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Spotlight: Andrea Bocelli in Werther

December 1, 1999
Read the review of the Webcast in the December 1999 issue of La Scena Musicale.
Note: will re-webcast the Werther on December 9 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

November 12, 1999
On October 29, 1999, tenor Andrea Bocelli made his North American operatic debut in Jules Massenet's Werther at the Michigan Opera Theater. Teamed with mezzo Denyce Graves, an international star in her own right, and soprano Ying Huang of the Butterfly film fame, the event promised to be a highlight drawing Bocelli fans from afar. According to published reports, many fans left disappointed. The reviews were not very encouraging. Bocelli's voice, they said, did not project over the orchestra.

On November 14, 1999 at 3 p.m. EST, will present a live webcast of the final performance of the run, thus allowing internet viewers to judge for themselves.

The Reviews
- Associated Press: Bocelli Makes American Opera Debut (Catherine Tsai) 99-10-30
- Detroit News: Pop singer Bocelli fizzles in opera debut (Lawrence B. Johnson) 99-10-31
- Detroit News: Readers defend Bocelli`s debut 99-11-04
- Boston Globe: Bocelli follows his dream in 'Werther' (Richard Dyer) 99-11-01
- Washington Post: Finding His Way in 'Werther' - Andrea Bocelli's Tentative Debut (Nancy Malitz) 99-11-01
- New York Times: Andrea Bocelli in 'Werther' at the Detroit Opera (Anthony Tommasini) 99-11-01

- Video's 5 minute video profile of MOT's Werther (requires Realplayer G2)
- Article: Denyce Graves is ready to go on - and bring Andrea Bocelli with her (Lawrence B. Johnson - Detroit News) 99-10-29
- Article: Bocelli makes North American debut (Heather Denniss - Toledo Blade) 99-10-28
- Article: Andrea Bocelli is in the spotlight (Lawrence B. Johnson -Detroit News) 99-10-20

The performance
- November 14, 1999 at 3 p.m. EST
- Direct Real Audio link
- Michigan Opera Theater
- cast
- site:
- requirements: Realplayer G2 or Microsoft Mediaplayer
- The Press Release
- Details



(c) La Scena Musicale 1999