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Tenor Andrea Bocelli Delights Crowd On Central Park’s Great Lawn

Celine Dion, Tony Bennett Among Others To Surprise Wet But Happy Masses
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(credit: CBS 2)

(credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fans of all ages braved the rain for Thursday night’s star-studded show in Central Park.

The rich, powerful voices of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and his special guests, including Celine Dion and Tony Bennett, swept across Central Park’s Great Lawn, enthralling thousands of fans.

Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, the tenor delighted the crowd.

Under the stars, the impressive lineup sang to an audience of both old and young, including some school kids who were up late and inspired.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Speaks With Fans At The Concert

“It’s exciting. It’s my first concert and I’m really excited,” 10-year-old Grace told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

“I think its awesome.  Well, it’s Bocelli.” added 11-year-old Griffin.

“I guess being an old, Italian romantic, we’ve always loved him and we’ve followed him through his tours,” one man, who brought his family from Florida, told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon. “We had such a great time.”

Soprano Ana Maria Martinez told CBS 2 it doesn’t get any better than how it was Thursday night.

“It’s an absolute honor and a joy. Sometimes I’m pinching myself thinking, ‘my God what a beautiful lineup of artists’ and we’re all doing this with a lot of joy,” she said.

Umbrellas were seen up and down during the performance, but people’s spirits were up the whole time as the voice of Bocelli warmed them up on a cool, rainy night in Central Park.

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