ITALIAN opera great Andrea Bocelli will be filling the O2 with melodic arias on his return this November.
Andrea (55) is one of the top tenors who has managed to cross over from classical to pop music.
He has sold more than 80m albums around the world, his 1999 Sacred Arias has sold over 5m copies, making it the best-selling classical recording of all time.
But his new show will draw on his pre-fame days when he sang popular songs in bars – everything from Girl From Ipanema or Love Me Tender.
The Time To Say Goodbye singer will give audiences a flavour of his musical roots with an extensive repertoire.
Bocelli (inset) has performed for four US presidents, two popes and the British royal family, and at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup.
He returns to Dublin's O2 on Friday, November 14.
Two guests are due to be announced – a soprano to accompany Bocelli through the classical section and a pop star to showcase his chart career.
His latest album Passione was produced by 16-time Grammy winner David Foster at Bocelli's family home on the Tuscan coast.
Tickets for the show priced from €55 go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 9am.