Andrea Bocelli’s daughter first performed with him in December 2020 when she was just 8-years-old. Virginia Bocelli joined her father on stage for his virtual Believe in Christmas concert during the pandemic. The rising star joined the Italian maestro on stage at the Teatro Regio di Parma, handing him an acoustic guitar before starting their goosebump-inducing duet.
The father and daughter pair sang a beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which they continue to sing together on tour all around the world.
Bocelli and Virginia have performed their rendition in a Saudi Arabian desert and even in front of President Biden at the White House.
During their visit to the latter, the 10-year-old was given a rare opportunity of sitting in the Commander-in-Chief’s chair in the Oval Office.
In fact, a picture was captured of her inside the Resolute desk and peeking her head out of the kneehole.
On how incredibly special the first time he sang with Virginia really was at the Believe in Christmas concert, Bocelli added: “It was Virginia’s Christmas gift to me. It was more fun than a professional debut. I wouldn’t say it was a surprise, but almost: the idea came about almost as a joke and then it was included in the setlist only right before the concert. Although I’m an apprehensive father, in this case, I was not: I concentrated on the beauty of that moment, so intimate and sweet… Us sitting on the stage, a guitar, the silence around us, her voice intermingled with mine. It is a moment that I carry in my heart.”