Andrea Bocelli may be the most famous opera singer ever to have lived. In a new biopic from the director of 'Il Postino,' Toby Sebastian portrays the performer during a critical period when he could have easily gone another direction.
Andrea Bocelli: Andrea Bocelli, Italian opera tenor noted for his unique blend of opera and pop music. From a young age Bocelli was afflicted with congenital glaucoma. He began taking piano lessons at age six and later played flute and saxophone. At age 12 he became totally blind after suffering a brain hemorrhage
Merging pop and opera, blind Italian singing phenomenon Andrea Bocelli has become one of the biggest global entertainers. But the new biopic about him is a slog through the dreariest of showbiz-ascension clichés.