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The Voice Of An Angel

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His voice is so special ...

The Latin meaning of the word Bocelli, is "good or best". The Latin meaning of the word tenor " to hold ". In my opinion, Andrea Bocelli is most certainly one of the best, most manly tenors the world has yet to offer up.

Diva Celine Dion once said, "If God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli." I tend to believe Andrea Bocelli is God's angle of voice.

Andrea Bocelli was born on September 22, 1958, in a small town by the name of La Sterza, which is in the beautiful Tuscan Region of Italy. Bocelli’s parents sold farm machinery, and also were winemakers. As a child, Andrea played the organ in the church. At the age of 12, he won his first music competition, "Margherita d’Oro" in Viareggio, with his rendition of "O Sole Mio".

This same year while playing football with chums, Andrea was seriously injured. His injury progressed into Glaucoma, which ultimately rendered him blind. After high school, Andrea attended the University Of Pisa, where he earned a degree in Law. He went on to practice as an Attorney for a year. He was quick to realize he was more interested in a career in music than law. He proceeded to take voice lessons from " Luciano Bettarini", and the music soon became his passion and career choice.


Sanremo Festival

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Marriage And Children

Marriage And Children

In 1987 Andrea Bocelli met a young woman in a piano bar by the name of "Enrica Cenzatti". On June 27th, 1992 the couple was married. They had two sons, Amos, born on Feb 22, 1995, and Matteo, born on Oct, 8th 1997. In 2002 the couple separated and went their separate ways.

Andrea Bocelli Was Discovered By Rock Star...And the great Pavarotti took notice.

It did not take long for Andrea to become discovered. In 1992 Italian rock star "Zucchero Fornaciari " auditioned Andrea, with the thought of using a tenor in one of the songs on his not yet to be produced recordings. His first choice is that of "Luciano Pavarotti.

After Pavarotti heard Bocelli's voice he urged the rock star to use Andrea. Fornaciari decided to go with Pavarotti but took Andrea along on his European tour. He was off and running.

1994 Was A Year To Remember

1994 was a fantastic year for Bocelli, he performed the winning entry at the Sanremo Festival with his rendition of,"Il Mare Calmo Della Sera". This ultimately led to his first gold record. That year, he also debuted as Macduff in Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, sang at Pavarotti's benefit concert in Modena, and performed for Pope John Paul II at Christmas. Andrea Bocelli was fast becoming a star.

Their Voices So Compliment Each Other

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Teams Up With Sarah Brightman -- A Time To Say Good Buy

Andrea was on his way to being recognized internationally ...

Duets with famous female singers enabled Bocelli to break into the international scene. In 1996, English soprano Sarah Brightman requested Bocelli to sing with her on stage, the song "A Time To Say Goodbye." Later the two teamed up with the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded "A Time to Say Goodbye" It broke all sales records across Europe. The song stayed in Germany's top 10 for six months and became a favorite around the world.

In the years to follow Andrea performed around the world, and has gone on to produce numerous CDS. Andrea Bocelli continues to tour the world, spreading the joy of his music. He has performed duets with the much well-known singing artist. One such artist is Celine Dion, singing The Prayer. The Prayer is one of my all-time favorites.

And Discovers A Promising New Singer

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Andrea Bocelli Lends His Expertise At American Idol

Most Recently in 2006, Bocelli teamed up with American Idol to help them sing theme songs, which were classic love songs. He was so impressed with Katharine McPhee, that he invited her to perform with him while on tour in California. Most naturally she accepted his invitation.




Andrea Bocelli And Celine Dion "The Prayer"

Diva Celine Dion once said, "If God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli."

"The Prayer" is a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. It was released on several Cds, to mention just two Dion's "These Are Special Times" and Bocelli' "Sogno".

In 1999 "The Prayer" won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the Quest for Camelot and was also that same year nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2000 it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Celine performed it with Andrea at both ceremonies.


Ah --- Andrea

Reader Feedback Hope You Will Comment

Suzie from Carson City on June 21, 2019:

Hello Sharlee.....Although I have seen you a few times, here & there, I'm glad to officially meet you and visit your site. I positively adore Andrea B! My late sister and I both fell in love with him several years ago. We do understand Italian quite well and what we couldn't understand, our Mother would translate for us.

This is an excellent article about Mr. Bocelli. Thanks! Peace, Paula

anonymous on July 17, 2012:

I love everything about Andrea ,from the way he dresses to his most beautiful voice ! He truly has been blessed by God with such a magnificent voice !!

Katherine89135 on August 08, 2011:

Andrea Bocelli has such a wonderful voice! I especially love his "Sacred Arias."

anonymous on April 14, 2011:

Andrea Bocelli truly does have a voice of an angel. This is such a nice tribute to one of our world famous singers. I love this man's talents.

anonymous on March 28, 2011:

Nice Squidoo. Very interesting and enjoyable to read. Chris

CR2000 on October 15, 2010:

I love him I have seen him on Italian Tv many times :)

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steamtown on January 30, 2010:

I would love to see him & Andrea Rieu in concert together. That would be the ultimate entertainment of all times!

WorldTravelers916 on September 15, 2008:

these are great cds, im a huge fan of these angel voices!

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Jasonb702 on September 15, 2008:

Bocelli is amazing.. Great lens Shar..

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badmsm on June 08, 2008:

Love the man, love the voice! Very few men have ever had that effect on me, singing or not. I have most of his albums, he has a true gift of lifting both mind and spirit. 5 Stars for you!

anonymous on May 23, 2007:

This is an awesome Lens! I wish mine looked this good.

I give it 5 stars! Set up beautifully!!

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