ANDREA BOCELLI TO PERFORM LIVE AT OPENING OF EXPO MILANO 2015
NEW YORK – APRIL 28, 2015 – On Thursday, April 30, Andrea Bocelli will perform live in Milan’s Piazza Duomo to celebrate the inaugural opening of Expo Milano 2015. The evening will be LIVE STREAMED starting at 8:30PM EST, and can viewed here!
In celebration of this monumental occasion, Bocelli has dedicated “La Forze del Sorriso” (The power of a Smile) to the opening of Expo Milano 2015. During the performance, Bocelli’s distinctive voice will be accompanied by the music of Andrea Morricone, and will be paired with soaring aerial images of Milan from the Duomo to Piazza Gae Aulient.
“I wanted to write some verses that invite people to smile,” said the singer, “the smile is perhaps the scarcest of things these days, especially in Italy. Yet a smile carries a potent force, it is contagious and stirs optimism.”
Bocelli will be accompanied by 71 musicians and 50 vocalists from the Rai Orchestra. The event will be hosted by Antonella Clerici in front of thousands of Milanese, including the Commissioner of Expo Milano 2015, Giuseepe Sala, the President of the Lombardy Region, Roberto Maroni, and the Mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia.
Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.