Believe in Christmas
Bringing Hope, the legendary singer performs an exclusive
worldwide livestream concert from the spectacular
Teatro Regio di Parma opera house in Italy.
Above: Andrea Bocelli and his 8 year-old daughter will star in an online Christmas concert this Saturday.
This Saturday at 8 p.m. in all time zones, Andrea Bocelli is bringing the spirit of the holidays into the comfort of your own home. With large gatherings out of the question this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the beloved Italian opera star, 62, will perform a Christmas concert, Believe in Christmas, live-streaming from an empty opera house in Parma, Italy, the famous Teatro Regio di Parma, on December 12.
Filmed in the round, the multi-camera event will include songs from Bocelli’s latest album Believe, which was released on November 13. The program — which Cirque Du Soleil’s Franco Dragone served as the creative director— also promises a full-orchestra accompaniment and special guests as well as for the play for the Hadestown tickets online.
In a trailer for the concert released on November 20, Bocelli and his 8-year-old daughter Virginia, whom he shares with wife Veronica Berti, hold hands as they walk through the empty Teatro Regio di Parma.
“Wow, where are we?” Virginia asks her father, who replies, “This is a very special place, and soon you will find out why.” As they stand on stage at the theater together, Bocelli asks Virginia, “Would you like to share with some friends?” She excitedly responds, “Yes!”
Bocelli further teased the concert on his Instagram on Monday, captioning a photo of him and Virginia, “Virginia’s eyes will be the eyes of the world: as she looks over the wonder of the theater and the magic of Christmas, she will lead us by the hand in a special journey, a celebration made of music, spirituality, happiness and wonder, made of warmth, kinship, and optimism, the gift we most wish to receive this year. For one day, Virginia will be the host… and you will be her guests.”
If there was ever a year we needed the healing power of Christmas music, 2020 is it,” shares Nora O’Donnell, anchor of the CBS Evening News in a Zoom interview last night. “Enter Andrea Bocelli, the Italian opera star who contracted Covid just before his Easter concert which got 28 million views online,” O’Donnell continues. “Now he’s at it again with a special brought to give us comfort and hope when we needed it most. The message is that there’s always hope.”
Above: During a Zoom interview, Bocelli and his daughter sing a spiritual version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
In order to accommodate audiences globally, this livestream concert will broadcast across multiple timezones. There are no restrictions on which stream you can watch so choose the most convenient timezone for you.
As befits such a special occasion this will be a one-off live event only. The ticket purchase of $25 to the livestream is the only way to see Andrea’s performance in this extraordinary theater..
Andrea Bocelli Foundation is proud to partner with PLUS1 for this special show. When purchasing a ticket, you will have an opportunity to make a donation which will go towards empowering people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, and distress due to illness and social exclusion. www.plus1.org www.andreabocellifoundation.org
Believe in Christmas
Andrea Bocelli In Concert
Saturday, December 12
Live Streaming at 8 p.m.