He is one of the most famous opera singers in the world and has sold over 90 million records worldwide.
And Andrea Bocelli looked in a good mood when he performed on the steps of the Sicilian Noto Cathedral in Noto on Saturday.
The 62-year-old tenor cut a dapper figure for the performance, donning a dark red blazer with a black floral print that he wore over a navy vest.
Appearance: Andrea Bocelli, 62, looked in a good mood when he performed on the steps of the Sicilian Noto Cathedral in Noto on Saturday
The singer paired it with matching pants and bow tie and a white shirt as he chatted on the cathedral steps.
Andrea was changed once during the performance and put on a navy blazer that matched his suit.
He was also joined by a large orchestra and played a flute during the show.
It comes after it was revealed that Andrea is fighting the IRS after he was hit with a federal tax lien in the United States for $ 8.4 million (£ 7 million).
Dapper: The tenor cut a dapper figure for the performance, putting on a dark red blazer with a black floral print that he wore over a navy vest
According to New York Treasury records, Andrea appears to have an unpaid balance of over $ 4 million (£ 3.3 million) in tax year 2016 and an additional $ 4.4 million (£ 3.7 million) in 2017 have satisfied.
However, in a statement to DailyMail.com, Andrea’s management team insisted that the massive bill was due to a “typo” with the IRS, and not because Andrea was evading his taxes.
A spokesman said Andrea was not behind on payments and is now trying to resolve the problem.
The address Andrea provided in the federal filing is linked to a Manhattan auditing firm called GC Consultants, run by managing partner Giuseppe Brusa.
Suave: Andrea changed clothes once during the performance and put on a navy blazer that goes with his suit
Event: The singer paired it with matching pants and bow tie and a white shirt while chatting on the steps of the cathedral
GC Consultants provides tax compliance and advisory services to overseas companies and individuals operating in the US market.
Brusa, who speaks with a heavy Italian accent, was seen on a YouTube video giving a talk about international tax compliance. He declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
Andrea, who is valued at around $ 100 million (£ 84 million), traveled to America regularly to sing before the COVID-19 crisis. His last appearance in the country was in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February.
Known for songs like Time to Say Goodbye and The Prayer, and more recently working with Ed Sheeran on the hit single Perfect, the opera superstar is believed to be receiving lavish fees on the order of $ 1.5 million – Dollars (1.2 million pounds) required per concert.
Show: He was also accompanied by a large orchestra for the performance and also played a flute during the show
A tenor spokesman told DailyMail.com that Andrea’s team was working with the IRS to fix the bug.
“Andrea Bocelli has no outstanding taxes due to the IRS in the US,” said the spokesman.
‘The IRS issued a tax lien on October 21, 2019. We claimed tax credits as withholding taxes in Andrea Bocelli’s Italian tax returns in 2016 and 2017 and they were unable to apply or find the withholding amount on file by the withholding agents.
“This is a typo by the IRS, not by Andrea Bocelli, its sponsors or agents.”
Taxes: It comes after it was revealed that Andrea is fighting the IRS after being hit with a US $ 8.4 million (£ 7 million) federal tax lien
The spokesman said Bocelli’s 2016 tax bill has now been “approved” by the IRS, but the 2017 bill is still being resolved.
The successful singer does not lack money. He owns an impressive 8,000 square meter villa on the Mediterranean coast in Italy, where he lives with his wife Veronica and their three children Amos (25), Matteo (22) and Virginia (8).
The former hotel called Villa Alpemare is the definition of luxury off the coast of Versilia in Tuscany, the same region he grew up in.
Featured in Architectural Digest magazine in June 2019, the three-story, powder-pink property overlooking the beach features a living and dining room on the first floor, offices, a music studio and guest rooms on the second floor, and bedrooms and private rooms on the top level .
When he moved in, Andrea spent a fortune renovating the main house.
Unpaid: According to New York Treasury records, Andrea appears to have an unpaid balance of over $ 4 million (£ 3.3 million) as of the 2016 tax year
Bills: As of 2017, he had an additional $ 4.4 million (£ 3.7 million). The filing has no record of being satisfied
The wealthy singer also owns the Alpemare Beach Resort across the street, which he acquired in 2017.
In the US, the star owns a large mansion in Miami’s exclusive Keystone Point with seven bedrooms and a large pool overlooking Biscayne Bay.
In July, Andrea was spotted enjoying the much-needed sunshine and relaxation on a luxury yacht on the French Riviera.
The blind singer, who recently recovered from contracting COVID-19, was caught taking a dip in the sea off the shores of posh St. Tropez.
Andrea was accompanied on the yacht by Mrs. Veronica, 36, who also acts as his manager.
“Mistake”: In a statement to DailyMail.com, Andrea’s management team insisted that the massive bill was due to a “typo” with the IRS and not because Andrea was evading his taxes
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