Andrea Bocelli in Werther
December 1, 1999
Read the review
of the Webcast in the December
1999 issue of La Scena Musicale.
Note: GMN.com 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, GMN.com will present a live webcast of the final performance
of the run, thus allowing internet viewers to judge for themselves.
- Associated Press: Bocelli
Makes American Opera Debut (Catherine Tsai) 99-10-30
- Detroit News: Pop
singer Bocelli fizzles in opera debut (Lawrence B. Johnson)
- 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
- New York Times: Andrea
Bocelli in 'Werther' at the Detroit Opera (Anthony Tommasini)
- Video GMN.com's
5 minute video profile of MOT's Werther (requires Realplayer
- 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)
- Article: Andrea
Bocelli is in the spotlight (Lawrence B. Johnson -Detroit
- November 14, 1999 at
3 p.m. EST
- Direct Real
- Michigan Opera Theater
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