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Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, left, performs inside an empty Duomo cathedral, on Easter Sunday, in Milan, Italy, April 12, 2020. Bocelli was invited by Milan's Mayor Giuseppe Sala to perform an Easter concert inside an empty Duomo due to the lockdown measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Luca Rossetti/Sugar Srl, Decca Records via AP)

Andrea Bocelli sings from empty Duomo Cathedral in Milan on Easter Sunday

Andrea Bocelli

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s most famous tenors, is performing from Milan’s empty Duomo cathedral on Easter Sunday in a livestreamed concert intended as a symbol of love, hope and healing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Bocelli is accompanied only by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli, playing one of world’s largest pipe organs and performing a repertoire of sacred works including Pietro Mascagni’s Sancta Maria.
“I’m honoured and happy to answer ‘Si’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan. I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone – whether they are believers or not – truly needs right now,” said Bocelli.

Andrea Bocelli