Dion performed it with Bocelli at both ceremonies. On 2 June 2008, he performed at the in front of 80,000 people during a concert celebrating the anniversary of the Republic of Italy's formation. Archived from on 30 July 2012. In Bologna in January, he performed as in four performances of the opera of the same name. Both Dion and Bocelli have sung the song with other artists, and various other artists have recorded the song, either as a duet or a solo. In Italy, Bocelli sang in at a meeting of the centre-left Heads of State.
An English version of the song was released in October and was featured in the film as the end credit song. Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the in 2006 and was honored with a star on the on 2 March 2010 for his contribution to Live Theater. Archived from on 3 February 2009. Corriere Della Sera in Italian. On 22 April, Bocelli gave an open-air concert at 's , in , dedicated to the proclamation of Yerevan as the 2012 ; he was accompanied by the conducted by Marcello Rota.
Archived from on 25 January 2009. At age 12, Bocelli lost his sight completely following an accident during an association football game. He performed in , in New York City, , in , , in , Toyota Center, in Houston, , in Los Angeles, and the 's , in the. It was also nominated for an in 1999 and a in 2000. His world tour continued from 12 May to 14 May with four concerts in Japan and South Korea.
In February 2003, Bocelli performed Madama Butterfly in an exclusive Monte Carlo concert, which was attended by. He won the preliminary competition with the highest marks ever recorded in the newcomers section. The concert was later broadcast by , and by throughout. It proved to be much more successful than the original, entering the at number 70. The music of silence: a memoir by Andrea Bocelli. On 1 June, Bocelli performed with at the , celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opera festival.
Since 1982, Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 90 million records worldwide. Back in Italy in Bologna on 27 September, he sang at the. It also appeared on a few other charts: at number 50, at number 32 and at number 29. Handel, during the opening ceremony of the , in the , in Rome. On 30 November, his book La musica del silenzio, an autobiographical novel, was released in Italy, and in 2017 it was turned into a movie as , directed by. In May his second complete opera, , was released.
On 19 April, Bocelli made his United States debut with a concert at the in Washington, D. Bocelli released the complete opera recording of Carmen in Italy in the same year, which he recorded in 2005. On 26 September 2008, during the 2008 Festival, he held a concert in the in , Italy. On 21 November, a segment of Leute Heute, a German on , was about My Christmas and Bocelli's meeting in Rome with and 250 other artists, an event which was broadcast live earlier that day in Italy, by. His fifth album was released in March.
It contains renditions of classic and , featuring duets with , and his wife Veronica Berti. Its performers included Italian composer and musician , Italian ballet dancer , Israeli singer , and Charice. It was evident at birth that Bocelli had numerous problems with his sight, and he was eventually diagnosed with. Archived from on 7 January 2009.
Archived from on 14 August 2011. Bocelli also took part in the special on 12 December. At the ceremony on 24 February, Bocelli was nominated for , which was won by. . It also marked as Bocelli's debut to the American audiences.
Archived from on 5 August 2012. Bocelli gave a free concert on 15 September, on the of in New York City. Since the opening in 2006, Bocelli has held 12 concerts, every July, with guests including , , , , , , and. He also performed on German television; on 11 December and the Gala in on 17 December. In October 2013 Bocelli bought a second home in.