Veronica Berti Bio, Wiki
Veronica Berti is the second wife of iconic Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli. The singer is performing at the historic Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, in a special Easter Sunday concert that is being broadcast live on YouTube today.
The performance begins at 1 p.m. ET and can be viewed below:
Andreas Bocelli and wife Veronica Berti have been actively working to assist the medical community as the coronavirus swept across Italy.
They have used their Bocelli’s foundation to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Bocelli’s foundation launched a GoFundMe campaign on March 13, 2020, to raise funds to support Italian hospitals in desperate need of personal protective equipment and other supplies. As of April 11, 2020, approximately 1,600 donors had contributed more than 153,000 euros (which is about $167,000).
Veronica Berti Age
She is currently 46 years old making her 25 years old younger than her husband, who was born on September 22nf, 1958 in Lajatico, Italy and is currently 61. Bocelli explained he never thought of it as an issue because his own family is full of couples who have large age gaps between them, including his own parents. Bocelli added in the piece, “I am very religious, and the age difference is something you see a lot in biblical marriages.”
Veronica Berti & Andrea Bocelli
The couple first met at a party in 2002. She was 18 years old at the time and Bocelli was newly divorced. His first wife was Enrica Cenzatti. The couple detailed how the first evening unfolded in a dual op-ed for the Guardian that was published in 2014.
Berti explained she was actually supposed to go to a different party that night. She was sitting near the piano waiting for her group to arrive when one of Bocelli’s friends invited her over to Bocelli’s table. Berti wrote in the op-ed:
We talked about music and where I was born. I used the formal “you” instead of the friendly “you”, and he kept saying to everyone: “Why is she speaking to me like that? We are almost the same age.” I did it out of respect. I had an exam coming up, so I had to go, but he didn’t want me to. “Stay,” he said. “Don’t lose the energy. Don’t lose the moment. Love is something you don’t think about.” So I stayed.
Bocelli, who is blind, explained that he was first attracted to Berti’s voice and “how her skin felt.” He said the chemistry between himself and Berti was instantaneous from their first meeting.
I sang my first aria for her that night. It was a piece called Occhi Di Fata (Fairy’s Eyes). Everybody was there; it was a really wonderful moment between us. It was the quickest, speediest start, because we moved in with each other that same night. Effectively the marriage began when we met.
Bocelli has a section dedicated to his wife on his website and he describes her as his soulmate. “When two people still want to be together in every possible way after many years, it means that one soul completes the other, that we recognized each other. Veronica and I were soulmates right from the start.”
Veronica Berti and Andrea Bocelli made their romance legally officially on March 21st, 2014, after 12 years together as a couple. They got married in Tuscany at the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montenero. Berti chose a silk gown by designer Ermanno Scervino as per E! News. She had a jacket covering her shoulders and had her hair tied back.
She is Andrea Bocelli’s Manager
Berti has takes substantial roles related to his musical career as well. According to See It Live, Berti became the CEO of Bocelli’s currency management office, Almud, in 2005. Berti is Bocelli’s manager, as well. Bocelli wrote on his website, “I can say that I was lucky enough to be able to share not only my private life but also my professional life with the woman I love.”
She has joined Bocelli in front of the microphone as well. In 2012, the couple sang a beautiful rendition of the song “Qualche Stupido” before a live audience. The couple has since collaborated on other songs including “Les Feuilles Mortes” and “Cheek to Cheek.”
The couple welcomed an addition to their family on March 21, 2012. Bocelli has described their daughter, Virginia, as their “princess” and the “family’s sunshine.” Virginia was Berti’s first child and Bocelli’s third.
Bocelli’s two sons from his first marriage with Enrica Cenzatti are Amos and Matteo. They were 17 and 14 when their younger half-sister arrived. Berti joked at the time, “With a dad and two older brothers [Virginia] will have very attentive bodyguards.” The Daily Mail also reported at the time that the extended family was very close; Bocelli’s ex-wife lived next door to Bocelli’s estate in Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
In an April 2012 spread in Hello magazine, Bocelli explained that his sons were with him at the hospital while Berti was in labor. Bocelli also detailed that he sang to baby Virginia the first time he held her in his arms. The song was “Ange Adorable” from Romeo and Juliet
Virginia is now 8 years old and is fluent in both Italian and English however, Bocelli says Virginia is more comfortable with English and that she likes to joke with him about his own abilities with English.
Based on Berti’s Instagram page, Virginia is already following in her parents’ musical footsteps. Berti shared a video of Virginia playing a Beethoven song on the piano on March 13, 2020. Virginia also enjoys artwork and skiing with her parents.