One moment …

Andrea Bocelli rocks Leicester city celebrations

May 18, 2016

Unless you live under a rock, then you’re bound to have heard that Leicester City have won the Premier League. A true under-dog story that warms the heart. Awh. Now I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about this because I’m not a big football fan, but I did see an interesting news story about Andrea Bocelli kicking off Leicester City’s title celebrations. Reports say there wasn’t a dry eye in the stadium…

It’s not the first time that Classical stars have performed at big sporting events. Renee Fleming was the first Opera Singer to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Pavarotti performed at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy which turned out to be his last public performance. The classical group Il Divo performed the official National Anthem at the 2006 World Cup. Katherine Jenkins is also a familiar face at sports events, often singing the Welsh National anthem before the team take to the rugby pitch. It’s a great way for the classical music stars to reach a new audience and garner new followers.

Not that Bocelli really needs the exposure. There’s not many people these days that don’t know his name… His performance was fulfilling a promise he made to his close friend, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri; that he would sing if the club won the League. He started his performance by singing the famous “Nessun Dorma”, which officially became a soccer anthem in 1990 when Pavarotti sang it at the World Cup in Italy! Ever the showman, half way through his performance, Bocelli removed his sweatshirt to reveal a Leicester City Shirt underneath.

Check out this article to see his spine tingling performance.

If Bocelli gave you goosebumps during his performance, and you want to see him again. Why not check out our ticket and hotel packages to his special home-coming concert in Tuscany

 

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