Andrea Bocelli is expected to become a familiar face in Dubai this fall.
After the announcement that the Italian tenor will perform at the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai, the maestro added a concert in the emirate to his Believe world tour.
The opera singer, 63, will perform at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on November 8, as part of the PaRus Music Festival.
Bocelli will headline the event, now in its fifth year, and perform tracks from his most recent album, To believe, which was released in November 2020. The album features covers of tracks such as You will never walk alone, by LÃ©onard Cohen Alleluia and classical numbers including that of Puccini Angela Dei.
PaRus, which runs from Wednesday November 3 to Monday November 8, is also expected to include performances by Russian singers Philipp Kirkorov and Leonid Agutin.
Bocelli, who last performed in the United Arab Emirates in December 2020, will next take the United Arab Emirates stage on Thursday, September 30 for the opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai at Al Wasl Plaza.
The singer is known as one of the most successful crossover performers, helping to bring classical music to the top of the charts. He has recorded 15 solo albums since 1982, selling over 75 million records worldwide.
The Ave Maria the tenor will be joined by artists such as Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Mohammed Abdu and Ahlam Alshamsi for the star-studded show, which will kick off the six-month World Expo.
Update: September 23, 2021, 10:30 a.m.