One of the biggest and beloved names in classical music, Andrea Bocelli, is on tour. North American
audiences may enjoy the beautiful sounds of this native Tuscan's voice during this tour schedule: Saturday, December 7 at
8:00 PM in Las Vegas, NV; Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 PM in Phoenix, AZ; Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 PM in Brooklyn, NY;
Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 PM in Washington, DC; Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM in Tampa, FL; Sunday, December 15 at
7:30 in Atlanta, GA; and Friday, February 14 at 8:00 PM in Sunrise, FL. Audiences will not want to miss the breathtaking opportunity
to hear the most romantic singer live. According to Celine Dion, "If God could sing, He would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli."
Andrea Bocelli is considered to be "a legend for the new millennium." At an early age, Bocelli became impassioned
by music while growing up among the vineyards in the countryside of Pisa, Italy. He was encouraged by his parents to learn
piano, starting at age six, before moving on to the flute, saxophone and voice. What is most astonishing about Bocelli is
that his loss of sight in his youth is credited as what lead to his extraordinary ability in musical expression. Interestingly,
to pay for voice lessons, Bocelli played piano in local bars. The beloved musician also graduated form the University of Pisa
with a degree in Law.
Bocelli is a tenor who audiences can feel the rare beauty of his voice and the love and passion
he has for opera. Bocelli was the first classical musician since 1961 to receive a nomination Grammy for Best New Artist.
In many ways, Bocelli has paved the way for future classical musicians to follow his path. His versatility is outstanding,
having explored the pop side of music. In January 2013, Bocelli released his album Passione, which includes some of the most
well-known love songs and features duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. An album of love songs sang by the beloved
Bocelli seems to be exactly what audience want. He has certainly captured the hearts of millions with his charming, charismatic
and beautiful voice and otherworldly musical abilities. In many ways, Bocelli has transformed the classical music world with
his innate musicality. He has sold more than 80 million records across the globe with six of his albums reaching the Top 10
on the Billboard 200 charts. In February 2013, Bocelli made his first cinema debut on Valentine's Day in his new Love In Portofino
concert, which also includes an interview with the tenor in his Italian home. The film was released and shown in limited engagement
at movie theaters throughout world. His recent album, Passione, was on the Billboard Top 200 for over two months.
is relatively modest in spite of his continued success, he has previously said, "I don't think one decides to become a singer,
it is decided for you by the reactions of the people around you." It is evident that Bocelli is passionate and a lover of
all music and was destined to become a singer. If it were not for this passion and love, Bocelli would not continue answering
the calls of this enamored audiences.
Andre Bocelli is quite possibly the biggest name in
classical music to date. There is something unique about Bocelli; his album Sacred Arias became the largest-selling classical
album by a solo artist of all time. The album sold an impressive 5 million copies worldwide. In 1997, Bocelli's infamous pop
album quickly became the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in history. Bocelli's gift has afforded him
the opportunity to share the stage with incredibly successful artists from all genres. He recently accompanied by David Foster,
a 16-time Grammy Award-winner. Following his receipt of the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in1994, Bocelli
has gone on to record 13 studio albums that continue to defy musical genres.
Bocelli has the honor
of being called one of the best classical singers of all time. It is not simply his voice that is beautiful; Bocelli has been
named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
Another interesting bit of information is that the tenor captured
a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for having held the top three places on the US classical charts at the same
Bocelli is also quite the philanthropist with his time and amazingly beautiful voice, as he often appears at the
top of lineups of shows for myriad causes. He played in venues such as the Colosseum in Rome to acquire aid for the Abruzzo
If sharing the stage with luminaries is not impressive enough,
Bocelli has performed for the British Royal Family, four U.S. presidents, two popes. Bocelli was given the magnificent opportunity
to play for Queen Elizabeth II at the 100th anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance.