Whenever you see Andrea Bocelli on an album cover or in a promotional photo, the blind Italian tenor looks so happy and carefree, just chilling. Don’t get it twisted: This dude is a beast whenever he’s behind a microphone, cold murking standards and originals with operatic intensity. You have not heard “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” until you have heard Bocelli decimate motherfuckers in his version. Forget nuclear energy — the most important, urgent thing the world’s leading scientists need to focus on is a way to yoke this guy to the international power grid, stat.
Wed., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., 2013