The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has performed this Sunday at the Duomo in Milan alone due to the coronavirus and the concert has been broadcast exclusively live on the artist’s YouTube channel since 7:00 p.m.
“On a day when we celebrate trust in a life that succeeds, I am proud and happy to accept the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan,” said the artist, who has acted without an audience, in compliance with regulations. from the government on COVID-19.
“I believe in the strength to pray together. I believe in Christian Easter, the universal symbol of rebirth that everyone, believers or not, really needs right now. Thanks to the music, broadcast live, and bringing millions of hands together throughout the world, we will embrace the beating heart of this wounded Earth, a wonderful international union that is a source of pride for the Italian people. The city of Milan, which is generous, courageous and proactive, as well as the whole of Italy, will once again be very soon a winning model, engine of a rebirth that we all hope for. It will be a pleasure to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration that evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth, “said Andrea Bocelli.
The Italian tenor is currently participating in an emergency campaign for COVID-19: the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) is conducting a fundraiser to help hospitals buy all the instruments and equipment necessary to protect staff doctor.
The Duomo of Milan, which is currently closed, has opened its doors exceptionally for Andrea Bocelli in a concert that aims to launch a “message of hope for Italy and for the whole world”, and the tenor has been accompanied only by the cathedral organist Emanuele Vianelli, who has played one of the largest pipe organs in the world. AND
As for the repertoire, they have been selected and arranged for the soloist’s voice and the organ, among others, Ave María de Bach / Gounod and Sancta Maria de Mascagni.
The event has been promoted by the city of Milan and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, and produced by Sugar Music and Universal Music Group, with the contribution of YouTube, and the participation of Andrea Bocelli “totally free”.