was in Rotterdam by 4 in the afternoon and was picked up from the
daughter's niece Ingrid, we went to their place to eat,
freshen up a little,
make myself 'beautiful' (big
husband took me to the Ahoy-building, I was there at about a quarter
concert would start at eight, so enough time to find my seat, go to
important!) and look for the Bocelli
first I could not find it, but I could not imagine it not
there, and luckily I found it and purchased a very beautiful
beautiful, black, with the 'Amore'- pic on the front, and sparkling
that spell his name.
I got to my seat, with my Bocelli T-shirt
NO ONE else wearing one !!??), and settled down
my book, my handbag, my binoculars and.......... waited.
was on my own, sitting on the side of the 1st
floor, with just 2 seats
these people did not show up, (!!!!!!!) so I had the whole
to myself! ;-)))
finally the concert started, with a piece played by the orchestra,
Danza Slava 2.
Andrea came on stage, my oh my, he is SO handsome in his Armani tux
he started to sing, with a very loud, long note, it was like a sigh
whole audience, and everybody seemed startled with the beauty, strength
and power of his voice!
captured the whole audience
sang: Brindisi, O Soave Fanciulla, Votre Toast (I
think), Di Quella Pira, Terzetto.
together with the tenor, Gianfranco Montresor, the Pearlfisher's
was a bit disappointed he did not sing E Lucevan le Stelle, even if
it was announced
the program, which
is my favourite classical piece by Andrea.....
the intermission it was Vieni sul Mar, Granada,
Mama, Funiculi Funiculà.
there was again a small intermission, filled with a piece of the
Andrea returned in................... woohoo........... his WHITE
brought him great applause!
started joking in English, saying as we could see he changed his
it was dirty, but because he wanted to change the setting of the
now he was going to sing some 'Amore" songs,
because this album
been SO well received in Holland.
started of with Besame Mucho, and also sang Somos Novios,
we Believe (no
Marco Borsato this time I am sad to say).
was according to
he ALSO sang: The Prayer (SO
beautiful, just Andrea singing the song solo,
Solamente una Vez AND Can't help falling in Love
sang for about 15 to 20 minutes longer then he was supposed to !
this part of the concert, Andrea and the conductor were getting
another "Amore"-song, the crowd had become very quiet, and
in the crowd a voice cried out, ever so loudly:
I LOVE YOU", which
brought the greatest smile on Andrea's face,
have EVER seen (through
my binoculars fortunately, thank God I had
with me, and was looking through it when this happened!!!)
and the whole
started clapping and cheering
for this person, AND for Andrea!
looked ever so pleased with it !!!!
course he finished off with Time to say Goodbye, he sang it
soprano only accompanied him a little in the chorus, and so did the
was SO beautiful, had never heard this song with a choir before!
Andrea was singing Time to say Goodbye, I phoned my
sister-in-law and good
Sonja, who has recently lost her 18-year-old
daughter, and played this song on the funeral,
she could listen too, which
she very much appreciated I heard later on.....
back some memories, and I teared up completely......
when he was finished the crowd gave him yet another standing ovation,
and shouted as if we would NEVER let him go, but unfortunately, we
had to...... :-(((
the beginning of the concert he looked nervous, with clinched fists,
on he became more and more relaxed, and was really having some
serious fun, he MUST
felt how much we love him!
after EVERY piece he sang, he reached out for the conductor's hand,
it firmly, both with BIG smiles on their faces !!!!!
could see him much closer up with my binoculars, and every time I
did, and saw him,
heart seemed to skip a beat, and when the concert was over,
I left the building TOTALLY in awe...
I still am, being home again for several days now.
God my cat is getting a little better every day, she decided to stay
little longer with us, so I can remain in the Bocelli-zone longer.....
and enjoy the
over and over again in my mind........
else know this 'sinking feeling' one gets, when realizing
that what one has anticipated
sooo long, is already behind you ????
well, there's always next time, one can hope, and I also hope
time it won't take him as long as 4 years to come back.......
God created Andrea Bocelli, He was just showing off !
BLESS U, @FIJNTJE
- Anvers , 12 novembre 2006
- Du délire !!
Une « standing ovation » pour commencer , une « standing
ovation » pour terminer ! Et au milieu ? Rien que
du bonheur ….
svelte ( mais oui ! ) , le cheveu juste à la bonne longueur ,
souriant , plaisantant même … : cet homme-là possède un
charme à nul autre pareil ! Et la voix ? Ma foi , c’est
LA voix ! Tantôt puissante et tenant des notes « intenables »
( la peur au ventre , je me dis : mamma mia
, c’est trop , il va « casser » ! ) , tantôt
vibrante , sensuelle et tendre , tendre ….à vous mettre le cœur
en miettes … ! Quel magicien es-tu donc , Andrea , pour nous
faire ainsi éprouver tant de bonheur et tant d’émotions , pour
nous donner cette impression , chaque fois , que cette fois , c’était
encore mieux que celle d’avant ?
- Et cette
fois encore , tout était parfait , TU étais parfait …jusqu’au
salut final , que j’adore , tant il est simple et vrai , le geste
du bras d’un ami qui part , mais qui semble dire « je
reviendrai » …
t’ai emporté dans mon cœur , petit rayon de soleil qui réchauffera
mon hiver , en attendant l’été prochain .
- Ciao ,
Andrea , rendez-vous à Lajatico …