Andrea Bocelli's soulful singing of 'Ave Maria' at Princess Eugenie's wedding made viewers tear up
On Friday, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invited a special guest to sing two songs at their ceremony. Musician, Andrea Bocelli, took everyone’s breath away with his performances.
He sang “Ave Maria” and “Panis Angelicus.” Many internet users took to social media to express how his renditions had moved them to tears.
At Princess Eugenie, 28, and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding, 850 people were invited. They got to see Andrea Bocelli singing live at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The musician sang along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Carlo Bernini was responsible for conducting the whole performance.
Bocelli is a world-renowned opera singer who has sold more than 90 million records. He’s also recorded 15 solo studio albums so far.
The star was born in La Sterza, in the Tuscany region of Italy. He had poor eyesight from birth before being diagnosed with congenital glaucoma.
The song features on the legendary singer’s new album, “Si.” Fans quickly fell in love with the lyrics and the music video that showed the loving relationship between a father and son.
"Panis Angelicus" brought tears to my eyes, best choice. Performed at all my family's weddings. God bless— Aurora (@fringuello) October 12, 2018
Bocelli shared that their voices were very different but that the listener could easily enjoy how they blend together perfectly. The song is a true testament to his statement.
@AndreaBocelli so so beautiful - that voice always makes me cry 😥— Claudia Redmond (@ClaudiaMRedmond) October 12, 2018
The star stated that the whole album was “a celebration of love, family, faith, and hope.” The video evokes emotion and shows intimate photos of the family.
And Andrea Bocelli was sensational. What a beautiful wedding. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. https://t.co/IYTZ8Rxi6e— Sally Davis (@DavisConcept) October 12, 2018
Fans get to see Bocelli when he was a younger man and Matteo when he was just a little boy. Their strong bond was emphasized through many images that showed them embracing and laughing together.