The livestream announcement accompanies the release of Bocelli's new album Believe, a collection of songs that have inspired the opera singer.
Co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, Believe dropped at midnight and includes duets with Cecilia Bartoli and Alison Krauss, and a previously unreleased track from the late master Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
“The concept behind Believe is based on three words: faith, hope and charity,” comment Bocelli in a statement. “These are the three theological virtues of Christianity, yet – quite independently of any religious belief – they are also the three extraordinary keys to giving meaning and completeness to the lives of every one of us.”
Also appearing on the album is a new version of "Amazing Grace" featuring country star Krauss, the music video for which is out now:
Bocelli's Easter concert at Duomo di Milano was one of the biggest musical livestream performances of all-time, especially among those starring a classical singer.
The Music For Hope video notched more than 28 million views from across the globe in its first 24 hours, and pulled in 3 million peak concurrent viewers, the largest simultaneous audience for a classical livestream in YouTube history.
Tickets for Believe in Christmas can be purchased here from Nov. 20. The special is promoted and produced by Driift, the U.K.-based livestream specialist behind events for Nick Cave, Niall Horan, Laura Marling, Dermot Kennedy, Biffy Clyro and James Bay.
Stream Believe below.