We’ve just been sent vid of Andrea Bocelli rehearsing Roméo et Juliette in Genoa. His French is unlikely to win a presidential election and his vibrato is a public safety risk (if this was Naples, it might cause a Vesuvian eruption). Neither M Sarkozy nor M Alagna has much to fear.
Parents of sensitive children, watch with care. The rest of you, enjoy.
Cast details: Andrea Bocelli, Maite Alberola, Alessandra Marianelli
al Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova in Roméo et Juliette
Opera in cinque atti di Jules Barbier e Michel Carré
Musica di Charles Gounod