This weekend, operatic legend Andrea Bocelli closed out his limited four-show U.S. tour at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Accompanied by the Colorado Symphony, Bocelli performed his classic hits, as well as songs from his latest chart-topping album ‘Sì,’ which contains a collection of the singer’s first original material in over 14 years.
The singer was met with warm praise the moment he took the stage, and the joy from his infectious smile instantly filled the room. The evening was filled with inspirational ballads of love, hope, and faith. The breathtaking power in Bocelli’s voice shook the arena, and the liberating passion behind his words commanded the undivided attention of everyone in attendance.
The ‘Vivo per lei’ singer, who rose to prominence with the help of Luciano Pavarotti in the early 90s, also helped to elevate the next generation of artists by featuring guest vocalists Pia Toscano and Larisa Martinez in his show.
Pia Toscano, a contestant on Season 10 of ‘American Idol,’ stunned listeners with her contemporary pop runs and dynamics. The 30-year-old vocal powerhouse cites influence from Celine Dion, a well-known collaborator of Bocelli’s, and sang a beautiful duet with the evening’s headliner of ‘The Prayer.’ Soprano Larisa Martinez also joined Bocelli in a duet from ‘Rigoletto,’ and charmed the crowd with her graceful presence and elegant evening gown.
The color of Bocelli’s music was further brought to life as world-renowned choreographer Jordi Caballero partnered with Brittany O’Connor to deliver awe-inspiring dance numbers. Other guest highlights included talented chamber musician Caroline Campbell delivering remarkable work on the violin.
The concert displayed a great selection of contemporary music, including Eric Carmen’s ‘All by Myself’ and Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love.’ The singer enjoys doing classical-contemporary collaborations, recently working with pop artists Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa. Bocelli saved the best for the last by ending the magical night with his beloved ‘Con te partirò.’
The concert featured a slideshow that helped tell the narrative of Andrea’s life in Italy, past and present. The presentation showed the Tuscany native spending quality time with wife Veronica, and three children Matteo, Amos, and Virginia. Veronica is currently Bocelli’s manager, while Matteo can be found following in his dad’s footsteps as a vocalist. The two duetted on the English-Italian ballad entitled ‘Fall on Me.’ A trailer for Andrea’s 2017 biopic ‘The Music of Silence’ was also shown to celebrate his incredible life and legacy up until this point.
Friday night saw the legendary tenor give an unforgettable night of musical excellence that will be raved about for years to come. At 60, his smile seemed to express the essence of gratitude for a life filled with family, friends, and an outstanding career thus far. Seeing Andrea Bocelli perform live is a must, as his story of courage, adventure, and triumph continues to live on.
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