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February 2012, Valentine's Tour, thanks to Verano!
Around Valentine's Day Andrea begins the world tour of the year with 
In February we finally can admire him as protagonist of an opera production again: In Genoa he is Roméo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Roméo et Juliette, Genova, 24,26 Feb 2012, photo by F.Hochscheid
Fano, 6. Juni 2012, photo F. Hochscheid
More concerts in Bahrain, Armenia, Poland, Scandinavia and London follow and in June Andrea is one of the soloists of Puccini's Messa di Gloria in Fano, Italy.
The most important event this spring however is the birth of Andrea's and Veronica's daughter Virginia on March 21, 2012.
Andrea himself welcomes her with the following words
Benvenuta Virginia !
21 Marzo 2012
21 Marzo: la Versilia sorride baciata da un bel sole di primavera.
È proprio in questo giorno che la piccola Virginia decide di venire al mondo e scaldare il cuore di mamma Veronica e babbo Andrea. Anche i fratelli, Amos e Matteo sono felicissimi e gioiosamente sbigottiti di fronte al miracolo della vita, che ancora una volta si compie e, questa volta, lo fa proprio in mezzo a loro.
A pochi giorni dalla sua nascita, Virginia è già una piccola Principessa, amata e coccolata da tutti.
Benvenuta Virginia; sia la tua vita una meravigliosa primavera, come quella che hai portato nel cuore di tutti coloro che ti vogliono bene. 
Andrea Bocelli

21st March: Versilia smiles, kissed by a beautiful spring sun.
This is the day that little Virginia has decided to come into the world and warm the hearts of mummy Veronica and daddy Andrea. Her brothers, Amos and Matteo are also very happy and joyfully astonished at the sight of this miracle of life, that once again occurs and, this time, occurs among them all.
Just a few days from her birth, Virginia is already a little Princess, loved and pampered by all.
Welcome Virginia: may your life be a wonderful spring, just like the one that you have brought to the hearts of all of those who love you.
Andrea Bocelli
 On July 6th and 10th, 2012 two very special workshops of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation take place in Pisa: 
Break the Barriers and Challenges
Pisa, 10. Juli 2012, ABFoundation, photo copyright
On July 12 then follows the highly expected annual concert at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, this time titled: "Donna Mistero senza fine bello!" Logically therefore at Andrea's side there is also the youngest lady in his life: Virginia!
Another highlight of the year takes place on August 12 at the pituresque set of the harbour of Portofino, a unique concert immortalized on CD and DVD
Portofino 12. August 2012, Foto F.Hochscheid, copyright
In September the University of Pisa grants Andrea the Campano d'Oro, an award given to its most meritorious former students. 
(photos, videos and report on the site of the university)
On September 22, 2012, his birthday, Andrea  receives the award “Pellegrino di pace” in Assisi.
Amore e Perdono, Sept 2012 Assisi, RAI1
In autumn Andrea takes part at many special concerts and events, among them a memorial concert for Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, the inauguration of the Porta del Paradiso in the Cathedral of Florence, the iTunes concert in London, the gala concert in the Basilica Inferiore in Assisi, the CONCERTO DEL CUORE in Brescia and the Royal Variety Show in London.
At the 
Classic BRIT Awards 
in November Andrea is named the International Artist of the Year.
Classic Brit Awards, 2.10.12
Brooklyn, Dec 5, 2012, photo thanks to Jack!
Andrea continues his tour with concerts in England, Ireland and the US and 
closes the year with a presentation of Puccini's Messa di Gloria at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa near Christmas. 
Genova, 22.12.2012, mit Marcello Rota und Gianfranco Montresor
This chronicle was compiled by Assurances for the complete accuracy of some of the details cannot be given.

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