Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was born with poor eyesight due to congenital glaucoma that led to total blindness after a soccer incident when he was 12. Even before that, he was a music enthusiast, finding comfort in the art. At the age of 6, Bocelli began piano lessons, and would soon enough take up saxophone, trumpet, harp, flute, guitar, trombone, and drums.
He also sang and, when he was 14, won the Margherita d'Oro in Viareggio with a performance of O sole mio. While in law school, Bocelli spent his evenings singing in piano bars.
In 1992, Bocelli got a fantastic break. The Italian rock star Zucchero was looking for a tenor to sing a demo for the song “Miserere” to send to Luciano Pavarotti. Bocelli's rendition so impressed Pavarotti, that the lege... Read more