In recent months Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli have been touring the world with their special holiday album A Family Christmas. The 25-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter of the Italian tenor have shown that they certainly inherited their father’s singing talent. As Christmas Day dawns, the trio performed a seasonal classic on BBC Breakfast this morning.
Joined by a guitarist, Andrea sat down at the piano to play and sing the Spanish Christmas song Feliz Navidad, which is included on her new album. The 64-year-old was joined by Matteo and Virginia, singing alongside his father in the BBC segment.
The three also performed the song for a special The Simpsons short, which is available to stream on Disney+. In the video, the cartoon family wakes up on Christmas Day to find that Homer has received Marge Andrea Bocelli as a gift, before Matteo and Virginia show up to sing Merry Christmas as a trio.
Andrea has shared a family Christmas photo, which also includes his wife Veronica and another son Amos, along with a festive message of hope.
Andrea concluded: “The Bocelli family wishes you a Merry Christmas, and that this seasonal feeling, the one we all know without giving it a name, takes root today and hope, serenity and faith sprout every day.”
At first, the maestro admitted that he wasn’t sure he wanted to make another Christmas album. During a recent live stream, Andrea said: “Honestly, at first, I wasn’t too convinced. I already made a Christmas album many years ago. But then I thought that the family is such an important thing… the family in this period is in trouble, this is a beautiful opportunity and an important message for everyone. Family for me has always been the most important thing. The opportunity for [work alongside] my family is a dream for me. Virginia’s voice is the voice of an angel and Matteo’s is a deep and expressive voice and, unfortunately, there is also my voice.”
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The Italian tenor said of the opportunity to work with his children on the album A Family Christmas: “I think there is nothing more beautiful than making music with your children; I consider it a privilege.”
Meanwhile, Matteo added: “Singing these songs together, feeling the warmth of the holidays with my family is something really special. That’s what Christmas is all about: creating memories together to treasure forever. It’s really exciting to think that people will have a copy of our album wrapped up under the tree.”
A Family Christmas is out now.
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