"One only sees well with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes." Antoine de Saint-Exupry
1958 - 1991    1992 - 1994    1995 - 1997     1998   1999     2000   2001    2002    2003    2004   2005     2006   2007    2008    2009    2010   2011     2012   2013    2014    2015
2016 - 2018     2019 - 2021
Amico Fritz, Jan 2001, Copyright 2001 Fondazione Arena di Verona


From January 19 through January 23, in his fourth opera role, he successfully portrays the title character of Amico Fritz in Mascagni's opera of the same name at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Italy. His partner is Cecilia Gasdia, conductor Steven Mercurio.


On January 27 and 28 at the Munich Staatsopera, Germany, he sings the tenor part in Verdi's Messa da Requiem. At his side, among others, soprano Rene Fleming, under the direction of Zubin Mehta.


On March 19 the CD of the
Messa da Requiem is released with Andrea as the tenor, this time conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Boston, 1. 4. 2001, Thanks to Mary-Ann
From March 22 until April 6 he once again tours North America, accompanied by Cecilia Gasdia and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marcello Rota, and sells out venues holding up to 20,000.
At a May 21 gala, he presents the Italian TV "Telegatti" award to one of his biggest fans, Elizabeth Taylor
curtain call, Pisa, June 17, 2001, thanks to Astrid!

On June 17, on the occasion of the reopening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, he gives an impressive benefit concert for the Italian medical foundation ARPA in the park of San Rossore in front of 5000 spectators.


On July 21 and 22 there are once again two celebrated concerts together with
 Ana Maria Martinez and the
New Symphony Orchestra directed by Steven Mercurio in London's Hyde Park and the RDS Arena in Dublin

During the hottest days of the summer he films  the
video/DVD for his new CD Cieli di Toscana in the most beautiful places of  Tuscany. 

Protaganists are the inhabitants of the surroundings, friends, relatives and even his manager Michele Torpedine as drummer.
On September 25 he takes the occasion for a statement for peace on earth during a Milan Fashion Show of Massimo Rebecchi : "After the horrible attacks on the United States two weeks ago, we need some beauty in our lives." 

On October 4, at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice he presents his new album Cieli di Toscana to the world.

At the same time he is presented a special award for more than 40 million sold albums worldwide. This album will sell millions just in a few weeks and will become the biggest selling album in the world, the new number one on the CNN Worldbeat Global Album Chart. It will spend two weeks at number three on the official UK album chart, the highest chart position ever for a foreign-language pop album.
4. 10. 2001, Venedig, Copyright

Auszeichnung fr mehr als 40 Millionen verkaufte CDs weltweit, Foto A. Eywo

It also will be in the top three in countries including Germany, Hong Kong, Holland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.
October 17 and 18 with a solemn concert he opens the celebrations on the occasion of  the 200th birthday of Vincenzo Bellini in Catania, Sicily.
On October 28, at the invitation of New York's mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Andrea sings Schubert's "Ave Maria," as a representative of the Catholic faith, during the memorial concert at Ground Zero for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11.
And on November 10 he declares as well his solidarity with the United States at a manifestation in Rome.
In November he is given the Platinum Europe Award for more than one million copies sold of his last CD, "Cieli di Toscana," and at the Italian Music Awards he is given a special award from the Federation of Italian Music Industry for his merits as "Ambassador of Italian music in the world."

His worldwide promotion tour to present songs from "Cieli di Toscana" during the autumn and winter also brings him back to the place where his career started, to Pippo Baudo's "Sanremo Giovani" in the Ariston Theater.
At the end of the year he gives seven more concerts in the US. This time he is accompanied by the soprano Ana Maria Martinez and conductor Steven Mercurio.
Denver, 1. 1. 2002, thanks to Laurie
On December 23, in front of the President of Italy and other guests of honor, he sings the Italian national anthem and works of Bellini and Verdi at the traditional Christmas concert in the Italian senate, which is broadcast live on television for the first time.
At Christmas he gives his friends ("ai miei amici del sito") the incomparable joy of an email greeting at
Cari amici,

desidero innanzitutto inviarvi i miei pi sinceri auguri di buon Natale e felice anno nuovo.
  Con l'occasione, voglio anche ringraziarvi per i numerosi messaggi nei quali mi avete testimoniato tutta la vostra stima e il vostro affetto. Non potete immaginare di quanto aiuto mi siano.
     Grazie, grazie davvero.
Dear friends,
Above all else, I wish to send you my most sincere wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
On this occasion, I also want to thank you for the numerous messages in which you have shown me of all of your esteem and your affection. You can't imagine how much help they are to me.
Thanks, I really thank you.
translation: M. Morgan
This chronicle was compiled by Assurances for the complete accuracy of some of the details cannot be given.

Any text or photo may not be used in any media or on any site, or be distributed in any way without express permission from the author or photgrapher.