- I am still in Italy on holidays, but
I guess you maybe would like to know
something about the concert yesterday.
Padova is not far away from Verona, and the concert has taken place
Chiesa degli Eremitani, which is built like a hall. So there was a
acoustics, and to hear Andrea singing in a church, in this
atmosphere, was a
wonderful experience. His voice sounded great, very clear and strong,
conquered the whole room! Also the orchestra - I Solisti Veneti -
choir - Wiener Singakademie - have given a great performance.
And it was that kind of music, that I love:
Andrea Bocelli : Padre nostro (composed by Andrea himself??)
C.-A. Franck : Panis Angelicus
P. Mascagni : Ave Maria
G. Puccini : Messa di Gloria
Andrea in a tailcoat, his hair is longer again, he was on stage all
time (no intermission).
During la Messa di Gloria he was sitting on a chair, because he had
three parts to sing. When it was the part of the choir, he sometimes
singing with them (I guess he did, because he moved his lips). It
be that he was in a good mood!
As encore he was singing "Domine Deus" from La petite
At the end of the concert he said something about "I Solisti
Veneti", but he
did it without microphone, and so - with my little Italian - I
did not understand him.
Very strong applause, as Andrea entered the stage, and also after
The church was sold out, round about 1000 people.
The reason of this concert was at first the 150. birthday of Giacomo
Puccini, and second the 50. birthday of "I Solisti Veneti".
approximately first 30 rows have been reservated for the guests of
orchestra. I was sitting in the first row for the "normal"
it was rather far away from stage, too far away to make good
Nevertheless the concert has had something special. As I saw la
Gloria in Florence two years ago, I have written: Andrea' s voice is
for the music from G. Puccini, and after the concert in Padova I
Mille grazie, Andrea, di nuovo era un avvenimento magnifico da
by Anne K. Dersch