Andrea Bocelli in Florida 2014

Andrea Bocelli

Bocelli GoodFor an Italian Enthusiast, patriotism is demonstrated by supporting Italian artists, especially when they perform in the United States.

On February 14, 2014, I saw the great Andrea Bocelli perform live at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.  The concert was everything I anticipated it to be, with the tenor’s powerful voice resonating throughout the arena, singing the songs we all love.  I particularly enjoyed hearing Bocelli’s version of Nessun Dorma, and observing his emotion at the end when he concluded with Vincerò.

Most spectacular, however, was that through a dear client, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Bocelli and his wife, Veronica, after the show.  I practiced my greeting over and over in my head and as soon as Ms. Bocelli introduced me to the Grand Maestro, I said, “Ciao Signor Bocelli.  Sono Antonio Barbuto.  Piacere di conoscerLa.”

I pulled it off, and I was pleased.  What a fantastic evening and great honor to make his acquaintance.