Thursday, September 07, 2006

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is a tenor from Tuscany and one of the greatest representatives in classical music! Well, actually not entirely classical, since Bocelli can sing everything from arias to pop ballads...

Andrea Bocelli is a tenor who "sings with his soul" and is also successful as a writer and music producer. He is known to be a very calm and sophisticated person and always has a heart for charitable events.

Andrea Bocelli was discovered in 1992 by Zucchero Fornaciari, when Zucchero was seeking for a tenor to record a demo of his song "Miserere". First, Zucchero was having Luciano Pavarotti in his mind, but then he came upon Andrea Bocelli and was enthused over him. When later on Pavarotti listened to the demo of Bocelli, he commended:"Who is this man? You don’t need me, I couldn’t do better!"

From then on, Bocelli has accomplished incredible things in music, despite his blindness.

His duet with the soprano Sarah Brightman "Con Te Partirò"("Time To Say Goodbye") has sold more than one million copies worldwide, his duet with Eros Ramazzotti, "Musica E" (Music Is)- a blend of pop and classical music- become a smash hit... Bocelli has even won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for the song "The Prayer"-a duet with Celine Dion!

My favorite song is "Sogno", I think it's just wonderful!

One of the greatest moment in Andrea Bocelli's career and life was when he was selected by Pope John Paul II to record the hymn for the Great Jubilee (Gloria a Te, Cristo Gesù), included in his album of 1999, "Sacred Arias".

1 comment:

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