Andrea Bocelli Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrea Bocelli, as born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. He has been blind since age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. Andrea did not begin his singing career until the late 1980s, when he began performing in piano bars throughout Italy. Before then he earned a law degree from the University of Pisa. In 1993 he was signed to a record contract after a scout heard him sing during a party. That was the beginning of a spectacular career, which saw him team with some of the best voices in the business. Andrea has worked with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Sarah Brightman, and has sung for the Pope. Perhaps his best-known hit is "Con Te Partirò [Time To Say Goodbye]", a duet with Brightman. Bocelli has also done "Vivo Per Lei," which means "I Live For Her". The song has been translated many times, and Bocelli has teamed up with many different singers in the translations. He himself sings the Italian and Spanish versions, and sings in Italian on the French and German versions of the song. Hélène Ségara, Marta Sánchez, Sandy and Judy Weiss have all teamed with him on different versions of the song. He has even worked with Céline Dion, teaming up with her for the song "The Prayer." Andrea met Enrica Cenzatti in 1987, and they married in 1992. They have two sons: Amos (b 22-Feb-1995) and Matteo (b 8-Oct-1997).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: T.J. Magwire

Spouse (2)

Veronica Berti (21 March 2014 - present) ( 1 child)
Enrica Cenzatti (27 June 1992 - 2002) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at age 12, after a football accident.
Received his law degree (Ph.D) from the University of Pisa.
Worked as a bar pianist to pay for opera singing classes.
Raised on a farm, he was exposed to opera as a child simply because that calmed him down.
He was awarded Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic on March 4, 2006.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 2, 2010.
He captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the No 1, 2 and 3 position on the US classical album chart.
Has two sons with ex-wife Enrica Cenzatti: Amos Bocelli (born February 22, 1995) and Matteo Bocelli (born October 8, 1997).
Has one daughter with Veronica Berti: Virginia Bocelli (born March 21, 2012).
Did not start singing professionally until he was 34 years old.
Close friends with David Foster.

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