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21 September 2018, 17:50 | Updated: 21 September 2018, 18:16
Relive the moment legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli wowed audiences with a moving performance of Puccini's much-loved aria.
Andrea Bocelli, who will turn 60 tomorrow (22 September), is the world's most popular living tenor.
In March this year, he proved himself as a best-selling crossover artist with an incredible performance of 'Nessun Dorma' at The Global Awards ceremony in London, where he was also named Best Classical Artist.
Bocelli finished the Puccini aria with a phenomenal 18-second long held note.
'Nessun Dorma' is from the opera Turandot and is one of the most famous arias of all time. But it didn’t become widely known until it was performed by Luciano Pavarotti at the 1990 World Cup.
He also performed the song 'Time to Say Goodbye' ('Con te partirò' in Italian):
See all the highlights from the first ever The Global Awards here.