On Easter Sunday, Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, Italy — one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. The event is titled Music for Hope.
“The generous, courageous, proactive Milan and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for. It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth,” the opera singer said in a pre-concert statement.
There will be no audience in attendance in accordance with distancing regulations, though Bocelli will be accompanied by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli.
You can watch the performance via YouTube or watch live here (above) at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST (London), 7 p.m. CET (Italy).
In conjunction with the concert, the Andrea Bocelli Fund has launched a fundraiser to provide personal protective equipment to front-line healthcare workers.
Opera not your thing?
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