Andrea Bocelli 4

I have big, big stage fright.
Andrea Bocelli

Because I practice often with my children at home.
Andrea Bocelli

When I sing for myself, I sing in a more free, athletic way. When I face an audience, there is always some fear that makes me put the brakes on a bit.
Andrea Bocelli

The most widely criticised singers in the history of opera, Maria Callas and Franco Corelli, happen also to be the best singers. I am honoured for being part of their group.
Andrea Bocelli

Let me say that I’ve never thought to conduct because the conductor has to think to the music before the orchestra. And the orchestra comes later. For me, it’s terrible.
Andrea Bocelli

When a little more than a teenager, I was a piano-bar pianist in the land where I was born and raised, Tuscany.
Andrea Bocelli

Very often, I recognize many, many defects, so I try to improve myself every day. I think my voice is very communicative.
Andrea Bocelli

When I sing, I think mostly about the music. But I know that, through singing, my body shows everything that I am. I am a very passionate man and I suffer a lot and have a lot of joy also. In my opinion, it is very important for me to find this stimulus and motivation for singing.
Andrea Bocelli

Naturally, women are drawn to a man who understands the subtlety of emotions, and they know I’m a passionate man. But the reason I try to keep myself in shape is so I can sing better, not to look good.
Andrea Bocelli

I loved playing football. In this particular match the ball happened to hit my right eye, the only one which I could see light and colour with.
Andrea Bocelli

I have a European frame of mind and Europe is my home.
Andrea Bocelli

I respect very much my public and also the music I perform.
Andrea Bocelli

The world is full of many beautiful voices; I will perform with many of them. I love women’s voices.
Andrea Bocelli

I love eating shabu-shabu in Japan – a kind of beef hotpot. But if you’re talking about authentic, traditional food, then Italian cooking is one of the best in the world.
Andrea Bocelli

I always knew I would sing. I just didn’t know if I would be successful or not. But I sang at school, I sang at parties, I sang at church. Everyone always asked me to sing. I’d be playing football with my friends, and my parents would ask me to sing for their guests. I was never very happy about that because I wanted to play football.
Andrea Bocelli

I try to find some time for my horses. I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big – it has been a big passion for me.
Andrea Bocelli

More people are listening to opera, and I’m happy – everybody must be given that opportunity.
Andrea Bocelli

People wonder if there is a relationship between my lack of sight and the way I sing. But there’s no connection.
Andrea Bocelli

When the mood takes me, I like to be a man of action. I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better!
Andrea Bocelli

It is not Christian to go against someone. I am in favour of life.
Andrea Bocelli

I have always felt an excellent rapport ever since my very first concert in Britain at Hampton Court. I have always felt understood. The British understand opera very well.
Andrea Bocelli

I live for my children, so my number one rule is I won’t go away from home for more than two weeks.
Andrea Bocelli

While they are kids, my children must do as I say.
Andrea Bocelli

I know that my passion is for opera, but sometimes I like also to sing songs, because there are many beautiful melodies.
Andrea Bocelli

I’ve always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I’m involved in. Science gives hope.
Andrea Bocelli

For me, the most enjoyable type of singing is opera. It allows you to move, to wear a costume… to do something with your body. When singing in concert, you have to stand up in front of the audience, next to the conductor, which is less natural.
Andrea Bocelli

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