Andrea Bocelli, the Tuscan tenor beloved worldwide, performed on Easter Sunday in Milan’s Cathedral on the occasion of the event “Music for Hope”. A ray of light and hope in this difficult time for the entire world due to the COVID-19.
The opera singer was invited by the mayor Beppe Sala and the Veneranda Fabbrica of the Duomo. Bocelli made his very personal gift to the city and to the country, occupied in the fight against the Coronavirus. The event took place in the empty church first and later in the Piazza and was closed to the media and citizens. The event was live in streaming on the youtube channel of the tenor.
The concert has been amazing. A touching song like a prayer between the Gothic vaults to exorcise the coronavirus. In order, Andrea Bocelli performed Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck as the first song. Then the Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod, the Santa Maria by Mascagni, and the Domine Deus rossiniano by Petite Messe. He ended the concert from the parvis of the Duomo, in front of an unusual, desert Piazza del Duomo singing Amazing Grace, the famous Christian hymn of thanksgiving, conceived in the 18th century and inspired by a conversion.
Andrea Bocelli, watch the concert
Relived the entire concert here:
In the following video, Andrea Bocelli sings Amazing Grace in an empty Piazza del Duomo.
Andrea Bocelli was born in Tuscany in 1958, not too far from where we live. Lajatico is his hometown and is located not far from Pisa in a lovely gree rural area called Valdera. Every July, the theatre of the Silence of Lajatico hosts a special show with Andrea Bocelli and other stars of the music on the stage. An event that attracts visitors from all Italy and abroad.
The Master is also socially active. in 2011 he founded his charity foundation, Andrea Bocelli Foundation. The mission of the association, as said in the official website, is to “empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, distress due to illness and social exclusion by promoting and supporting national and international projects that promote the overcoming of these barriers and the expression of their full potential“.
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Updated on 13.04.2020 – Cover Photo Credit: Andrea Bocelli Youtube channel