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Andrea Bocelli (Lajatico, September 22, 1958) is an Italian tenor.

Finalized under the guidance of Franco Corelli, in over twenty years of career has been recognized in the world as a testimony of the highest Italian vocal tradition. Tied to the Sugar label, it is one of the most famous Italian singers commercially in Europe and in America.

Bocelli comes from a vocal training and approach of its academic nature voice. Become known to the general public initially as a pop singer, it has gradually asserted increasingly also in parallel as a lyric tenor.
It has sold over 80 million albums worldwide. It is among Italians artists who have sold the most records. Her CD Sacred Arias (under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung) stood as the most ever sold classic album released by a solo artist. 2 March 2010 her name was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in the field of international music.

Tenor, he sang at theater venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera House, and has recorded La Bohčme, Tosca, Il Trovatore, Werther, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen, Andrea Chénier, Manon Lescaut (for direction of Plácido Domingo) and Turandot (under the baton of Zubin Mehta). At the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2015, he was honored with the Crystal Award. September 26, 2015 had again the honor of singing in the presence of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

The Bocelli family has peasant origins. In the eighteenth century, and part of the nineteenth century, were sharecroppers at the Spedaletto farm (near Volterra), the Corsini Princes properties.

Bocelli's mother, came to the hospital for pain during pregnancy, doctors advised her to have an abortion because the baby would certainly be born with some form of disability, but she refused abortion and continued pregnancy until the birth of Andrea, which occurred La Sterza, fraction of Lajatico, in the province of Pisa.  Parents, Alessandro and Edi Bocelli Aringhieri, were owners of a farm, and a task that deals with the production and sale of agricultural machinery.

Visually impaired since birth due to a congenital glaucoma, six years enters college, in Reggio Emilia, to learn the Braille reading.  Andrea Bocelli totally loses his sight, teenager, following a ball over his eyes received during a soccer game.  It is 187 cm tall and weighs 87 kg.

Law degree from the University of Pisa, in his youth singing in various churches of the Era and the piano bar of the province.

To try to assert itself, is initially to the public as a pop singer: after a first 45 published in 1982 for the small label Lido, My friend / When, in 1990 he signed a recording contract with Virgin Records which released his second 45, the devil and the angel / Just you.

In 1992 Bocelli worked with Zucchero Fornaciari, during the period in which sugar is preparing together with Luciano Pavarotti recording of the song Miserere, then placed in the homonymous album, recording the vocal tracks of the song audition. Through this collaboration, Bocelli will soon become known nationally.
Then passes to the label Sugar, Caterina Caselli of property, which the note and decides to launch it on the Italian scene of singing melodic type as a pop singer.

In 1994 he won the Sanremo Festival in the category New Proposals with the calm evening sea, written by Gloria Nuti. How content can secure a part in Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, making his debut in the same year, then to Pisa. Then she gets to know through the show itself replicated in Mantova, Lucca and Livorno.

Andrea Bocelli and Riccardo Del Turkish
In 1995 he ranks fourth in the Sanremo festival with the song go with you. The following year, in the English version ( "Time to say goodbye") sung in duet with Sarah Brightman, the song is a particular fan of the well-known German boxer Henry Maske, who decides who will be the one, and not others, the soundtrack his farewell to boxing. The event, followed by the media in all of Germany, ended with the triumphant salute and moved the sports favorite, the tune precisely to "Time to say goodbye", a song that in just one week later will sell three hundred thousand copies. Soon Bocelli songs will be known in Europe as well as being shot in Italy, and on this wave of success will spread around the world.

On 22 May 1996 attended the opening ceremony of the final of the UEFA Champions League from 1995 to 1996 in Rome singing the anthem of the competition. .
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Andrea Bocelli - Con Te partirň - Time to Say Goodbye
Con Te partirň - Andrea Bocelli



Con Te partirň is a song written by Lucio Forty-eight for text and Francesco Sartori for music, which is one of the biggest international hits of Italian music that has reached the first position in the standings in France (for 4 weeks) and in Belgium ( for 10 weeks in Flanders and in Wallonia 5) and it became the second best-selling single in Germany and won the Echo Award. The version with Sarah Brightman has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

It can be heard several times in the US television series The Sopranos and also in a scene of the movie Wanted - Choose your destiny.

Rich in emphasis and very catchy, the song stands on the border between light and operatic music, with significant variations in style, representing almost painterly manner the concept of travel. It was performed by Andrea Bocelli at the Sanremo Festival in 1995, and then included in his album Bocelli.

The main theme of the song is inspired by the main melody, moreover underlined by the initial vocals, the song "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" of Baccarat, published in 1977.

In the UK, the song has been published by Bocelli with soprano Sarah Brightman, with the title Time to Say Goodbye, in 1996 and reached the first position in the standings in Germany (for 12 weeks), Switzerland (for 6 weeks), Austria (for 3 weeks) and Ireland (for three weeks), the second in the UK Singles Chart and the fifth in the Netherlands, while in Spain came out with the title Por ti Volaré.

There is a version of Bocelli duet with Celine Dion.
The song was also released a dance version titled I Will Go with You, sung by Donna Summer.
The singer Al Bano recorded it in 1998 for the edition published in Germany and Austria of her album Still in flight.

It was also sung in 2006 by Laura Natalia Esquivel with the television program Kids' Match, in 2009 by Yavanna trio for the X Factor program and a year later was reinterpreted by Vittorio Cosma by one of the TIM TV commercial and the initials of the Series A and the Serie B title holders to the same telephone company.

The song was the subject of numerous remixes by various DJs and on the soundtrack of the movie Madagascar 3, Step Brothers 40 and Wanted - Choose your destiny.

In the English version sung by Sarah Brightman it is one of the songs that accompany the spectacle of the Dubai Fountain, one of the songs featured since its opening.
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Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye
Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye



"Con te partirň" (Italian: [kon ˈte ppartiˈrɔ]; literally "I will leave with you") is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first released as an A-side single with "Vivere" in 1995, topping the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best selling singles of all time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales there.

A second version of the song, sung partly in English, released in 1996 as "Time to Say Goodbye", paired Bocelli with English soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history. Brightman and Bocelli produced a version with Brightman singing in German and Bocelli in Italian, with this version being available on the CD Time to Say Goodbye. That version alone has now sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Bocelli also recorded a full Spanish version of the song, titled "Por Ti Volaré" (For You I Will Fly). Under all those three versions, the song is considered Bocelli's signature song
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Vivo Per Lei - Andrea Bocelli & Giorgia
Vivo Per Lei - Andrea Bocelli & Giorgia





Vivo per Lei is a song written by Mario Manzani (music) and Annamaria Alibani (text, credited with the Giliath pseudonym) [citation needed] and interpreted by the Waves Radio West (Gold in fact), published in the album live for ... 1995.

That year the song participated in a disc for the summer, but the song was not particularly successful, not even entering in the ranking of best-selling singles.

In the same year, it was adapted a new text by Cat Power on the basis of Vivo for her, and the song was re-launched thanks to the duo of Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia. The new text of the song is characterized, compared to the original version of O.R.O. for the shortest romance, as the "she" of the title is actually the music. The arrangement of the song, such as credits, has been entrusted to Celso Valli.

Even on this occasion I live for her gets special sales feedback. The CD single came at the most at the 24th position of the best-selling singles, not even entering the top 100 annual. However, in a short time the song crept in the repertoires of several artists of the piano bar and karaoke, becoming a real musical modern Italian standards that will become very well known in Spain, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Throughout his career, Bocelli will sing the song in different languages, and with different partners. Already in the tracklist of the CD single released in Italy, they were present the German version of the song "Ich lebe für sie", sung by Judy Weiss who in 1997 reached the top position in Switzerland and the English "Live for Love", sung with Sharon Grand. In 1997, with Sandy Leah Lima she sings in Portuguese "Vivo por ela" and in 1996 "Vivo por ella" with Marta Sánchez in Spanish that reach the first position in the ranking in Spain. In 1997, a duet with Hélčne Ségara, Bocelli will perform the song in French "Je vis pour elle" that will reach the top position in France (for 5 weeks) and Belgium (5 weeks in Wallonia). In the various language versions, Andrea Bocelli sings always in Italian, while the partner sings in their own language: the Spanish version and the Portuguese Andrea Bocelli sings in Spanish.
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Nessun Dorma - Andrea Bocelli
Nessun Dorma - Andrea Bocelli



Nessun dorma is a famous romance for tenor of Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.

It is sung by the character of Calaf at the beginning of the third act. Nestled in the Beijing night, in complete solitude, the "unknown Prince" awaits the rising of the day when he can finally win the love of Turandot, The Ice Princess.

The first tenor to sing it was Miguel Fleta in 1926. Other great tenors singing it were Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Franco Corelli, Richard Tucker, Flaviano Labo, Placido Domingo, Daniel Barioni, Lando Bartolini, Luciano Pavarotti, Marcello Giordani, Salvatore Licitra , Marco Berti, Roberto Alagna and Andrea Bocelli
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Ave Maria - Andrea Bocelli
Ave Maria - Andrea Bocelli



On July 2, 2011, the royal wedding between Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock sings Schubert's Ave Maria.
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Andrea Bocelli - Besame Mucho


"Bésame Mucho" ("Kiss me a lot") is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez.  A famous cover version is sung by Trio Los Panchos.

It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican song in the world.

The song appeared in the film Follow the Boys (5 May 1944) when it was played by Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra  and in Cowboy and the Senorita (13 May 1944) with vocal by Dale Evans.
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