Classical singers hoping for cross-over success, find the task a daunting challenge. Not so for Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who has easily earned legions of both classical and pop fans since bursting on the international scene when he won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1994. Bocelli, always popular with Houston fans, returns to perform with the Houston Symphony and Chorus. Over the last 18 years he's recorded studio albums of both classical and pop music, two greatest hits albums and nine complete operas. He's sold more than 80 million records worldwide, becoming the best-selling solo artist ever in classical music. Today's concert will feature tunes from his PBS special and latest CD release, Live in Central Park, along with the popular arias and moving love songs that have been the mainstay of his repertoire. Eugene Kohn conducts with guest vocalists Maria Aleida and Katherine Jenkins joining Bocelli onstage. See why Bocelli is called the ''fourth tenor'' today at 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2012