Lovers of opera would have heard of Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli of the era gone by and of the present great Three Tenors of whom Luciano Pavarotti is lately deceased. Andrea Bocelli can be counted in the same rank.
Andrea Bocelli, born 22 September 1958, is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident.
However, he’s gifted with a golden voice. Though without the blessing of sight, “he sings beautifully in colours”. God is great! He takes away one thing but endows you with another even greater!
Remember too, this is the only prayer that comes directly from God!
“The Lord’s Prayer as sung by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Sublime, magnificent, powerful, amazing, and breathtaking! Simply heavenly! What a marvelous piece of music and arrangement.
When one needs to calm thyself or to reflect on what is good in this world, this piece of beautiful, heavenly music is perfect.”
This short & simple prayer, well translated into hundreds of languages, was given by our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Luke which records Jesus being approached by “one of his disciples” following the Sermon on the Mount with a request to teach them “to pray as John taught his disciples.”
With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time, and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada, and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America. The album’s first single, “Time to Say Goodbye“, topped charts all over Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country. He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and classical singer in the world.
In 2006, Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and on March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to Live Theatre.(Source: Wikipedia).