Andrea Bocelli to Perform Free in Central Park

Bridget Leahy |

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, 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.

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