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Andrea Bocelli in New York City in September

Attention: Andrea Bocelli in New York City in September! We wanted to remind those in the Tour Italy Now community that international opera sensation Andrea Bocelli will be appearing in a free concert in Central Park, New York City, this September 15. Tickets are free. To be in the running to obtain tickets, sign up at the Andrea Bocelli Central Park website. Remember, as we’ve told you here and here, this amazing concert, with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert, will be in great demand and there will probably be more people who want to attend than ticket availability. But if you are so inclined, if you live in the New York City area or plan to be there in mid-September, give it a try! And check out the terrific video of Andrea Bocelli on the website! If you can’t make the concert, it will be taped and [...]

Italian Opera Singers, Past and Present

I got an email from the Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park folks this week. I signed up even though I’m not sure I can get up to New York City for the event on September 15. (If you’re interested, sign up for email notices so you can get ticket information.) The email got me thinking about great Italian opera singers, like the late great Luciano Pavarotti. Oh, I wish I could have seen him perform live! The Andrea Bocelli email also got me wondering about a singer named Giorgio Tozzi, a U.S.-born Italian-American who passed away late last month at age 88. Apparently, he was a huge star in his day, with Broadway performances and recording engagements under his belt, enough of a personality to merit a New York Times obituary. I must confess, I’d never heard of him. Why not? Maybe some of you in the Tour Italy [...]

Tenor Andrea Bocelli to Perform in New York City’s Central Park

Breaking: Andrea Bocelli to perform in New York City’s Central Park! For those of you lucky enough to live near or be in New York City this September 15, here is an amazing opportunity to hear Andrea Bocelli, the great Italian tenor, perform live in Central Park, with the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are required. You can sign up for email updates on the BocelliCentralPark.com website, they will explain how to get tickets. There is a short video, one in English, the other in Italian, with Bocello talking about how performing in New York was always a dream. If you can’t make the live performance, PBS will be airing a taped version, one of its Great Performances shows, in the late fall of 2011. This above YouTube clip of him singing Con te Partiro at a concert in Tuscany gives me goosebumps. This is definitely safe for work. But you [...]