Andrea Bocelli Sings in Astana, Kazakhstan

Jun 15, 2010, 07:00 ET from Press-service of Astana akimat

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrea Bocelli will give his first concert in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, on July 5 at the opening of Khan Shatyr center, kicking off festivities for Astana's 12th anniversary. Kazakhstan's ambassador to the U.S. Erlan Idrissov noted: "We are looking forward to Maestro Bocelli's visit. I am certain that he will be impressed by our warmth, hospitality and musical heritage."

The performance in Astana by the world's renowned tenor will mark the artist's first visit to Central Asia. Andrea Bocelli said, "As an artist, I am mainly looking forward to the warmth of the audience, I hope I'll leave a nice memory of myself and my music, which I'll bring from my country to Kazakhstan."  Andrea Bocelli will perform in Astana before taking center stage at the FIFA World Cup Grand Finale in South Africa.

With one of the world's most recognizable voices in music, Andrea Bocelli continues to defy categorization, age barriers and labels of all kinds. A global household name, he has sold over 70 million albums to date. Opera represents only one side of his musical persona, as Andrea Bocelli fares equally well as a pop singer, having recorded duets and performed on stage with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Eros Ramazzotti. Amongst the multitude of acknowledgments received in his career, Maestro Bocelli was honored with seven World Music Awards including "World's Best Classical Artist" in 2010.

SOURCE Press-service of Astana akimat