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Bocelli delights fans as part of Gibraltar National Day celebrations

Andrea Bocelli, at the Europa Point Leisure Complex on Monday.
Andrea Bocelli, at the Europa Point Leisure Complex on Monday. / SUR
  • The Italian singer performed to a sell-out audience of 8,000 people

Not one, not two, but three. That's how many standing ovations were given to Andrea Bocelli at the end of his concert in Gibraltar last Monday evening.

Billed as the biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, the Italian singer performed to a sell-out audience of 8,000 people at the Europa Point Leisure Complex.

His first visit to the Rock formed part of his world tour and saw the tenor performing songs from his chart-topping album Si.

Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, guest singers and local choir singers, the concert was part of Gibraltar's National Day celebrations this week.

Among the songs were: I Can't Help Falling in Love with You, Time to Say Goodbye and O Sole Mio.

Bocelli's powerful voice filled the stadium throughout the concert and there was no shortage of applause after each song.

His final song, Nessun Dorma, put the hairs on the back of my neck up before the much-loved tenor received a final standing ovation lasting several minutes.