Breaking: Andrea Bocelli to appear at Auschwitz on Holocaust Day

Breaking: Andrea Bocelli to appear at Auschwitz on Holocaust Day


norman lebrecht

January 08, 2014

The blind Italian tenor will attend memorial services at the death camp on January 27, according to the German-Jewish newspaper, the Algemeiner. Bocelli has frequently expressed his admiration for Israel and the Jewish people.

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  • Rosana Martins says:

    I am shocked by the bad taste of throwing a concert in Auschwitz on Holocaust Day. Respectful silence should be obligatory!

  • Performing Artist52 says:

    Read above again, it says memorial service.

  • Dario says:

    I am shockes by the bad taste to call Boccelli a tenor!

  • Iris says:

    Bocelli will not only SPEAK at the International Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, he has been awarded the honor of opening the ceremony; his support of Israel has been constant and unwavering since he was a young man and hehas never hesitated to express it to the press. The following information was printed in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera–this is my translation:

    “Andrea Bocelli will participate on Monday, Jan. 27, in the ceremony commemorating the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, at Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland. The tenor, guest of the International Holocaust Memorial Day Event, will open the ceremony with a brief speech. An important honor for the Italian artist, always more often an ambassador of peace and faith to the world.”