Opera, traditionally seen as a niche genre, has been nudging its way into the mainstream, thanks to a group of contemporary artists. Bands like Il Divo and vocalists such as Russell Watson, Katharine Jenkins, and the renowned Andrea Bocelli have been pivotal in this shift. Their contributions have made opera more accessible and appealing to a wider audience.
One particular moment that captured hearts was when Veronica Bocelli lovingly guided her husband Andrea to the stage for a memorable performance. Their duet struck a chord with the audience, who joined in the melody, culminating in a shared kiss that enchanted everyone present. This magical moment can be relived through a video of the Bocellis’ duet.
Andrea Bocelli’s journey to stardom began with a demo tape that caught the ear of the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. His illustrious career boasts 9 operas, 15 solo albums, and three greatest hits compilations, totaling over 90 million sales globally. His achievements include 20 music awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a spot in People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1999.
Another landmark in Andrea’s life was his meeting with Veronica Berti in 2002, following his divorce from Enrica, with whom he shares two sons. Veronica, who later became CEO of Andrea’s currency management office, played a significant role in establishing the Andrea Bocelli Foundation in 2011. This foundation aims to tackle poverty, illiteracy, and social exclusion by supporting various projects.
The birth of their daughter Virginia in 2012 coincided with Andrea and Veronica’s collaboration on the duet “Qualche Stupido,” an Italian rendition of the beloved song “Somethin Stupid.” Although the American version, famously performed by Frank and Nancy Sinatra, remains popular, Andrea and Veronica’s rendition brought a unique charm. The selection of Veronica as Andrea’s singing partner led to a historic duet, performed at an intimate concert where their love and harmony were palpable, creating an unforgettable musical experience.