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Oz from New York, New York
I enjoyed Bocelli’s beautiful voice. Too many other singers on stage. Mr. Foster should have stayed longer. The had a screen up before the performance stating Jennifer Garner, Ed Sherin, and Mateo Bocelli would be appearing...this did not happen. Too many people recording on their phones. Concert 20 minute late in starting Msg not organized too hectic leaving escalators turned off
Fernando from Dallas, Texas
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT
Andrea seemed annoyed and tired. Song selection was very disappointing. He has so many great songs. We were hoping to hear a few, but to our disappointment he sang only 2 we recognized. However, his voice was phenomenal. Conductor was covering him most of the time and we couldn't see him properly from the side of the auditorium. We left mid-way in to the second half.
Linda Cera from Long Island, New York
If you have been to other Bocelli concerts you have something to compare last nights performance to. He of course is always true to himself and never deviates what he does so I knew that would be the case last night. No problem there. But the production was a distraction rather than an enhancement. Blinding lights pointed directly at the audience were frequent and an annoyance. The guest performers were not very exciting. No Grobin, no Sherin showed up. The first standing ovation was given to a children's choir from Haiti. The second was when we heard our first popular song from Bocelli and that came towards the end of the show. That should tell you something. The first half of the show was opera. For opera lovers it was great I am sure, but for Bocelli lovers who want to hear the songs they know all the words to...not so much. His new song was a highlight. But all and all very disappointing for me.
Still a fan despite the concert from Los Angeles, California
TOO MUCH OPERA. NO SI
I was looking forward to this concert but came away disappointed. The ENTIRE first half was opera. Not what I came to hear (I heard this from many people). He only sang 1 song from his new album (I love this album.) . There were also far too many solo performances by other artists (who weren't even introduced). I thought Amapola, a beautiful love song, was overproduced and lost its charm. And much as I like Con Te Partiro and Nessum Dorma, they were predictable as encores and again, overdone.
Pablo Tisker from San Francisco, California
NO WHAT I EXPECTED
It has been so long since I have seen Bocelli, he performed with Celine Dion and it blew my mind, one of those moments that move you so deeply you are about to shed tears. Not so this time, stage lights were pointing at the audience so half the time I'm blinded by them and have to look away, there was a hanging screen that projected his performance on the foreground of the backdrop and if flickered horribly, it also shook so much that made me dizzy, thank God it was pulled up for the second half of the show. His voice is Amazing but the sound was HORRIBLE he sounded muted, when a guest singer came onto the stage she used a different wireless microphone and you could tell the difference because she also sung a son with Andrea and she also sounded muted, what a shame!!!!! I know he can sing opera but I am not sure I would have paid what I paid for a floor ticket to hear him sing that, I am not an opera fan although I appreciated his voice. I am so disappointed that if I could I would ask for my money back.
Donna Karson from San Diego, California
EXACTLY ...A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT
A dream to see him in concert. Couldn't wait. Went to Penchanga last night in San Diego. Huge waste of time, effort and money. First, parking to the place was a train wreck. Finally parked on a side street and walked. No organization. Security to get in...just as bad. Truly unprofessional and slow as molasses. Then the concert...opera, not his hits, not the things we all follow him for. Pia Toscana was fake, trying to hard and had no heart in her singing. Symphony played whimsical light music that was all U.S. stuff...Sound of Music? Seriously? There was no heart, no audience connection. In fact, there were even two ballet dancers on stage during some songs. AND such a production of backdrop photos dwarfing the stage that it was hard to focus on Andrea. A production for sure. But not a good one. Sadly disappointed. My vote...don't go.
Iris Howell from San Diego, California
ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT
1. The venue (Pechanga) is not the ideal place for this sort of music. The sound was awful and you could not really enjoy the music. 2. There are cables hanging from the ceiling that blocked the view of the TV and the back drop. 3. Andrea will sing one or two songs and then someone else will fill in for him. I paid to see him not all this other performers. 4. He didn't talk or address the public. The only time he talked to the audience was to introduce a song in English that he was performing for the first time. Which by the way i could not understand a word of the song because the quality of the sound was so awful. 5. If Pechanga wants to bring these type of classical music they should use the amphitheater or something that you can really hear the music. This music is for concerts that everyone else is singing the songs or partying not for a higher caliber like this.
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