Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is a famous Italian pop tenor who lost his sight at the age of 12.

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In what year did Andrea Bocelli divorce Enrica?

2002

Andrea and Enrica are NOT divorced

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How did Andrea Bocelli become blind?

Andrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor whose repertoire includes four complete operas, has indeed been blind since his youth.

According to the All Media Guide:

The young Bocelli also suffered from poor eyesight, having been born with congenital glaucoma, and a soccer accident rendered him completely blind at the age of 12.


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Well he was ten years old he wanted to play soccer. So his parents enrolled him in this soccer league, and one day when he was playing, he fell and hit his head. Whatever way he hit himself, he damaged his optic nerve, and he went blind.

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Is Andrea bocelli blind?

Yes - since the age of 12

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Who is Andrea Bocelli?

Andre Bocelli was born in 1958, in Lajatico, rural Tuscany, Italy.

A disciple of Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, the blind, Tuscany-born, vocalist has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera. His participation in Pavarotti's 1992 hit, Miserere, and Fornaciari's 1993 world tour brought him international attention. Opera, however, represents only one side of his musical persona. Bocelli has been equally successful as a pop ballad singer, having recorded duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman and Eros Ramazzotti. Al Jarreau, who sang with Bocelli during The Night of Proms in November 1995, praised Bocelli when he said, "I have had the honour to sing with the most beautiful voice in the world." Bocelli grew up on farm in Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany. Beginning piano lessons at the age of six, he later added flute and saxophone. Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident.

Despite his obvious musical talents, Bocelli didn't consider a career in music until he had studied law at the University of Pisa and had earned a Doctor Of Law degree. Inspired to pursue music, he studied with famed tenor Franco Gorelli, supporting himself by peforming in piano bars.

Bocelli's first break as a singer came in 1992 when Fornaciari auditioned tenors to record a demo tape of Miserere, which he had co-written with Bono of U2. Successfully passing the audition, Bocelli recorded the tune as a duet with Pavarotti.

After touring with Fornaciari in 1993, Bocelli performed as a guest star in the Pavarotti International festival held in Modena in September 1994. In addition to performing solo and in a duet with pavarotti, Bocelli sang with Bryan Adams, Andreas Vollenweider and Nancy Gustavsson. In November 1995, Bocelli toured Holland, Belgium, Germany, Spain and France with "Night Of Proms", which also featured Al Jarreau, Bryan Ferry, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp and John Miles.

Bocelli's first two albums -- Andrea Bocelli in 1994 and Bocelli in 1996 -- showcased his operatic singing. His third effort, Viaggio Italiano, featured famous arias and traditional songs from Naples. Although released only in Italy, the album sold more than 300,000 copies. With his fourth album, Romanza, released in 1997, Bocelli turned to pop music. The album included the hit, Time to Say Goodbye, recorded as a duet with Sarah Brightman. Bocelli continued to focus on pop balladry with his fifth album, Sogno, released in 1999, which featured a duet with Celine Dion of the David Foster- and Carole Bayer Sager-penned tune, The Prayer, sold more than ten million copies, received a Golden Globe award and led to Bocelli being nominated for a Grammy as "best new artist".

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Why did Enrica divorce Andrea Bocelli?

The reason is known only by Enrica and Andrea but it is widely thought thet Enrica found his traveling too much.

This was taken from an interview with Andrea earlier this year Bocelli had two sons, Amos and Matteo, with his wife Enrica, but they divorced in 2002. "We cannot blame just one thing," says Bocelli. Perhaps, he admits, success played its part. "But the marriage also broke because maybe there was not that much happiness. Otherwise it wouldn't be broken. Love is a vase that breaks up when fragile."

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Was Andrea bocelli born blind?

No - Andrea was born with congenital glaucoma and may have eventually become blind at the age of 12 while playing soccer he hit his head a few days later in the hospital he had bleeding on his brain he has been totally blind ever since a lot of people wonder why his eyes are always closed it may be due to the fact a lot of blind peoples eyes are light sensitive and while on stage the big stage lights may hurt his eyes

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What is the process of throwing a spear?

In throwing a spear, there are two things to keep in mind: Accuracy, and Distance. You can throw for distance, but have little to no accuracy. You can throw for accuracy close up, and be successful, but at close distances, it's more of a lance, than an actual spear. For both accurate, and good distance, you will need to practice; Balance-Centering the spear in your hand in such a way that with no grip the front, and back sit level. Strength- Pulling back as far as you can with your throwing arm, using your other arm out stretched as a counter balance, and increased power. Think "trebuchet". Aim- Using both eyes, focus directly on the smallest part of the target that you desire to hit. Aim small, hit small. At the completion of the throw, your throwing hand should be pointed at the target. You can practice with haybales, and paper targets at first, trying a distance of 25 yards, working to increase that to a little more each time. Each spear has a different balance, and a different minute of angle (MOA). A Samburu spear will not throw like an Assegai, and certain "spears" are in truth "lances", so throwing those will feel like throwing a rock. A German Boar Spear comes to mind. Enjoy a new found hobby!

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How do you use a cane?

you put the cane in your hand and lean on it as you walk. When you have trouble putting pressure on your feet you transfer the pressure to the cane.

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Why did Andrea bocelli divorce his first wife?

They are NOT divorced

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Does Andrea Bocelli ever open his eyes?

i have seen a photo of Andrea with his eyes open some blind peoples eyes are light sensitivethe big stage lights may hurt his eyes

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Is Andrea Bocelli single or married?

He is married to Enrica Bocelli on 27-Jun-1992, he has two sons

Amos (b. 22-Feb-1995) and Matteo (b. 8-Oct-1997)

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What peaceful 2004 concert was hosted by Tom Cruise and featured musical performences by cyndi lauper and Andrea bocelli?

nobel peace prize concert

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Does Andrea Bocelli speak Italian?

Of course! He was born Tuscany, ITALY. He also sings in Italian too

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Why weren't the Andrea and Enrica happily married?

Because he cheated on her constantly

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Which career did Andrea Bocelli's give up to become a singer?

Attorney

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Is Andrea arden married?

Yes to Rhett Butler... Not the character but the man who owns R.E Butler and company

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How old are Andrea bocellis's boys?

Amos is 14 - Matteo is 12

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Is Andrea Bocellis' eyelids sewn together?

No, they aren't! Haven't you seen his beautiful eyes yet when he does open them?

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How did Andrea bocelli lose his sight?

Andrea was visually impaired from birth, and a soccer ball hit him in the head during a match several dayslater hehad a brain hemmorage he has been totally blind ever since before age12 he could see butdue to congenital glaucoma his eyesight was very poor

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How did Andrea bocceli become blind?

Andrea Bocelli became blind from a soccer accident when he was 12.

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Was Andreas Vesalius married?

yes he was

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Where is Andrea Bocelli from?

Andrea Bocelli was born and raised in Italy.

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How old are Andrea Bocelli's sons?

Amos was born in February 1995 and Matteo in October 1997.

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Where was Andrea Bocelli born?

Andrea Bocelli was born in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy in 1958.

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What is Andrea Bocelli's Favorite color?

i dont imagine he has one being as how he has been blind for so long

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