World renowned Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli to serenade Philadelphia as part of his December 2015 North American tour, presented by The Philly Pops, at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, December 12. Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will be the special guest along with Soprano Aida Garifullina.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. exclusively through ComcastTIX online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Wells Fargo Center box office.
President of The Philly POPS, Frank Giordano said, “We are thrilled to be working with Bocelli, who is a legend in our time and the most beloved and acclaimed tenor in the world. There is no performer on his level and no other stand-alone Pops orchestra in America that has the distinction of performing with him.”
Bocelli brings his unmatched repertoire of soaring arias, famed love songs and crossover hits to his Philadelphia fans for the first time since June 20, 2009. Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world’s stage with his hit, “Con te Partiro” and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, Bocelli is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world.
Bocelli recently was invited to Davos Switzerland during the World Economic Forum where he was honored with a coveted Crystal Award for helping improve the world through his music. Bocelli received the award in recognition of the work his Andrea Bocelli Foundation is doing on behalf of research for the visually impaired and his foundation's ongoing work in Haiti. “I think that music gives us joy and serenity. And in a certain way it helps the world to be a better place,” said Bocelli about being recognized with this award.
In 2013, Bocelli earned his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy. Bocelli also released Love in Portofino in 2013, a CD/DVD compilation featuring his breathtaking performance in Portofino, Italy in August 2012. More recently, Bocelli has been nominated for two 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Latin Pop Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album Artist of the Year (Solo).
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