Rome Opera has cancelled the open-air season of opera, ballet and concerts at the Caracalla Baths. Events affected are the 12 concerts by Claudio Baglioni in June called “12 Notes”, a concert by … [Read more...] about Rome’s Caracalla Baths summer season cancelled – Bocelli, Bolle, Baglioni, opera and ballet
“If we continue to be unjust, God will take away our music." I want reassurances about what’s being done, not what will be done. I don't want to hear about the future. There are people who don't … [Read more...] about [Interview] Riccardo Muti on life with the coronavirus, music and the future
Roberto Bolle’s television specials Danza con me (Dance with Me) which over the last couple of years have welcomed in the New Year with their screenings on 1 January on Italy’s main TV channel, RAI1, … [Read more...] about Interview with Roberto Bolle – I am more confident now, not just as an artist but also as a person
Renata Scotto has never been one to hold her tongue and at 81 she doesn’t intend to start. In a recent interview for Italy’s Il Corriere della Sera, she was asked about Andrea Bocelli: He’s good when … [Read more...] about Renata Scotto on slapping a tenor, the divine Callas, and… Bocelli
The Rome Opera, which is emerging from a period of great economic difficulty, has been offered a gulp of oxygen by businessman Francis Yeoh, who has given the theatre a million euros. Yeoh runs … [Read more...] about Businessman gives Rome Opera a million euros
Why are La Scala’s recitals like buses? No, it’s not a joke, but after four-months of opera and ballet, there have been two in a week. Once there used to be a recital every month, now recitals at La … [Read more...] about Diana Damrau and René Pape at La Scala: deaf-aids, lecterns and the Samsung whistle
You may have already read about the refusal of some La Scala workers to perform Turandot on 1 May being that it is the International Workers' Day. However, it is also the opening day of the Milan … [Read more...] about 600% bounses for La Scala’s musicians but Chailly isn’t happy
Q&A When did you start dancing? When I was 7 years old. Why did you start dancing? I was part of the free lunch program at school and my sister and I got a flyer about a ballet school … [Read more...] about Bridgett Zehr answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Andrea Bocelli brings Celebrity Fight Night to Italy. Bocelli has been involved with Muhammad Ali's charity for years, but this will be the first time that the event has been seen outside America. … [Read more...] about $50,000 tickets to hear Andrea Bocelli
In 2010 Andrea Bocelli was given a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, but now he's been given a real star. Galileo Galileo’s Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti … [Read more...] about Andrea Bocelli’s a true star
San Pellegrino teamed up with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation to create special bottles of Big Lucy mineral water. Andrea Bocelli, together with brother Alberto, produce a range of wines from … [Read more...] about Pavarotti water, Bocelli wine, now Britten beer
Around Andrea Bocelli's family home in Lajatico, in the province of Pisa, Andrea and his brother Alberto, who is more directly involved, are pursuing work to improve the wines and the family … [Read more...] about Andrea Bocelli’s Tuscan wines go on sale in the US at $20 a bottle
In 1978, with Carla Fracci at the height of her fame, a book was produced with a collection of photographs by Dino Jarach. Fracci in the piazza, Fracci on stage, Fracci in the studio, Fracci on the … [Read more...] about Carla Fracci and Bocelli’s agent Caterina Caselli in a bizarre collection of photographs!
Mr. Bocelli’s fans seemed thrilled, rain or no rain. There remains a considerable divide between the passions of the audience he has reached (his recordings have sold more than 65 million, according … [Read more...] about Andrea Bocelli in Central Park: “The World’s Most Beliked Tenor”?
Salvatore Licitra's coffin has travelled from the south of Italy to Vedano Al Lambro, near Monza, in the north, where his family live. His funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Before … [Read more...] about Licitra’s funeral this afternoon – his brother’s rage – Muti’s appreciation
The best selling classical discs in the UK during the Christmas run-up are mostly predictable with André Rieu's 'Mostly Vienna' at the N°1 position. In the line up there's also Andrea Bocelli's … [Read more...] about The last classical music chart before Christmas