Since music is an art form that has the power to bring people together, it should not come as a surprise that during the holiday season, many artists create music that touches the listener’s spirit and serves as a gentle reminder of our shared humanity.
Andrea Bocelli, one of the most accomplished singers of our day, is fully aware of this, which is why he often performs at times of crisis or on seasonal events in order to assist in bringing people from all over the globe together through the power of song.
The winter holidays of December 2020 were no different, as the Italian maestro continued to release brand-new music to warm our hearts throughout the holiday season.
Following the release of his album, which was fittingly named Believe, Andrea Bocelli gave a live performance on December 12 at the majestic Teatro Regio di Parma opera theater in Italy.
The concert included an orchestra as well as a number of distinguished guests from the music industry.
The one-time-only event was filmed in the round using a multi-camera setup to create a sense of intimacy with a virtual audience. Also, creative director Franco Dragone, who has worked with Cirque du Soleil in the past, contributed to the visuals by helping to bring a cinematic and whimsical style to them.
Fans from all around the globe who had bought tickets were able to see the whole performance, which was given the title Believe in Christmas and was broadcast live online.
However, thanks to Bocelli’s YouTube page, one of the songs has been made available to people all over the globe, which is great news for everyone else. The musical virtuoso sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in it, but it is not a typical performance of the song; rather, it is an extraordinary duet with Andrea Bocelli’s daughter Virginia Bocelli.
The duet is more than simply a cute father-daughter moment; it is profoundly moving and demonstrates exactly why we all like Andrea Bocelli so much while also presenting his daughter as a talent to watch.
If not for the fact that the younger Bocelli was only eight years old at the time, you would have been led to believe that she was much older than she really was due to the beauty and control of her voice.