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MasterClass Monday: Andrea Bocelli Sings A Gorgeous Version Of La Vie On Rose With Edith Piaf. 


 Andrea Bocelli Sings La Vie En Rose 
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! 

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “MasterClass Monday: Andrea Bocelli Sings A Gorgeous Version Of La Vie On Rose With Edith Piaf. ”

  1. So Lovely and Romantic! A beautiful setting with a beautiful singer! It’s not often these days you get a chance to enjoy this kind of talent! ❤️

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  2. That was lovely! Thanks for the post, I’m so glad I didn’t miss this!

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