On Sunday, the famous opera singer will perform from Italy’s empty Duomo Cathedral.
Like most churches this Easter, the historic cathedral in Milan will be closed to the public. There will be empty pews, but the voice of the famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli will echo through the cathedral for a special and free live-streamed concert.
Called “Bocelli: Music for Hope,” the performance will stream on Bocelli’s YouTube channel at 7 PM in Italy, or 1 PM ET and 10 AM PT in the US.
Bocelli will be accompanied by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli. Together they will perform famous pieces such as “Ave Maria” and “Sancta Maria,” Universal Music Group said in a news release.
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Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has confirmed he will perform live on Easter Sunday from Milan's empty Duomo Cathedral.
It will be livestreamed worldwide, for free. pic.twitter.com/dFLwwhl0Dz
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Universal Music Group is working with the City of Milan, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sugar Music and YouTube to put on this very special concert. The news release also revealed that Bocelli is doing this pro-bono.
In other news, Bocelli’s foundation has raised over $140,000 for hospitals in Italy. The country has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, so the famous tenor hopes that the financial support as well as the upcoming performance will bring hope and some comfort.
He is also scheduled to perform in the “One World: Together At Home” benefit concert on April 18.