Born In: Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Tuscany
Matteo Bocelli is an Italian tenor and musician. He is the youngest son of singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli. Matteo’s love for music was inspired by his admiration for his father. He started taking piano lessons quite early in his life. As a teenager, he was as interested in music as he was in sports but it was only in 2015 that he began studying music under his father’s tutelage. When he was 18 years old, he got the chance to perform as a tenor for the first time at the Teatro del Silenzio, an Italian open-air amphitheatre situated in Lajatico, Tuscany. In March 2017, Matteo Bocelli participated in the ‘David Foster and Friends’ competition for the Horatio Alger Award, in Washington, the United States of America. In 2018, he collaborated with his father on the song. Fall on Me, which is part of Bocelli Sr.’s album, Sì.
Born Country: Italy
City: Lucca, Italy
On July 30, 2016, Matteo Bocelli made his debut as a tenor in front of 12 thousand spectators at the Teatro del Silenzio. Performing alongside the likes of Leo Nucci and Sumi Jo, he sang arias from operas by Giuseppe Verdi. That year, he also performed on the opening night of Celebrity Fight Night, in the Cloister of the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence.
On January 12, 2017, he appeared on stage at Palazzo Pitti for ‘Pitti Uomo 91’, to perform several romanzas. On 30 March 2017, he performed for the first time in the United States of America, when he participated in the ‘David Foster and Friends’ competition for the Horatio Alger Award in Washington. His singing received much praise from the audience attending the event.
During this period, he also landed the opportunity to be associated with Guess’ new 2017 fall/winter advertising campaign, for which he worked with Jennifer Lopez. On 9 September, he performed at the Colosseum alongside the likes of Sumi Jo, Aida Garifullina, Elton John and Steve Tyler for the fourth edition of the Celebrity Fight Night Event. Hosted by Matteo’s father, the charity event was aired on the Italian TV channel Rai Uno and all the proceeds from it went to both the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
Matteo Bocelli subsequently performed in concerts held in Spain, Canada, and Texas, the USA. On September 20, 2018, Fall on Me, a single which he and his father recorded together, was released. The song is part of Andrea Bocelli’s album, Sì. The music video for the song was put out two days later, on 22 September. The song was in the soundtrack of the fantasy movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
On 11 December 2019, Andrew Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Royal Variety Performance. In May 2020, Matteo Bocelli released a new single, Can You Feel the Love Tonight from, Disney’s forthcoming album, Disney Goes Classical. The album was released on 2 October 2020.
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