Classical tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to return to the Philippines for his Cinema World Tour on April 26, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The world renowed singer first performed in Manila in 2004 as part of his Asian tour.
Bocelli, who was born with poor eyesight, became permanently blind at the age of 12 due to a football accident. However, he had always been a musician as a child and learned to play the piano at the age of 7, and won his first singing competition at age 14. He was eventually discovered by Luciano Pavarotti's manager, who sent Bocelli's demo tape to the tenor.
The visually impaired singer's talent was introduced to Italian audiences when he won the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994.
Since then, Bocelli has been nominated for three Grammy Awards: first in 1999 for Best New Artist, the first for a classical artist since Leontyne Price in 1961; in 2010 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his album Sogno; and for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "The Prayer" with Celine Dion.
"The Prayer", which was the theme song of the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Best Original Song award in the 1998 Golden Globe Awards.
He has also won 7 World Music awards for Best-selling Classical Artist and Best-Selling Italian Singer in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010.
He also performed with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado for his 2013 album Passione, which included songs in English, Italian, French, and Spanish.
In 2015, Bocelli released his 15th studio album, Cinema, which features renditions of classic film soundtracks and scores, as well as "E Più Ti Penso", a duet with Ariana Grande.
The album topped the Classical Crossover Albums Chart and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
The singer also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to live theater in 2010.
Cinema World Tour will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 26, 2016. Tickets are available at SM Ticket outlets.
VIP – P18,160 (comes with the album and a souvenir program)
Patron – P13,725
Lower Box A – P11,615
Lower Box B – P8,445
Upper Box – P6,335
Gen Ad – P2,635
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