Andrea Bocelli to Make Metropolitan Opera Recital Debut on February 13
Bocelli is scheduled to deliver a program of arias by Handel, as well as lieder and art songs by Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, Richard Strauss, Fauré, and Tosti.
The tenor has performed classical recitals and opera on the stage of the Vienna State Opera, the New York Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Washington Opera, the San Antonio Opera, the Berlin's Deutsche Oper, and Florence's Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, among others, and he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 1999, the Italian tenor was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist. His album of that year, Sacred Arias, became the best selling classical album ever released by a solo artist. Five of his recordings to date have reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting seven have topped the Classical albums charts in the United States where he also hold the record for having 3 recordings listed in the top 3 places of charts.