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Andrea Bocelli, "The Music of Silence"

December 22, 2016

The Music of Silence is the autobiography of opera superstar Andrea Bocelli, and now it is being made into a movie! Another achievement for the singer to add to his long list. The film will endeavour to portray Bocelli’s reaction to losing his sight and how it impacted his other senses; hearing in particular. Bocelli was born with glaucoma in one eye, and had 10 percent visibility in one eye until he was 12. He lost his sight completely in a football accident when a football hit his eye with visibility.

Andrea Bocelli was involved with finalising the script and was insistent that his blindness was not betrayed as a disability. Bocelli has never let his blindness hold him back; he if anyone is a living testament that a setback should not hold you back. In his 57 years, among others Bocelli has won:

 

Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – 1999

Order of Merit of the Italian Republic – 2006

Billboard Latin Music Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award – 2014

Classic Brit Award for the Album of the Year – 2000, 2003

Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music – 2002

Goldene Europa for classical music – 2000

World Music Award for World’s Best Classical Artist – 1993, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

 

The movie will cover Andrea Bocelli’s initial struggle breaking into the musical world and his subsequent rise to fame, to read more on the movie have a read of The Guardian article. If you would rather see Bocelli in the flesh than on a movie screen, then what better place to do it than his famous annual homecoming concert in Lajatico. We offer ticket and accommodation packages to his concert in August 2017 which can be explored here.

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