Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli, the illustrious Italian choreographer and dancer announced the release of his first ever album: ‘An Italian Romance,’
Released on 25th November through Decca Records, Tonioli reveals his lifelong passion for music with this record – his guide to the greatest Italian music in history.
Compiled across three CDs, ‘An Italian Romance’ takes the listener seamlessly from the best of the Italian songbook, to the most heartfelt tracks from Italian cinema and the many magical moments in Italian opera.
Bruno has personally selected recordings from the finest singers and musicians in the world. From the likes of Dean Martin with ‘Volare’, Doris Day ‘Que Sera, Sera’ to Morricone’s wistful ‘Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso’ and heart-breaking arias from such greats as Rene Fleming with ‘Un bel di, vedremo’ from Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ and Luciano Pavarotti’s rendition of ‘Di quella pira’ from ‘Il trovatore’ by Verdi.
Tonioli says of the album: “Music has always been a huge part of my life, from my childhood growing up in Italy, to my time as a choreographer for huge stage shows, to now with my work as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With The Stars.
‘An Italian Romance’ is a journey through my favourite Italian music, inspired by the romance of Italian culture.”