LONDON -

Andrea Bocelli can't get away from opera, even when he's relaxing at home. His 2-year-old daughter, Virginia, prefers opera to traditional lullabies.

"My daughter . . . likes every kind of music, but in particular there is a song that she loves very much, 'Funiculi Funicula,' " Bocelli said of the Neapolitan song, which he performs regularly at live shows.

Bocelli and his longtime companion, Veronica Berti, were married earlier this year on their daughter's second birthday.

The 56-year-old, who's been touring Europe, will launch his U.S. tour Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas.

- Associated Press