Perennial favorite Italian performer Andrea Bocelli is to sing at the coronation party of Britain’s King Charles III one day after he is crowned, on Sunday May 7, sources said Friday night.
The 64-year-old blind tenor from the province of Pisa and international superstar will be the only Italian performer on the night.
“It’s a great honour,” said Bocelli, who sang at Charles’ late mother Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee.
After singing for several American presidents including Bush, Obama, and Biden, three popes, at the Olympic opening ceremony and the World Cup of soccer, the Italian tenor will duet with baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, his longtime friend.
Other performers will include Take That, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry.