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Andrea Bocelli talks facing his critics, writing his memoir and whether his voice is changing




What would happen if one of the world's foremost classical pop/opera singers lost the voice that made him an icon?

That's the question we posted to Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who performs at the St. Pete Times Forum on Sunday. What would happen if his voice, like that of other famous tenors, were to grow heavier and deeper as he ages?

"The voice changes very slowly," Bocelli said by email. "I keep mine well under control and try with all my might to keep it exactly as it was at the very beginning. Who knows what will happen in the future … we are in the hands of God."

Bocelli will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum. Also on the bill are soprano Ana Maria Martinez, Broadway and gospel singer Heather Headley and Eugene Kohn conducting the Opera Tampa Symphony. Tickets are $75-$350. Click here.

And for more of John Fleming's interview with Andrea Bocelli, click here.

Photo: Associated Press

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:50pm]


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