Tenor Bocelli says 'contaminated' by temptation of money

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Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli said he was "contaminated" by the temptation of money even if he already has too much.

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Michael TOTA

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2006
I'm a tenor as well, and I've been struggling all my life, and still struggling! Maybe, Mr. BOCELLI wants to share some of his wealth to a poor guy like me? I'm 72 years old and still singing in Hollywood Florida area, for my supper. I, like Mr. BOCELLI have a beautiful natural tenor voice, but never had luck with it. At my age I don't aspire to become a super star, only to be able ti make a living. With best regards.
Michael TOTA
A Fan

United States

#2 Apr 10, 2006
I saw this article before on the Official Site Forum, and something about it didn't seem quite right...just not like something Andrea would say. Turns out that this is a mistranslation of what he said. http://lnx.andreabocelli.org/Gold/viewtopic.p... scroll down for the English of what Andrea realy said.
mrlongisland

West Babylon, NY

#3 Apr 23, 2006
could you tell me who valerie berti is i am a long time fan of andrea's since 1997 i always admired him for his love of family and had read where he stated he needed his wife and 2 sons more than they needed him . i know enrica his wife had always been at his side along with the 2 boys i also noticed on several cd (in the back he always thanks his mom and dad now deceased his sons and had always included enrica but on the last several cd's Enrica does not appear i was wondering what happened . i had alot going on in my own life from the year 2001 thru present buy i thought he was happily married. could someone be kind enough to update me thank you
ShirlGorl

Washington, DC

#5 Jun 19, 2006
I believe that Andrea and Enrica will eventually remarry. Andrea is very religous and does not really believe in divorce. Veronica is not his destiny. Enrica is.
Gertrude Pieper

Mansfield, MA

#6 Aug 10, 2006
ShirlGorl wrote:
I believe that Andrea and Enrica will eventually remarry. Andrea is very religous and does not really believe in divorce. Veronica is not his destiny. Enrica is.
Enrica's public comments describe Andrea as "autocratic, stingy and negligent". I felt she soon realized, as fame took over his life, that she mattered not at all. He used her for image and she soon tired of that, refusing to appear in public with him long before their misery became public. Whatever "destiny" Andrea regards as his, I am sure Enrica regards hers as freedom from him.
Andrea's religiousity is all to his own liking since he is flagrantly living against the rules of his church. He could easily seek and receive an annulment and marry his young girlfriend. He has stated many times that he will never marry her although he looks forward to having children with her.
Veronica Berti, according to both their personal reports, met him at a party, left with him, spent the night and never truly returned to her former life. She is just what the doctor ordered, so to speak, for Andrea. She is his sexy arm candy, travel agent, nanny, photographer and, all round, cheerleader. She often appears cheap, advertising her considerable assets, though her dress may be just in keeping with an Italian way of presentation. Certainly, she does not have the class of Enrica. Veronica is young (23 years his junior, Enrica, 12 years), totally accommodating, stroking his male ego at every turn. He will never marry her because, once humiliated publicly by a woman, he will never put himself in that vulnerable position again. It has nothing to do with religion although he would like his public to believe so. This deal, apparently, is okay with Veronica who is well paid and given a place on the world stage. They are a couple made by their public; Enrica and Andrea appeared to be a couple in truth.
Andrea is a talented man with a unique story who has gotten very lucky. His attitude towards woman is typically European - money buys sex and image. He coats the whole story with religiousity, moralizing and pseudo-humility arising from his mannerisms which are typical of the blind. Women around the world buy this package, never fully grasping that he is anything put the ideal man.
Sue Reines

Toronto, Canada

#7 Aug 10, 2006
Finally, Gertrude Pieper, someone who sees through all the humble,religious front to the real person. Well said. Anyone who had to overcome the obstacles that this man did, would by necessity, be self centered.By his own account his mother was a rock for him in childhood and beyond and yet he only mentions his father as the most important person in his life (now deceased.) I agree that his attitude toward women is as window dressing and servant. But he is very talented and that probably says it all.
Gertrude Pieper

Mansfield, MA

#8 Aug 11, 2006
The Bocelli story began with a voice, a very beautiful one. However, what has become a story in itself is the fact that he has been able to hoodwink thousands of women of a certain age, women who have been around the block a few times, women who should know better, women who should recognize a toxic male when they see one, women who, curiously enough, make up the majority of his fan base. I do not know if this fact makes a statement to his credit or a statement to the pathetic, myopic needs of middle-aged women. He is a man who invites ( though he insists that he doesn't!) mothering while being utterly sexual - one stop shopping for all your feminine needs - except one - the need for respect.
tajana

Beograd, Serbia

#9 Nov 30, 2006
nothing is not iportant,except his voice,and his soul!
tajana

Beograd, Serbia

#10 Nov 30, 2006
I love his voice and think that he is beaytifyl man,and think that he exsist somewhere where people don't exsist in this world.I dont know english very vell,so i can't tell everything wath i meen.
Maureen Pelusi

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Dec 4, 2006
To me getrude you sound like a frustrated female who
has been hurt very badly by a male. I do not beleve Andrea said he was "contaminated". I do not believe Enrica said those things about him either.
I can't stand when people steriotype groups. Blind people and european people. I think you need to find man and leave andrea alone. He is fabulous.
Gertrude Pieper wrote:
The Bocelli story began with a voice, a very beautiful one. However, what has become a story in itself is the fact that he has been able to hoodwink thousands of women of a certain age, women who have been around the block a few times, women who should know better, women who should recognize a toxic male when they see one, women who, curiously enough, make up the majority of his fan base. I do not know if this fact makes a statement to his credit or a statement to the pathetic, myopic needs of middle-aged women. He is a man who invites ( though he insists that he doesn't!) mothering while being utterly sexual - one stop shopping for all your feminine needs - except one - the need for respect.
Jackie Nelson LV Nevada

AOL

#12 Dec 5, 2006
Believe me, Maureen, this Gertrude Pieper is a made up name who has come here to spew her venom about Maestro Bocelli just like she does at his Official Site. Her favorite line of him being a toxic male reflects what a toxic fan she is. She will not disappear although she has been ban from some of the forums only to return as someone else. This is an opinionated, obnoxious woman who as you said "has been hurt very badly by a male." The most powerful male! GOD! For some reason she has decided to take God's rejection of her out on Andrea Bocelli. She is a sad woman who hides behind her aliases. Maybe she will get the hint that no matter how much venom she spews, his fans will be around forever, just like Andrea Bocelli will be!
tajana

Beograd, Serbia

#13 Dec 5, 2006
I dont understand very wel what you talking,but i think that you are,Jackie in right.This dialog is very interesting,but my english language is so bad.
Andrea is very little man,and very much something more,i want to belive like that.Did i think right?
He was in Serbia 2005,in november,but,that was expencive for us.That is not important,it' s' inaf that he exsist in this world.
Maureen Pelusi

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Dec 5, 2006
Ya know it is a shame that some people have nothing nice in their life to think about and they have to find fault with someone as beautiful as andrea. I have seen him twice and both times were times I will always treasure. I do wonder why enrica left him. My sister who is also a tremendous fan thinks, enrica just couldn't stand him being away all the time. I have never read anything about their divorce were she said he was autocratic. Why should he marry Veronica, I do not want him to anyhow. I like him single, I am selfish that way.Did you ever hear anything about why she left him. I could never have left him.I am always on andrea's website and I have never seen her name before.
tajana

Beograd, Serbia

#15 Dec 6, 2006
I think that woman can't left him,is she normal.I don't wannt tell something bad,but he can't bee autocratic.He is realy beautiful,i dont know why she is left him,and cant understand that.I dont understand everything what you are write.
Maggis

Salisbury, UK

#16 Jan 3, 2007
Dont forget, he is just a man!
tajana

Beograd, Serbia

#17 Jan 13, 2007
I don't know..............
Vera

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jan 24, 2007
I'm very disappointed to learn about Andrea and Veronica. What year that they start the relationship?
Gertrude Pieper

Sharon, MA

#19 Jan 26, 2007
Maureen Pelusi wrote:
To me getrude you sound like a frustrated female who
has been hurt very badly by a male. I do not beleve Andrea said he was "contaminated". I do not believe Enrica said those things about him either.
I can't stand when people steriotype groups. Blind people and european people. I think you need to find man and leave andrea alone. He is fabulous.
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Really? Why so? Maybe you just haven't met a smart gal before. Why don't you haul your derriere over to Lucca and read up on the documents before you go spouting off on what was said or not said.
Gertrude Pieper

Sharon, MA

#20 Jan 27, 2007
Vera wrote:
I'm very disappointed to learn about Andrea and Veronica. What year that they start the relationship?
They met at a party almost immediately on the heels of his separation from his wife - 2002, I think. She, a 21 year old college student, left with him that night from the party and never returned to her formerr life. She later told the press she likes older men. He told the press they were having sex, might have children in the future but that marriage was "out of the question." When asked by reporter if that was okay with er, she replied that she lived for today and that was all. Apparently, they are a good match and seem to be on the same level emotionally despite the difference in years.
pat

Mays Landing, NJ

#21 Jan 28, 2007
gertrude
i really do love bocelli, but i have to agree with u somewhat because i also have read some of the things he has said about not marrying veronica etc. he is a very charming man and that is why so many woman fall for him hes a fantisy man. but im not sure i would want to be married to him (except of course i wouldnt mind having his money to take care of me) but if the guy is never home and the wife is, than what kind of married life is that. moneys nice but it wont keep u warm at nite or happy for the whole day. id rather have my honey who does both for 32 years now.

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