Published: Monday February 4, 2013 MYT 7:46:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 4, 2013 MYT 8:07:54 PM
A touch of Bocelli
ANDREA Bocelli, the world’s most beloved tenor, will be making his concert debut here when he plays Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur on May 5. The upcoming Kuala Lumpur performance is the Italian music star's only concert stop in South East Asia.
Bocelli, 54, is also back in the limelight with his new album, 'Passione', released on Jan 29.
The album is a collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf. The album is also produced by David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release 'Amore', which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
The album 'Passione', which will be a big part of Bocelli’s current tour setlist, includes several beloved classics such as 'Love Me Tender', 'Girl From Ipanema', and 'Sarà Settembre' (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s 'September Morn'). Bocelli has sold more than 70 million albums throughout the world since the beginning of his pop crossover career in the early 1990s.
The tenor, who was born with poor eyesight, became blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.
Through his music, Bocelli has emerged as an inspirational force and his albums have never strayed far from their romantic tint.
He will be backed by a full orchestra and choir during his two-hour KL concert. He will be supported by conductor Marcello Rota, soprano Sabina Cvilak, guest act Div4s and guitar duo Carisma.
Tickets for his Kuala Lumpur show, presented by JS Concert Productions, will go on sale online at ticketpro.com.my this Thursday. Prices range RM388 (regular), RM588 (bronze), RM988 (silver), RM1,288 (gold), RM1,888 (platinum) and RM2,888 (diamond). Hotline: 03-7880-7999.
Tickets will also be made available at Rock Corner, The Guitar Store and Victoria Music outlets in the Klang Valley later this month.