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Herodes Atticus Theater
June 2, 2003


In the last two days I've been on cloud nine and I refuse to come down to earth. I went to Andrea Bocelli's concert last night at the Herodes Atticus Theatre (right at the foot of the Acropolis) and I just can't find the right words to tell you how much I enjoyed it. The man is an opera god, there's no doubt about that.

The concert was absolutely brilliant, Andrea's voice was so beautiful and sweet that I found myself constantly in the verge of crying, especially when he sang "Aranjuez," "E lucevan le stelle," "Mattinata," "O Sole Mio" and the three encores, "Melodramma," "The Prayer," and saving the best for last, "Con te partiṛ" with the soprano Maria Luigia Borsi. The finale was really grand. Everybody knew "Con te partiṛ," and we even sang along for a while. The audience was ecstatic by the end of the concert. It was an unforgettable experience. Maria Luigia Borsi is an excellent soprano with a beautiful classical voice. She looked beautiful in a golden evening gown with spaghetti straps and a cream scarf around her shoulders. I was also thrilled to listen to him sing all those wonderful operatic arias.

Athens, June 2, 2003 - thanks to Astrid

The theatre was impossibly crowded, there was no seat left unoccupied and some people were even standing! Even the 500 Euro tickets were all sold out. The concert was a HUGE success. Andrea was dressed in a black formal tailcoat, a white shirt and a black bowtie, his beard was trimmed very short and his hair was beautifully styled. He smiled a bit and took a bow to thank the audience. He didn't speak at all, neither in English nor in Greek, but that's OK because he charmed the audience with his presence and his amazing, sweet voice, he didn't need to do anything else.

Natasha Manolatou

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