Andrea Bocelli CD competition winners announced!
Announcement: Five very lucky people have each won a copy of Andrea Bocelli's latest CD "Opera", released last month.
Stand up and take a bow: Kath Attwood from Lancaster, Peter Hannible from Chester, Val MacCuish from Aberdeen, Marian Wynne Eames from Gwynedd and Tanya Wightman from Warrington. Congratulations, a copy of the aforementioned CD will be winging its way to you in due course!
If you couldn't make it to one of Andrea Bocelli's recent concerts, you can console yourself with recordings of the singer's works. But where to start? A swift glance through his discography throws up dozens of choices, from his rare 1994 debut album "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera" and first crossover success "Sogno" to his more traditional classical albums such as 2001's "Sentimento".
With 80 million sales and an enviable opera canon to choose from, the compilers of "Opera" have worked with the blind tenor to select his favourite arias from his extensive career. Familiar classics include Bocelli performing extracts of Puccini's "La Boheme", "Il Trovadore" and "Turandot", Verdi's "La Traviata" and Mascagni's sumptuous "Cavalleria Rusticana".
Although Bocelli has finished touring the UK for this year, it is hoped the award-winning multi-platinum tenor will return to the UK in 2013 - we will let you know when he does!