Backed by the New York Philharmonic, Andrea was one of the highlights, WE LOVE NYC, to celebrate the end of NYC Homecoming, a nine-day series of events to celebrate the city’s post-pandemic reopening. The show took place last weekend in Central Park, was directed by Clive Davis, and was broadcast on CNN. In addition to the Italian tenor, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson wowed the audience with her dazzling performance of Nisom Dorma. Scroll down to see Andrea Bocelli singing and playing the flute in 2 songs
At the start of his set, Andrea climbed the podium with an oboe. Oddly enough, the conductor has been playing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” since 1945 in the Rodgers and Hammerstein carousel, while the voiceover still features the singer as “the world’s most beloved tune whose high, powerful notes resonate at the same time… He set 80 million records, sold all over the world.
The music is already on, Andrea starts singing as the author adds: “A pop star but also a good opera singer, a living testament to the Italian vocal tradition.”
And then all was forgotten when Andrea’s voice rose above the iconic melody.
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Unfortunately, bad weather interrupted the rest of the evening and Barry Manilow was forced to leave the stage in the middle with his classic Can’t Smile Without You.
Keep your sense of humor and later call the Anderson Cooper Show on CNN to talk about the experience.
It’s fitting that the veteran artist sang an excerpt from another song he did in the rain.
In addition to his recent New York appearance, Andrea is busy with his ongoing US tour which will resume on October 13 in Milwaukee and run through December 19.
Then a major European tour will take place in Prague on January 8th. UK fans will have to wait until July 1 in Inverness, before the Italian date continues with nine more dates in the UK and Ireland in September and October, including two in London. O2.
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