Abu Dhabi, UAE: FLASH Entertainment is bringing world-famous classical artist ANDREA BOCELLI back to Abu Dhabi’s award-winning leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island for one night only on April 26. The world’s most beloved tenor and biggest-selling, global, solo, classic artist is set to enthrall fans at Yas Island’s du Arena with a mesmerising performance encompassing both old and new material.
The Tuscan tenor will captivate the audience with a spell-binding concert of two parts featuring material ranging from famous operatic arias to crossover and popular hits from his first album of new material in 14 years, Sì, which in his own words is about heart and soul, positivity and family, melody and magic.
“In this historical period we are going through right now, we too often say no. But yes is the word you say when you have your first kiss, when you agree with somebody, when you want to make someone feel good. Sì is the word you say every time things will end well. For a thousand and one reasons, sì is the expression of a positive, powerful, human word and feeling and emotion” explains BOCELLI.
The message behind BOCELLI’s album resonates strongly with the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, sharing many of the same messages and firmly rooted in family and friendship. This is demonstrated beautifully in the spine-tingling duet between father and son, ‘Fall On Me’, featuring 20-year-old MATTEO BOCELLI.
Having sold 85 million records and performed in some of the greatest concert halls and opera houses, for royalty, Presidents and Popes, BOCELLI describes himself as “a modern, yet old-fashioned tenor” with crossover appeal that has wowed audiences at major international events, including the Olympic Games, and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows.
ANDREA BOCELLI’S name and voice reverberate in every corner of the world and have become synonymous with his humble persona and unparalleled singing prowess, he has a Golden Globe, 7 Classic Brit and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Drawing millions in with his wide-ranging appeal, Bocelli has collaborated with a host of A-list pop stars including Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, and many more. He also wowed UK football fans with a performance for Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League-winning Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in 2016. Bocelli continues to tour the world with major shows in the US, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, the UK and more recently Saudi Arabia, delighting fans with his new music.
As a young musician, BOCELLI identified his instrument of choice as his voice and went on to excel his career as a tenor after his breakthrough song Con Te Partirò moved listeners globally. Among his many career highlights BOCELLI considers the privilege of singing alongside Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Céline Dion to be some of his fondest.
Presented by du Live! and brought to you by FLASH Entertainment, tickets for the event start at AED 395 and go on sale at 12:00 pm on Wednesday 27th February at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
du Live! Magazine subscribers can avail a flat 20% off during an exclusive 47-hour pre-sale period beginning at 12pm on Monday 25th February until Wednesday 27th February at 11am.
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ABOUT FLASH ENTERTAINMENT
Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment (#ThinkFLASH) is the region’s largest provider of unmissable world-class events and entertainment. It’s extraordinary festivals, mesmerising music events, world-class sporting events, spectacular stage shows and inspiring community events create memories that last a lifetime and beyond. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events’ industry.
FLASH manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and the Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
ABOUT du Live!
Launched in 2011 as the entertainment arm of du, the Middle East’s fastest-growing telecommunications company, du Live! (#duLive) has since been associated with some of the finest entertainment to come to the region. With two premium venues, the du Forum and du Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi in partnership with FLASH Entertainment, du Live! is committed to bringing high quality, regionally-relevant and family-orientated live acts to the UAE.
du Live! intends to emphasize upon the image of the UAE as the ultimate entertainment destination in the region, firmly establishing the nation on the world stage as a hub for live entertainment that caters to tastes as varied as the multicultural fabric that makes up the local community.
ABOUT YAS ISLAND
Yas Island is a unique destination located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi - just 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. A breath-taking island of diverse, immersive experiences and lasting memories, where families and friends, residents and business visitors can make the most of their precious time away. A world of experience comes together to combine stunning natural scenery with iconic design and high-octane glamour with laid-back family fun.
Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit - famed for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX™ - world class events and concerts throughout the year, as well as the Yas Links Golf Course. Along with the Iconic Yas Viceroy Hotel, the six international Yas Plaza Hotels are conveniently located in the heart of the Island.
The Island boasts cutting-edge hotels, exciting theme parks, dynamic restaurants, anticipation of global stars taking to the stage, a links golf course, and the most cosmopolitan shopping mall housing the world’s leading brands and dining outlets. It’s also a destination designed for the diverse business community, with a number of event facilities to allow full engagement with guests. From superb conference venues to meeting and gala event facilities, as well as management services for MICE events, Yas Island combines business with leisure, allowing for a holistic experience.
Yas Island is a place that’s full on life. Passionate. Powerful. Alive. Where the fun never stops. Where your dreams become the everyday. Where your sense of adventure is limited only by your imagination.