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Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian singer, songwriter, and record producer. . Brightman had approached Bocelli after she heard him singing "Con te partirò" Andrea married Veronica Berti on 21 March at the Sanctuary of. Andrea Bocelli married his wife and manager Veronica Berti, in Andrea's massive-selling duet with Sarah Brightman, 'Time To Say Goodbye', was. Andrea Bocelli is a blind Italian musician who was born on September 22, in the small town of Lajatico, Italy. Although born with sight.
Stage career[ edit ] InBrightman auditioned for the new musical Catsby composer Andrew Lloyd Webberand was cast as Jemima. In that year she left to play the title role in Charles Strouse 's children's opera, Nightingale. Though she had appeared in his musical Cats, Webber had not previously singled Brightman out as a great talent. The two married inand Brightman appeared in Lloyd Webber's subsequent musicals including The Phantom of the Opera and Song and Danceas well as the mass Requiemwhich was written and composed for Lloyd Webber's father.
With classical music permeating the Lloyd Webber household Brightman was in heavy operatic training at the timeLloyd Webber was moved to write the Requiem Mass as a tribute to his father. The role of Christine was written specifically for her. Album sales now exceed forty million worldwide—the biggest selling cast album of all time—and has gone six times platinum in the United States, twice platinum in the UK, nine times platinum in Germany, four times platinum in the Netherlands, 21 times platinum in Korea and 17 times platinum in Taiwan.
Studio recordings from this time include the single "Anything But Lonely" from Aspects of Love and two solo albums: Brightman also sang the song "Make Believe" during the credits of the children's film Grandpa; Howard Blake composed the music and wrote the lyrics. ByBrightman and Lloyd Webber had separated. Following the appearance, Brightman pursued solo recording, and inspired by the German band Enigmashe requested to work with one of its members, Frank Peterson.
Their first release together was Divea water-themed pop album that featured " Captain Nemo ", a cover of a song by the Swedish electronica band Dive. It remains as Brightman's biggest-selling album.
This duet with tenor Andrea Bocelli became an international hit and sold more than 3 million copies in Germany alone,  became Germany's best-selling single, and was successful in numerous other countries; the album eventually sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She hand-selected each song and convinced the Academy Award-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone to let her set lyrics to one of his film compositions, " Gabriel's Oboe " from the film The Mission resulting in the now classic piece " Nella Fantasia ". The album, unlike Time to Say Goodbye, incorporated more pop music elements. Further international success[ edit ] InLa Luna was released.
La Luna reached No. The same year, Brightman sold more records than Elton John and the Rolling Stonesbecoming the highest-selling and top-touring British artist in North America. In the US the album peaked at No. Some time later, another single from the album the ballad "Free", cowritten with Sophie B.
Hawkins became a second Top hit on this chart. The albums Eden, La Luna and Harem were accompanied by live world tours which incorporated the theatricality of her stage origins. Brightman acknowledged this in an interview, saying, "They're incredibly complicated I know what works, what doesn't work, all the old tricks". The Singles Collection is the accompanying CD, released on the same date. The album marked the first time Brightman released a greatest hits album in the United States; it reached No.
In Japan, the album debuted and peaked at No. Subsequently, it was Japan's fifteenth best-selling international album of the s decade. Bythe album achieved a Double-Platinum certification. Diva was certified Quintuple Platinum and its digital single, " Nella Fantasia " sold over 2 million units.
The Best of Sarah Brightman. Symphonyinfluenced by gothic music. It was also a No. The album moved there 32, copies in first week,  according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The Rise of Darkrai. The show was broadcast live on PBS before a concert audience of , as well as to American troops serving around the world on the American Forces Radio and Television Network. The Genetic Opera which was released on 7 November The performance was broadcast to over five billion viewers.
In the 26 hours after the performance, "You and Me" was downloaded 5. The album debuted at number No. Stephen's Cathedral on 16 Januaryin both audio and visual formats. Bocelli and Romanza[ edit ] As winner of the newcomers section at the Sanremo Festival, Bocelli was invited to return the following year.
Changing the title lyric of the song to " Time to Say Goodbye ", they re-recorded it as a duet with members of the London Symphony Orchestra and sang it as a farewell for Maske. With sales nearing three million copies, and a sextuple platinum award, "Time to Say Goodbye" eclipsed the previous best-selling single by more than one million copies. He also recorded a Portuguese version of the song with Brazilian singer Sandy.
Released in Decemberthe song became a hit in Belgium Wallonia and France, where it reached No. It also marked as Bocelli's debut to the American audiences. On 19 October, he sang at the TeleFood benefit concert held in the Vatican City to raise awareness about world hunger. The Opera Album was released in March. The song also appeared on the Quest for Camelot soundtrack in and on Bocelli's album, Sognothe following year.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor stood by his side on the stage during the encore, while he sang "The Prayer". His seventh album Sacred Ariaswhich contains exclusively sacred musicwas released worldwide on 8 November, and two weeks later reached number one on the US Classic Billboard charts — making Bocelli the first vocalist to hold all top three places on the chart, with Aria, the opera album in second place, and Viaggio Italiano in third place.
The album also included the hymn of the Holy Year which was chosen as the official version by the Vatican in October. On 30 November, his book La musica del silenzio, an autobiographical novel, was released in Italy,  and in it was turned into a movie as The Music of Silencedirected by Michael Radford.
From 12 to 21 December, he performed six concerts in BarcelonaStrasbourgLisbon, ZagrebBudapest and Messinasome of which were broadcast on local television. He also performed on German television; Wetten, dass.?
Andrea Bocelli: Everything you need to know including his songs, wife and net worth
On 31 December, he finished a marathon twenty-four concerts in thirty days, with a concert at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York, welcoming in the new millennium. Bocelli performed it with Dion at the ceremony. His "World Tour " started on 31 March. Andrea Bocelli's Statue of Liberty Concert. The concert was a dedication to his father, who died in the beginning of His seventh album, Verdiwas released on 11 September.
In September, he performed three concerts in Australia. In December, he received another award in Germany, the Goldene Europa for classical music. On 19 March, the Requiem album was released with Bocelli as tenor.
On 17 June, he performed at the re-opening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice on 4 October, he presented his new album Cieli di Toscana and was recognised for having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. In October, he opened the celebrations of the th anniversary of the birth of Sicilian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini in Catania.Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye (1997) [720p]
In November, he received the Platinum Europe Award for one million sales of the album Cieli di Toscana, and at the Italian Music Awards he was given a special award from the Federation of the Italian Music Industry for his merits as an "Ambassador of Italian music in the world". Bush and Italian president Silvio Berlusconi.
On 14 October, he and Lorin Maazel presented his new album Sentimento to a worldwide audience. Further presentations took place in Milan and New York, and the album was released on 4 November, selling over two million copies in 40 days.
In March for the first time he appeared as a producer, at the Sanremo Festival, where the young artists Allunati and Jacqueline Ferry sang for his new record label, Clacksong. Andreas Dorschel notices "monochrome timbre" and "little dynamic variability" in Bocelli's performance: Bocelli does not seem to register it, but goes on in the musical equivalent of Stoic indifference.
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In June, he continued his Sentimento tour in Athens and Cyprus. In June, his third complete opera Il trovatore was released. On 2 July, he performed at the Paris concert as part of the Live 8 event. The album Werther was released in December.