Andrea Bocelli is joined by son Matteo on stage to perform for guests at the Bulgari dinner in Milan
Andrea Bocelli joined musical forces with his son Matteo on Friday night when the pair performed together for dinner guests.
The 62-year-old Operanor was photographed standing behind a microphone with his son performing for those attending the Bvlgari Clients Dinner in Milan.
Andrea took the stage in a smart tuxedo with a black bow tie and crisp white shirt.
The Bocellis: Andrea Bocelli was joined by his son Matteo on stage to perform for guests at the Bvlgari dinner in Milan on Friday night
While his son Matteo, 23, was equally smartly dressed, also wearing a tuxedo and bow tie, although his jacket was more decorative than his father’s as it had a delicate floral pattern.
Although the father-son duo performed side-by-side at dinner, Andrea was also seen as a backseat role at one point. He was seen sitting behind a grand piano to play while his son concentrated on singing.
In December, Andrea surprised 14-year-old Dvora Polak, who has been housebound for several years due to a rare health condition.
Looking smart: Andrea took the stage in a smart tuxedo with a black bow tie and crisp white shirt
Moving performance: the tenor impressed the audience with his powerful voice
Despite her limitations and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miami, Florida native was allowed to perform at the virtual gala for Chai Lifeline, an international child health support network.
And she also got the surprise of her life when some high-profile musicians, including Italian opera singer and jazz saxophonist Kenny G, performed at her Hanukkah piano recital.
The video opens with the young teen nervously introducing herself to her home with her back to her piano.
With an infectious charm and a big beaming smile on her face, she looks straight into the camera and admits that playing the piano and singing are her ‘favorite hobbies’.
Sensitive: Andrea showed his powerful voice when he performed for some guests at a Bulgari event
Sitting: Although the father-son duo performed side by side at dinner, Andrea was also seen as a backseat role at one point
‘After my surgery when I was eight, my mother gave me a piano teacher. My dream is to become a musician – hopefully a pianist and singer, because it really makes me happy,” continues Dvora in the video.
Then, just as she reveals that she’s “so excited to play in front of thousands of people,” a message pops up across the screen, informing viewers that “Dvora thinks she’s performing solo tonight.”
“I’m so grateful to Chai Lifeline for this amazing opportunity,” she humbly adds before turning to her piano.
As she’s about to play her first note of the song, another message flashes across the screen: “Chai Lifeline has arranged a little surprise for her…”
Powerful feat: His son Matteo was dressed similarly, also wearing a tuxedo and bow tie, although his jacket was more decorative than his father’s
The teenager begins to play alone, but unbeknownst to her, a number of musicians jump in to support her about 20 seconds into the performance, including violinist Joshua Bell, 53, and 13-year-old Jacob Velazquez, from America’s Got Talent, on drums. .
Not long after, Kenny G makes an appearance with his signature sound on the soprano saxophone.
In total there were 12 musicians who joined in jamming with Dvora during the holiday performance.
At the end of the video, Bocelli jumped in to offer some inspiring words. Like Dvora, the tenor had to persevere when he was a child, as he was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at five months old and went completely blind at age 12 after a football accident.
“My dear Dvora, I know that you love the music very much, and I also know that every musician loves you, as you know,” he says in the clip.
“I hope to meet you as soon as possible.”
Supporting role: Andrea sat down behind a grand piano to play while his son concentrated on the vocals