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Andrea Bocelli

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
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Profession: Italian Tenor


Why Famous: Sacred Arias, the biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time. Romanza, the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in history.

Born: September 22, 1958
Birthplace: Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy
Age: 62 years old

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

Married Life

  • 1992-06-27 Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti
  • 2014-03-21 Tenor Andrea Bocelli marries 2nd wife manager Veronica Berti

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
  • 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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