Those in the vicinity of St John’s Co-Cathedral this bleak and wet Tuesday afternoon may find their spirits uplifted by the powerful tenor of Andrea Bocelli. The world-famous tenor is currently filming in Malta in preparation for his Christmas entertainments particularly the Live concert which will be streamed from Parma this year. Bocelli will perform a concert entitled ‘Believe in Christmas’ from the Teatro Regio di Parma opera house in Italy on 12 December. Informed sources told Newsbook.com.mt that some of the numbers in this concert are being recorded in Malta.
Change of plan
The visit by the tenor, who knows the islands quite well having sung with Malta’s own Joseph Calleja on several occasions, was kept under wraps and Newsbook.com.mt was unable to obtain a comment from the maestro. It is understood that Bocelli will be singing numbers from various locations in Malta including St John’s Co-Cathedral. The filming at St John’s was meant to take place on Monday but was shifted to Tuesday since rain would have prevented Bocelli from filming outside in the sheets of rain which was pouring on Tuesday morning.
Music for hope
The festive musical event follows Bocelli’s record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ Easter concert which he live-streamed from an empty Duomo cathedral in Milan during Italy’s nationwide covid-19 lockdown.