The December 2013 Tour comes in support of Andrea Bocelli’s recent release Passione which debuted at #2 on the overall Billboard Charts, along with his PBS television special “Love in Portofino” which was a definite highlight of the PBS March pledge season. Passione is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
With over 70 million record sales, Bocelli also earned a place in the Guiness Book of World Records by occupying the first, second and third place on the American classical music charts. Celine Dion famously commented on Bocelli’s talent saying, “If God would have a singing voice, He would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.” Bocelli’s name is also frequently found heading the list of artists appearing at events like this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, and at concerts to support causes such as aid for the earthquake victims of the Abruzzo, alongside stars such as Angela Gheorghiu and in evocative venues like the Colosseum in Rome.
Andrea Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva, and world-renowned gust artist Heather Headley for an unforgettable evening.