Matteo Bocelli during a concert.

5 Unknown Facts of Matteo Bocelli!

Matteo Bocelli is an Italian singer who followed the footsteps of his father, Andrea Bocelli. His father is an Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Matteo was born on October 8, 1997, as the second son of Andrea Bocelli and his first wife, Enrica Cenzatti. Now, he lives with his dad and step-mom, Veronica Berti. For his education, he went to Lucca Conservatory in Italy for musical studies.

Well, let’s get to know more about Matteo in the coming paragraphs.

5. His Father Didn’t Know He Could Sing Until 2016

The father-son duo of Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli started singing together since 2018. While speaking on CBS The Morning, Andrea revealed about him finding out his son’s singing talents only in 2016.

Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli’s very first duet together.

Matteo mainly stayed on the piano so, his father couldn’t find out the ability of his youngest kid from his first marriage. Andrea revealed that Matteo’s mother came to him to ask if he had heard his son sing and the answer was a no.

And she said, ‘Listen to him because he’s very nice.’

Andrea Bocelli revealing about getting to know his son, Matteo can sing.

Well, this changed the life of Matteo and now, he’s become a renowned singer globally.

4. His Father is His Music Tutor

Being born to a singer father, Matteo Bocelli also developed his interest in singing since his early days and started taking piano training at the age of seven.

While talking with Upscale Living, he said that,

My Dad has had many roles in my musical growth.​ I have been greatly inspired by him.​ From the first day, I decided to pursue this career he became a tutor, a trusted person with a lot of experience in the field who can always give me the right advice.​ Who could do it better than him?

Matteo Bocelli talks about being the student of his father.

As of now, both father and son perform together in several events and shows including the album Si where Matteo debuts his single, Fall On Me.

3. New Music Coming Out!

Yes, you heard that right! Matteo Bocelli recently released his new music, which is a remixed version of the song, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, that won an Oscars. The song was for the new album, Disney Goes Classic.

We recorded this song in October, so when everything was still open and accessible in London, and then we recorded a second time here at home.

Matteo Bocelli on his song for Disney’s The Lion King.

Matteo opened up about being born with Disney and that The Lion King was his very first animated movie.

Matteo Bocelli singing Can You Feel the Love Tonight!

Bocelli, in addition to the Oscar-winning song, revealed that he’s going to release a new solo EP at the end of this year. Though people know his dad and him for classical music, he divulged that his new project was more of a pop sound. Let’s see how this goes.

Did you know Matteo has already earned an estimated net worth of around $1 million? His fortune is not only thanks to his music career but his modeling career as well.

Working in the fashion world was a very fun experience for me, something new that I had never done before. Collaborating with Jennifer Lopez has made the experience even more fantastic.​ She is an artist who has shown so much and who today, is not tired of getting involved to give even more. 

Matteo Bocelli on working in the fashion industry.

His father, in contrast to him, holds a whopping net worth of around $100 million as of 2020.

2. Matteo’s Father Contracted Coronavirus

Andrea Bocelli contracted the Coronavirus but revealed only in March that he and certain members of his family tested positive for the virus. This news came weeks before his concert at the Milan Cathedral and his weight loss speculations.

Andrea Bocelli Music for Hope!

Bocelli revealed the news of his contraction after visiting the hospital to donate blood for the COVID-19 research. He wrote on Facebook, that his family had contracted the pandemic only mildly.

Andrea Bocelli's FB post.
Andrea Bocelli revealed about him contracting the nCOV through Facebook.
Source: Andrea Bocelli’s Facebook

His son, Matteo also spoke about his father and revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus quite early. He said that though his father had contracted the virus, he got it, luckily with no symptoms. Bocelli also revealed that everything is coming back to normal.

1. Bond with Siblings

As we all know, Matteo Bocelli was born as the youngest kid of Andrea Bocelli and Enrica Cenzatti but, he isn’t the youngest in the Bocelli family as his father gave birth to his daughter, Virginia Bocelli (b. March 21, 2012) after marrying Veronica Berti.

Matteo Bocelli with his family.
Matteo Bocelli alongside his parents and siblings.
Source: Matteo Bocelli’s Instagram

Matteo has a strong bond with his elder brother, Amos Bocelli, and his younger sister, Virginia. Amos is also a musician as he plays the piano and is a part of his father’s new album. While talking about his sister, she’s just 8 years old and still in school.

Bonus

  • At the moment, Matteo attends opera singing classes at the Lucca Conservatory.
  • In 2016, Bocelli sang at the inaugural evening of Celebrity Fight Night.
  • He’s posed alongside Jennifer Lopez during the Guess’ Autumn/Winter 2017 advertising campaign.

Some Photos of Matteo Bocelli

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