Now this is really something. I know I just featured Andrea Bocelli in a MasterClass Monday article a couple of weeks ago, but this video performance moved me to tears. Well, smiling through tears, actually. It was just one of those special performances that made me happy inside and out while evoking some special and personal musical memories.
And, I am sure you will feel the same way once you have a listen below.
Andrea Bocelli is one of those artists gifted with a voice so distinctively and instinctively musical that he can cross genres with ease and authenticity. Whether singing classical, pop and, in this performance, cabaret music, he brings his special brand of performing prowess to every performance.
His interpretation of “La Vie En Rose” is interpreted to perfection. His French diction is excellent and those French “r“s roll from his mouth in perfect Parisian style.
And the ease in which he moves while singing this song is wonderful to see. True cabaret style!
I have been accustomed to seeing him perform while stationary, no doubt as the result of his visual impairment. So, it was great to see him incorporate some movement into this number. It certainly enhanced the vocal performance but, more important, allowed him to relax the projection of his voice to suit the narrative style of this particular song.
And get ready for a nice surprise. The legendary cabaret artist, the late and great Edith Piaf, makes a very special appearance in this number. What a moment in time. I never thought these two voices could work together but, put two great artists together, and anything is possible. And magical!
Have a listen and get ready to smile. Your week just got better!