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Entertainment Andrea Bocelli to Perform Easter Concert from Italy's Empty Duomo Cathedral amid Coronavirus Crisis

02:35  08 april  2020
02:35  08 april  2020 Source:   people.com

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Opera star Andrea Bocelli will perform livestreamed concert from Milan' s empty Duomo cathedral The tenor, 61, will perform on Easter Sunday from Italy ' s largest cathedral Bocelli will be accompanied only by cathedral organist Emanuele Vianelli Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will livestream a concert from Milan's landmark Duomo

Andrea Bocelli to Perform Easter Concert from Italy ' s Empty Duomo Cathedral amid Coronavirus Crisis . The Italian opera star will perform a solo concert , Andrea Bocelli : Music for Hope, this Easter Sunday from the Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy , and it will be live-streamed on his YouTube

Andrea Bocelli is making sure everyone’s Easter is music-filled despite the fact that many church-goers across the globe will be unable to attend services in-person due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Andrea Bocelli wearing a suit and tie: Andrea Bocelli is set to © Pietro D'aprano/Getty Andrea Bocelli is set to "give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world" this Easter Sunday

The Italian opera star will perform a solo concert, Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope, this Easter Sunday from the Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy, and it will be live-streamed on his YouTube channel. Since the Duomo in Milan has been closed amid the outbreak, Bocelli, 61, and cathedral organist Emanuele Vianelli will perform songs like “Ave Maria” and “Sancta Maria” to an empty venue.

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Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli , one of the world' s most famous tenors, will perform from Milan' s empty Duomo cathedral on Easter Sunday in a Italy , which remains in lockdown, has suffered the world’ s highest death toll from COVID-19, with 16,523 deaths as of Monday and almost 133,000 cases.

In celebration of Easter Sunday (April 12), Andrea Bocelli was invited by the City of Milan, Italy , to deliver a solo performance at the historic Duomo cathedral . In accordance with social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis , there will be no audience and no access for the public.

“On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan,” Bocelli said in a statement Tuesday. “I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone — whether they are believers or not — truly needs right now.”

“Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride,” he continued. “It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth.”

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Andrea Bocelli will live stream " Bocelli : Music for Hope," a concert at Milan' s empty Duomo Cathedral , Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic. "On Easter Sunday at 6PM UK, by invitation of the City and of the Duomo Cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a

Bocelli will only be accompanied by Duomo di Milano' s organist, Emanuele Vianelli, where he shall perform the likes of Ave Maria and Sancta Maria. The Milan cathedral is currently closed amid the pandemic but will exclusively open its doors for just Bocelli and organist Emanuel for the event

Bocelli also posted a statement about the performance to his Twitter page on Tuesday which read, “On Easter Sunday at 6PM UK, by invitation of the City and of the Duomo Cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.”

Giuseppe Sala, Milan’s mayor, said in a statement that he’s “sure that the extraordinary voice of Bocelli will be the embrace we are missing these days — a strong, special hug, capable of warming the heart of Milan, Italy and the world.”

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The Italian singer will perform at the Duomo in Milan. The iconic cathedral will be empty , since hard-hit Italy is still under a coronavirus lockdown On April 12, the Duomo will be open for one special guest: Andrea Bocelli . PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images. "On the day in which we celebrate

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In addition to Sunday’s concert, Bocelli will perform on April 18 for Global Citizen and the World Health Organization’s virtual concert, One World: Together at Home. The special will raise money through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support local and regional charities providing food, shelter and healthcare to those in need amid the ongoing health crisis.

Through his Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Bocelli has also started an emergency GoFundMe campaign to purchase medical equipment such as respirators and monitors to send to a hospital in Camerino, Italy. So far, they’ve been able to donate four respirators and have reached $133,715 of their $150,000 goal as of publishing time.

Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope will be live-streamed on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST on YouTube.

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Andrea Bocelli is to perform a live stream concert from Italy ' s historic Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020). Bocelli will be accompanied only by cathedral organist Emanuele Vianelli for the occasion, which will take place without a live audience as Italy remains in lockdown due to the

The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a livestreamed solo performance at the historic cathedral on the opera singer' s YouTube channel on April 12 at 1700GMT.

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