Wednesday | February 13, 2013

Andrea Bocelli at the du World Music Festival, du Arena, Yas Island, on March 22

ANDREA BOCELLI LIVE IN ABU DHABI: A VOICE, AN ORCHESTRA, AN AUDIENCE

du Live! presents the angelic voice of Andrea Bocelli at the du World Music Festival, du Arena, Yas Island, on March 22, brought to you by FLASH Entertainment



Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday February 13, at 1 pm. Tickets availableat www.thinkflash.ae, www.andreabocelli.com/tickets or by calling 800 FLASH (35274)


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 12 February, 2013: His mellow yet powerful voice can be heard on over 80 million albums, while his concerts continue to sell-out worldwide. As part of this year�s du World Music Festival, du Live! presents the biggest-selling classical soloist Andrea Bocelli among other illustrious musicians.

The Tuscan-born singer with the breath-taking voice will perform at the du Arena, Yas Island on Friday, March 22. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday February 13, at 1pm for Andrea Bocelli at www.thinkflash.ae, www.andreabocelli.com/tickets �or by calling 800 FLASH (35274).

du World Music festival concerts will be held this year in Abu Dhabi and Dubai between 22 March and 6 April. The line-up promises fantastic nights of music played across the emirates, to include some of the greatest musical talents from the Arab world and around the globe, covering numerous genres to provide something that pleases everyone.�

�We are thrilled to be presenting the legendary Andrea Bocelli at our third du World Music Festival. He is a musical icon, and is the ideal choice to headline this year�s incredible line-up of international acts. The du World Music Festival represents the coming together of global talent, allowing us to add life to life by offering our customers a celebration of the world�s finest musical performers through our du Live! entertainment platform,� said Hala Badri, Executive Vice President, Brand and Communications, du.
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Andrea Bocelli made his first appearance in the Capital in 2009, on the lawns of Emirates Palace, performing in front of thousands of devoted classical music fans. This year, the du Arena will be transformed into a fully seated open-air concert hall to create a more intimate experience for the audience.

�Since his last visit to the UAE, the iconic music figure has released a new album �Passionewhich is in essence the second volume of �Amore�. Released in 2012, �Passione� includes many of his timeless classics and masterpieces such as �Love Me Tender,� �Girl from Ipanema,� and �Sar� Settembre,� (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond�s �September Morn�).

Opera, however, represents just one part of his musical persona. He has been equally successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman and Eros Ramazzotti. Al Jarreau, who sang with Bocelli during �The Night of Proms� in November 1995, praised Bocelli when he said: "I have had the honour to sing with the most beautiful voice in the world."

More recently, Andrea Bocelli collaborated with Latin-American superstar Jennifer Lopez who features on the new album in the soft and sensual track �Quiz�s Quiz�s Quiz�s� while Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on �Corcovado.�

Where ever he performs, whether it�s in New York or London, the tenor with the exciting contemporary voice, continues to receive rave reviews.

The New York Timessaid recently: �Mr. Bocelli sang with feeling and generous phrasing, the opening a cappella lines were haloed with a gentle echo. As the orchestra and, eventually, chorus joined in, Mr. Bocelli�s microphone was gradually cranked up, allowing his voice to soar through the arena like that of a latter-day technologically crafty angel.�

Don�t miss the opportunity to see this incredible vocalist on stage in Abu Dhabi. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday February 13, at 1 pm. Tickets availableat www.thinkflash.ae, www.andreabocelli.com/tickets or by calling 800 FLASH (35274).

The all-seated concert prices start from AED295 for B Reserve, AED495 for A Reserve, AED 695 for Premium, AED 995 for VIP and AED1,595 for VVIP.

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