Andrea Bocelli performs stunning ‘Music for Hope’ Easter concert from empty Duomo di Milano

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli performed a stunning and beautiful Easter concert in “Music for Hope: Live From Duomo di Milano,” a live-streamed concert that was heard around the world from the empty cathedral.

The 25-minute concert began with a flyover of Duomo di Milano and its 135 spires, as well as the deserted city. The blind Italian opera singer was happy to perform in the empty cathedral.

“On the day we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘si,’ ” Bocelli said in an interview with USA Today. “Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart.”

Bocelli sang four songs near the altar, standing alongside the only other person in the cathedral, organist Emmanuelle Vianelli.

He performed “Panis Angelicus,” “Ave Maria,” “Sancta Maria” and “Domine Deus” without comment.