Aida Garifullina joined Andrea Bocelli on the US leg of his world tour. The first two great shows have already been held – on December 5 in Las Vegas (stage «MGM Grand») and 9 in New York («Madison Square Garden») and two shows will take place in Philadelphia («Wells Fargo Center») and Washington («Verizon Center»).

“It would be difficult to steal the spotlight from Italian superstar Andrea Bocelli, “the world’s most beloved tenor,” but 28-year-old Russian soprano Aida Garifullina nearly did so Saturday night during the Cinema World Tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Garifullina is equally talented and beautiful and commanded the stage with her vocals, looks and ball gowns solo and with Bocelli through riveting and show-stopping numbers including Je Veux Vivre from Romeo and Juliet and the duets with Bocelli on Il Canto Della Terra and Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).

Bocelli notes Garifullina’s beauty — “I am so fortunate to be working with such a beautiful soprano” — after one song playfully lifts her up, ball gown and all, then in another song dances with her.”

Don Chareunsy, Las Vegas Sun News