Acclaimed maestro Andrea Bocelli has revealed that an outstanding list of guest performers will be joining him on his upcoming Australian tour.
Commencing on October 25, the Italian tenor will grace Australian stages with an impressive 70-piece orchestra and 60-person choir to compliment his striking voice.
The classical genius has said he hopes his performances will bring peace into the lives of Australians as he works to deliver “musical beauty” to the ears and hearts of fans.
“The Australian tour dates are not just concerts to me, they are opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in musical beauty on a grand scale,” Bocelli said.
“For these upcoming shows, my aim is to restore some serenity and enter gently into people’s hearts.
“If my previous tours are anything to go by, I’ve always found Australian audiences to be passionate, enthusiastic and friendly.
“I truly appreciate my generous and engaged Australian fanbase and am proud to be even a small part of the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.”
Joining the world-renowned opera singer for his Hunter Valley and Perth leg of the tour, is Australian sweetheart, Delta Goodrem.
Australian singer and songwriter Natalie Imbruglia will join Bocelli on stage in Brisbane, alongside globally acclaimed Australian soprano Amy Manford, for the Italian’s already sold-out shows in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Soprano Stacey Alleaume and international cast members and professional dancers Angelica Gismondo, Stephanie Kim and Brittany O’Connor, will perform alongside him for the entire Australian tour.
Bocelli’s Australian show will draw “from his extensive back catalogue – which spans almost 3 decades”.
“Maestro Bocelli and special guests are set to uplift Australian audiences with a stunning selection of soul-stirring arias, enduring love songs and beloved crossover hits,” Bocelli’s Australian tour announcement read.
In his original announcement, Bocelli said he was looking forward to returning to Australia.
“It will be like finally being able to hug many friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. The magic of a packed auditorium is incomparable,” he said.
Bocelli’s children, Virginia, 10, and Matteo, 24, will also accompany their father for the tour.
The family recently recorded a Christmas album filled with festive favourites, new songs, solo tracks, and trio performances.
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The proud father said he considers it a “privilege” to be able to work with his children.
“There’s nothing more beautiful than making music with your kids,” Bocelli said.
“We are offering our small, intimate, and heartfelt gift to anyone who wishes to enjoy the soundtrack of Christmas in the Bocelli home.”
A Family Christmas will be released on October 21.