Andrea Bocelli and son Matteo release stirring Oscars version of 'Time to Say Goodbye'

Mar 11, 2024 1842

BY: Ralphie Aversa

Andrea Bocelli made a surprise appearance Sunday night at the 96th Academy Awards. The world-class tenor, with over 90 million albums sold, performed a new version of his signature single, “Time to Say Goodbye” during the In Memoriam segment. The song was originally released in 1995 as “Con te Partirò,” which translates to “I will leave with you” in Italian.

The following year, Bocelli rerecorded the track with British soprano Sarah Brightman, switching some of the lyrics to English. For the Oscars, Bocelli reimagined the song with his son Matteo and two-time Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Matteo, 26, released his debut album last year and joined his father on stage for Sunday’s performance. The new version of “Goodbye” is available now on streaming platforms.

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