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Incanto is the twelfth studio album by Classical Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, released November 4, 2008, coinciding with his 50th birthday. The album, a personal tribute to the musical traditions of his homeland, features mainly Neapolitan love songs from Bocelli's childhood.

The two disc set also contains Incanto: The Documentary, a bonus DVD containing exclusive documentary footage, including an interview with Bocelli filmed in Naples, alongside a music video showcasing the Italian city in the 1950s. The video features rare clips of notable figures enjoying the romance of Naples in its heyday such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, John F. Kennedy, among others.

On February 21, 2009, on the Italian talk-show, Che tempo che fa, Bocelli received a four times Diamond disc for Incanto, for selling in excess of 1,5 million copies within 4 month of its release.[1] The album was also nominated for "album of the year" at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards.

In Japan the album was released in January 21, 2009 as Santa Lucia: Miwaku no Italian Songs (サンタ・ルチア~魅惑のイタリアン・ソングス Santa Ruchia: Meiwaku no Itarian Songusu, Santa Lucia: Fascinating Italian Songs) and featured two bonus tracks.[2]

Andrea Bocelli, Incanto
Studio album by Andrea Bocelli
Released November 4, 2008
Recorded Splash Studios, Naples
Genre Classical
Label Decca Records, Universal
Producer Clive Bennett
Andrea Bocelli Album chronology
The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
My Christmas
Andrea Bocelli DVD chronology
Vivere Live in Tuscany
Incanto The Documentary
My Christmas Special

Track listing

  1. "Un Amore Cosi Grande" (feat. Veronica Berti) (Guido Maria Ferilli, Antonella Maggio) - 4:22
  2. "'O Surdato 'Nnammurato" (Aniello Califano, Enrico Cannio) - 2:49
  3. "Mamma" (Cesare Andrea Bixio, Bixio Cherubini) - 3:30
  4. "Voglio Vivere Cosi" (Giovanni D’Anzi, Domenico Titomaglio) - 3:02
  5. "Santa Lucia" (traditional, Teodoro Cottrau) - 4:27
  6. "Funiculì, Funiculà" (Luigi Denza, Peppino Turco) - 2:31
  7. "Because" (Guy d'Hardelot, Edward Frederick Lockton) - 2:36
  8. "Vieni Sul Mar!" (Aniello Califano) - 4:37
  9. "Granada" (Agustín Lara) - 4:12
  10. "Era De Maggio" (feat. Anna Bonitatibus) (Mario Costa, Salvatore di Giacomo) - 4:57
  11. "A Marechiare" (Francesco Paolo Tosti, Salvatore di Giacomo) - 3:14
  12. "... E Vui Durmiti Ancora" (Gaetano E. Calì, Giovanni Formisano) - 5:03
  13. "Non Ti Scordar di Me" (Ernesto De Curtis, Domenico Furno) - 3:59
  14. "Pulcinella" (Antonello Cascone, arr., Sergio Cirillo) - 2:46
Japan bonus tracks[2]
  1. "Torna a Surriento" (Ernesto De Curtis)
  2. "Tu che m'hai preso il cuor" from The Land of Smiles (Franz Lehár)


Blogcritics gave the album a favorable review.[3]


Chart (2008) Position
World Top 40 7
Hungary Top 40 2[4]
Greek Albums Chart 4[5]
Italy Top 50 5
Poland Albums Top 50 5
U.S. Billboard 200 8
Ireland Top 75 11
UK Album Chart 12
Dutch Top Album 15
Norway Top 40 15[6]
Portugal Albums Top 30 15
Denmark Albums Top 40 20
Finland Albums Top 40 20
NZ Albums Top 40 21
France Albums Top 150 28
Australia Top 50 30
Austria Albums Top 75 40
Swiss Albums Top 100 40
Belgium Albums Top 50 42
Mexico Albums Top 100 63
Spain Albums Top 100 68


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[7] Platinum 60,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[8] Gold 14,349[8]
Greece (IFPI Greece)[9] Gold 7,500^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[10] Platinum 6,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[11] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[12] Platinum 20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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