8 April 2021

The world’s most beloved tenor MAESTRO ANDREA BOCELLI mesmerised his audience on the 8th April 2021 night during a first-of-its-kind performance at Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During the pared-back set, Bocelli was joined on stage by
Special guests
Loren Allred and Matteo Bocelli,
Soprano Francesca Maionchi
Eugene Kohn at the piano 
and musicians from the Arabian Philharmonic

A special mystery guest was also revealed on the night to be the tenor's daughter Virginia, aged 9, who played guitar and sang along to Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah alongside her father.

The concert was performed in front of a restricted audience of 300 people due to Covid-19 social distancing measures, but was also streamed on the maestro’s YouTube channel with a potential audience of millions, such as his fanbase.

Hegra, AlUla

Bocelli is the first artist to stage a concert at Hegra.

Hegra, built in the first century BCE by the Nabataean Kingdom, is an ancient desert city home to tombs cut into sandstone mountains.

At least 100 tombs have elaborately carved facades, a signature of the skilled Nabataean craftsmen.

The specific backdrop for Bocelli was the 20 carved tombs of Al Khuraymat and are known to be some of the best-preserved in the city of Hegra.

Andrea Bocelli @ Hegra

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