- 24 Jun 2013 1:00 AM
A legend-not a product of a marketing team-, but a flow of unbelievable success that can never be stopped.
The world’s most beloved tenor with the talent of singing in the widest spectrum and at a lively tempo. His smooth voice –known by almost everyone has been recognized at the highest professional rank.
“ If God could sing, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli ” once Celine Dion said.
After long years he is on the stage of the Arena on 9 November.
He was born in Tuscany homeland of Puccini and Mascagni and raised in a little village near Pisa enjoying his family’s full support in learning music. No matter how great his love was for the piano or the flute, he found the perfect musical instrument in is his own voice while meeting with success for the first time as a teenage boy.
To be able to support his musical studies with noted teachers he was playing the piano in bars while he was carrying on his legal studies at the University of Pisa as well.
Pop effect becoming stronger and stronger in the world’s taste of music has reached him too. He took part in various pop-projects but never forgot about his ruling passion-opera. This dual musical development shaped his personal style further on that is based on traditional operas, but entertains the widest range of audience.
The real star was born internationally in 1994. He won the song contest in Sanremo with “Il Mare Calmo della Sera.” He was given a part in Verdi’s Macbeth and at Christmas in the same year he sang “Adeste Fideles” for the Pope and tens of thousands of believers at St. Peter Square. He has had an unparalleled career since then.
Hardly countable professional tributes from being in the book of Guinness Records, through Golden Globe Award to Oscar nomination. While singing in operas of Bizet and Puccini for hundreds of thousands of people he carries off the bays in the pop industry as well. One of his greatest hits –“Con Te Partiro’”, later a duet with Sarah Brightman with the title of “Time to Say Goodbye”, was leading top lists for months and broke all disc selling records of its time. Carnegie Hall, Central Park in NY, the Coliseum in Rome, Opera Houses in Sydney and Berlin or a Super Concert with 110 thousand people in Sao Paolo, Brazil, are just a few spots from his career. He got a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in 2010.
His popularity is far beyond his older colleagues like Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, nevertheless they have concerts together from time to time. Bocelli’s influence to modern music is mentioned with Caruso’s and Sinatra’s.
“ I don’t think one decides to become a singer. It is decided for you by the reactions of the people around you” says Bocelli, who likes to describe himself as a “modern but old-fashioned” tenor.
One of the exceptional singer’s most important features is his perfect voice that is simultaneously melancholic and radiant colour, especially when he sings as a lover or a father.
On January 29th, 2013 Maestro Bocelli released his new, highly anticipated 14th studio album, “Passione”, which includes some of the most beautiful love songs ever, featuring special duets including tracks with Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and trumpeter Chris Botti.
In the 20th year of career with 80 millions records sold Andrea Bocelli is on the stage of Papp László Sport Arena on Nov,9 2013.