Bocelli arrives to sing at World Cup concert

Classical singer Andrea Bocelli has arrived in South Africa for

the World Cup closing concert.

The Italian tenor was welcomed by a local choir on Thursday at

Lanseria airport, north of Johannesburg.

Accompanied by his wife, Bocelli received a beaded vuvuzela from

the choir and the musician tried to blow into the horn.

On his first trip to South Africa, Bocelli says he is “moved”

to be in the country and wants to leave “a good memory” of


Bocelli says fans should expect pieces from both Italian opera

repertoires and his personal work.

The closing concert will be held Friday in Johannesburg.