Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica Berti sing ‘Cheek to Cheek’ in tender duet moment

3 September 2022, 18:02

Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica Berti sing duet of ‘Cheek to Cheek’
Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica Berti sing duet of ‘Cheek to Cheek’. Picture: Andrea Bocelli: Cinema / Decca Records

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

When star tenor Andrea Bocelli was joined on stage by an unexpected, yet rather familiar-sounding, duet partner…

In 2014, Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Berti Bocelli married in a dream wedding ceremony in Tuscany.

And here’s a lovely unexpected moment they shared on stage together. In footage featured on the star Italian tenor’s 2016 DVD Cinema, Bocelli and Berti – an actor and producer, as well as Bocelli’s manager – join in a duet.

With the backing of a smooth jazz band and pianist, Bocelli begins to sing ‘Cheek to Cheek’ at the piano, in Italian.

As he sings the line ‘you are the most incredible woman, there is’, Berti glides on stage and takes her husband’s hand.

Read more: When the world saw a young Andrea Bocelli sing ‘Con te partirò’ for the very first time

Andrea Bocelli : Cheek to Cheek duet with Veronica Berti from Top Hat

The Oscar-nominated ‘Cheek to Cheek’ was written by Irving Berlin for the 1935 movie musical Top Hat, which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. In the song, Astaire sings the song to Rogers as they dance.

Halfway through their performance, the pair embrace as Veronica says to her husband, “Sei l’amore più incredibile che c’è” (“You’re the most incredible love there is”). Aww.

This isn’t the first time Berti has joined her husband for a surprise duet. In 2012, the pair took to the stage to sing ‘Qualche Stupido’, an Italian rendition of the Robbie Williams song ‘Something Stupid’ (watch below).

Read more: Andrea Bocelli sings ‘Hallelujah’ with his eight-year-old daughter in magical duet

Andrea Bocelli - Qualche Stupido - Live / 2012 ft. Veronica Berti

Berti and Bocelli first met in 2002, when the actor and prized tenor ended up at the same party.

Shortly after, Berti began working as Bocelli’s manager and they became firm friends. But eventually, love prevailed and they married in 2015, after many happy years spent together.

They now have a daughter, eight-year-old Virginia, who recently did her own duet with her dad – a magical take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.