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 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 upcoming album ‘Sì’.
On July 30, 2016, Matteo 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 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. It is the second single, after ‘If Only’, released from Andrea’s upcoming album ‘Sì’. The music video for the song was put out two days later, on 22 September. Furthermore, the song is going to be included in the soundtrack for the upcoming fantasy drama ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’.
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Matteo Bocelli was born on October 8, 1997, in Forte dei Marmi, a Tuscan resort town known to be the haunt of Italian artists and writers. He is the youngest son of Andrea Bocelli and his first wife Enrica Cenzatti. He has an older brother, Amos, who was born on February 22, 1995.
Andrea Bocelli is generally regarded as one of the greatest tenors of all time. Having been born with poor eyesight, Andrea lost his vision completely when he was 12 years old due to a football accident. However, music had been a quintessential part of his life even when he was a child. Despite his condition, he kept singing, playing the piano, and making music and as he grew up, he became an international sensation. Over the course of his extensive career, he has released 15 solo studio albums, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas. A total of 90 million of his records have been sold to date. Andrea is an OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) as well as an OMDSM (Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella).
Matteo’s parents separated in 2002. He has a half-sister named Virginia, who was born to his father and his manager and then-fiancée Veronica Betti, on March 21, 2012. Andrea and Betti married on the second birthday of their daughter.
Despite being divorced, both of his parents were involved in his and his brother’s upbringing. His father lived in a villa in Forte dei Marmi with Betti while Matteo, his brother, and their mother resided in Andrea and Cenzatti’s previous home. Since he was a child, Matteo has demonstrated that he has inherited his father’s musical talent. His father’s presence in his life in the formative years allowed Matteo to be exposed to a particularly stimulating environment where his musical gifts could flourish. He enrolled for piano lessons quite early in his life and by the time he became a teenager, his passion for music was only matched by his love for sports. However, his father did not get involved in his music education until 2015. At present, he is attending the Lucca Conservatory as a student of vocal performance.