The Television Academy said today that classical tenor Andrea Bocelli and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter and producer David Foster will headline at the post-Emmys Governors Ball on September 20. The announcement was made during a Sneak Peek Press Preview for the event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Bocelli and Foster have worked together many times including on a handful of Great Performances programs. Two of those — Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas (2009) and Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky (2006) — earned Foster Emmy noms for Outstanding Music Direction. Bocelli scored an Emmy nom for his 2000 Great Performances program “Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias,” which was tied to the album of the same name, which remains the all-time biggest seller by a solo classical artist.
Foster’s long list of credits include three Best Song Oscar nominations, for “The Prayer” from 1998’s Quest For Camelot, “I Have Nothing” from 1992’s The Bodyguard and “Glory Of Love,” a No. 1 pop hit sung by Peter Cetera from 1986’s The Karate Kid, Part II. He also shared an Outstanding Music and Lyrics Emmy with Linda Thompson for the 2002 special The Concert for World Children’s Day.
Here are some images from today’s press preview day for the Governors Ball: