SMILE by Mary Bohling

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When I first saw Il Volo in concert, one of the highlights was their rendition of “Smile.” They brought something to that song that had never been done before. The harmony, the expression, the quality….all perfection. I bought the CD at the venue, and I remember listening to “Smile” in the car on the way home, and being enchanted again at what I was hearing–completely enthralled by their voices.

Barbra Streisand must have felt it, too, because she chose that song to share with them on her tour. What a show stopper that was! And when Ignazio hit the high note at the end–wow–It even made her stagger back a bit. Her “show off” remark was perfect. And did you see the look on his face??? Priceless!

g - all smilesThe fact is that all of these young men have million dollar smiles.…all gorgeous and all unique. Each time I see one I think, “that one is the best” until I see the next one. Gianluca’s smile could be an ad for a toothpaste brand. It is so enchantingly beautiful, teamed with his smiling eyes it takes your breath away. Something wonderful happens to Ignazio’s face when he smiles. It’s like a light was turned on–it just glows, and his face shines with so much joy, you just can’t help but smile along with him. Piero’s smile is touchingly sweet. It tugs at my heart strings and makes me say “awww,” followed by a big sigh. He is a handsome man and his handsome smile just completes it.

It’s always a treat when they are having fun and their smiles give way to great guffaws of laughter. They love top - at Pescara Concert by Mimmo Cusano laugh. They enjoy just being together and having fun with life. And we can’t help but smile when they smile and laugh when they laugh, because they are who they are, and they convey their warmth and joy to all who have the Il Volo experience.

Smiling–it’s such an easy thing to do and so contagious. Their music has brought smiles to our faces when we were feeling down, or facing a medical diagnosis, or experiencing a loss….whatever our need, the music of Il Volo has had a healing effect for so many. We have seen this in the comments made by grateful fans.

i - from loretta 1People often wonder if the guys know just how much of an effect they have on all of us. They see the adoration on the faces of the fans wherever they go, but I hope they know that to so many of us they are much more than just handsome faces with beautiful voices. Because we see in them something above the norm that lifts us up and puts smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts.

How appropriate it was that someone somewhere in the group of people guiding their careers chose “Smile” as one of the first songs in their repertoire. It’s a perfect song to convey what they mean to us. In our hearts and minds they are always smiling and making us smile, too.


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I love your beautiful voice and shining personality.  You put a smile on my face every time YOU smile or sing!  May you enjoy your special day and the year ahead.
Jane ~ From Minnesota


Linda Walker


Happy Birthday! I will be attending the concert in Boston In February. Can’t wait to see you. Im one of your older fans but quite passionate about the group. My father was Italian (actually Sicilian) and I only wish he were alive to hear you. Again, Happy birthday. Love, Linda Bond


Dear one, you will never know how much pleasure you have given this 84 yr. old! I’ve waited a very long time to hear beautiful music again! The best part is how much you all enjoy it. Happy Birthday and many more! Hope to see you in March in San Antonio,Texas! <3 <3 Dorothy Henderson


10599461_759729920739504_7265109826555475962_nHAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM GINA IN TEXAS “EVERY BIRTHDAY serves as a gentle reminder that time indeed marches on. Since we can’t stop FATHER TIME–or even slow him down for that matter–only one truly intelligent course of action remain: LIVE TO THE FULLEST. If you’re treating each new day as a PRICELESS GIFT, congratulations. If you’re taking life for granted, think again. TODAY, and TOMORROW, and EVERY DAY after that should be cause for CELEBRATION. THIS DAY IS YOURS, and what a priceless gift it is. (Compiled by Criswell Freeman--“Have a Happy Birthday”) il_570xN.500911748_3ajh


May you have a special day,

May your heart be full of cheer,

May love and laughter find you,

May your smiles be ear to ear. 

May your joy be everlasting,

May only good things come your way,

May all your prayers be answered,

May you be blessed on your birthday.

Close your eyes and make a wish,

Give it wings and let it fly,

Beyond the highest mountain tops,

Up into the clear blue sky.

Aim high when you make your wish,

This is no time to retreat or hide,

Wish for the very best in life,

Now blow out your candles and try.

Buon compleanno !


Greetings IGNAZIO from this valley in western Canada aaaaa The land of horse ranches, vineyards and Italian pioneers –Like the successful Casorso, Tripani, Pandozi and Lanfranco families! So ” fly”away into a successful year, and life at its best Thank you for everything you share of your young self.

Laney Justus

Dear Ignazio,
May you be blessed with many, many more years of beautiful music,
health and happiness.
Buon compleanno!
Laia Ben-Dov

Happy 21st Birthday Ignazio!  Here’s wishing you health, wealth and happiness as you journey towards the rest of your life.
Many thanks. So looking forward to meeting you guys. Just 5 months to go!!!

Lots of Il Volo love,


Prese and the Boys

Dear Ignazio! Wow, how time flies when you are having fun right? You, Piero and Gianluca have been a part of my life for about 3 years now. I saw/met you at the CONCORD Sleeptrain concert. You are such a great person with a beautiful heart dear. Happy 21st bday and may all your dreams come true. You guys work so very hard at your craft and we, your humble fans, adore you. Thank you and enjoy your big day. In the picture, I’m on Gian’s right. See you in LAS VEGAS. You might even play some slot machine and WIN. Love you so much.

Prese Pasco



Ignazio, My Birthday wish for you is that you continue to love life and never stop dreaming. May beauty and happiness surround you, not only on your special day, but always!!! Big Birthday hugs, Barbara in AZ. (see you in March)


Ignazio and me StamfordHappy 21st Birthday Ignazio. Thank you for all the joy and memories you have given me. I love you so much, just like another Grandson.

Barbara Ferraro



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Dear Ignazio, Wishing you a very Happy 21st Birthday!! Enjoy your day with family & friends! Congratulations on all the Awards & Honors you have received this year!!! I am still not well. Anne has given me all the new CD’s & Live From Pompeii. I will be home from this Rehab in a few days & will listen to everything then! Have a wonderful Birthday! GetAttachment 2 Grande Amore, Marlene Hoatland



Hi Ignazio,
Have a wonderful birthday with your
family and friend’s . I love you all, and we will see
you and your two “brothers” in Las Vegas next year.
Say hello to “Walter” for me!
Aloha, Jill Heavy black heartTwo hearts


Another milestone in your life!!!
look at all you guys have accomplished at such a young age–bigger and better things to come!!!
Sorry to hear about the false accusations about you guys the truth always prevails.
Your friend Fabio is painting a canvas of you guys for me he should be sending it soon to me.  I will be seeing you at the Las Vegas and perchance concerts next year.
there is a big banquet planned before the concert in Las Vegas hopefully I will meet you there.
Best wishes and continued success,
John Kraus
Palm Springs, California


Dear Ignazio, you bring joy & happiness to me everyday with your beautiful persona and your wonderful talent. I wish the same for you on this special birthday. Buon compleanno.

Love from Donna, another faithful nonna.


Dearest Ignazio, “21”!! It seems like only yesterday that you were a chubby,adorable teenager with a big voice and dimpled smile !! Now you are a young man with a bigger voice, an infectious dimpled smile,and a hunky body!! I have always adored your magnificent voice,contagious smile and hilarious sense of humor !! I hope that you will always be the happy free spirit that you are today throughout your life !! You are truly a very beautiful person both inside and out !! My wish for you is a year filled with Grande Amore and all that your beautiful heart desires and more !!! HAPPY, HAPPY “21st” BIRTHDAY IGNAZIO !!!!!!!!! Love and Hugs Two heartsTwo hearts Joan Brenin

Felice 21 ° Ignazio!

Thank You for the years of wonderful musical enjoyment you have given me!

a wine & Dine 3 - photo DPTV cropped for birthday picOn this special day, I wish you all the best, all the joy, and all the love you can ever have.  May you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come!                                           Have a fantastic Birthday!  Buon Compleanno!


Happy 21st Birthday, Ignazio!
Thank you for all the happiness, smiles and the occasional tear your singing brings to my life.
Have another great year!!
Linda Dawson
Dear Ignazio,
You make my heart happy!Smiling face with smiling eyes
I love your amazing voice, I love your smile, I love your sense of fun, I just love YOU, young man! Thank you for sharing yourself with us. Happy 21st Birthday. May God continue to bless you!Sparkling heart
Andrea Luttrull.

Hi Ignazio,
Happy Birthday for a spectacularly successful 21st year. Hope all your dreams come true for 2016. You look very regal riding Walter with your stunning hat on of course you would look stunning without a hat.
Sending loads of love from Loretta Foley – Toronto


Dear Ignazio, Happy 21st Birthday!!
   You have matured into a handsome, kind and sweet young man! With all of these attributes, it makes your fabulous talent shine even more.
   I hope you have a great party with all your friends and family!! “you Are Love”.                   
      Love from Linda Snyder,
      Flight Crew


Nuestro Amor, Ignazio, hoy (ILVOLOLOVERS de Detroit, MI, USA) celebramos su feliz cumple anos (21) con una sena Italiana: su plato favorito, Marsala, vino, y su musica bonita!
Damos gracias por su pasión cantando!

Bendiciones y Grande Amore!

Magdalena Skiles
Toledo, OH




Ignazio,  hope you have a great day, and have some fun.  That shouldn’t be difficult for you, I’m sure!  You are my sunshine!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  See you in March.  Kathryn “Kitty” Mason


Ignazio, Buon 21st Compleanno. Stay young at heart, charming, smiling, patient, gentle, kind and loving as a handsome young man on the inside and out. I love watching you and your dimpled smile. You make me laugh a lot with the teasing that goes on when your are on stage and even when you are not. I Love, Love, Love the new CD, Grande Amore International. You guys worked on so hard this year and it shows and sounds Fantastic.
Best Wishes for many years to come.
Barbara Bubb


Happy 21 birthday, Ignazio hope all your dreams continue to come true for you. Love you. Have a great day!❤️
Teresa Carosi

Best wishes for a Very Happy 21st. Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day, a day to remember. Thank you for all your charm and fun, it makes your fans feel so happy.


Loving wishes on your Big Day, Ignazio; your joy is contagious! 😍
Marie Brown


Hi Ignazio,
Have a wonderful birthday with your
family and friend’s . I love you all, and we will see
you and your two “brothers” in Las Vegas next year.
Say hello to “Walter” for me!
Aloha, Jill ❤️ 💕


Wishes for a very “Happy 21st Birthday” to a very Talented, Sexy. Sicilian, Hunk.! Enjoy your Special day!
Joan Hongo


Ignazio, I’m wishing you a fantastic birthday filled with fun, friends, family, and fulfillment of your heart’s desires!

You deserve the best!

Grande amore,
Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway




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Wishing you the happiest day and the best of all things in this year!  Can’t wait to see you in Vegas in March! 




ignazio boschetto and MAR‘Bacioni e Felice Compleanno’ (big kisses and happy birthday) !

Maria Leps




Happy Birthday Ignazio.  My birthday wish for you is that you spend your day doing whatever you want to do and that you are as happy as you make me everyday.  Enjoy!  See you in February.

“I’ll be loving you eternally”
Donna Cunnane


Wishing much happiness always! Happy Birthday!!!!!    Love, Donna

Hey Sweetie! Happy Birthday ! Thank You! Thank You for your beautiful music! ~~ Lynne







Ignazio, when I think of you i think of a person who loves life, loves people and has incredible talent.  You are a joy to watch. Happy Birthday. ~ Jan Bolin


Tanti Auguri Ignazio! Thanks for the beautiful music, love and joy you give. You are funny, sweet and have the biggest and most tender heart. You always know the right thing to say, especially when it is about something important!  Just keep on being Ignazio!  See you in Easton, Pa. in February.
God bless you and your family,


Happy 21st Birthday Ignazio.   Thank you for traveling around the world and sharing your wonderful voice with us.  I celebrate your birthday!



Ignazio:   I wish you the all the best on
your Birthday and  many, many more healthy and happy days to come. Buon
Compleanno!  With love, Victoria Litizeto   P.S.  Give “Walter” a kiss
for me.  I also love horses.





Beloved Ignazio, hugs and kisses on this most important 21st Birthday!  You are a blessed young man full of kindness and a generous spirit (not to mention, an exquisite voice).   Remain grounded, but let your heart SOAR with joy and gratitude!  And please, always take time to rest and regroup…it is a necessary part of being creative.     Sandi Eyman


Much love and many blessings to you on your 21st Birthday, Igna! May you continue to sing sweetly and fly high!

Ruth Rapp
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Birthday greetings for Ignazio:

A Very Happy Birthday from Minnesota, Ignazio.  I am SO looking forward to seeing you in March.  Allene Shipman

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Happy Birthday dearest Ignazio.  Hope you have a fun day.  Enjoy! Luv Ya,  Julie Bernache


windmillIgnazio sweet boy.  Here is the windmill from your home town.  It was for your 20th and now for your 21st.  It reminds me of you.  Ever turning and giving joy and laughter.  Have a happy birthday.

from Joanie in California.


Dear  Ignazio, you handsome, darling, devil!
We love you in Pittsburgh.
Irene Cohen


We have followed you with awe since the inception of your career and have had the pleasure of meeting you.  The depth of your talent and showmanship, your kindness, humor and humility make you VERY special.  Thank you for bringing real music back to the world.  Please never stop.
Noi vi amiano
Joan, Angie & Ty



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Dearest Ignazio:  Happy 21st Birthday!!!!!  I hope you know how very special you are and how much you are appreciated.  Your talents are a hundredfold.  May Our Dear Lord continue to bless you abundantly.  May He send an army of angels to guard round you and keep you safe.  May He hold you in the palm of His hand.  Please stay as sweet as you are.  Buon compleano!  Phyllis K Fenton


Dear Ignazio:
Another year has come and gone and now you are 21.
A world you have seen and given your heart to, and won!
And now you have many nonnas, and I am just one more.
Sending you Birthday wishes of love and joy.
Keep singing, sweet one, we love you.
Linda Parks
Fort Worth, Texas


untitled (2)You are still special one year later! You will always be special!
Have a wonderful birthday and a very happy special 21st birthday!
Love and lots of hugs 

Penina Honig (Toronto)


Dear Ignazio,
My birthday wish for you today and everyday is happiness.  I pray that you will enjoy a healthy and happy life and hope you soon will meet your Grande Amore.  Grazie mille for the joy you bring to my life.  See you in Ft. Meyers, Florida
Buon Compleanno!!!   Kate Antico







Ciao, Ignazio,
I send my happy, heartfelt birthday wishes to you.  May you enjoy a very Happy Birthday filled with your family, friends, Buddy and Walter too.  Congratulations on all your success during 2015 in your wonderful Italy!  You are such a special young man with such a big talent, loving and kind heart.  You have touched my heart with your angel voice and sweet smile, you also bring me joy and laughter!  I will see you in February, 2016 in Chicago, IL.(first row!!!)  God bless!!  Ti amo.   Nonna Harriett  

IGNAZIO: aka Ingy, Nazio, or Nacho ~ Kitty


kitty 5Not too long ago, Marie posted an article titled “Celebrating the Middle One”namely Ignazio Boschetto.  In it she mentioned many of the reasons why this one in particular, captures her heart.  Of course, there are others who kind of have a special fondness for him for their own reasons, including myself, but that doesn’t in the least, take anything away from Gianluca or Piero. They are each amazing in their own right, and together they are touching our hearts, and speaking to our souls; which in turn fills our lives to overflowing with newly awakened compassion, kindness, and a renewed sense of love for not only our fellow man, but for ourselves as well.  Within that same article, there was discussion concerning Ignazio’s name, and what it meant.  I remember commenting that I had read that his name meant “fire” or fiery. Thought it very fitting, considering that that’s exactly what he brings to Il Volo’s performances, along with that beautiful lyric tenor voice.  Ignazio has a very free, unrestricted ability to entertain.  He is Sicilian through and through, from what I’ve learned, and very proud to be!  His comic spontaneity brings an additional facet to an evening that envelopes you in breathtakingly beautiful music, sung by equally breathtaking voices.

 Going back to Ignazio’s name, it is a form of Ignatius (Latin). In Sicily, the name given a male child should hold special meaning and history. His name will play a big role in his life, and he will hear it spoken everyday.  Many people believe that ones name can affect the success in life, through the child’s working career and other circumstances, so they choose “respectable” names, or name meanings, as they believe that the meaning of the name reflects the personality of the child.  Ignazio’s namesake is St Ignazio of Laconi. 1701 – 1781.  Connecting a name with a Saint of his faith is very common, even for the girls, by using the feminine pronunciation. I won’t say always, but the majority of the time, our Ignazio seems to always have something to say, and with that Sicilian accent, wit, and body language, he easily grabs everyone’s attention, planned or not!  If he chooses to remain quiet, it’s almost catastrophic. “What’s the matter with him?”  “Is he sick?”  “I hope he’s not sick!”  Cmon ladies, fess up, you know you wonder, right?  Maybe he’s just tired of talking… NAH, can’t be!  lol

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 We are so used to seeing Ignazio, or pictures of him, always wearing that beautiful smile. He exudes joy, with silly faces & crazy antics; never refusing a hug and kiss, and is always extending himself into playful, sometimes risky activities outside of his professional realm.  It’s just who he is.  But what happens when we see pictures with no smiles, and instead we see images of what seems to be far away contemplation, or serious thought.  On rare occasions, we may read words of sadness or rejection?  We don’t know what to make of it, and hence, we experience concern, caring, and fear as to the cause.  Well, delving into this subject of names and their meanings and traits, I decided to dig still further and found out that numbers, as well as the name, are also given. They are called Soul Urge Numbers, and Expression Numbers.  I don’t know where, or from whom these “numbers” originate. but it said that Ignazio’s Soul Number is #7.  People with this number are said to have a deep need for QUIET, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.  I remembered, that in the comments following the article, Kelly said that “Ignazio is pretty private and quiet.”  I thought at the time, that she probably assessed that after meeting them at some point… but QUIET?  Are we still talking about our Ignazio?  Somehow, those two words don’t equate. When you think of Ignazio, “quiet” doesn’t readily come to mind, and when would he have any time for a quiet time?  I kept looking, and found that his Expression number is #9.  People with this number, tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. Now that’s our guy!  He certainly does fit into that category! …continuing on – – They are usually humanitarian,  broad minded and generous,  and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity.  Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on.  They are romantic, and thus fall in love easily; but at the same time, they can be easily hurt.  (   My feeling is that any of the guys, because they don’t have a lot of significant alone time or quiet, might, indeed, find some difficulty in adequately dealing with issues outside of Il Volo. In turn, those concerns would remain just under the surface; unresolved, but still making their presence known. Who knows!  I can’t speak for them, but I’ve experienced those circumstances on many occasions. Any number of things could prompt an uncharacteristically soulful picture, or invite unhappy words. Yeah, whether we think so or not, our Ignazio is human, just like anyone else, but any alone time he might find is usually, or so we’ve heard, used for catching a few zzzzz’s.  That’s definitely okay, “Mr Sleepyhead” of the group, you deserve it!  I guess we (I) just need to chill, (as the saying goes), and let Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio manage their own lives as they are able.  Ignazio puts great energy into making us want to smile. Each of them do the same, in their own way; and what better way to serve humanity, than to impart joy, lift spirits, and draw hearts into the gentle warmth and sweetness of healing love.  IGNAZIO?  Ignazio has his own way of offering up everything he has to give, to anyone willing to receive.



Honestly, I don’t know about all of this naming ritual, but I must admit that some of it hits the mark.  Here in America, we seem to choose names more by how they sound or how popular they may be that year, rather than by substance. Truth be known, all of us, regardless of our name, or where we live, will have our ups and downs, and concerns in this life. I certainly do, and Ignazio will also.  One thing though that I know for sure, is that Ignazio’s heart beats for music, for people, and for a purposeful life;  a life full of love, laughter, and caring.  If he can play along his way, so be it!



For what it’s worth, I would describe Ignazio as ruggedly handsome (dah), charming, genuine, multi-talented, daring, inquisitive, and oh, did I say handsome?  As with many multi-talented people, I see, what I would refer to as a “restlessness” within him.  Or is it just his excitement for life?  He has all of these abilities, and still is always looking to try new things.  No question, he is a crucial component of what makes IL VOLO so successful, but I think maybe he just likes challenging himself in other endeavors; be it music related or other outside activities.  Certainly, there is nothing wrong with trying, and enjoying a variety of new things, but overload can lurk.  Listen to me, the typical grandma!  You cannot deny though, that he has already accomplished a great deal in a relatively short period of time; and if you were to ask me, I would say that he could do anything he chooses, and he will!                                                                                                                                                                   Early Birthday Wishes Ignazio!  See you in March!!



FYI:   If you haven’t found them before, check out two of my favorite write-ups on our affiliate – All About Il Volo.

          IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO EN (BIO), and  GUIDE for MALINCOMISI…al IL VOLO  April 20, 2015



Blessings, Kitty

Instructions for the Las Vegas Bound

All Il Volo fans that plan to attend the Las Vegas Il Volo Fan Faire Convention please follow these easy steps:

         1.To register and make payment please email us              at:

            2. Please list the number of people in your party and their names.

            3. If you are bringing an Il Volo inspired art or craft, please let us know in your email to us.

            4. The  email address is also a way to ask any questions you may have.

            5. Payment information will be emailed to all who have registered through the email address you provided to us…

             6. The Fan Faire Convention is $100.00 per person and we have set up a PayPal account for fast and easy payment… Or you can send a check if you prefer..Information for mailing of check and PayPal information will be sent to you in a private email to the email address you provided to us when you registered .

 *Examples of Il Volo inspired art or craft work that we have seen so far include items such as

Hand Made Jewelry with the boys images or names

Quilts and pillows with their images Paintings Sketches Statues Tee Shirts Plaques Some items just used the title of the group or one of their albums i.e. We are Love, Grande Amore or Il Volo… etc.

 The Myron Heaton Committee

“Who’s Going Where List”

September 30, 2015


Here’s the “Who’s Going Where” List so far.  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”   I will also repost it here from time to time.

Now for that necessary disclaimer: It is not our intent to make any connections with this list. It is merely to show you where people will be attending.  As always, use common sense.


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


Il Volo U.S./Canada Tour Dates 2016

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
~Jill’s Student

   ~Loretta’s friend
   ~Loretta’s other friend
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
~Mary M.
~Julie Bernache

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
~Janis Blank
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Event Center at the Borgata
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Beverly Schreiner

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
~Lynn Keough
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 New York, NY Barclays Center
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 Washington,  DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
~Maria Leps
~Janis Blank

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
~Maria Leps
~Donna Cunnane
~Margaret Ladolcetta

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
~Donna Cunnane
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Theatre/State Theatre
~Mary Ann Sutton
~Mayra Berrios
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
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
~Chris Gapski
~Barbara Dixon
~Barbara’s Husband

   ~Mr. Jeanie
~Magdalena Skiles

Tue, Mar 01, 2016 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding
~Paula Elkins
~Chris Pegnato

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
~Vivian Liebgold

Sun, Mar 06, 2016 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
~Nancy H.

Tue, Mar 08, 2016 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
~Marie Crider
~Ineke Poisson
~Julie Bernache
~Kate Antico
~Mary Strickler

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

Fri, Mar 11, 2016 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
~Vicki V.
~Carol Mason

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
~Sandra Schmidt

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
~Kim (Gina’s daughter)
~Daughters friend, Jewell
~Daughters other friend, Janie

~Andrea Luttrull

~Anna Rogers
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
~Gale Wall
~Gale Cramer

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
~Jim Douglas
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
   ~Kitty’s son
~Barbara Walther

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

  ~Ruth’s sister
  ~Ruth’s other sister
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater


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

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

~Ann Scavo (anncruise)
~Loretta Foley
~Steve Peacock

~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding

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

Sat, Mar 26, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre
~Anne Quinto
~Victoria (Nazio1)
~Myron Heaton

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 San Jose, CA City National Civic
~Anne Quinto
~Anne’s guest
~Janet Pilkington
~Antoinette Surma
~Kathi Balbi

Wed, Mar 30, 2016 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
~Piratesorka (Connie)
Fri, Apr 01, 2016 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
~Joanie Guyon
~Anna Breeding
~Charles Breeding

Personally Speaking About Gianluca’s Periscope ~ Jane

 If you did not get a chance to watch Gianluca’s Periscope filmed in Ignazio’s home a few weeks ago, here it is!  I am so glad someone was a genius and saved this to Youtube.  It is a classic!


First and most importantly, I will say IL VOLO’s music is the OXYGEN in their world!  It is simply ingrained in every ounce of their being.  Gianluca and Ignazio appear as if they just rolled out of bed looking freshly tossled, hair and all.  LOVE the way they are so comfortable with who they are.

Gianluca is ever so patiently singing, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, while Ignazio chimes in on his saxophone.  Gianluca says, “No-no,” at first, then succumbs to the accompaniment , but does actually yell out for an AMBULANCE at one point!  Their rendition of Joe Cocker’s, You Are So Beautiful, is priceless.  They both pull out their best Joe Cocker gravelly voices and have a ball singing those lines. 

They end their impromptu concert with John Legend’s, All Of Me Gianluca’s amazing ability to drift effortlessly from silky lows to passionate highs is wonderful.  Ignazio joining in near the end for some harmonizing and heavenly high notes is the icing on the cake.  MANY of us have our fingers crossed that we will see this very song appear on an upcoming CD someday!  They take an already marvelous song and make it a song you want to just keep listening to over and over again.  And you can only imagine how breathtaking it would be with all THREE of them providing the vocals.  It would be yet another one of their repertoire that simply mesmerizes us.

They end their concert with that rousing Italian song (which I’m sorry I don’t remember the name of) that we saw Piero sing with a bunch of guys last year.  Anyway, it was a fun way to end their mini-concert.

So here they were in their down time in Ignazio’s home studio between the Jazz concert with their own band members in Marsala and their next concerts in Palermo…and what were they doing?  Singing their hearts out, of course!  Their music is as much a part of who they are as any limb on their body!  You know how sometimes you get a word or words stuck in your head and you just can’t get them out?  Well, I wonder if these guys have MUSIC running through their beautiful heads every moment, day and night?  It wouldn’t surprise me one bit.  




We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to, once again, say how much this site stands behind Il Volo. It is what we are!   Most of us have followed those young men for as long as they have been “Il Volo”. We know how they work and play.  We know their backgrounds, families, and morals almost as much as we know our own. Because of this we know and love who they are and what they do. The more Our Guys enter the world of the famous the more rumors will be fabricated and spread. It is a common fault of fame. We knew the recent rumor about them trashing a hotel room was false even without the hotel owner coming forward to deny the allegation.

Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, we know who you are. We support you in both your career and in life.

And that is all the attention we will pay to the rumor mongers.

Marie, Kelly and The Entire Il Volo Flight Crew


Ercole Ginoble shared a link.

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 Published on Sep 30, 2015

It ‘a real controversy erupted on the trio Il Volo after the accusations against the three artists from the director of a Hotel Locarno who accused them of having ransacked the rooms as a gesture of annoyance. A history which today is belied by the director himself, but the three tenors herald the legal battle.


12h12 hours ago

Ci dispiace molto per chi ha creduto a questa storia. Speriamo che una trovata pubblicitaria così originale ci porti…molta fortuna!

Translated from Italian by

We’re very sorry for those who believed in this story. Hopefully a publicity stunt so original take me … much luck!


Crew!  Go Here!

It is what it says it is, “Il Volo English Translations.”   They are picking up current interviews, concerts, radio/tv shows, all new album releases and doing a splendid job!

Kelly and I have been searching for a site that offers translations of this caliber.  We think we’ve found it!  

What do you think?


Also, Regina spotted this from Rock me Il Volo: