It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite Andrea Bocelli duet as so many of them are superb. His duet with Laura Pausini is extra special. The pair performed the song Vivere or Dare To Live in English at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Italy. Andrea was recording his video album Vivere Live In Tuscany At The Time.
The album was recorded at a concert, and it was an all-star event. Andrea also sang with Sarah Brightman, Heather Headley, Kenny G and Elisa. They were all wonderful, but Vivere is on another level. When the song begins, Andrea is onstage alone. The music begins, and he smiles, clearly waiting for someone.
Laura appears onstage, looking stunning in a yellow and black striped dress. She starts to sing the song in English even though she’s Italian too.
Andrea smiles and turns towards her, waiting for her to join him. Laura reaches him and slides her arms around him.
As the duet continues, it seems wonderfully romantic, even though they aren’t a couple. They stand face to face and hold each other close. It gets even more lovely when the time comes for Andrea to sing. He goes down on one knee as he sings, almost like he is about to propose.
When the duet finishes, the cheers from the audience are absolutely thunderous. It was a fabulous performance at a fantastic concert in an awe-inspiring venue.
The video has been watched 48 million times on YouTube. The beauty of the song’s message seems to have touched viewers as much as the wonderful singing. One person commented:
“This has always given me epic goosebumps as it’s incredibly emotional on a very deep level. I love both of these artists enormously and you can almost feel the love and respect between them.”
If you’re not familiar with her, Laura Pausini is a very famous singer in Italy. She was born on the 16th of May, 1974, in Faenza. She shot to stardom in 1993 when she won the newcomers category at the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival. She released her first album soon after, and it became an instant worldwide hit. 2 million copies were sold, which is impressive for a debut album. Her next album, Laura, topped it, though, and sold three million copies.
In the years since, Laura has released 14 studio albums and six live albums, as well as going on several worldwide tours. She has won a Grammy and four Latin Grammys and has even won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Not many musicians achieve this accolade, so it highlights Laura’s talent.
She has also appeared on television as a coach for the Mexican and Spanish versions of The Voice as well as being a judge on the X Factor in Spain. When Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, it became the host venue for 2022. Laura was one of the hosts alongside Mika and Alessandro Cattelan. So it’s no wonder that even a singer as famous and talented as Andrea Bocelli wanted to work with her. Take a look at this beautiful duet now.