Back in 2017, we thought Matteo Bocelli was just another aspiring model when he took part in shooting for Guess alongside Jennifer Lopez until we discover he was much more. He stunned us with a duet with his singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist father, Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli. The super father-son duo collaborated on the single Fall on Me in 2018 from Andrea’s latest album, Si. Since then, he has garnered a slew of fans who seemingly can’t get enough of him. Stay put as we take you on the ride through the next biggest thing in the opera world and music industry, Matteo Bocelli’s profile.
Matteo Bocelli’s Bio
Matteo Bocelli is the youngest son of the Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli born to him and his first wife, on 8th of October 1997. He is a split image of his father and besides just physical appearance, he also inherited his musical genes as well as his soaring vocals. Matteo studies music and trains in vocals at the Conservatory of Lucca in Italy.
He was announced to the international audience in 2018 after featuring on his father’s new album, Si (2018). The single, Fall on Me was Andrea’s first duet with his son, who he never knew could sing until recently, circa in 2016. He has always accompanied his father on the piano, but at his mother’s suggestion that Andrea listen to him, he did and was outrightly taken in by his talent. Their uplifting ballad was also featured in Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018). The duo has also performed in such shows as Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing and at the Royal Variety Performance in December 2018 for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Si is the Italian tenor’s first album of original songs in 14 years and thus, was very much anticipated by fans. Much to their delight, they were not only met with the release but also with the introduction of Andrea’s mini version, Matteo Bocelli. Though they were also serenaded with other surprising duets from Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran, it was the heartfelt tribute of the father-son duo to each other, sang in English and Italian that sent the social media community and the music industry into a frenzy. Matteo also featured on the track Ven a Mi.
While Andrea may have only discovered Matteo’s singing talent, the younger Bocelli showed a great passion for music from a very young age just like the Italian tenor. He started piano lessons at the age of 6 and at 18, he debuted as a tenor at the Teatro del Silenzio in Tuscany. Matteo Bocelli is dedicatedly following in his father’s footstep to become a tenor and a musician, and also aspires to achieve his kind of success.
Father – Andrea Bocelli and Other Family Members
Matteo is the youngest son of Andrea Bocelli and his first wife, Enrica Cenzatti. Their first son, Amos Bocelli was born in 1995. Amos also has an affiliation to music. He plays the piano and has accompanied his father a number of times; he also appeared on the new album, Si.
Andrea was born in 1958 with a poor vision and at the age of 12, he completely went blind following a fútbol accident (soccer). Prior to the accident, he has taken to music and the unfortunate event did not hold him back from his passion.
He spent time perfecting his piano skills and playing the same as a teenager in piano bars. He also continued to live life to the fullest, including riding stallions. Andrea later studied law after which he worked briefly as a lawyer before ultimately deciding to follow his musical ambition.
He burst onto the scene in the 80s after he sent a demo tape to one of the greatest opera singers that ever lived, Luciano Pavarotti who in turn brought him to the attention of music bosses. Since then, he has recorded 15 solo studio albums in the classical and pop genre, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas. In addition, Andrea is considered as one of the greatest tenors in the field with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. He has also had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.
Andrea remarried to Virginia Berti who also doubles as his manager in March 2014. The duo shares a daughter, Virginia Bocelli, who was born on March 21, 2012.
Is He Married? Wife
There is a dearth of information regarding Matteo Bocelli’s love life. The rising tenor has shared very little in that area, thus, it is unknown if he is single or dating someone. Anyway, he has been a long friend of the model, Bella Hadid who is currently dating The Weeknd.