Opera legend Bocelli will give an Easter concert in an empty Cathedral of Milan

Легенда оперы Бочелли даст пасхальный концерт в пустом соборе Милана

Italian Opera singer Andrea Bocelli, one of the most famous tenors in the world, live will give a concert from an empty Milan Cathedral on Easter Sunday. This concert will be a symbol of love, hope and healing from the pandemic coronavirus.

Bocelli will be accompanied by the organist of the Cathedral Emanuele Vianelli playing on one of the largest organs in the world for pipes and performing a repertoire of sacred works, including Sancta Maria by Pietro Mascagni.

The concert will be broadcast on the channel in YouTube Bocelli at 17:00 GMT on 12 April, Reuters reports.

“I’m honored and I’m happy to answer “Yes” to the invitation of the city and Cathedral of Milan. I believe in the power of joint prayer; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth, which really need everyone, whether a believer or not – right now,” said Bocelli.

“Through music, broadcast live, uniting millions of folded hands around the world, we embrace the beating heart of this wounded Land,” – said Bocelli.

The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, said: “this year’s Easter will be totally different for all of us… I’m sure an extraordinary voice Bocelli will be the hug, which we lack these days, a strong, special a hug can warm the heart of Milan, Italy and around the world.”

Italy today the most affected in the world by the pandemic COVID-19. Milan and the Lombardy region most affected by the pandemic, which claimed 16 523 lives and infected more than 133 thousand people.