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Andrea Bocelli Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 164

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2.0 star rating John O'Brien from Charlotte, North Carolina

FAR BELOW EXPECTATION S

This show failed to meet expectations ! I did not come to listen to a flautist or numerous soprano numbers , nor did I come to hear the Sound of Music or be distracted numerous times by dancers. Andrea kept leaving the stage for extended periods of time and made no effort to show any warmth to the audience. His song selections left a lot to be desired; give us the selections from his recent PBS show from Italy. The backdrop videos and such were amateurish at best. I'll stick to CDs and not waste money on live performances. With the exception of his last two songs, his voice was not quite there; perhaps he should have canceled this date altogether and we wouldn't have wasted our money.

2.0 star rating M from Charlotte, North Carolina

DISAPPOINTED AND CHEATED

I agree with the earlier poster: this was only half of a show. I paid nearly $800 for two tickets and Bocelli sang very little. Instead my wife and I were entertained by our local Carolina orchestra (playing Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!), a flutist (three songs!), a season 10 American Idol loser, and very little Andrea Bocelli. He was off the stage more than on the stage. If he didn't feel well due to his earlier laryngitis, I would have preferred a cancellation. We enjoyed the solos he did sing, but there were very few. The flute player was on stage longer than Andrea. Very disappointed.

2.0 star rating V. oestergaard from St Augustine, Florida

POOR PERFORMANCE IN TAMPA

After driving 3 hours and paying $250 per ticket, it was disappointing. Poor choice of songs and too many guests that we really didn't care about. His voice finally got warmed up in the middle of the performance but he only sang a total of 10 songs (including 2 encores). And an orchestra that played Sound of Music...REALLY? That's what I paid for? Awful lighting that glared and underwhelming production. His voice is still beautiful and would have loved to hear more of it rather than the guest performances. Would have loved to heard his love songs (IT WAS VALENTINE'S NIGHT) or his more contemporary songs.

2.0 star rating Lisa Cloth from Salt Lake City, Utah

2/3 OF THE CONCERT WERE A WASTE,

Bocelli seemed bored and unitrested the through the first half of the concert. When his young daughter apperared on stage about half past the intermission he seem to perk up and actually begin to sing like he truly can. The last 3 songs and encore was the true artist I know and admire . It was a shame it took so long to get there. One other item. There is very large video screen behind him that shows clilps of Italy, nayure, and him with the Pope, children and alone. . It was OK at first but came a distraction as the perfromace went on. All in all it was alot of money for a so-so experience.

2.0 star rating C Warren from Detroit, Michigan

REALLY WONDERFUL ARTIST REALLY WRONG APPROACH

Bocelli is superb. Bocelli performing in an ice arena with a lot of unfamiliar artists--UGH! Venue: The amplification system took the life out of the performance. It sounded like pre-recorded material. The arena obviously lacked the atmosphere Bocelli and the orchestra deserved. It did not do justice to their work. People also acted like they were at a sporting event--lots of talking. Program: Bocelli sang with a series of unfamiliar performers. Very few songs were sung by Bocelli alone. This info was not shared, which seemed like a real misrepresentation. I would have preferred a shorter show with Bocelli alone. The only exception was when he sang with his daughter. That was very special. I don't fault Bocelli. I fault the management team exercising bad long-term judgment. This was a bait-and-switch money grab that I won't fall for again. I paid $800 to take my mom to one of her bucket list events. Instead, we got a very uninspired and horribly expensive TV variety show. UGH!!

2.0 star rating from New York, New York

RIP

No doubt, Bocelli is a legendary talent, but with his latest concert (I saw him in Philadelphia), he appears to have sold himself out. Of the two and a half hours, he performed less than half of it. The rest was filled with variety show acts—a singer, a dancer, bassist, another singer, two more dancers, his daughter singing (she was actually great). The show was disjointed. Sort of a Christmas show, sort of not. Distracting background video graphics that disrupted rather than enhanced the performance. We paid $311 + $109 service charges to Ticketmaster for each ticket for a less than mediocre concert. Andrea is superb, but he was also largely MIA from the stage, and the bit players who filled in did not justify the cost of the event. Sad to see a legend sell out his reputation like this. Very sad.

2.0 star rating RC from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DISAPPOINTING!

This was our 3rd time in Philly attending one of Andrea Bocelli's concerts. Obviously we thoroughly enjoyed seeing him previously and looked forward to the show last night. The show was VERY disappointing. We didn't know many of the songs. He left the stage after singing each of his songs and other performers filled in between. We paid $400 EACH for two box seat tickets. We paid to hear Andrea Bocelli sing and not other singers. Also, more than once he mentioned donating towards his worthy foundation but this was NOT the right environment to repeatedly talk about donations when all we wanted was to hear him sing. FINALLY towards the end of the show, he sang (4) songs that we knew. Overall the concert lasted a little over 2 hours. Not long enough for the amount of money we paid for our tickets. We won't be attending another one of his concerts. PS. the Philly Pops Orchestra who backed him was MAGNIFICENT!

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