Tenor Andrea Bocelli in Concert at PPG Paints Arena (Thurs, 4/4/24)

Vocal legend Andrea Bocelli is billed on his website as “the world’s most beloved tenor.” The claim is difficult to fact-check, because love is subjective, and may include qualitative as well as quantitative dimensions. But there can be no disputing his popularity or the scope of his musical achievements over the years. Bocelli is a consummate crossover artist. He sings opera, pop ballads, sacred music, and more. He has duetted with singers ranging from Pavarotti (an early champion of Bocelli’s career) to Celine Dion. Bocelli transports listeners with a voice that is warm and intimate; perhaps he’s best described as a soulful tenor. He has been honored with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in his home country, and with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You may have caught Bocelli on TV last month when he sang “Time to Say Goodbye” with his son Matteo at the Academy Awards. This month you can hear him live. Andrea Bocelli visits PPG Paints Arena on his current North American tour. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (M.V.)

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