By Staff Writer
Award-winning maestro and singer will play at Billionaire Mansion
Legendary Italian classical tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli is set to play at a gala dinner in Dubai on Saturday January 7, 2017 at Billionaire Mansion, in the Taj Hotel, Business Bay.
The one-off 40-minute live performance is the result of Bocelli’s personal friendship with Billionaire Mansion founder and ex-Formula One mogul Flavio Briatore.
“It is with great joy that I have accepted my dear friend Flavio Briatore’s invitation to his venue Billionaire Mansion and I am ready to hold my very first performance of 2017 in Dubai, where I haven’t been for many years and where I always look forward to returning” said Bocelli.
The tenor singer acquired worldwide recognition and became a global phenomenon through his rendition of global hit ‘Time To Say Goodbye.’ He is also known for his performances in Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, Puccini’s ‘Tosca’, and duets with Luciano Pavarotti in the famed score ‘Miserere’ and ‘The Prayer’ with Celine Dion.
Guests at the gala dnner will enjoy an Italian menu including dishes featuring caviar.
Package options include the royal package at AED8,000 with a seated dinner in the royal section near the stage, a platinum package at AED7,000 including a seated dinner in the platinum section in the middle and a gold package at AED5,500 including a seated dinner in the gold section near the back.
Andrea Bocelli, visually impaired from birth, became blind at the age of 12 following a soccer injury. As a child, he learned to play the piano, flute and saxophone.
His big break came when a demo tape landed in the hands of operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
Billionaire Mansion, is a one-stop destination created by Briatore’s Billionaire Life Group featuring award-winning Restaurant Sumosan, a lounge, a shisha terrace, a nightclub and a karaoke bar.