We sing the masterpiece of art that is inside us (the mirror, for a believer as I am, of the wonder of creation), we celebrate the beauty that we can grow and live every day.” — Andrea Bocelli
Great interview with Andrea Bocelli by Robin Leach in the Las Vegas Sun News:
Q+A: Andrea Bocelli talks Las Vegas, touring, Celine Dion and the importance of opera [Las Vegas Sun News; Dec. 2, 2013].
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Andrea Bocelli received a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory in La Spezia, Italy. His CD/DVD, Love in Portofino, was released the same day. The 55-year-old Italian tenor also has a degree in Law from the University of Pisa.
Bocelli Gets Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance [Italy Magazine; October 26, 2013]
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It’s been a while since I have posted to this blog. Lately I’ve been coming across some fantastically talented musical performers. Here is a YouTube video of 17-year old Jonathan and 16-year old Charlotte auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent. What an amazing performance:
Two years ago, almost to the day, Art2u first wrote about these three young Italian tenors: Piereo Barone, 17, Ignazio Boschetto, 16, and Gianluca Ginoble, 16. Their debut cd was release in Italy in November 2010, and it went platinum.
Released in the United States on May 17, 2011, on the Interscope label (a division of Geffen Records), Il Volo (the Flight) soared to #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.
Other entertainers under contract to Interscope include Lady Gaga, 50 cent, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas.
Andrea Bocelli & Gianluca Ginoble (June 20, 2009)
The New Italian Trio, Leaving Us a Song (June 19, 2009)
See Also: Il Volo blog
“Omaggio a Roma” is Maestro Franco Zeffirelli’s film tribute to Rome, the Eternal City. This video clip features stunning cinematography, and an inspired performance by Andrea Bocelli.
Franco Zeffirelli’s Omaggio a Roma (Tribute to Rome) premieres this week at the 4th Rome International Film Festival.
In the 20-minute film, Monica Bellucci performs the role of Tosca and Andrea Bocelli is featured in the role of Mario Cavaradossi.
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October 16, 2009: Franco Zeffirelli and Andrea Bocelli at press conference for Omaggio a Roma
American movies in the film festival lineup include the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man, Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, and James Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination.
Mark Vincent, born in Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia, was just 15 when he won first place in Australia’s Got Talent on April 22, 2009. Inspired by his late grandfather to study opera, Mark also admires the great opera tenors Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti.
For his first performance on the talent show, Mark performed Giacomo Puccini’s incomparable classic Nessun Dorma: