Saturday, March 28, 2009

Andrea Bocelli in Abu Dhabi

Oh yeah! Andrea Bocelli paid us a visit last night at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. I must say this man's voice is AMAZING. Seriously amazing. I have been to a lot of concerts and heard a lot of artists live and I must say Andrea Bocelli's voice is flawless.
Photo from here
I was really looking forward to this concert. I first heard Andrea Bocelli for the first time about 10 years ago when I was in Las Vegas Navada. I was standing outside the new Bellagio. They have this amazing man made lake out front that has water cannons that do a show matching to music and when I walked past it was to one of Andrea's songs. You could hear his voice up and down the entire strip and ever since then I have been quite fond of his singing.

So I was very excited to have the opportunity to hear him live and in person. I tell you he did not let me down and the guests he brought along with him were just as impressive. It really made me thank my lucky starts that I took that class on operas in college cause I was able to recognize most of the songs he sang last night. La Traviata, Carmen, La Bohem... they were all represented and more.

This is the stage with the ginormous Emirates Palace in the background

And here's the nearly 10,000 people that came to watch Andrea Bocelli sing.

I must say that I did feel a little underdressed. I wore my usual outdoor concert attire... Jeans, black boots and a nice but warm top (and my Phiaro!!! woot woot!). Some others were wearing gowns like they were going to a proper opera. Fair enough that these were proper opera singers but the concert was outside in the sand and it was cold, windy and just plain stormy. No ball gown for me.

1 comment:

Ursula said...

I was blessed enough to have gone to the concert with my sister Michele, friends Julie, Mildred, Prasita and Anabelle. I thought i had died and gone to heaven when he started singing.... hearing him sing live and listening to one of his CD's is worlds apart.. He has an amazing voice!!! WOW.... the money spent on the ticket was well worth it, pity about the weather and the fact that we got stuck in the dessert sand leaving the concert following the other cars to the exit. But seeing my friend Julie's Nissan Tida get airborne being pulled out of the sand pit by a helpful gentleman in a 4x4 will remain forever imprinted in my memory.... i still burst into fits of laughter when I just think of it..... an evening i will remember for the rest of my life, and yes i'd pay to see him again and again.....

Ursula Van Straaten
Abu Dhabi