A strong woman, a mother who has never loved the spotlight but who silently watched over her son Andrea with constancy and reserve. She is Edi Aringhieri, the mother of Andrea Bocelli who died on May 28 at the age of 84. Andrea Bocelli himself announced it in a post, written in English, on his Facebook page: «His loved ones and all of us will miss him very much. She left her earthly home after a long and extraordinary life to join her beloved husband, Sandro, in Paradise », reads a photo of Edi Aringhieri in the family vineyard.
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Mrs Edi lived in Lajatico, a town in the province of Pisa immersed in the hills, she ran a farm together with her husband Alessandro, and was a fundamental figure in the life of Andrea Bocelli. It was she, in fact, who accompanied her son during the most difficult years, when he was now certain that at 13 he would go blind from glaucoma. And it was she who first guessed Andrea’s musical talent, to the point of enrolling him at the Pietro Mascagni Music Institute in Livorno, allowing him to have a very precious classical setting for his career and his future.
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At one point Edi Aringhieri revealed that, in pregnancy, the doctors had diagnosed her son with glaucoma and advised her to have an abortion, which she refused to do, giving the world one of the best and most popular artists on the music scene. In Lajatico, where she lived all her life with her husband, Bocelli had decided, after the success, to make the Teatro del Silenzio a reality, a large natural arena where once a year a show is celebrated to which Bocelli invites great international artists.
Source: Vanity Fair