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Andrea Bocelli is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular living classical artists – but does he have children and what do they do?
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has shaped the landscape of light opera, and crossover classical pop, over the last 25 years. He has become best known for his signature song ‘Time to Say Goodbye’, as well as his renditions of Neapolitan songs and the great Puccini aria ‘Nessun dorma’.
But did you know that his children are also musically gifted?
Here is everything you need to know about the singer’s children, from their ages to their careers…
The famous tenor met Enrica Cenzatti while he was playing piano bars in Italy to support his law studies at the University of Pisa, and they married in 1992.
Enrica and Andrea welcomed their first child, Amos, on 22 February 1995, and their second son Matteo shortly after on 8 October 1997.
Andrea had his third child – and his first daughter with Veronica Berti, who he married in a glamorous ceremony in Tuscany in 2014 – two years before the wedding. Virginia Bocelli was born on 21 March 2012.
Matteo Bocelli, 24, has followed in his father’s footsteps, carving out a successful career in classical music and even releasing multiple duets with Andrea.
Notably, the father-son duo released ‘Fall On Me’, a song that played over the end credits of Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (2018), marking Matteo’s public musical debut.
Andrea has spoken about his son’s musical abilities in the past, revealing the differences between their voices to Billboard: “Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude.
“But that is something that you cannot learn, that cannot be taught. That is something you are born with,” the proud father continued.
Read more: The 9 greatest songs by Andrea Bocelli
Amos Bocelli, 27, was born in 1995. He has also made musical strides, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts in piano. The gifted pianist has frequently accompanied his father in musical television appearances.
He also became a member of the board of directors of his father’s charity initiative, ABF Andrea Bocelli Foundation, in 2016.
Andrea’s youngest child Virginia has also followed her father’s lead as she is already an experienced musician at just 10 years of age.