The story of the 23-year-old boy who follows in his father’s footsteps, but with a different style. Listen to their version of “Love of My Life.”
Another Bocelli seeks to make his way into music. It is about Matteo, the eldest of Andrea Bocelli’s two children (from the tenor’s relationship with his first partner, Enrica Cenzati, from whom he is divorced). At 23 years of age, the second child makes great strides, helped by his surname, but also supported by a solid musical training.
With 334 thousand followers and the elegance of his father, the boy born on October 8, 1997 in Forte dei Marmi, Italy already gave hints of his talent.
Opera lover, Educated at the Luigi Boccherini Conservatory in the Tuscan city of Lucca, he also confesses himself a fan of pop and admirer of Ed Sheeran and Queen.
Matteo debuted on stage with his father a couple of years ago at Celebrity Fight Night, an annual charity event, but his moment of popularity was when a duet with his father was unveiled in Fall on me, the original soundtrack of the Disney film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. That video had more than 20 million views on Youtube.
Not only music occupies it. Bocelli Junior is gradually getting into the world of fashion. He has already starred in a campaign for Guess with Jennifer López. The stylist and co-founder of the brand, Paul Marciano, saw it and proposed that he dedicate himself to posing. The luxury watch brand Bulgari also signed him up.
“I am pleased to present my new version of Can You Feel The Love Tonight, by Disney’s The Lion King, performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Disney Goes Classical, “Matteo wrote a few weeks ago announcing his new job challenge. The song was written by Elton John and Tim Rice and won an Oscar for best original song in 1994.
In quarantine, Bocelli son plays football in his mansion, as shown in his social networks, and is in charge of taking care of his garden. He is a great athlete, and an Inter fan like Andrea, with whom he no longer lives.
“My father tells me to study hard, to put all my effort because wanting is power,” he commented in an interview with the agency ANSA.
Perhaps an inevitable destination in a house where music was breathed, Matteo showed interest in the piano at an early age. “Besides Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Freddie Mercury inspire me a lot,” he said. “I listen to everything. I also like Shakira ”.
Your version of Love of my Life it was praised on social media and garnered more than a million views.
The rest of that musical clan is made up of Amos Bocelli, the first-born, 25 years old, and Virginia Bocelli (8 years old), the youngest (from Andrea’s relationship with Verónica Berti).
Bocelli Sr. was in the eye of the storm weeks ago. His fans around the world were surprised by the news that he was denounced by an animal protection association.
This 2020 was a kind of “cursed year” for Andrea: she had a coronavirus, she was publicly angry about the quarantine that “restricts freedom” (and was highly criticized) and then she lost her dog at sea, a fact that prompted the Association Italian for the Defense of Animals and the Environment to sue it (and his partner Verónica) for “abandonment of animals and negligent negligence.” The pet died.
In addition, in recent days another accusation has arrived: Andrea was walking through different places without a mask or chinstrap. Those in charge of managing the singer’s networks uploaded images of him at the Mugello International Autodrome, in Florence, near drivers and organizers, without respecting social distance and without wearing mouth and nose protection.
“We know that reinfection is possible months later and little is known in depth about the contagion mechanism. Why doesn’t this man use a mask?”, Thousands of users protested on social networks. The question spread to Instagram and Twitter. “Has being infected already given you impunity or do you not know that there is reinfection?”
Both Andrea and Matteo remain out of controversy. They do not come out to answer insults, do not give interviews if there is no musical reason and maintain a “serious” profile on social networks.