Opera singer blinded by football performs at Euro 2020 opening ceremony


The famous Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will sing at the opening ceremonies of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020“Tomorrow, Friday, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, the match between Italy and Turkey will start at nine o’clock in the evening, in the first group matches.

Bocelli will perform the famous Giacomo Puccini song “No Dorma” The celebration will also include an air show and fireworks display over the Olympic Stadium.

The Italian tenor has previously performed at important sporting events such as the opening of the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006 and the Champions League final in Milan in 2016..

Andrea Bocelli was born on September 22, 1958 in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy. He learned to play the piano as a young child, in addition to the flute and saxophone. Since his birth, he was visually impaired, becoming blind at the age of twelve due to an injury caused by a football game. His great success came when a test tape fell into the hands of Luciano Pavarotti. His first album, Bocelli, was well received in Europe and his song Sogno became a world hit in 1999. He remains one of the most popular singers in the world today.

Bocelli has a good relationship with his fans in the Arab world, when he wore the Saudi outfit during his party, which was part of the Winter Tantora Festival in Saudi Arabia in 2019.


Among the protagonists of Friday’s party at the Olympics are former Italian footballers, Francesco Totti, who is a symbol of Roma club, and Alessandro Nesta, the former star of Lazio and Milan..

The organizers of the opening ceremony also prepared a choreography that will include 24 balloons symbolizing the 24 teams participating in the 60th Euro Cup.

The “Euro 2020” competitions will start on Friday and will last for a whole month in 11 European cities, with the participation of 24 teams.


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