Early in Bocelli's career I wasn't terribly impressed with him, I don't know if it's because his vocal prowess has grown over the years, or if I were simply guilty of not paying it the requisite attention.
Watching "A Night in Tuscany" had a profound effect on me from the very moment the performance began. It's unusual to see a performance begun with Nessun Dorma, which is usually reserved for the finale, but it certainly served as terrific means of locking my attention to him and the music from the moment the show began. During his performance of Dorma, and the following performance of La Donna e Mobile, I was entranced. His voice was alternately supremely powerful and light enough to float on air.
I can't recall a vocal performance ever bringing tears to my eyes so quickly, so IMMEDIATELY.
What a triumph.
I'm ashamed I ever disregarded his talent even for a moment.
Beautiful setting as well, in the middle of the historic town.
I can't imagine anyone being disappointed in any way with this magnificent demonstration.
Pure Kitsch, I can only conclude that you have no ear for vocal talent. To call his high notes "strained" is flat-out jaw-dropping. Whether belting out the note or allowing it to softly float on the air, his high notes were the most impressive part of the performance. The fact that Luciano Pavarotti completely agrees with this assessment is beside the point, but true nonetheless.
I have perfect pitch and the slightest deviation from the tone is like fingernails on a chalk board for me. Bocelli is in tone center.
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