Opera star Andrea Bocelli is set to become a father for the third time.

The blind Italian tenor's fiancee, Veronica Berti, is expecting the couple's first child together - a baby girl.

Bocelli revealed the sex of his unborn child at a dinner in Los Angeles last week, when he launched his new anti-poverty charity, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, according to the Daily Variety.

The singer has two teenage sons, Amos and Matteo, from his marriage to Enrica Cenzatti.