Esteemed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be gracing Australian stages for the first time in eight years, with his angelic voice in an operatic extravaganza.
The October 2022 five-city national tour will feature a 70 piece orchestra along with a 60 person choir to support the Tuscan maestro’s back catalogue spanning three decades.
Andrea Bocelli to return to Australia with a 70-piece orchestra and 60-person choir for a 5-city national tour, which kicks off in Brisbane on October 25. @TEGDAINTY @AndreaBocelli #justannounced pic.twitter.com/N6qk027deK
— Jayden Forster (@CelebrityLane1) June 9, 2022
In his announcement, Bocelli said he’s looking forward to returning to Australia.
“It will be like finally being able to hug many friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. The magic of a packed auditorium is incomparable,” he said.
As reported by the Herald Sun, the Italian prodigy wants to bring “serenity” to his Australian fans.
“The Australian tour dates are not just concerts to me, they are opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in musical beauty on a grand scale,” Bocelli said.
“For these upcoming shows, my aim is to restore some serenity and enter gently into people’s hearts.
“If my previous tours are anything to go by, I’ve always found Australian audiences to be passionate, enthusiastic and friendly. I truly appreciate my generous and engaged Australian fanbase and am proud to be even a small part of the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.
“With its ability to inspire and heal, music is its own language and I never tire of performing these songs – even the ones I’ve been singing in concert for more than 25 years – because they move me so deeply. Music is essential nourishment for the human spirit.”
Bocelli’s most recent performance was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace, which the opera star labelled “a milestone exceeding all expectations”.
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Fans took to social media to express how much they adored the emotional performance.
I have had the pleasure of seeing him perform many times & every time his voice in the same room that you are in, it will stop you in your tracks. He is phenomenal. This performance is beautiful beyond words.
— Mrs. Union Jack (@UnionJa21107291) June 5, 2022
Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma, spontaneous tears erupted from my eyes and goosebumps erupted all over my body. Incredible!!#PlatinumPartyatthePalace
— Lunar Counselling (@lunarcounsell) June 4, 2022
You know somebody is pretty special if they can move you to tears by the power of their voice. Andrea Bocelli is superhuman. ❤️????????
— Lydia Pearson (@LydiaPearson7) June 4, 2022
Bocelli’s Australian tour will begin at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 25, then Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on October 27, followed by the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate on October 29, the Rod Laver Arena on November 2, and ending in Perth at the Sandalford Estate on November 5.
You can watch Bocelli’s Jubilee performance here.