What’s the Idea?
‘Stay at home’ has been the message this year due to coronavirus but encore/archive concerts continue to be streamed online so now you can enjoy an Andrea Bocelli concert live from Rome!
What’s the story
A friend once invited me to a huge Cliff Richard concert at Wembley Stadium.
It was so packed there was standing room only.
I moaned and whined until I realised I was free to move, dance, sing along, whatever. I loved it!
This also reminded me of how my brother used to sing aloud from the top of his voice to records of Neapolitan songs. I learnt how good it is to join in.
Today, with all the digital means available we can sit, sing or dance to all kinds of music at home.
This summer sees the sad cancellation of many concerts but Opera da Camera di Roma is staging a unique event in July.
Talented musicians and singers will give a performance of the most loved Italian arias and songs streamed live from Rome on July 19 6.00 p.m. BST. At home, audience participation will doubtless be invited.
The programme will include some beautiful pieces of pop-opera sung by the wonderful Andrea Bocelli, the master of this style.
A film journey of historic Rome will also run throughout the broadcast.
Why not make an evening of it? Set up the table in the garden or on the patio. Maybe even a marquee or gazebo if conditions allow family and friend gatherings.
Good food and refreshing drinks, a summer evening and a glorious concert, so enjoy an Andrea Bocelli concert live from Rome this summer!
If you want to imagine you are in Italy, take a look at our article telling you how you can take a virtual tour of Italy.
Experience the Glyndebourne Opera from the comfort of your home.
People should do this because…?
It will be a rare opportunity to enjoy a live concert featuring Andrea Bocelli this summer.
A chance to sing, sway, hum or cough without annoying an audience.
Part of the proceeds will go towards dealing with the effects of Covid-19.
How do you do it?
How do you do it?
- Buy a ticket – €7.50 online. https://www.operadacameradiroma.com/concert-online#ticket</a>
- Get a registration code for your device and enjoy the evening.
As an alternative:
- Watch British-born singer Carly Paoli perform on ‘Music for Mercy’ broadcast live with the backdrop of the Roman Forum.
This concert of pop-opera music features Andrea Bocelli, David Foster and Elaine Paige and is available now on YouTube.
For fans of Bocelli, another unique live performance was streamed from Milan on Easter Sunday. This was not a sing-along concert but a moving and historic event.
‘Music for Hope’ was created as an inspiration to the Italian nation in the grip of the Covid-19 virus.
Broadcast from the empty Duomo Cathedral it became ‘a message of love, healing and hope’ to 30 million people worldwide. It is still available on Andrea Bocelli’s YouTube channel and selections on the Classic FM channel.
For lovers of classic Italian opera the Met. New York continues to stream nightly encore performances from the website. https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/</a>
Bellini, Puccini and Verdi are all featured in June.
Stuff you may need
- Laptop and wi-fi to your garden or patio
- Prosecco, pasta and gelato
- Suncatchers to catch the dying rays of the evening sun