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Opera singer Andrea Bocelli gatecrashes Italian wedding!

Famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was passing a church wedding in the Ligurian coastal village of Porto Venere when he decided to surprise the happy couple with a rendition of Ave Maria.

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
Opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Image by laurentius87 / CC BY-SA 2.0

The singer’s wife asked the church warden for permission for him to attend the service and sing, and after sneaking in and waiting at the back, Bocelli sat down at the organ and gave a beautiful performance of the Schubert classic, to the great surprise of the wedding guests. Read more: thelocal.it