Il Volo Professional ~~ Live in Concert North America Tour 2016: Wallingford

Il Volo Music Website

Il Volo Music Website

Hi!

The Guys braved the cold in Wallingford…they seem to be managing well with the weather.  :)

~~ Kelly

 

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Diego has joined them in the US for several dates.  Sadly for this girl, he won’t be in Vegas…  :(

Maestro Diego Basso with Il Volo in the USA / Il Maestro Diego Basso negli USA con Il Volo

 

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@ilvolomusic: Traveling, performing, enjoying…and making music and memories

 

 

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More from Gian’s Birthday

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live in Concert North America Tour 2016: Montreal and Boston

Il Volo Music Website

Il Volo Music Website

 

 

Hi there!

Two for One today as we wait for tonight’s show: Montreal and Boston!

~~ Kelly

 

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Montreal

Unchained Melody

Eternally

Grande Amore

 

 

Boston

Grande Amore

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They know how to start celebrating!

Happy 21st Birthday, Gianluca!!!

 

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY, GIANLUCA!!!!

 

Music by Joe Hisaishi

“Birthday” ~ Freedom Piano Stories 4

 

 

 

Gina

WISH YOU A FANTASTIC BIRTHDAY AND SUCCESS ON YOUR 2016 TOUR. GINA FROM TEXAS

Hi Gianluca,
Just wanted to be one of your fans to wish you a Very Happy 21st Birthday!!!  Also wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your concert in Orillia on Sunday especially when you sang to my Granddaughter and how wonderful it was to meet you after the Concert, I have been following you since you were only 14 and can’t believe you are 21 already. I hope you can enjoy celebrating with family and friends who are travelling with you and I’m sure there will be an even bigger celebration with family and friends when you return home.
wishing great fun touring and keeping safe on your travels, all the best for the future and hope to see you again in the Toronto area, you have a lot of fans here in Canada.
Love and best wishes,
Annie Hatfield

 

Gianluca, your warm heart and magnificent voice inspire and uplift my life each day. May you have a beautiful birthday, truly feeling the love, gratitude, and admiration we have for you. I look forward to delivering your birthday hug March 25th in person!  😊  ✨Amore,
Jeanine DuBois

 

Gianluca——–your so fortunate to have so many lifes experiences at such a young age!!!
Seeing the world and meeting people from all over the world. 
Keep up the good work with your 2 buddies.
I will be seeing you guys at the fanclub convention and concert in las vegas march 25
also, at the pechanga casino near temeculah
Look forward to meeting you guys
Big Bad John from Palm Springs, CA

 

Happy 21st Birthday to you, Gianluca!
Another big milestone in your life is achieved, with many more to come.  Have a wonderful day!
Linda Dawson

 

Happy Birthday, Gianluca! 21 is a BigOne! We haven’t met, but I’m changing that on March 17 in San Antonio,  Texas! Sincerely,  one of your Nonna fans! Give your Mom and Dad a big hug and thank them for me….Dorothy Henderson. ..♡♡♡♡

 

To our adorable, sweet Italian prince, Gianluca,

Sincere birthday greetings.  May you have a wonderful day.  I hope you are enjoying your visit here.  Stay warm.  You are always in my prayers.  I pray that the Good Lord keeps you safe and grants you good health and happiness.  No matter how old you get I will still call you three “the boys”.  Love you.  ~  Phyllis Fenton

 

Happy happy birthday, Gianluca❤️Enjoy your time in the USA. Stat safe warm and happy. You are so loved. God bless you and your flight brothers❤️❤️❤️  ~ Teresa Carosi

 

 Happy 21st Birthday Gianluca! 
Celebrate it with as many family and friends as you can gather while on the road.
Don’t forget the cake, ice cream and of course Nutella. Maybe a cake made of Nutella? 
Best wishes today and always,
Angelica Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

 

Dear Gianluca,
    Happy 21st birthday!! Have a wonderful day!! Hope this year brings more honors, awards, joy & happiness for you!!  Your voice singing the beautiful new songs has given me much pleasure! Thank you!  I am still very sick but the new album & Live From Pompeii always brighten my days!! 
Sending love & best wishes,
Your English fan, Marlene Hoatland

 

Dearest Gianluca,  Joan

You are a very special person and a gift to the whole wide world!!  You spread your Grande Amore wherever you go with you sweet, compassionate heart, beautiful smiles and warm hugs which you so freely bestow on all of us who are fortunate enough to be within arms length!!

Everyday, my world is a happier place because of you and your magnificent baritone voice that I listen to all day long in the car, in the house on my iPad, and very soon, at five concerts!!! Yay!!!

Although I know you miss your father and brother, I am delighted that at least your beautiful mother is here to celebrate your very special birthday with you!  Have a GREAT 21st Birthday!!!

Joan Brenin

 

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA! YOU ARE COURTEOUS, KIND TO CHILDREN, FANS, AND
FAMILY.   ADD TO THAT YOU ARE HANDSOME, ADORABLE, AWESOME, AND SO PLEASING TO THE EYE.    YOUR STYLE, VOICE, PASSION FOR MUSIC AND TALENT MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.    I CAN ONLY IMAGINE YOUR PARENTS PRIDE AND JOY FOR YOU.
GOD’S BLESSINGS FOR YOUR FUTURE AND ALWAYS.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY FIRST LIVE CONCERT
MARCH 20.      I CAN HARDLY WAIT  !   !
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 21ST BIRTHDAY  !   !   !

Gale Wall

 

Dear Gianluca,   HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  Started making 21st birthday wishes yet?  Don’t forget to wish for more love, peace and happiness than you and the world will ever need.  Tons of love and God Bless,

Ineke from KwaZuluNatal,  SA.

 

Tanti Auguri Gianluca! It has been such an amazing year for you, Piero and Ignazio and for all your loving fans. Can’t forget your last birthday when you brought the audience to their feet after singing “Grande Amore” at SanRemo. It was fantastic and I am so happy they acknowledged that you were the best. I absolutely love all the new albums and play them constantly and it has been a great pleasure to see the videos of the beautiful concerts during the summer and now this past January. It is just wonderful that your beloved Italia realized how talented and beautiful you are and has returned your “Grande Amore”. Thank you for all the beautiful music and giving so much joy and happiness. It is so beautiful to see how loving and caring you are with your family, friends and fans. Looking forward to seeing you in Easton, Pa. God bless you and all your loved ones!

Love, Margaret Ladolcetta

 

Caro Gianluca,
Buon Compleanno!!  21 Anno!!    Have a Wonderful Day!!   2016 looks like it will be another great year for you!!  The new Concert music is fantastic! What I have seen of your solos & duets are so beautiful!! Thank you so much for the pleasure & joy your amazing voice with your Italian charm has brought into my life!  Looking forward to seeing you at FC Fan Faire in Vegas, Dolby Theatre, LA & San Jose Concert!!  Tanti Auguri!!     Anne Quinto

 

Happy Birthday, Gianluca! May God bless you with many, many more!You are an amazing young man! GRANDE AMORE!
 
Charles and Anna Breeding
Lafayette, Tn

 

 Buon Compleanno, Gianluca.  I wish you a very Special
Birthday and continued success in your career.  You have a silky voice
that would melt any woman’s heart, especially mine! Enjoy and be happy
always.  God Bless You.  Much love, Victoria Litizeto

 

Happy 21st. Birthday, Gianluca.   May all your birthdays bring you happiness.   You have brought so much of it to peoples around the World who have admired your beautiful voice since it first enchanted us when you were fourteen.   We know how hard you  all work and the sacrifices you have made but may the blessings ever flow.
With love,    Lesley Newall,   Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Hey Baby! Happy Birthday!  Thank you so much for all the great music and good luck to you and Piero and Ignazio! You are such a nice guy and you are very dear to us here on the Flight Crew blog. When you visit us please know you’ve come home!
Love you!
Lynn K

 

Gianluca,

Have a wonderful birthday with family and friends this year! You deserve it!!🎂

I have watched you mature over the years since you appeared in the early video singing “O Solo Mio” with Piero and Ignazio with the orchestra on the side of a hill in Italy. Someone sent me that video, and it was love at first sight for me!  I listen to your music daily, and it brings me so much joy.

You are such a wonderful role model for the young people all over the world in the way that you treat your fans and care for the less fortunate who love your attention.  You make your family and fans very proud by the way that you live.

Thank you for all of your hard work and bringing your tour back to TEXAS this year.  We live 40km north of Austin, and have front row tickets along with Meet and Greet afterwards!😍 My birthday is that week so I am really looking forward to the concert and seeing you guys again.
(My husband and I followed you to Boston and Nashville after attending our first concert in Houston several years ago)

Texas grandmother who prays for you,
Brenda Hall

 

A very, very Happy Birthday from Minnesota, Gianluca!  See you in March at the FanFaire in Las Vegas!  Allene Shipman

Allene Shipman

 

May All Your Dreams Come True ~ Happy 21st Gianluca ~ And May God Bless You Too!                                    
See You In Easton Pa. Grande Amore, Nona Pat 

“When once you have tasted flight,
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Dear Gianluca:
Most of us celebrate our 21st birthday as a “coming of age”. You have already accomplished that and stand on the threshold of a lifetime of flight with your music. There is no better name for your three voices than “Il Volo” – for you are flying high above the crowd.

I thank God for your talent.
I thank your parents for your upbringing.
I thank you for your willingness to share yourself with us!
Godspeed and fly high, dear one.
LindaP
Texas

 

Happy 21st Birthday, Gianluca!  May your heart and soul be filled with the same joy as you give to all of us. 

Love from Minnesota,

Jane

 

Dear Gianluca – Just want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. Always remain as sweet and sensitive as you are today.  The sign of a real man is the fact that he can show his emotions.  You have the most beautiful voice – I love listening to you.  I cannot wait to see you on February 13 in Atlantic City and again on February 21 in Easton. Also, I think your Martina is adorable – happiness to both of you.  ~ Camille Greco

 

balloonsMy Dear Gianluca,
Thank You for allowing me the joy of watching you grow both personally and professionally.

Buon 21st! 

See You soon!!!

~Marie Crider

 

Happy Birthday Gianluca. Viva abruzzzo! ~ Antonella Carriero

 

Buon Complianno. Finally 21 has come at last. Have a wonderful day with family and friends and may there be many more birthdays to come. ~ Marion

 

Happy 21th Birthday Gianluca. May your life always bring you much happiness. You are truly are a lovely young man with big heart. ~ Jeanne Thomas

 

Gianluca, 

DSCN0308 - marie Kelly - Lucky Girl! 2014 Summer Concert Tour. Elgin Il - after the concert at the fence with Kelly - Marie

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Kelly – Lucky Girl! 2014 Summer Concert Tour. Elgin Il – after the concert at the fence with Kelly – Marie

Happy 21st Birthday!  I hope being with your mom, your Il Volo family and your loving North American fans make this special birthday, particularly memorable! 

I can’t make it to as many shows as some of the others, but I can’t wait to see you in Vegas! 

Always,

Kelly

 

 

 

The Color of Their Wings…

We all know change is difficult to accept. Yes, Il Volo started out as the 3 Tenorini, these 3 little tenors dressed up like adults because they sang music only old people knew and liked. The beautiful bel canto music of Italy. But we forget that they were boys dressed up like men. We wanted them to stay the cute, innocent, and cherubic-faced lads we grew to love – for some, love at first sight (or sound!) But time moves on and things change. The world is constantly moving, the universe in perpetual motion, if everything just stopped, we would all die.

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The air we breathe, our own heartbeat, our very being is in constant flux. To quote the ancient philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus, “The only thing constant is change!” Our three young guys were just caterpillars feeding and feeding off of the fans, growing and growing fatter each day, nourished by our encouragement and constant praise, their very essence being shaped by our devotion to them until finally they were ready to make and form their own chrysalis, where they’ve been for the last several years, constantly growing and changing right before our eyes. In front of everyone, we watched them change from inside the ever protective watch of their parents and families. Many things we saw and yet some things changed without our realizing it. When Sanremo came around, that was when they started to emerge from their metamorphosis, their wings getting more color each day, each week, and month, that went by, on their way to Eurovision – then it really happened. Their wings burst forth and they flew for the very first time.  I can still hear the crescendo of their wings on the last chorus of Grande Amore!  Their wings were still a bit wet, but they learned to fly stronger and stronger each day. During their flight they ran into enemies and feared for those that wanted to eat them. They fed on the nectar of the crowds from their sold out concerts. Their wings getting a bit battered along the way; yet still staying strong and floating on the wind, as they traversed over the world with their successes.

1a - piero butterfly

We hope their flight will be long and never changing, but their flight paths will change with the wind, their fans may come and go, but still they will fly on, always seeking the energy from their fans that keep them going – young, old; tried and true. They will be who they are, their colors will not change. A little battered and bruised along the way, but they will find their destination, landing briefly on our hearts; staying forever in our souls, as they migrate the world in search of their needed and constant approval of themselves and from those that they love.

 

There are two quotes I found on the Internet, simply entitled “butterfly quotes and proverbs” and I think they depict our guys quite well…

“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that.”1a - gian butterfly

They certainly gave up being caterpillars. With their first notes of “O Sole Mio,” they started changing into butterflies; giving up many things…in order to soar to unbelievable heights.

Beautiful? Our guys are so beautiful inside, as well as outside; and sometimes I really don’t think they know…?

Il Volo – Sempre, per sempre,

Jana 

 

p.s.  thank you to Marie, for the beautifully suggested title of this post…

“Who’s Going Where List”

January 31, 2016

ARE YOU READY FOR IL VOLO?

(Thanks for the video LynnK)

Are you ready to meet other Flight Crew Members?

Don’t forget to print out your badge.  Look under “Flight Crew Badge” upper left or…Here are copies: 

Small size for pin

For Badge

Large for Lanyard

For Lanyard

We hope to meet as many of you as possible!
***

Note from Myron & Jeannette:

We are close to 100 guests for the Las Vegas Fan Faire, but still have about 8 to 10 spaces available. So, it is not too late to sign up and join us on March 25.  We are going to have a lot of fun just getting to know each other face-to-face.

 If you still do not have concert tickets go through the Il Volomusic. com web site because they are cheaper than Ticketmaster straight up. 

review our addresses:    http://www.ilvololasvegas.wordpress.com
                                                IlVolo2LV@outlook.com

or to me at:                         meheaton@earthlink.net

Curious thing:  I am working with the meet and greet company and of their 75 people we have 68 in our Fan Faire.

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I have to add this just because it’s funny and cute and sweet and so Il Volo!

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Please update me, in comments, if I have it wrong or your name is missing.  It will live over there on your right under “Topics”.  

For the most reliable dates and times for an IL VOLO CONCERT call your local Ticketmaster, Venue or PBS station.

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WHO’S GOING WHERE

Il Volo U.S./Canada Tour Dates 2016

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
~Jill
~Georgana
~Loretta

   ~Loretta’s friend
   ~Loretta’s other friend
~Lijoy

Sun, Feb 07, 2016 Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Center
~Penina Honig

Tue, Feb 09, 2016 Montreal, QC Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Place des Arts

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 Boston, MA Wang Center
~Simone
~Mary M.
~Husband
~Julie Bernache
~Ornella
~17 high school students

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
~John from CT
~5 friends and co-workers
~Ornella
~Husband

Sat, Feb 13, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Event Center at the Borgata
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Beverly Schreiner
~Maddie
~Geri Z
~Daughter Sue
~Camille Greco

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
~Lynn Keough
~Karen St. Germain (3 generations attending)
~Laura St. Germain
~Anna St. Germain

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 New York, NY Barclays Center
~Geri Cee
~Daughter

Fri, Feb 19, 2016 Washington,  DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
~Eileen
~Randomilvolofan
~Miu
~Janis Blank
~Maddie
~ Those world traveling Granny Groupies:
  ~Joanie Brenin
  ~Deborah Beaupre
  ~Maria Leps
  ~Madeline Vitella (Maddie)

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Margaret Ladolcetta
~Valerie D’Antonio
~Camille Greco

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
~Donna Cunnane
~Janis Blank
~Lijoy

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Theatre/State Theatre
~Isabel
~Mary Ann Sutton
~Mayra Berrios
~Beverly Olson
~June Solomon
~Friend Kathy
~Lijoy

Fri, Feb 26, 2016 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
~Ann Scavo (anncruise)
~Harriet Eckberg
~Jeanne Thomas
~Donna McKune
~Laura Badtke (front row)

~Patricia Jamison
~Nancy Kovacs
~Linda Dawson
~Lois Hartwig
~Friend Dorothy
~Carol Herman
~Sister

Sat, Feb 27, 2016 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
~Jana
~Chris Gapski
~Susan
~Barbara Dixon
~Barbara’s Husband
~Jeanie

   ~Mr. Jeanie
~Magdalena Skiles
~Jeannette
~Barb Nelson

Tue, Mar 01, 2016 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding
~Susan
~Paula Elkins
~Chris Pegnato
~Nola Martin
~Geistmom
~Diane Varsek
~Maddie

 

Thu, Mar 03, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
~Renee Bourg

Sat, Mar 05, 2016 Miami, FL The Bank United Center- University of Miami
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Leelee
~Tippy
~Joaniefl2
~Vivian Liebgold
~Marion

Sun, Mar 06, 2016 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
~Dorothy
~Nancy H.
~Rose Marie Paliobeis
~Daughter-in-law
~Maria Mutino

Tue, Mar 08, 2016 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Leelee
~Julie Bernache
~Robert Bernache (son)
~Joaniefl2
~Kate Antico
~John Antico
~Mary Strickler

~Bob Strickler
~Alice White
~Cousin Debbie

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater
~Joaniefl2
~Deanne Smith
   ~Deanne’s friend
   ~Deanne’s Daughter
~Mary M
~Husband

Fri, Mar 11, 2016 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
~Janay

Mon, Mar 14, 2016 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
~Lynn B.
~Husband Ron
  ~Sister Carrie
~Mom Lorraine
~Vicki V.
~Carol Mason

    ~Daughter

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
~Sandra Schmidt
~Emilia
  ~Husband Luis
  ~Friend Rene
  ~Friend Carmen 
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
~Dorothy Henderson
~Dorothy’s daughter, Jennifer
~Liz Vines

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
~Gina
~Kim (Gina’s daughter)
~Daughters friend, Jewell
~Daughters other friend, Janie
~Kim

~LindaP
~Andrea Luttrull

~Anna Rogers
~Barb Nelson
~Lijoy

Sun, Mar 20, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
~Gale Wall
~ Becky her daughter

~Dory
~Gale Cramer
~Sherry

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
~Jim Douglas

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
~Kitty
   ~Kitty’s son
~Barbara Walther
~Sheryl

~Terry
~Terry’s sister
~Barbara in AZ
~Susan
~Ruth Rapp

  ~Ruth’s sister
  ~Ruth’s other sister

Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
;)
~Myron          

~Kelly
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Jeannette Giglio
~Jane Caminsky
~Mary Bohling
  ~Ann (Bohling)
~Suzy Rust
~Allene Shipman
~Bonnie
~Joyce
~Audrey

~Jeanine DuBois
~Anne Quinto
  ~Micheal (gr. son)
  ~Elizabeth (daught)
~Carol Coates
~Joanie Guyon (2nd tier No 202)
  ~Joanie’s Guest

~Miu
~Ann Scavo (anncruise)
~Laura Jenkis

~Loretta Foley
  ~Steve Peacock

  ~Stefan
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding

~Prese Pasco
~Norma Noel
~Linda Dawson
~Donna McKune
~Jana Vandelaare
~Donna
~LindaP
~Joan Brenin (Joaniefl2)
~Deborah Georgini Beaupre
~Jenny Newman
~Julie Bernache
~Robert Bernache
~Luckylady (Lynne M.)
~Linda Hoen
~Mr. Hoen
~Dorothy V.
~Chris Pegnato
~Laura Parish
~Christa Owen
~Chris (cmgapski)
~Antoinette Surma
   ~Sister
   ~Brother-in-law
~John Kraus
~Bill McIntosh
~Beverly Olson
~Judy Thurman
~Ann
~Jill Manning
~Marie Dennis
~Daughter Michelle
~Granddaughter Angelena
~Daughter Evelyn
~David H.
~Erin C.
~Ramona S.
~Lynne H.
~Erin Colman

~David Heaton
~Rolfe Johnstad
~Margaret Johnstad
~Ramona Scarth
~John Lettermann
~Mayra Aguire
~Valerie D’Antonio
~Rose Marie
~Marie Brown
~Ruth Mallory
~Melissa Doyle
~Thomas Haack
~Maddie
~ 79 OMG ~

 Sat, Mar 26, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre

~Anne Quinto
~Myron Heaton
~Jeannette
~Jenny Newman
~Marie Brown

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 San Jose, CA City National Civic
~Anne Quinto
~Anne’s guest
~Dan
~Nancy
~Janet Pilkington
~Antoinette Surma
~Sister
~Brother-in-law
~Alejandra
~3 yr. old son
~Gerri
~Helen
~Kathi Balbi
~Marie Brown

Wed, Mar 30, 2016 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

~Piratesorka (Connie)
~Shar Parker
~JoAllen Tsyitee

  ~5 family members

Fri, Apr 01, 2016 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
~Joanie Guyon
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding
~Shar Parker
~Jeannette
~Thomas Haack
~John Kraus

Penina and the Canadian Italians

Penina’s story is next, but first I have to add these photo’s of Loretta and Ignazio at the concert the other night.

Loretta and him

Loretta sent them to me 5 times, two were duplicates.  Then she sent them to Lynn and asked Lynn to send them to me in case her’s didn’t go through.   I’m afraid if I don’t post them she’ll send them again!  Guess what she wrote on my email subject line?  “Save these to your computer.”  

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OK Loretta, I got ’em.  Here they are and they’re absolutely wonderful!  Darn!

~M

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Now, Penina at the concert:

The audience in Orillia was about 90% Italians. And not just Italians, but Italian speaking Italians! Someone in the crowd early on shouted to the guys to speak Italian. Which they eventually did, to my regret, as I missed the best joke of the night–because Ignazio said it in Italian.

I have to concur with Jill about the lights and the music accompaniment.  The lights were a real problem, they glared, they washed out, and even worse, they moved.  Just as you framed a picture, a light would wash the whole thing out.  I really think where you sit will have a big determining factor on the quality of pictures you get–and there is no knowing ahead of time whether you are in a good seat for pictures or not.  All of my pictures save one was washed out by lights.  A fellow two seats over got great pictures. The quality of the photographers certainly had some part in this!  (lol) But I refuse to believe that is the sole reason my pictures were a flop.

My one good picture

My one good picture

Very little new was sung that wasn’t an English song. The new songs in Italian listed on the Buffalo playlist (Si Me Falta Tu Mirada, L’amore Si Muove, and La Vida) were not sung. Neither was Core N’Grato to my great disappointment. On the other hand they did do Beautiful that Way and Eternally. And instead of La Vida they did Surrender. So there was a lot of old stuff here, mixed in with some new, although the only new songs outside of the duets in Italian was L’immensita, Piove and Grande Amore.

 

Me & Ignazio

Someone gave the guys these little hats. Gian took his off after the picture with this lady–he was worried about his hair, if what he did after he took it off is any indication! He spent the next few minutes finger combing it and fiddling around with it. Piero took his off after a little while, but Ignazio kept his on.


There was a good deal of funny stuff,
with Ignazio doing his Godfather routine, and demanding Piero kiss his hand with the ring coming at the introduction to My Way. Another funny interlude came with Piero trying to introduce Ignazio when he was about to sing Memory. However most of this dialogue was in Italian. I forgot to say, Ignazio’s mom, Caterina Boschetto was sitting directly across the aisle from me! She sneaked in after the show started and I didn’t see her come in. I noticed she was there somewhere during the program, and when Ignazio said whatever it was he said that convulsed everyone, she put her hands over her face, and shook with laughter. I wanted to say hello to her after the show, but she left the way she came–before the show was 100% over, and I didn’t see her leave.
Lousy picture of me and ignazio

Lousy picture of me and Gianluca


The meet and greet was very different! We were all herded into a space they set up in the end of the hallway outside the concert hall by blocking off a section with a big divider backdrop thing.  The photographer got us to make a big circle and he told us he would take pictures quickly, one after another, and once the pictures were done, the boys would be available to talk to us informally. The line went around, people gave quick hugs, kisses, handshakes, etc. lined up and took the pictures. What was nice about it was you saw everyone’s interactions with the guys.
Piero and me

Piero and me

There was one little old Italian grandmother with her granddaughter who had everyone in stiches.  After the group picture the granddaughter wanted a picture with them by herself and she tried to shoo her grandmother away.  But grandma was having too good of a time and wouldn’t leave.  Finally the photographer told her she should leave and she said she would leave if she could take Ignazio with her! After all the picture taking the boys just waded into the crowd, answering questions, getting hugged, taking selfies, etc. I managed to get selfies with all three of them! Piero was holding forth in a little circle of people when I came along he was telling someone about the rigors of the schedule and how happy he was his father was able to come along with him. “He brings me breakfast in bed! He makes me pasta! I would never be able to stand such a long schedule if he weren’t here with me.” Such a sweetie! And then he broke some very interesting news. He said they are doing a concert on July 1 (which I have already seen advertisements for) that will be a very special concert. Apparently July 1 is the anniversary (20th? don’t remember) of the 3 tenors first concert and Il Volo is doing a tribute concert to them, and Placido Domingo is going to be the conductor.
And he said, you are the first to know this–no one else knows! And he said it would be an international concert. Whatever that means! It sounds amazing.
And with that, time was up and all three left the area and we all went home.
Il Volo and me
~Penina

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brrrr too cold outside even for a snow day temperatures freezing Moscow 2014

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Waiting for Ignazio ~ Mary Bohling

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Don’t they look disgruntled? They have arrived in Canada and can’t find Ignazio….he has disappeared again!!
Gianluca looks worried!  That Igna just wanders off without telling them, and he should know how they worry when they don’t know where he is!  Piero doesn’t know whether to kiss him or kill him when he turns up.  Is he just being funny or did he accidentally (or on purpose) wander away?  Piero isn’t sure what to think.  His dad is obviously very upset.  Being a father and somewhat responsible for watching out for the boys in Canada, he is carrying a load of responsibility.  The guitar player seems the least upset.  He might actually welcome a respite from all of the head massaging and hanging on that Igna likes to tease him with during a performance.  The last guy might be a passerby that just thought it would be nice to sit down and join this group.
Well, whatever is going on, Ignazio is sure to turn up sometime.  Just hope it’s in time for the concert.  They really couldn’t do without him.  Maybe they need to put a bell on him like in the story of belling the cat.  He surely is hard to keep track of.  C’mon, Ignazio–have some consideration for the rest of the guys..stay with the group and BEHAVE—Oh right, I’m talking about Ignazio.  Maybe behaving is out of the question.  We love you, Igna, please don’t scare us by getting lost.
 “It’s okay, folks…This is just in fun–not a news flash.”
~Mary