The Italian star singer Andrea Bocelli is reacting to the cultural standstill in his homeland and is planning a Christmas concert on December 12th entitled "Believe in Christmas", at which he will sing several songs from his album "Believe" (Decca), which was released in November. The concert at the Teatro Regio in Parma will be streamed worldwide. However, Bocelli can already be seen on Wednesday evening as part of the "Licht ins Dunkel" gala on ORF. </p><div> <p>The tenor appears in favor of the fundraising campaign for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic on TV. Andreas Gabalier, DJ Ötzi, Ina Regen, Pizzera & Jaus and Aleksey Igudesman also serve the good cause with live performances in Studio 1 of the ORF (8:15 p.m., ORF 2).</p>
The concert from Parma will follow in December. The event is directed by Italo-Belgian Franco Dragone, who has hosted many performances for the Canadian live entertainment company Cirque du Soleil. With his concert he wanted to give people hope and optimism. “These are the best drugs for difficult situations,” said the artist in an interview with the Italian radio station RTL.
The concept behind “Believe” is based on the three words faith, hope and charity. These are the three theological virtues of Christianity, which, regardless of any religious belief, also form the key to giving life a sense of meaning and completeness, said Bocelli.
The 62-year-old Bocelli, who fell ill with the corona virus in the spring and has since recovered, sings in his new album in a duet with the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and the singer Allison Krauss. The record also pays homage to the master of Italian film music, Ennio Morricone, who died in July and with whom Bocelli had often worked.
Those: APA </span> </div>