IF England fans weren’t already excited for Euro 2020, then the opening ceremony will certainly put them in the mood.
Ahead of the hugely-anticipated curtain-raiser between Turkey and Italy, opera tenor Andrea Bocelli took centre stage on the field in Rome.
Andrea Bocelli stole the show with a rendition of Nessun DormaCredit: Getty
The opening ceremony certainly got fans buzzing for the tournamentCredit: Getty
Bocelli, who became blind at the age of 12, produced a magical rendition of the famous Nessun Dorma.
Majestic dancers accompanied the music while fireworks ignited on top of the stadium as the song reached its crescendo.
Those lucky enough to be inside the stadium and undoubtedly viewers watching at home sat in silence listening to Bocelli’s voice ring around the Stadio Olimpico.
For others, it was a throwback to Italia 90 when the late great Luciano Pavarotti belted out the anthem at the World Cup trophy presentation.
Those watching from the comforts of their own home took to social media with Bocelli bringing tears to many eyes.
One said: “Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma.
“Never been more ready for a football tournament, even if that has just made me cry.”
Football commentator Arlo White said: “Strong Italia ’90 vibes. I think I’m going to cry.”
Bocelli brought tears to the eyes of those watching at home and inside the stadiumCredit: EPA
Another added: “Andrea Bocelli opening the Euros with Nessun Dorma. You won’t get much better than that, shivers down the spine.”
A third said: “Andrea Bocelli. Phenomenal. Goosebumps and teary-eyed after that rendition of Nessun Dorma. Euro 2020 under way in perfect fashion.”
And a fourth agreed, writing: “Spine tingling. Now I’m in the mood for Euro 2020.”
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