Andrea Bocelli will return once again to his hometown of Lajatico, Tuscany to perform a special show at his Teatro del Silenzio on 17th July 2024.
The 19th edition will be particularly special, as it will be a celebration of Bocelli's 30 year professional career. The event is already being compared to his unforgettable 'One Night in Central Park' concert in New York in 2011.
Some very special guests have been lined up; all will be revealed in the run up to the concert, but if previous editions are anything to go by, they will be huge names from the worlds of pop, rock and opera. In the past he has been joined on stage by everyone from Dua Lipa to Sarah Brightman.
An open-air venue, the Teatro del Silenzio is unique in that it lives up to its name by staying silent the rest of the year – Bocelli is the only performer to play there. In fact it is the tenor himself who decides on the content of the show, some years choosing to perform a full opera like 2018's performance of Andrea Chernier by Umberto Giordano, and other years performing a selection of arias and his own songs. There is usually a strong operatic theme however, with Bocelli returning to his roots and the music that has influenced him over his 30-year career.
The concert is a great opportunity to discover Tuscany (as if you need an excuse), from its famous cities to its beautiful countryside. In fact many people like to stay on after the concert for an extra night or two, or else add on a stay in Florence, Siena or Lucca (near Pisa) or on the coast. The easiest way to do this is to hire a car, it can be hard work getting from place to place via public transport.
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Bocelli's mixing of genres is often referred to as Pop-Opera, or 'popera'. Crossover acts like Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins and Il Divo mix classical with contemporary and come up with a unique sub-genre that attracts many converts and has proved very successful at promoting opera to new audiences.