Andrea Bocelli

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
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Profession: Italian Tenor


Biography: Andrea Bocelli is an Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist, known for his massive popular success and for the fact that he has been blind since age 12 when he suffered a brain hemorrhage after a football accident.

Bocelli first came to fame in 1994 when his performance of "Il mare calmo della sera" won at the 44th Sanremo Music Festival. Since then he has gone on to sell over 75 million records, including the 15 studio albums which he has released which vary between pop and classical music.

Born: September 22, 1958
Birthplace: Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy
Age: 64 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1992-06-27 Italian pop-opera singer Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti (23-ish); divorce 2002
  • 2014-03-21 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (55) weds 2nd wife, his Italian manager Veronica Berti (29) at the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montenero in Livorno, Italy

Historical Events

  • 1993-12-28 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia
  • 1998-02-18 Andrea Bocelli makes his operatic debut as Rodolfo in "La bohème" at the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari
  • 1999-11-08 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist
  • 2000-05-01 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings for Pope John Paul II in Rome
  • 2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France; performers include Andrea Bocelli, Dido, Sahakira, Youssou N'dour, The Cure, and Zucchero
  • 2011-09-15 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the NY Philharmonic and guests Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, and Pretty Yende, on the Great Lawn of New York City's Central Park; 70,000 in attendance
  • 2020-04-13 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral, accompanied by an organist

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