Bocelli stunned the world when his talented young daughter met him on Dec. The couple played a beautiful version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah during the Believe in Christmas concert.The 62-year-old has two older sons, Amos and Matteo, from his first marriage to Enrica Cenzatti, during Virginia comes from his second marriage to Veronica Berti, who is also his manageress. The tenor spoke to us from his Tuscan homeland Villa Alpemare about making music with his family

How was the response to the streamed concert and the second from the Frassasi caves?

“The response was overwhelming and exceeded all of our expectations. At the live concert of the Teatro Regio in Parma over 70000 fans from more than 100 countries accessed the live stream

“This was further confirmation that people’s values ​​and thirst for beauty and spirituality are stronger than ever and that they need to reflect and reconnect with their souls”

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Can you describe the feeling of singing such a beautiful song as Halleluyah to the world with your daughter?

“It was a true Christmas present Virginia gave me. It was very emotional, but there was no concern: I focused on the beauty and intimacy, trying to give Virginia the serenity, encouragement and reassurance

“We were only sitting on stage with one guitar, the silence and her voice intertwined with mine It was beautiful and easy

“The original idea came out of a bit of fun, and then it came to the concert and the song itself with Virginia was put on the setlist. Franco Dragone, the director of the live stream, insisted it be included on the show , and judging by the results he was right to trust her with such an important part

“Although Virginia was practically born and raised on the stage and behind the scenes, this was her official debut”

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“No, she wasn’t nervous, she is a very determined kid and certainly her piano and dance studies have helped her understand when to give it your all. In Parma everything went smoothly and with the greatest of ease. It’s a duo out Father and daughter singing a song together Virginia has mastered forgetting the cameras and staying focused.She maintains the right spontaneity – on a song I recently recorded that she has heard so many times

She didn’t take singing lessons, no, although she grew up on bread and music.She has been studying piano for three years and has been involved with art and sound since she was born Experience the recording of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette in the opera

“She fell in love with the music of our friend Celine Dion and we are currently rediscovering Abba’s repertoire from Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen

“Virginia is also a fan of Lang Lang, the piano player, and listens to him for hours, with a particular liking for Paganini-Liszt’s The Bell”

“A lot is happening, yes Matteo has not been with us lately as he has been working in Australia for a few weeks. He has just returned and we are definitely planning to make up for lost time”

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