Son of the famous Italian tenor, Matteo Bocelli's career picked up after his impromptu breathtaking performance at the annual Celebrity Fight Night Gala in Italy. Since then, he started building his solo career, and within a year after his sensational performance, he was the guest of honor for a glamorous event held in Canada.
Beating Extreme Shyness
When the 16-times Grammy holder David Foster asked Matteo's father- Andrea, if 18-year-old Matteo would give an impromptu performance during the annual Celebrity Fight Night Gala, his father didn't think he would and even told the audience that David was crazy to say so. However, Matteo took everyone by surprise despite his extreme shy nature and stunned the audience with his breathtaking performance.
Matteo's step-mother Veronica said that she didn't think he would perform, but Matteo gave it all and went on to the stage. She also added that she felt touched by the fact that he chose to perform in order to overcome his shyness.
Matteo thanks David for pushing him to perform in front of a big audience and introducing him to the music industry.
"He is the one that for real pushed me on the stage for the first time in front of an audience. I always say, Thank you, David, because you are the one that launched me for real."
Youngest Son of an Italian Tenor
Matteo is the youngest son of Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist Andrea Bocelli. His father is the Grammy- and Emmy-nominated tenor who performed a duet Fall On Me with him. He has also teamed up with his father for a duet on Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. It was his father who taught him all about music.
Is Matteo Bocelli Gay?
Like several media personalities, Matteo has chosen to keep his romantic life out of the media. Thus, his low-key love life led to several speculations regarding him as gay, but the young tenor has not touched on any topic regarding his sexuality.
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What is Matteo Bocelli's Net Worth?
Matteo has been accumulating his net worth from live performances and collaboration with his father. As Bocelli has not made his career earnings public several outlets claim that his net worth consists of millions. Also, according to Celebrity Networth, Matteo's father, Andrea, has a net worth of $100 million.
Matteo Bocelli was born to Andrea Bocelli and Enrica Cenzatt on 8 October 1997, in Forte Dei Marmi, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Although Matteo's mother Enrica and his father Andrea's marriage broke off in 2002, they co-parented their two sons. Matteo's other family members consist of his older brother- Amos Bocelli, step-mother Veronica and half-sister Virginia.
The musician stands at the height of 1.82 m (5 feet 10 inches), and he holds Italian nationality. He studied music at the Conservatory of Lucca in Italy as a student of vocal performance.