Update: 25/2/2019: Big Concerts has announced today that Carlo Bernini, Maria Aleida, Beverley Knight and Anastasiya Petryshak and will be joining Andrea for his South African tour.
Heading back to South Africa it is possibly one of the world’s biggest classical stars Andrea Bocelli has confirmed two South African tour dates for this year…
Johannesburg: 18th April 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome
Cape Town: 22nd April 2019 at Val de Vie Estate, Paarl
Tickets go on sale Friday 25th January 2019 at 09h00 from Big Concerts and Computicket. Discovery Cardholders get an exclusive 48 pre-sale from 23rd January 2019 at 09h00.
Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums and nine complete opera. For his latest release ‘Si’, Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet – reuniting with his friend Ed Sheeran after their chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ on a brand new song called ‘Amo Soltanto Te’ (written by Ed with lyrics by Tiziano Ferro) and joining with pop sensation Dua Lipa on the single ‘If Only’. Crossover superstar Josh Groban and classical soprano Aida Garifullina also duet with Bocelli on the record,. It is his first album of new material in 14 years – 16 brand new songs which celebrate love, family, faith and hope.
At the centre of the new record is a spine-tingling duet between father-and-son, as 20-year-old Matteo Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on ‘Fall On Me’ – a beautifully poignant song which reflects the bond between parent and child. Andrea explains how his voice compares with Matteo’s: “Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude. That characteristic way of expressing yourself through your voice. This makes Matteo and I very similar. But that is something that you cannot learn, that cannot be taught. That is something you are born with.”
Bocelli’s humble manner belies his international status as one of the world’s biggest classical stars – he’s sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty, performed in all the greatest concert halls and opera houses around the world, and sold 85 million records. He has performed at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows. He has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Andrea Bocelli is proud to return to South Africa where he will be performing with a full 140-piece symphony orchestra and choir. In Johannesburg, he will perform with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and in Cape Town with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. The concert will be split into 2 parts. For the first part, fans will get to experience Andrea Bocelli perform some of the most famous opera arias. The second part will be dedicated to his most popular hit and crossover songs for a once in a lifetime evening. Matteo Bocelli will also be joining his father to perform the duet ‘Fall On Me’.
Johannesburg – 18th April 2019 at The Ticketpro Dome
Tickets from R 1 140 to R 4 295
Cape Town – 22nd April 2019 at Val de Vie Estate
Tickets from R 1 140 to R 3 995