Watch Andrea Bocelli’s stunning performance of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ at the UEFA Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Friday 11 June 2021. Andrea Bocelli, who is a lifelong football fan, was the only musical artist to perform at the spectacular event which kicked off the European Football Championship. The day before his performance Andrea Bocelli said, “It will be a pleasure and an honour to be able to offer my voice, tomorrow, at the opening ceremony of UEFA Euro 2020, in the spotlight of the Olympic Stadium in Rome. It will also be a precious opportunity to send a strong message of hope and positivity.”
Andrea Bocelli is one of the most celebrated singers in modern history
Andrea Bocelli is one of the most celebrated singers in modern history. He has previously performed at major international sporting events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and the Premier League final in the UK. Andrea Bocelli has sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty, and performed in all the greatest concert halls and opera houses around the world. He has received a Golden Globe, seven Classical BRITs and seven World Music Awards plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Last year Andrea Bocelli’s record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance on Easter Sunday from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan, watched live by millions across the globe, became one of the biggest musical live stream performances of all-time.
UEFA Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony
The UEFA Euro 2020 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Friday 11 June 2021 took place at 7pm UK time (2pm ET) before the first match between Turkey and Italy kicked-off at 8pm UK time (3pm ET). The opening ceremony was broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and on TUDN Radio, TUDN.com, TUDN USA, TUDN App, ESPN, Univision, and Univision NOW in the United States. The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021.
Listen to Andrea Bocelli’s most famous recordings, including ‘Nessun Dorma’, here.