Andrea Bocelli: A Celebration

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Overview

Like a force of nature, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has soared to stardom and the top of the music charts with a voice that thrills the soul. Tuscany's most exciting and beloved export since Luciano Pavarotti is a phenomenon with an astonishing 30 million CDs sold, two World Music Awards, best-selling albums of both popular and classical romantic songs, and wildly popular sellout concerts on nearly every continent.

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Overview

Like a force of nature, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has soared to stardom and the top of the music charts with a voice that thrills the soul. Tuscany's most exciting and beloved export since Luciano Pavarotti is a phenomenon with an astonishing 30 million CDs sold, two World Music Awards, best-selling albums of both popular and classical romantic songs, and wildly popular sellout concerts on nearly every continent.

Andrea Bocelli: A Celebration reveals the entire story behind the man with a voice that the Washington Post describes as "radiant . . . with a soulful purity that is absolutely mesmerizing." This detailed biography chronicles the singer's childhood in the Tuscan countryside, his early ambitions and passion for singing, the disease and accident that caused his blindness at age twelve, the uncompromising philosophy of his strong and loving family, the Italian musical legacy that has shaped him, and the spiritual beliefs that sustain him. It is the story of one unique celebrity's step-by-step transformation from lawyer to piano lounge singer to greatest crossover artist of all time.

Lavishly illustrated, this book contains never-before-published photographs from the Bocelli family album and scores of photographs that depict every stage of Andrea Bocelli's career. Based on original interviews with family members, the mayor of his hometown, and several of the singer's closest colleagues-including conductors and costars who have performed with him extensively-author Antonia Felix weaves a fascinating portrayal of a compelling performer and remarkable human being.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402813627
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 215

Meet the Author

Antonia Felix is the author of ten books including the a biography Christie Todd Whitman (Pinnacle) and The Illustrated Biography of Harry Connick, Jr. (Taylor Publishing). A singer as well as a writer, she studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and has performed in operas and recitals in Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Paris, Prague, and Hamilton, Bermuda. Antonia Felix lives in New York City with her husband, opera singer Stanford Felix.

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Table of Contents

Prelude 1
Chapter 1 Son of Tuscany: The Man Who Sings to Horses 4
Chapter 2 "My Way" 46
Chapter 3 The Calm Sea of Victory 78
Chapter 4 Opera or Pop? 104
Chapter 5 La Voce 170
Chapter 6 From Pledges to Platinum: PBS Romances America 190
Discography 213
Sources 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    Andrea Bocelli; a real star.

    This man has a voice that sings from his soul. His voice is so clear and pure. I really appreciate his presence. He is so unassuming which also is evident in his singing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2003

    Andrea Bocelli; Sings to Your Heart

    Thou I have only listened to opera sparingly in my life, I first became interested when hearing Pavorotti. The first time I heard Andrea sing was in the movie; "Moonstruck". Listening to His voice makes my heart swell up. Something dead inside comes to life again when He sings. He draws my attention away from this earth and heavenward. What a gift the Creator has given him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    I to have been changed by Bocelli

    Andrea is an inspiration to my generation and myself. He has opened the beautiful world of Italian music to me. he also has shown that there are no barriers to those who have courage and passion.

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