World-renowned tenor Bocelli releases new duet 'Pianissimo'

Today, Andrea Bocellireleased a brand-new duet, 'Pianissimo', with internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli.

The new release from Bocelli comes as his new album is set for release on November 13.

Written by composer Mauro Malavasi, who has been working with Andrea for almost 30 years, the song is composed in a minimalistic and elegant style inspired by the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie.

Andrea explained, "'Pianissimo' is an enlightened dialogue between a couple who feel Gods gaze and love move through their romantic relationship.

"As is often found in Malavasis compositions, the piano is centre stage as it accompanies the singers intertwined melodies."

Cecilia Bartoli added; "It was wonderful to sing the Pianissimo duet with Andrea. It is such a beautiful melody I really enjoyed it!"

A video, released alongside the new duet, features Andrea and Cecilia on the grounds and oval room of the elegant Tenuta Corbinaia in Tuscany.

The video was directed by Riccardo Guarnieri and Luca Scota and features stunning overhead shots of the Italian countryside in late summer.

The forthcoming album,Believe, will be released on Sugar/Decca Records and co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall.

According to the label, "it explores the spiritual themes of faith, hope and charity, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul.

"It follows Andreas record-breaking Music for Hope performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which became the largest simultaneous audience for a classical live stream in history with over 28 million views from across the globe in its first 24 hours.

"With such a powerful message, Andrea hopes that listeners will take comfort in the music from his new recording, reaffirming the albums core values of faith, charity and hope."