Andrea Bocelli to Tape Live Concert Special at Lake Las Vegas Resort

Producers David Foster, David Horn and PBS to Showcase Bocelli in His First Full Contemporary Concert

HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Lake Las Vegas Resort announced today that Grammy-nominated Italian pop and classical singer Andrea Bocelli and 14-time Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter David Foster will reunite with Emmy-winning producer/director David Horn for a nationally televised concert special starring Bocelli and airing on Thirteen/WNET New York’s GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS in March 2006. The television special, a live outdoor performance, will be Bocelli’s first full contemporary music concert.

The concert special will be performed on Lake Las Vegas Resort’s floating stage, a venue that sits on the resort’s signature 320-acre lake. With sweeping views of the Pontevecchio-style bridge and Mediterranean-themed village as a backdrop, Bocelli will perform popular music from his forthcoming album, such as “Autumn Leaves” and “It’s Impossible.”

The concert will be taped at the resort on December 9th and 10th, 2005. Bocelli’s new album, due out in February 2006, will feature collaborations with a number of contemporary pop artists. Several guest artists are expected to perform with Bocelli on stage for the television special.

“Lake Las Vegas Resort is the perfect setting for the dramatic vocal of Andrea Bocelli,” said Foster, 14-time Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter. “With the stunning backdrop, sparkling lake and mountains, we couldn’t have chosen a better location in the U.S.”

“I’m looking forward to joining forces again with both Andrea Bocelli and David Foster,” said Horn, series producer for GREAT PERFORMANCES, who will also direct the telecast. “This production will be our fourth concert with Bocelli since his debut special with us in 1997. This will also be our fourth with David Foster, who’s been our partner on shows with Josh Groban and Michael Buble.”

“We are delighted that a world-renowned artist like Andrea Bocelli chose Lake Las Vegas Resort as the stage for this significant performance,” said R.F. Boeddeker, president and chairman, Transcontinental Properties, Inc., Lake Las Vegas Resort’s master developer. “There’s no better setting for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event. We’re thrilled to be hosting this caliber of talent.”

LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT

Lake Las Vegas Resort is a premier resort and residential destination situated on a privately owned 320-acre lake located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. The Mediterranean-inspired destination features world-class resorts including the AAA Five Diamond-rated The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa and Casino, MonteLago Village Resort and Loews Hotels’ Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort anticipated to open in 2008, a collection of three challenging golf courses and a fourth course designed by Tom Fazio opening in 2007, pampering spas, elegant casinos, full-service marinas with watercraft rentals and yacht cruises and MonteLago Village, an enchanting enclave at the center of Lake Las Vegas Resort, offering water’s edge restaurants and cafes, quaint boutiques and the 40,000-square-foot Casino MonteLago. Also within the 3,592-acre master planned resort are exquisite residential offerings including custom home sites, waterfront and golf villas, resort condominiums and luxury executive homes. For more information, call (877) LLV-LAKE (558-5253) or visit www.lakelasvegas.com.

Thirteen/WNET’s GREAT PERFORMANCES

The Tuscan-born Bocelli has continued to offer the suave and moving melodies that first stunned American viewers in his 1997 PBS special Andrea Bocelli: Romanza in Concert. The man who set the standard for “crossover” classical tenors, he debuted on GREAT PERFORMANCES in 1999′s Sacred Arias and has since become one of the most famous and beloved singers in the world.

For 32 years, Thirteen/WNET’s GREAT PERFORMANCES and its sub-series DANCE IN AMERICA have guaranteed a national primetime television audience the finest in the American performing arts with a diverse range of cultural programming. Regardless of geographic or economic limitations, GREAT PERFORMANCES insures America’s national television audience “the best seats in the house,” and continues to serve as one of the nation’s premiere performing arts institutions. With its programs garnering 59 Emmy Awards and four George Foster Peabody Awards, the series has received every major television honor. Barry Schulman is GREAT PERFORMANCES executive producer.

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