Eric Lauderdale from Ojai, California
BOCELLI AND FRIENDS SING SINATRA AND PAVAROTTI...
My first time seeing Andrea Bocelli live, my partners 5th. While there is no doubt of his talents, we both agreed he seemed tired and a little lack luster. The show itself felt odd with the many stage exits and returns with guests. We felt like he was there more to expose other performers than his music. A duet with Jami Fox?? Seriously?? I prefer his more contemporary pieces, and there were a couple, but it was mostly hard core italian opera. Not that thats bad, just not what we were expecting or hoping for. By far my favorite part was his duet with his son. The power of their harmonies was the only moment that truly showcased their soul shaking potential.
Maureen from San Francisco, California
BEAUTIFUL SINGING WITH UNNECESSARY DISTRACTIONS
Bocelli is undeniably amazing which is why we paid a fortune to see HIM and not some distracting ditsy dancers. Whoever produced this show vastly underestimates his audiences ability to just listen and watch him sing. And really, SF Symphony, The Sound Of Music ?! Why go cornball when you have such a class act as Bocelli?
Patti from Tampa, Florida
SEEMS TO START SLOW
I have always loved his amazing voice but last night he started off slow. It was hard to hear him over the music during the first half. The second half was much better and he sang more. He did confess at the end of the performance that he had totally lost his voice and just got it back. Might be the reason he was so subdued.
Andrea from New York, New York
Excellent music and voice but one of the worst shows I’ve ever seen. I guess this is why you don’t see opera at Madison square garden where your average fan thinks it’s ok to talk the entire time, eat pizza boxes and get wasted on beer. Very low class event , poor acoustics because of an audience filled with fans that belonged more at a sporting event and an event staff (security and beverages that thought it was ok to talk, laugh, and roll giant carts during the entire performance) . Hard to concentrate on such an angelic sound with all the noise , cell phone dings and rings ( no you are not allowed cell phone usage) . Left towards the end , I prefer to listen in a different medium. This quite possibly was the worst produced show I have ever seen. Poor Andrea , such talent wasted under the direction of an agent and management company that clearly have decided to make music for the equivalent of Kmart shoppers on Black Friday.
Tracy from Los Angeles, California
He seemed tired. His performance for much of the evening was so muted I thought there was something wrong with the sound system. Song selection disappointed too. He could have included some of his more popular songs but didn’t. Finally came alive towards the end of the concert when had some competition from his amazing guest Heather Headley who brought the house down with her performance
Sahara Forman from Orlando, Florida
I was super excited about the Orlando concert honestly, we were hoping to hear his love songs with guitar and piano, (Beasemo Mucho, Kisas or Perfiedia). It was mostly opera songs which I found it boring. We didn't know about the contents of course. The seats we paid $400 each were very uncomfortable in the Amway arena. The cheaper seats were bigger and looked more comfortable. I was able to see only half of the stage. I will still enjoy his songs on YouTube but I was hoping to hear those songs in live performance. Unfortunately it didn't happen.
Matt Clark from Huntington NY
WHAT I LEARNED AT THE MET
I saw Andrea Bocelli at the Metropolitan Opera House on 2/10/19 and was disappointed. His entire show, including the encores, were arias that most of the audience didn't know. I admit that this is the way the concert was advertised but I assumed that he would do at least one of his popular songs. Most of the people I spoke to were also disappointed and it is telling that he didn't get a standing ovation from the whole audience at the end of the concert. If you are thinking of seeing him in the future take the following into account: At the Met there are no microphones and while he has a great voice, he really needs some amplification. The opera singers on the program came across much better for the guy in the $200 balcony seats. No large screen TVs at the Met so you couldn't see him too well. Lastly, no microphone means no speaking - he never said a word to the audience during the concert. Next time I'll go to a stadium when he's doing his greatest hits.
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