Famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is going to perform a free show in New York’s Central Park on September 15.
The 52-year-old is performing the show for PBS and he says it was a dream of his late father.
Tickets for the free event were available at various locations around the city on Thursday August 4 and hundreds of people lined up for their chance to grab early seats, most of which had sold out by 3p.m ET.
Bocelli will be performing with the New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir and along with the choirs special guests, although who will star alongside the tenor has not been revealed.
The “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park” special will air on PBS on December 2 at 9 p.m and a CD of the concert along with available DVD’s will arrive sometime in November.
In a statement Bocelli said:
“I cannot help but smile when thinking about the upcoming concert in Central Park,” while adding, “It was my father’s dream, and my father was right, because my artistic path would have been entirely different without the strong and sincere embrace of this extraordinary city where everything is possible, even when it seems impossible.”
Following the concert Bocelli will perform in various U.S. cities including Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas.
Here’s a promotional video for “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park”: