As the biggest-selling artist in the history of classical music with over 80 million albums sold to date, and one of the very few classical artists to achieve crossover acceptance into the mainstream, Andrea Bocelli is comfortably the most popular classical italian singer in the world today.
His sacred arias album has sold over five million copies alone, making it the most successful classical album ever recorded by a solo artist, and his Romanza album from 1997 is the all-time best-selling album by any italian artist. TPi discovered the audio creation behind the singer’s live performances.
His long-time FOH engineer is fellow Italian, Andrea Taglia, a devotee of Outline’s remarkable GTO system and has been using it with Bocelli throughout his 2013 US tour. He was also one of the engineering team who produced Europe’s largest music event, the vast May Day festival held in Rome where more than 750,000 people packed the city’s Piazza San Giovanni.
In November, Bocelli performed at two sold-out UK shows, at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. Both shows featured an Outline loudspeaker system, specified by Taglia, facilitated by Britannia Row Productions, with Outline’s UK distributor CUK Audio providing operational support.