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2001  
2001: Messa da Requiem, January 28, 27
2001: USA Tour, March 22 - April 6
2001: concert in occasion of the reopening of the tower, Pisa. June 17 
2001: 2 concerts in London and Dublin, July 21/22
2001: USA Tour, November/December
 
Two concerts in London and Dublin
 
 
with the soprano Ana Maria Martinez and 
the New Symphony Orchestra
 conducted by Steven Mercurio 
 
London, 21.7.2001, mit Ana Maria Martinez und Steven Mercurio, Thanks to Bec
 
July 21, 2001
 
 
Route of Kings Arena, Hyde Park, London, England

 

London, 21.7.2001, mit Ana Maria Martinez , Thanks to Bec
 
 for both concerts
 
 (small changes)
 
London, 21.7.2001, Thanks to Laurie
 
La Stampa (Auszug)
Monday, July 23
 
by Armando Caruso
 
TWENTY THOUSAND SPECTATORS AT THE CONCERT OF THE ITALIAN TENOR IN LONDON
 
Hyde Park embraces Andrea Bocelli
 
London: It will not have been an evening "a la Pavarotti," but Andrea Bocelli conquered the hearts of the same Londoners who "besieged" the arena, "The Route of Kings," at Hyde Park. Three encores, 5 curtain calls, applause without end: a true triumph for Bocelli, who performed yesterday in London in front of 20 thousand spectators, intent on listening to opera arias and songs that the young tenor has made famous in Europe, the United States, Australia and Russia. Andrea Bocelli enjoys popular affection in Great Britain. 16 thousand tickets offered for presale were sold out in a few days, despite the fact that the price wasn't exactly popular: 37.50 pounds, equal to around 115,000 lire. A strange destiny, that of Bocelli: criticized by the most severe reviewers, "accused" of not being a "true Italian tenor" and, not always unjustly to a degree, of interpreting a repertoire too heavy for his notable vocal gifts - loved and rejected also in the United States, he ends with winning all the battles in the huge arenas loaned to opera by the gigantic media, invented really by his friend and rival Luciano Pavarotti.
 
On the premise that a comparison can't be made between the two artists - and Bocelli himself refuses it, acknowledging the glorious career of the most famous tenor in the world - it's true that Andrea Bocelli claims record CD sales (USA and Germany, for example) conquers the crowds with his gentle and nostalgic singing, arouses tenderness and much admiration for his calm way of reflecting on his life and his immense luck to have reached melodious peaks unthinkable up to a few years ago.
 
At Hyde Park, Andrea Bocelli aroused two hours of intense emotion, accompanied by the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercuriio: 
(...)
 
translation: M. Morgan
 
 July 22, 2001
 
Dublin, 22.7.2001, mit Steven Mercurio, Thanks to Laurie

 

Dublin, 22.7.2001, mit Ana Maria Martinez, Thanks to Laurie

 

RDS Arena, Dublin, Irland

 

Dublin, 22.7.2001, mit Steven Mercurio, Thanks to Bec Dublin, 22.7.2001, mit Steven Mercurio und Ana Maria Martinez, Thanks to Laurie
 
 
     
 
after the concert...
Dublin, 22. 7. 2001, nach dem Konzert, Thanks to Bec
Irish Examiner (excerpt)
July 23, 2001
 
Beautiful voice of Bocelli thrills fans
 
by P.J. Gibbons
 
Living up to his reputation as one of classical music's most accomplished artists, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli thrilled Irish opera lovers last night in his sell-out RDS date.
 
Lasting the peaceful summer air with his powerful vocal abilities, Bocelli held the enormous crowd in the palm of his hand throughout.
(...)
Bocelli, who flew into Dublin just hours before last night's concert had a brief meeting with President McAleese before departing for Italy.
 

 

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