Bravo For Bocelli

From humble beginnings singing in piano bars and taking part in local musical contests, Andrea signed his first recording contract with Sugar Music. He rose to fame in 1994 after winning the newcomers’ section at the 44th Sanremo Music Festival with a record score at the age of 35.

Over the years he has released 15 solo studio albums and has sold more than 75 million records worldwide – Con te partiro (Time to say goodbye) from his second album Bocelli, is one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Notable for his incredible stage presence, the blind tenor was born partially sighted and lost his remaining vision after being hit in the face with a football at the age of 12. But the musician didn’t let his disability stop him. As a child, he started piano lessons at age six and later learned to play the flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar and drums.

After finishing secondary school in 1980, he studied law at the University of Pisa and spent a year as a court appointed lawyer before beginning his musical career.

Over the past 30 years, Andrea Bocelli has helped to bring classical music to the mainstream and has also become equally popular as a crossover artist tackling modern chart music in his inimitable style.

He has held audiences spellbound in concerts accompanied by his own son and daughter and he even performed at England’s Windsor Castle during the Coronation of King Charles III.

No stranger to the Middle East, the tenor has appeared in the region on numerous occasions but this will be his first time taking to the stage in Qatar with a concert taking place at Lusail Multipurpose Hall on May 13.

Ticket categories are Emerald, priced 1,200, Gold QR900 and Silver priced QR300. Platinum and Diamond tickets are also available at QR3,000 and QR1,800, respectively. ✤