Who is Virginia Bocelli?

Italian girl Virginia Bocelli was born in Forte der Marmi, Italy, on 21 March 2012 under the zodiac sign of Aries. She’s only known for being the daughter of famous Italian multi-instrumentalist and tenor Andrea Bocelli.

Some of Andrea’s fans mistakenly believe that like himself, his daughter Virginia is also blind, but she’s entirely healthy.

Posted by Virginia Bocelli on Monday, September 26, 2022

Education and early life

Andrea and his second wife, Italian talent manager Veronica Berty raised their daughter Virginia in Forte dei Marmi; Andrea and Veronica exchanged vows two years after Virginia was born, on 21 March 2014. She has two half-brothers Amos and Matteo from Andrea’s first marriage to Enrica Cenzatti, which lasted from 27 June 1992 to 2002.

Virginia’s growing up interested in music and gymnastics, and some of her Instagram pictures feature her doing gymnastics, and singing with her father. She’s currently attending a local elementary school, and is amongst the best students of her class.

In December 2021, she performed alongside her father at the event Believe in Christmas, and they sang the song “Hallelujah Parma” together; she also competed in the gymnastics UISP National Championship, winning in her age group’s free body category.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Virginia loves summer, and spends most of it playing at the beach, and swimming in the sea.

She’s a huge dog-lover, and takes her pet dog with her whenever she travels somewhere; it can also be seen featured in a couple of Virginia’s Instagram pictures.

Virginia’s interested in art, especially in painting and photography.

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She’s into fashion, and enjoys choosing her own outfits when she’s about to appear in front of the camera.

Virginia likes to watch animated movies in his spare time, and her favorites are “Inside Out”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, and “Despicable Me”.

Height, eyes and net worth

Virginia’s age is 10. Her hair is brown and eyes are blue, her height is 4ft 10ins (1.47m) and her weight is about 90lbs (42kgs).

Virginia doesn’t have her own independent net worth as of September 2022, while her father Andrea’s net worth’s been estimated at over $100 million.

Who is her father Andrea?

Andrea Bocelli was born in Lajatico, Italy on 22 September 1958 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds Italian nationality. He’s released 15 studio albums, and has sold close to 80 million albums, while his compilation album “Romanza” ranks amongst the best-selling albums ever; on 2 March 2010, Andrea received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was in 2022 presented with a Gold Medal for Merit in Serbia.

Andrea was born with a rare condition called congenital glaucoma, which left him half blind, and when he was 12, he was a goalkeeper in a soccer match with his friends; the ball hit Andrea in the head and caused a brain hemorrhage, which left him entirely blind.

He was six when he fell in love with playing the flute, and began taking lessons; Andrea then learned to play numerous other instruments, such as the guitar, saxophone and drums. He was 13 when he performed live for the first time, at a village close to his hometown, and was 14 when he won the music competition Margherita d’Oro.

Andrea matriculated in 1980, and graduated with a Law degree from the University of Pisa in 1984; he then spent a year working as an attorney.

Andrea continued singing for the following eight years, but it was only in 1993 that he signed his first contract, after having been heard performing by famous Italian singer-songwriter Adelmo Fornaciari – aka Zucchero. In December of the same year, Andrea won the preliminary competition at the Sanremo Music Festival, and on 28 December performed at the Teatro Romolo Valli, which was his first big concert.

His debut album “Andrea Bocelli” came out in 1994, and was followed by his second “Bocelli” in November 1995; the second albums’ single “Con te Partiro” became a huge hit worldwide, and was the best-selling single ever in Belgium. In 1996, Andrea released his third album “Viaggio Italiano”, and he and British singer and actress Sarah Brightman then made a new version of his “Con te Partiro”, entitled “Time to Say Goodbye”, which topped the charts in Germany, and sold over three million copies.

Andrea’s first major role in an opera was his playing of Rodolfo in “La Boheme” in February 1998, and his next album “Aria: The Opera Album” was released a month later.

He performed in the USA for the first time on 19 April 1998, and the same year saw him rank amongst the 50 most beautiful people on the list compiled by the magazine “People”. Andrea’s new album “Sogno” came out in 1999, and was followed by “Verdi” on 11 September 2000. In 2001, he starred in the opera “L’amico Fritz”, and in 2003 in “Madama Butterfly”.

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Andrea’s first greatest hits album “The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere” was released in 2007, and included his English version of the song “Vive Ya”; it sold more than three million copies. His Christmas album “My Christmas” came out on 3 November 2009, and became the best-selling Christmas album of that year.

Andrea’s since released four studio albums: “Passione” in 2013, “Cinema” in 2015, “Si” in 2018 and “Believe” in 2020; a couple of opera recordings featuring him have also been released, including the 2014 “Manon Lescaut”, and the 2016 “Aida”.

He’s also a successful author, having written the 2002 book “The Music of Silence: A Memoir”, and the 2007 “Andrea Bocelli – Amore”.

On 4 March 2006, Andrea became the Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and in 2009, President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez named him Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella.

Andrea’s an avid horseback rider, and although it wasn’t easy to learn riding blind, it’s today one of his favorite hobbies.

He’s a huge fan of soccer, and cheers for the Italian club Inter Milan; Andrea’s explained that he became a fan of Inter while at college, because the club was winning everything at that time. He was listening to the Champions League finals on the radio in 2010, when Inter won.

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