Andrea just has sung "Mama" -
Carmen Nebel: Andrea Bocelli - I greet you warmly, buona
dear Andrea Bocelli, this album what you are presenting now, has a
special meaning for you. There are very special songs on it, which
have been very important in your life - can you tell us a bit
Andrea Bocelli: That's true, the disc is called "Incanto",
because of my opinion these songs are representing all together a
great charm. Songs that generations before have charmed, and they
had the great privilege of the greatest voices ever to be brought
to success, from Caruso, for example, by Benjamino Gigli and all
the other great singers. Therefore, I wanted to bring all these
songs together, which are characterized for me really of great
energy and of great passion, of love, and they electrify quite
regularly. I wanted them all together on this CD, and and there
was no other title than "Incanto" for it.
CN: Yes, we just have been enchanted from it, dear Andrea
In a program like this, in a Christmas show, our audience
naturally is interested in this : how do you celebrate Christmas?
AB: Well, Christmas for me is the most beautiful
celebration during the year, and perhaps it is actually the
easiest celebration of the year. In Tuscany, the tradition is that
we will have a relative simple Christmas dinner, there is a
chicken soup and a capon and little more. But above all, it is the
tradition, as well as all over the world I think, that we can be
together with our beloved.
CN: I believe, your sons are now 13 and 11, and you of
course will be together with your children at Christmas. Are you
singing together with them?
AB: Yes, my sons, they love the music quite extraordinary,
they both learn piano,
but they are ashamed, to sing in front of me.
CN (to the audience) : He is a charming father,
ladies and gentlemen, he spends much time with his children, and
we are fortunate that we now can show you a piece from a wonderful
documentary of Andrea Bocelli. A film that never has been shown in
Germany ... and these are wonderful pictures, look ...
(Film: Andrea with Amos and Matteo inlineskating)
... we see him together with his sons when inlineskating,
great! He is absolutely a very, very athletic man ...
(Andrea while surfing)
... he loves it on the surfboard ...
(Andrea goes waterskiing)
... and watch now, he is also waterskiing,... but it's even
worse, more dangerous ...
(Andrea while skydiving/ parachuting)
... this man is sitting in an airplane and he jumps out for no
AB: You see, in life ... singing is, like any other art, a
kind of speech, of expression, and that serves to communicate, and
if the life is not full of these things what should you then
indicate, what should we communicate. And therefore nevertheless
we must ensure that every day in our lives have a certain sense,
and this is something you can remember your whole life.
CN: I can only congratulate you. Great, admirable,
faszinating! A great man, Andrea Bocelli ...
AB: Thank you - (in German) Dankeschön!
CN: Of course I wish you, your family, your two sons Merry
AB: Thank You
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