Popularly recognized as the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli is returning to Florida with a tour stop at Tampa’s Amalie Arena on February 14 for a romantic night of music that you won’t want to miss. Following his previous sold-out appearance in Tampa in 2018, the incredible vocalist is bringing his annual Valentine’s Day performances to select cities, and Tampa is lucky enough to receive the artist on romance’s most treasured day.
This Valentine’s Day, the Italian singer will be joined by the Opera Tampa Festival Chorus, treating fans to a repertoire of iconic love songs, beautiful arias, and vocal masterpieces that will make for an unforgettable evening with your loved one.
With a career spanning over two decades, Bocelli has gained international success, garnering audiences eager to hear his incomparable voice, from his homeland of Italy to the United States. A proficient performer of the classical and operatic genres, the artist has received countless accolades and critical acclaim, with mesmerizing collaborations alongside legendary acts.
Bocelli found his breakthrough in 1992, when he was asked to record a demo with Italian pop star Zucchero Fornaciari. The song, “Miserere,” was intended for famed vocalist Luciano Pavarotti, who was so impressed with Bocelli’s talent that the two singers became friends and colleagues.
As one of the greatest vocalists of his generation, Bocelli has sold over 80 million albums, becoming a global phenomenon with songs and renditions of classics that continue to be timeless staples in his catalog of work. Bocelli’s classical album, Sacred Arias, has gained the title of biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time.
While Bocelli claims opera to be his first love—which is not a surprise when experiencing the tenor’s undeniable panache for the genre—he has been known to mix arias with popular music styles, creating a genre that many have referred to as “popera.” This effort to cultivate more expansion in his audience base has gained him fans from all walks of life, both young and old.
In 2018, the singer released his sixteenth studio album, Si, which is Bocelli’s first album of original material in 14 years. Si is a collection of various genres, lyrical stylings, and emotion, featuring duets both unexpected and incomparable. On the track “Fall on Me,” the artist combines talents with his son Matteo Bocelli, and Ed Sheeran lends his vocals and co-writing credits on “Amo soltanto te.” Powerhouse vocalist Josh Groban also appears on the album.
Bocelli is sure to feature songs from this latest album, along with fan favorites that have shaped his career throughout the years and have given him a special place in the hearts of listeners all over the world.
Come celebrate the day of love with one of the finest voices. Whether a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other or a delightful night out, there’s no better way to spend February 14 than being serenaded by the amazing vocals of Andrea Bocelli with the one you love.