- I must say it was a great
honor to be able to sit front row center In MSG to see
Andrea Bocelli perform in concert.. Yes, my husband & I had
the best 2 seats in the house.
At first I was in a panic as I could not see a microphone on
stage and there were some big cameras in front of me but out
came Bocellli standing directly in front of me -- LESS THAN
15 FEET AWAY!!!!
I sat & stared as out came those angelic sounds from Mr.
Bocelli's mouth and the tears came out of my eyes. Luckily I
controlled myself after he sant the first song "Vesti La
Giubba". I really cannot describe how I felt the rest of the
night watching and listening to this magnificient man sing.
His voice was grand throughout the night & I could feel the
emotion he was expressing in each song he sang.
Next Bocelli sang "Aranjuez, My Dream" in Spanish which I
beleive is suppose to be on his next CD-Love Duets. To my
suprise and delight Bocelli had come out during the
performance and sang "E Lucevan le Stelle" from Tosca. This
was not on the program. WOW! I heard Bocelli sing this
before but this was the best. His voice was eloquent and he
demonstrated his singing ability as a true Puccini tenor.
Throughout the night Ana Maria Martinez sang several solos
and duets with Andrea Bocelli. I must admit Ms. Martinez is
one of my favorite sopranos. After seeing both perform
together in many prior concert I must admit they seem so
relaxed together. I expecially loved the Madama Butterfly
duet they performed together called "Viene la sera".
EXCELLENT job done by both.
It's amazing the emotions you can feel by watching the two
of them reacting to each other as they sing. Gave me the
chills. After performing several other songs and listening
to Steven Mercurio conduct several pieces out came the BIG
Suprise of the night. There was Bocelli standing with a
flute in his hands. After saying a few words on how he does
not play that much or that well -- out came some beautiful
notes. He then proceeded to sing "Melodramma." Another tear
ANOTHER BIG SUPRISE - out rolled a piano. Bocelli with the
biggest grin I ever saw sang "My Way" and I will honestly
say the BEST version I ever heard!
Other songs that night were "Because" sung in english where
Bocelli apoligized to the audience for not speaking the
language that well. I don't know why, as he sang and spoke
Duet of "Time to Say Goodbye," and "O Sole Mio" sung
twice--an extra as another encore.
Spectacular night. Many well knows at MSG -- Isabella
Rosellini, Libby Pataki, Alfonse D'Amato, the Trumps, and
My final words: BOCELLI YOU ARE THE BEST and thank you for a
memorable night I will never forget and neither will anyone
else in the audience that night.
Big Fan Sue from NYC/USA