I don’t know anything about the fees the artists involved in this production “Romeo et Juliette” in Genoa are going to take: what I know is that everybody is helping the Teatro Carlo Felice (yes, with reduced fees) to come through its difficult situation with this production, which will attract an audience that is probably not used to go to opera performances, but wishes to see Andrea Bocelli doing Opera.
I think this is ok: Andrea is a serious artist, a crossover singer and a magnet for many. This is exactly what Teatro Carlo Felice needs right now. We are doing our job very seriously, everybody, the orchestra, the chorus, the technicians, the cast, everybody.
Yes, I will conduct the show, I am here and I am doing hard work with Andrea, with Maite Alberola, with Jose Bros, with Alessandra Marianelli, all outstanding singers, in order to guarantee that show the highest possible level.
This is the right thing, right now, for Teatro Carlo Felice – and I am happy to have Andrea Bocelli on boat with us.
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