Andrea Bocelli to livestream a concert from an empty Duomo Cathedral on Easter Sunday 1 month ago

Andrea Bocelli to livestream a concert from an empty Duomo Cathedral on Easter Sunday

Andrea Bocelli will livestream a concert from an empty Duomo Cathedral on Easter Sunday.

Guaranteed to be an unmissable show, the opera singer will perform at a very special "audience-free concert" which will be broadcast on his YouTube channel.

Milan's Duomo Cathedral is closed to the public on account of the devastating Covid-19 virus and Bocelli has been invited to perform by the "City and of the Duomo Cathedral of Milan".

His performance will send a "message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world".

Everyone in Ireland is asked to stay at home this weekend and tuning into this concert would be pretty special way to spend your Easter Sunday evening.

The cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli, is the only person set to join the talented tenor and they will perform classic songs that will bring comfort to many, including Ave Maria.

In an official statement, Bocelli said:

"On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan. I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone – whether they are believers or not – truly needs right now.

"Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride. The generous, courageous, proactive Milan and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for. It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth".