Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is a blind polylingual Italian singer, writer, and music producer. He is both an operatic tenor and a classical crossover singer. To date, he has recorded six complete operas — La Bohème, Il Trovatore, Werther, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana and Tosca — in addition to various classical and pop albums. He sold 55 million albums worldwide.
In 1992, the Italian rock star Zucchero first auditioned Bocelli while scouting for tenors to duet with him in the song "Miserere"; after hearing this recording, tenor Luciano Pavarotti urged Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of himself and said, "he is better than me, I can't do any better." The song was later recorded with Pavarotti, but Bocelli accompanied Zucchero on his European concert tour.
In 1994, Bocelli performed the winning entry "Il mare calmo della sera" at the Sanremo Festival, which led to his first gold record. That year, he also debuted as Macduff in Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, sang at Pavarotti...
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Track listing: Bésame MuchoLes Feuilles Mortes: The Autumn LeavesSomos Novios: It's Impossible (feat. Christina Aguilera)Solamente Una VezPero Te ExtrañoAma Credi E VaiJúrame (feat. Mario Reyes on Flamenco Guitar)AmapolaCuando Me Enamoro (Quando m'innamoro)Because We BelieveMi manchi (feat. Kenny G)Canzoni stonate (feat. Stevie Wonder)Can't Help Falling In Love (live from Las Vegas 'Amore Under The Desert Sky')L'appuntamento (Sentado a'Beira do Caminho)
Track listing: Dell'Amore Non Si SaL'AttesaUn Nuovo Giorno (The First Day of My Life)Tu Ci SeiLibertàLe Parole Che Non Ti Ho DettoSin Tu Amor (feat. Mario Reyes)Sempre o MaiIn-CantoQuante Volte Ti Ho CercatoGo Where Life GoesSemplicementePer Noi
Track listing: Ave Maria, CacciniSancta Maria, MascagniAve Maria, Bach/GounodAve Maria, SchubertPanis Angelicus, FranckCujus Animam, Rossini Stabat MaterIngemisco, Verdi RequiemAve verum Corpus, MozartDer Engel, WagnerFrondi tenere ..Ombra mai fuPieta Signore, NiedermeyerDomine Deus, RossiniMille Cherubini In Coro, SchubertSilent Night, GruberAdeste fideles(O come, all ye faithful)Gloria a te, Cristo GesuAgnus Dei, BizetI believe, Levi
Track listing: MelodrammaL'Abitudine (feat. Helena)Si VoltòL'Ultimo ReL'incontro (introduction poem recited by Bono)ChiaraE Mi Manchi TuIl Mistero Dell'AmoreE Sarà A Settembre (Someone Like You)Il Diavolo E L'AngeloResta QuiMille Lune Mille OndeMascagniSe La Gente Usasse Il Cuore
Track listing: Canto della terraThe PrayerSogno (Dream)'O mare e tuA volte il cuoreNel cuore leiI Love RossiniUn cantoCome un fiume tuA mio padre
Track listing: Questa o quellaChe gelida maninaRecondita armoniaE lucevan le stelle...Addio, fiorito asilCome un bel di di maggioA te, o caraDi rigori armato il senoAmor ti vietaCh'ella mi credaCielo e mar!La dolcissima effigieMusetta! - Testa adorataTombe degli avi miei - Fra poco a me ricoveroPourquoi me reveillerLa fleur que tu m'avais jeteePour mon ame
Track listing: Vivo per Lei (Je vis pour elle) (feat. Hélène Ségara)Voglio restare così
Track listing: Con te partirò (I'll Go With You)Vivere (To Live) (feat. Gerardina Trovato)Per amore (For Love)Il mare calmo della sera (The Calm Evening Sea)CarusoMacchine da guerra (War Machines)Romanza (Romance)La Luna che non c'è (The Moon That Is Not There)Rapsodia (Rhapsody)E chiove (And It Rains)Miserere (feat. John Miles) (live)Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò)
Andrea Bocelli was born in Lajatico, Italy