Today, Andrea Bocelli will make an appearance at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, a live performance that will be showcased on PBS at 10 p.m. EDT.
The concert is part of the Great Performances series and will be hosted by Chad Smith, the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will conduct one-on-one interviews with the artists showcased in the Landmarks Live in Concert Series. Smith will take an up-close and personal tour of Bocelli’s villa in Tuscany throughout the program.
Bocelli will sing a number of great operatic classics, including “O soave Fanciulla” from “La Bohème,” with Maria Aleida, “Libiamo” from “La Traviata” with Carly Paoli,” “Au fond du temple saint” from “The Pearl Fishers” with Gianfranco Montresor” and “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot.” He will also perform “O sole mio” and “Amor, Vida de mi Vida.”
Bocelli will be joined by Zubin Mehta from the pit.
Bocelli has sold millions of records throughout his career and has performed with the greatest opera singers in recent history. His voice was praised early on by legendary tenor Franco Corelli, who eventually gave the young tenor voice lessons.