Andrea Bocelli to Perform Free in Central Park

| July 27, 2011 4:40 PM
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Tenor Andrea Boccelli. His upcoming performance in Central Park is free, but tickets are required. Flickr/Laurentius87.
Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park
Tickets available Aug. 4 Where: Central Park Great Lawn
When: Sept. 15
Price: Free, tickets required

New York City will welcome back internationally admired tenor Andrea Bocelli for a WNET-sponsored performance in Central Park on September 15. Bocelli, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic and director Alan Gilbert, will perform fan favorites including, “Time to Say Goodbye” and “Vivre,” on Central Park’s Great Lawn.

Bocelli, who was blinded at age 12, has recorded 13 solo albums and eight operas since 1994. His 1997 album “Romanza” became the bestselling album by an Italian musician ever.

Theconcert is free, however, tickets are required for entry. For updates on ticketing information, log onto BocelliCentralPark.com, click on “Sign up for updates” and submit your information to receive an email with further details about ticket distribution on August 4.

If you can’t make the live performance,  WNET/THIRTEEN’s Great Performances for PBS will air the musical event nationally in late fall.

  • Stuart Gittlitz

    Checking thr “event details” page, I see that chairs are prohibited. I am in my late 60′s and can not sit on the ground. Is there a seniors section where we can use our lawn chairs. Perhaps we can be near a section for wheel chairs.
    I’ve written to cp@andreabocelli.com; not response.
    Thanks for any possible help.

  • Chancy

    That is a great question. My friends & I are now considering NOT going because of the “no chair” policy…shame….

  • Arlene Coleman

    I also am in my late 60′s and it will be hard for me not to sit on a chair. Please consider some option for us older people as I came in from Florida for this event. I would be terribly disappointed if I couldn’t come.

    Thank you!

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