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15 December 2021, 14:57 | Updated: 15 December 2021, 15:02
Andrea Bocelli’s son Matteo is a rising star in the classical crossover world, who features on his father’s hit song ‘Fall On Me’. Here is everything you need to know about Matteo Bocelli.
Yes, you guessed it. Matteo looks exactly like a 20-year-old Andrea Bocelli, as does his brother Amos.
Matteo was born in October 1997. He celebrated his 24th birthday last year.
Not only does he look like his father, but he has inherited his musical genes too. His honeyed tones can be heard on Andrea Bocelli’s most recent album, Sì. Matteo often makes an appearance on stage at his father’s arena concerts, too.
Matteo appears on Andrea Bocelli's single ‘Fall On Me’ from the tenror’s album Sì. The pair sing in English and Italian in a heartfelt tribute to each other. Matteo also sings on the album track ‘Ven a Mi’ with his father. The single and album are out now.
Matteo’s brother, Amos Bocelli, also features on their father’s new album. He plays piano on acoustic versions of ‘Sono Qui’ (I Am Here) and ‘Ali de Libertà’ (Wings of Freedom).
Andrea Bocelli has reflected on making music with his son and explained to Billboard what it was like to blend their voices:
“Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude. That characteristic way of expressing yourself through your voice.
“This makes Matteo and I very similar. But that is something that you cannot learn, that cannot be taught. That is something you are born with.”
We are thrilled to announce that Andrea and @bocelli_matteo will be performing for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.— Andrea Bocelli (@AndreaBocelli) November 28, 2018
Mark your calendars for Tuesday 11th December at 7:30pm on @ITV pic.twitter.com/dicaBHbRFU
Andrea Bocelli announced on his Twitter that he and Matteo would perform for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at last year's Royal Variety Performance. It was aired on ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 December.