Andrea Bocelli emphasizes beauty for his upcoming Houston performance

Dec 06, 2019 262

BY: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

If there’s a connective thread in the program that revered tenor Andrea Bocelli will deliver in his message of joy and spiritual reflection at the Toyota Center on Thursday night, it’s a pretty simple one. “The common denominator is always the pursuit of beauty,” he said in an email interview.

Led by longtime collaborator and conductor Eugene Kohn, the performance will feature soprano Larisa Martínez, pop star Pia Toscano, violinist Caroline Campbell, dancers Brittany O’Connor and Jordi Caballero, and special guest Ana María Martínez, a distinguished alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Born in Puerto Rico, the latter - a Grammy Award-winning soprano - recently assumed two new local roles, serving as artist-in-residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and as HGO’s first-ever artistic advisor.

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