Qui custos es mei

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♪ Illumina, custodi

♪ Illumina, custodi

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♪ Rege, et guberna

♪ Rege, et guberna

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♪ Amen

♪ Amen

[ Orchestra and violin playing ]

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♪ Ave, Maria

♪ Piena di grazia

♪ Il Signore è con te ♪

♪ Tu sei benedetta tra le donne ♪

♪ Tu sei benedetta tra le donne ♪

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♪ E benedetto è il frutto del ventre tuo, Gesu ♪

♪ E benedetto è il frutto del ventre tuo, Gesu ♪

♪ Santa Maria

♪ Madre di Dio

♪ Prega per noi peccatori

♪ Prega per noi peccatori

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Amen

♪ Amen

♪ Amen

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♪ Santa Maria

♪ Madre di Dio

♪ Prega per noi peccatori

♪ Prega per noi peccatori

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Ora e nell'ora della nostra morte ♪

♪ Amen

♪ Amen

♪ Amen

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♪ Ave, Maria

♪ Ave, Maria

What an exit!

And what a beautiful way to begin this concert

special with faith and spirituality, simplicity,

and most of all peace.

I believe in Bocelli.

I'm a believer too!

And I believe that the audience is in store for

an amazing treat and we are so excited to share it

with you.

We really are.

HI everyone, I'm Stacey Sweet, here with Justin

Guarini and thank you for joining us.

We have so much more to come from the master

himself, Andrea Bocelli - including his take on a

Rodgers and Hammerstein classic that you won't

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And now let's return to Andrea Bocelli: Believe..

[ Orchestra playing ]

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-♪ Oh, Madre benedetta

♪ Madre amorosa e pia

♪ Oh, Vergine Maria

♪ Tu che conosci il dolore

♪ Prega per noi il Salvatore

♪ Prega per noi

♪ E non abbandonarci mai

♪ Madre Santa, pietà ♪

♪ Abbi di noi, di noi pietà ♪

♪ Per la pace nei cuor

♪ Prega tu il Salvator

♪ E trionfi l'amor

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♪ Pietà ♪

♪ Madre Santa, pietà ♪

♪ Di noi pietà ♪

♪ E non abbandonarci mai

♪ Madre Santa, pietà ♪

♪ Abbi di noi, di noi pietà ♪

♪ Per la pace nei cuor

♪ Prega tu il Salvator

♪ E trionfi l'amor

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♪ Pietà ♪

♪ Madre Santa, pietà ♪

♪ Di noi pietà ♪

♪ Di noi pietà ♪

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[ Children talking excitedly ]

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[ Instruments tuning ]

[ Orchestra playing ]

♪ When you walk through a storm ♪

♪ Hold your head up high

♪ And don't be afraid of the dark ♪

♪ At the end of the storm

♪ Is a golden sky

♪ And the sweet silver song of a lark ♪

♪ Walk on through the wind

♪ Walk on through the rain

♪ Though your dreams be tossed and blown ♪

♪ Walk on, walk on

♪ With hope in your heart

♪ And you'll never walk alone

♪ You'll never walk alone

♪ You'll never walk alone

-♪ When you walk through a storm ♪

♪ Hold your head up high

♪ And don't be afraid of the dark ♪

♪ At the end of the storm

♪ Is a golden sky

♪ And the sweet silver song of a lark ♪

-♪ Walk on through the wind

♪ Walk on through the rain

♪ Though your dreams be tossed and blown ♪

♪ Walk on, walk on

♪ With hope in your heart

♪ And you'll never walk alone

♪ And you'll never walk alone

♪ You'll never walk

♪ Alone

♪ Alone

[ Orchestra playing "Fratello Sole Sorella Luna" ]

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♪ Dolce è sentire ♪

♪ Come nel mio cuore

♪ Ora umilmente

♪ Sta nascendo amore

♪ Dolce è capire ♪

♪ Che non son piu solo

♪ Ma che son parte di una immensa vita ♪

♪ Ma che son parte di una immensa vita ♪

♪ Che generosa

♪ Risplende intorno a me

♪ Dono di lui

♪ Del suo immenso amore

-♪ Dolce è sentire ♪

♪ Come nel mio cuore

♪ Ora umilmente

♪ Sta nascendo amore

-♪ Ci ha dato il cielo

♪ E le chiare stelle

♪ Fratello sole

♪ E sorella luna

♪ La madre terra

♪ Con frutti, prati e fiori

♪ Il fuoco e il vento

♪ L'aria e l'acqua pura

♪ Fonte di vita

♪ Per le sue creature

♪ Dono di lui

♪ Del suo immenso amore

♪ Sia laudato

♪ Nostro Signore

♪ Che ha creato l'universo intero ♪

♪ Che ha creato l'universo intero ♪

♪ Sia laudato

♪ Nostro Signore

♪ Noi tutti siamo le sue creature ♪

♪ Noi tutti siamo le sue creature ♪

♪ Dono di lui

♪ Del suo immenso amore

♪ Dono di lui

♪ Del suo immenso amore

♪ Del suo immenso amore

The presentation of this concert from the scenery,

to the music, to the feeling.

It all comes together in such a beautiful way and I

don't think we've ever seen another concert

filmed like this.

I don't think so and I feel like I just had an

epiphany and a catharsis all at the same time!

Where else can you find that!

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Thank you so much for joining us for this

inspiring musical event!

I'm Justin Guarini, enjoying it with you and

the ever-effervescent Stacey Sweet!

Well thank you very much, Justin, you know I

wouldn't want to be anywhere else besides than

right here with all of you.

You know, this special is so uplifting it's easy to

be effervescent.

Yeah.

The title of the last song we heard translates to

"Brother Sun, Sister Moon"...

It was written for Franco Zefferelli's beautiful

film about the life of St. Francis of Assisi, and

it really speaks to Bocelli's exploration of

transformative power of faith and spirituality.

It's amazing!

So beautiful.

And there's is so much more ahead from Andrea

Bocelli, stay tuned.

Cecelia Bartoli will be joining him next for a

stunning performance of "Pianissimo"...

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Now, let's go to Tuscany for Andrea Bocelli and

Cecelia Bartoli with an incandescent

"Pianissimo"...

[ Piano playing ]

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-♪ Quando sei con me

♪ Io m'illumino

♪ Non lo so perché

♪ Pero sento già ♪

♪ Quel calore che

♪ Mi accarezza e

♪ Mi sorride e

♪ Mi porta da te

♪ Se ami lui verrà ♪

♪ E il dolore passerà ♪

♪ Se ami sentirai

♪ Che amore vero è ♪

-♪ Quando sei con me

♪ Sento l'anima

♪ Vedo la bellezza

♪ Intorno a me

♪ Ti allontanerai

♪ Non mi cercherai

♪ Ma poi all'improvviso

♪ Apparirai

♪ Se ami lui verrà ♪

♪ E il dolore passerà ♪

♪ Se ami sentirai

♪ Che amore vero è ♪

♪ Che amore vero è ♪

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-[ Vocalizing ]

-[ Vocalizing ]

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-♪ Se ami lui verrà ♪

♪ E il dolore passerà ♪

♪ Se ami sentirai

♪ Che amore vero è ♪

-[ Vocalizing ]

-[ Vocalizing ]

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[ Orchestra playing ]

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-♪ Now I've heard there was a secret chord ♪

♪ That David played and it pleased the Lord ♪

♪ But you don't really care for music, do you? ♪

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♪ Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth ♪

♪ The minor fall, the major lift ♪

♪ The baffled king composing

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ La fede mia mi abbandono

♪ Si perse ma si ritrovo

♪ Perché smarrito sempre la cercai ♪

♪ Bellezza, incanto e nostalgia ♪

♪ Ferirono la mente mia

♪ Che in lacrime gridava un

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Il santo nome tuo diro

♪ Un nome che ormai non ho

♪ Paura che risuoni dentro me

♪ Di luce esplode la poesia

♪ Come una sacra sinfonia

♪ Che intona per il mondo un

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ I did my best, it wasn't much ♪

♪ I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch ♪

♪ I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya ♪

♪ And even though it all went wrong ♪

♪ I'll stand before the Lord of Song ♪

♪ With nothing on my tongue but ♪

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

♪ Hallelujah

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Yes.

Right?

I mean there is no other word to describe this

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It's really celebration of life and faith and hope

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Yes.

Amen to that.

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Isn't it?

Pairing Bocelli's soaring voice with the beautiful

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Now let's return for the finale of Andrea Bocelli:

Believe.

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[ Orchestra playing ]

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-♪ Padre mio stammi accanto

♪ Dammi forza per andare

♪ Abbi cura dei tuoi figli

♪ Sono persi senza te

♪ Nel mio sonno senza riposo

♪ La tua voce mi calmerà ♪

♪ E soltanto un lungo inverno

♪ Primavera tornerà ♪

♪ Inno sussurrato

♪ Salirai

♪ Leggero andrai

♪ Lontano

♪ Non lasciarmi mai

♪ Ora suona

♪ Scoppia, tuona

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Padre mio, tu sei dovunque

♪ Sei silenzio, sei tempesta

♪ Nel ritorno senza sosta

♪ Delle onde, li sei tu

♪ Posso dare cura e sollievo

♪ Posso amare sempre di piu

♪ Perché umano sia il miracolo

♪ Perché è questo che vuoi tu ♪

♪ Inno sussurato

♪ Salirai

♪ Leggero andrai

♪ Lontano

♪ Non lasciarmi mai

♪ Ora suona

♪ Scoppia, tuona

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Chiama, suona

♪ Scoppia, tuona

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

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♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Chiama, suona

♪ Scoppia, tuona

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ Vola, piu forte sia con te la mia voce ♪

♪ La mia voce

♪ La mia voce

[ Seagulls squawking ]

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