Andrea Bocelli Tickets
Oprah Winfrey has said of wildly popular, Italian classical tenor, Andrea Bocelli, “…when I hear Andrea sing, I burst into tears.”
It’s true, the emotion in Andrea Bocelli’s voice can send shivers up the spine. However, purists from the opera world sometimes sneeringly refer to his style as microphone opera.
To Bocelli, this criticism is unwarranted:
“I reply simply by saying I have never sung an opera with a microphone. Never. Nor with any kind of support like that. Initially it annoyed me but after a while I realised that one has to get used to this sort of thing because the opera world is like that. Then I heard Oscar Wilde’s famous aphorism: ‘People will forgive you anything, but not success’.”
To his adoring fans, such criticism is simply unimportant. They are more than happy to vote with their wallets. Andrea Bocelli has sold in excess of 50 million albums and his concerts sell out every time.
Of course, Bocelli does not do many concerts. He doesn’t like to be long away from his home and his family and he prefers not to risk his voice too often, quoting an old Italian saying that the voice is like a barrel of wine. The more you use it the less you have left.
All the more reason to take the chance to get tickets to see this extraordinary performer whenever you can.