ARGENTINA MUSICA TOUR 40 by Daniela

Another nation, Argentina, still different songs, guys you are fantastic.

Before the concert, I read a comment from an Argentine fan:

 ”Esta noche nos olvidamos por un par de hs la inflación , el.dolar la grieta!! El frio que volvió en Noviembre !!! Hasta la noche!” 

“Tonight we will forget about inflation for a couple of hours, the dollar, the crack!! The cold that came back in November!!! Until evening!”

And so it was, how much joy, how much love, all around Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and their wonderful voices!

“MAS QUE AMOR”

“EL AMOR VERDADERO”

“COSTANTEMENTE MIA”

In this video, Ignazio invites a boy on stage and Gianluca says he looks like Piero as a child. With great surprise the boy has a beautiful voice and begins to sing Granada, applauded by all. Ignatius teaches him the high notes. In the end Gianluca says that when they come back he can sing with them and realize his dream. (These guys are awesome.)

The name of this kid is Chander Covello and he commented:

“Yes !!!! The dreams come true !!!!

Today the group that I greatly admire made me sing at the Luna Park Stadium.

Thanks Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble, thanks to the audience and above all to my family who support me so much and have made this dream come true.”

And here is the moment of the meeting between Ignazio and Chander, where Ignazio tells him to sing.

And here the photos with our magnificent golden boys.

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“SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA” 

Fantastic participation of all the present audience. This song is beautiful both in Italian and in Spanish.

“LA NAVE DEL OLVIDO”

I literally have no words to describe the surprise and beauty of this tango, performed so ardently by a very talented Gianluca, accompanied on the piano by Piero and the guitar by Ignazio. Chills, chills on the skin.

You guys are fantastic! Always make us these beautiful gifts, very welcome by all of us:

“POR UNA CABEZA”

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What magic, what fun!

Wonderful to see a concert with a similar atmosphere, of joy, of friendship.

And their performance of Argentine tango … wonderful. I wait to read your comments.

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, I adore you: Daniela ❤️

 

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BRAZIL, MUSICA TOUR 37/38/39 by Daniela

The tour of Il VOLO in Brazil continues unabated, and the great success continues.

The boys perform the songs impeccably, but also very relaxed, they know they are not under a magnifying glass that only looks for their flaws, and so the performances are relaxed, full of loving gestures, between the boys and their audience.

SAO PAULO  24/25 OCTOBER

A mix of songs by Paulo Ricardo Coutinho, travel agent, who thus commented: “IL VOLO”, 10 years of success in Sao Paulo !!

A wonderful evening with beautiful songs and a beautiful show.

“NESSUN DORMA”

“MARIA”

“NO PUEDE SER”

“O SOLE MIO” (the beautiful love of the people)

 

“VOLARE”

“GAROTA DE IPANEMA” (Bravo Gianluca for singing in Portuguese.)

“GRANDE AMORE”

“ARRIVEDERCI ROMA” (too funny Ignazio and the security man 😁)

 

 

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This brief interview is very nice, the boys’ answers are in English, so you can understand the meaning of the questions.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO   27 OCTOBER

But this song is not part of your concert, guys, what are you doing? 😁

“CANZONE PER TE”

“GAROTA DE IPANEMA”

“MY WAY”

“CARUSO”

These words of Piero are really beautiful:

“If they were to ask me” what is the most beautiful thing in life on tour? – I would answer with difficulty. It is difficult to say with words the emotion that overwhelms you at each concert: every evening there is a different energy given by new cities, new people, different languages, but in all this diversity there is the common language of emotion, of gestures and smiles of people of all ages, life on tour is a long journey, where each city becomes a bit your home and new people become your friends.”

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Maestro Adriano Machado, who directed the concerts in Brazil commented on their photo:

“Today we end the Il Volo tour. Another beautiful work with the participation of Orquestra Sinfonica Villalobos.

Incredible to participate again with such talented guys and with a contagious charisma on stage. Impeccable technique and a lot of voice to endure an entire night singing with exemplary quality!”

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And so IL Volo concluded the 6 concerts in Brazil. They were beautiful moments, full of joy.

What else to say, I end with Piero’s words:

We spent 2 weeks in Brazil and we can’t wait to come back!

Thank you for making these 6 shows amazing. Now it’s time to fly to Argentina.
See you Wednesday Buenos Aires
.”

Daniela 

 

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BRAZIL, MUSICA TOUR 34/35/36 by Daniela

New State, again different songs.

The affection of the Brazilian people has always been evident for Il Volo, and this time it was no different.

BRAZIL 17 OCTOBER

A mix of songs

“MEMORY”

“GRANADA”

Scrolling through the various Facebook pages, I saw this photo, published by the page IL VOLO SAO PAULO -BRASIL, is a really moving embrace between Piero and a man, which happened during the concert.

Here is what my friend Stella Maris, the page administrator, comments:

Achei linda esta foto! Pena que não dê para vermos Piero no abraço. Gostaria muito de saber que tirou.

Segundo a amiga Lara Silva, em Brasília (17/10), Piero “desceu, cantou junto com este senhor e o abraçou.”

(Foto publicada e compartilhada: grupo Tributo a Il Volo.)

Translation:

I found this photo beautiful! Too bad we can’t see Piero in the hug. I’d love to know why you did it.

According to her friend Lara Silva, in Brazil (17/10), Piero “came down, sang with this man and embraced him.”

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A fan comment:
“Day 17/10 I realized another dream! What a fantastic day! Ignazio Boschetto, who takes my mother and looks at me directly, Barone Piero takes my phone and takes a picture! What a show, what voices, what a dream! 10 years waiting for this moment and I have no words! I love you and return soon in Brasilia!” ❤️❤️❤️

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CURITIBA 19 OCTOBER

Mix of songs

“SMILE”

“GRANDE AMORE”

Really nice this video, where the boys sing “CANZONE PER TE” sitting among the fans and Ignazio forgets (or pretends to forget) the words and asks for help to Gianluca!

 

 

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Lisete is the girl standing in front, this is that’s what she wrote:

“Olha como fui agraciada por Deus…o meu presente de aniversário… só gratidão.” ❤️

Translation:

“See how I received from God … my birthday present … only gratitude.” ❤️

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And what about this sweet Piero ??

 

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PORTO ALEGRE 22 OCTOBER

“CORE N’GRATO”

“GRANDE AMORE”

“SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN”

“CANZONE PER TE”  (very sweet)

 

Even this first adventure in Brazil was accomplished, but three other concerts are still waiting for you.

Come on guys, we’re all with you!

Daniela

 

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IL VOLO: ANALYSIS OF A SUCCESS by Valeria

Valeria Bosch offers us a beautiful analysis of IL VOLO’s success. It is always a pleasure to read and confirm what we all think in our hearts.

Once again, thank you Valeria! ❤️

Daniela

Analysis 01

The last part of the Latin-American tour of  Il Volo, which takes place in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, has begun. Thus comes halfway the long celebration of the trio’s ten-year activity, which started last January with the event in Panama, on the same altar next to Pope Francis, then continued with the participation in Sanremo, the tour in Japan, the  series of concerts in various Italian cities, in Mexico, in Eastern Europe and in Central America

The second part of this event will take place in 2020, with a long tour that will start from Canada and touch the main North American cities, and then with other surprises that the tireless trio preparing for us.

Analysis 02

No music star ever celebrated in such a solemn way an anniversary of their activity, so much so that you get the feeling that the boys want in this way to pay homage to all the public of the world that always support them and have made them of the first-rate stars. If we consider that these artists who after a 10-year career can afford such a celebration, are only 24, 25 and 26 years old, really curiosity deepens about the reasons for such extraordinary success, so inter-generational, so planetary of the guys who, starting as teenagers from three provincial areas of our beautiful Italy, to conquer the world took less than Caesar when, after a battle, could proudly exclaim: “Veni vidi vici!” (I came, I saw, I won!)

Analysis 03

But it’s enough to attend even one of their own concerts to understand all the elements that, together, form that explosive mix called “Il Volo’s success”, which makes people move from one continent to another and makes sold out  continuous, and  makes the public of all latitudes repeatedly stand up in endless standing ovations.

Let us then examine these elements.

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A) THE MUSICAL GENRE – For most of their performances, Il Volo prefers the operatic pop or pop-opera, a genre that results from the contamination between “opera” and pop, an operation brought to worldwide fame especially by Luciano Pavarotti and which now, among a thousand imitations, finds the most famous followers in Andrea Bocelli and precisely in Il Volo. The repertoire is mainly aimed at the tradition of the great classics that are part of the history of Italian, Neapolitan, American and Spanish music. The boys also perform several unreleased songs, which always follow the path of bel canto, of melodious and elegant music. Although there are some critics clinging to the stereotype that this is old and demodé music, which only appeals to the elderly, the truth is that these songs have a great success even among young people, who learn the lyrics by heart and sing them by voice explained during the concerts: therefore this beautiful romantic music, which creates emotions and envelops the heart, always appeals to many people, even very young people, probably tired of the boring and senseless rappers and trappers.

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B) THE VOICES – No one, not even the most convinced haters, will ever deny that Gianluca, Ignazio and  Piero have in their throats not only three beautiful voices, but three golden voices, formidable devices that very few others in the world can boast. Their added value, compared to those who have a beautiful voice, is the set of the three voices, voices different from each other, but equally extraordinary, which complement each other giving rise to a concert in the concert, as if they were three instruments that, played together,  create such a myriad of musical combinations that those who listen to them feel transported immediately to the sky.  Among  them there is no front man: their interventions follow each other in an absolutely equal way, each having its own precise reason to be in that particular musical passage. All that gives rise to a result of a unique excellence, which no one else’s interpretation is able of rendering.

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C) THE FEELING WITH THE AUDIENCE – The three boys of Il Volo don’t limit themselves to appearing on stage and singing, albeit in a formidable way, but give rise to real entertainment with the audience, sometimes moving (as when they dedicate moments of tenderness to their fans and especially to the children), sometimes funny, with a whole series of dialogues and jokes in which Ignazio usually acts as a star, and Gianluca and Piero follow him in a way worthy of the most consummate actors. All that creates moments of great empathy and fun that, combined with the emotion created by the music, transports the audience to a different world, something that you would like to never end, the 2-3 hours of the show pass in a flash and, then, a feeling of loss takes over, that will last for days. In this relationship with the public the three boys are greatly helped by the fact of speaking with fluency both English and Spanish, languages that allow them to talk practically with people from all over the world.

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D) THE ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY – Gian, Ignazio and Piero are undoubtedly three handsome boys, their young age and the care they take in keeping their bodies trained with the practice of sports and gym, make them present at the public, despite the hard efforts caused by concerts and continuous travels, always in the midst of their freshness and vigor. They also possess that natural, typical Italian elegance of attitudes and posture that led them to be models in various photo shoots. This beautiful presence, let us not deny it, also contributes to their success, together with the extraordinary voice and the ease on the stage.

Analysis 08

In conclusion we can say that, although the entertainment world is very hard and these guys have navigated through risks and difficulties, their ship, after 10 years, is in a safer and stronger harbor than ever. The relationship between them, over time, has clearly improved, becoming a friendly, even fraternal relationship; they have continued to study, incredibly maturing their voice and the interpretative ability; they are surrounded by an immense and ever increasing affection of fans from all over the world. Even their relationship with the mass media has improved, despite an Italian press small group surviving that deliberately (and inexplicably) hide their sensational success. In short, if the current ascending curve continues in its direction, we can safely say that in the near future Il Volo will become the first Italian musical reality and will access the Olympus of international music.

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INTERVIEW WITH YUKIO & KUMIKO – TWO JAPANESE FANS by Daniela

Surely you will remember that during the IL VOLO concert in Rome, we saw on video, two nice fans who came specially from Japan to attend the IL VOLO concert.

Here is the video that made them known to us, along with grandma Maura.

Their names are Yukio and Kumiko.
In this video they say that they came to Italy for the concert and that they attended three concerts also in Japan.

They seemed really a very nice couple and so I thought I’d do an interview with them, to satisfy our great curiosity about everything about Il Volo.

So I contacted them via facebook and then email, and they were very kind to answer my questions:  

“Hi Daniela, following are the replies of my wife and I, on your questions.”

The first question is certainly the simplest and most obvious: how did you come to know IL VOLO? How long have you been their fans? Was it an immediate pleasure or has it matured over time?

It was the morning of November 24, 2017. I happened to hear an Italian speaking voice on TV. I thought I must record it for my study immediately, since I have just started to learn Italian. 

Later, I replayed the recorded program, it was the voice of Il Volo, three guys, and their witty answering with the TV interviewers was exactly full of my favorite Italian taste.

They sang Grande Amore! Sono molto commosso! (I am very moved!)
I was totally knocked out.

After my husband came back home, I showed him this video. My husband also loved it very much.

In this TV program, I found that there were two concerts in Japan, I really wanted to go to the concerts. I tried to find tickets for them, but the tickets in major ticket offices had been already sold out. But I decided, never give up to purchase. I called one of the offices of concert, Kawasaki, directly. The answer was “there are only two tickets remaining.” Lucky!

Of course, I bought them immediately. Il concerto era meraviglioso!! (The concert was wonderful!!)

Since then, we have become Il Volovers.

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How many concerts did you attend?

Just before the concerts in Japan, 2017, we bought CDs and DVDs, “IL VOLO with PLACIDO DOMINGO (Notte Magica)”, commemorative album for Japan, and “Grande Amore”.

We listened to and watched the concert of Florence and Pompeii, which were contained in the DVDs. The videos ignited our dream to go to a concert held at Roman ruins in Italy.

After their concerts in Japan, we became the member of IL VOLO official Fanclub.

In line with the above and our willingness, I had been searching their concert in Europe by way of internet with a keyword of “I concerti Il Volo” in Italian. I found there was their dinner show in Monte Carlo, Monaco and asked the ticket agency in Monaco directly and got tickets.

While scheduling our trip to Europe, the official fanclub announced there were several concerts in Italy, 2018. We found we could go and listen to in Taormina, July 29. We had rescheduled and decided to go there. (Kumiko wrote)

In 2019 May, IL VOLO 10th anniversary tour started from Japan. Obviously, we planned to listen to their concerts except due to some blocked dates for us:
We attended the concerts described below:

May 13, YOKOHAMA – MINATO MIRAI HALL
May 15, TOKYO – BUNKA KAIKAN MAIN HALL
May 19, TOKYO – ORCHARD HALL

We brought handmade banners/flags and Japanese fans for these concerts to congratulate and send cheers to IL VOLO.

These good pictures were attached in this email.

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In addition to these formal concerts, we attended/listened to following TV
recording/broadcasting programs as well as FM broadcast program:


**TV**:
On May 10, “Music station” produce by TV Asahi, is a live studio broadcasting by a set of guest artists, a kind of amusement show.

On May 14, “Utakon”. The program purpose produced by NHK is a wide variety of music genres, from enka and kayokyoku to pop, western music, and classical music, will be delivered to a wide range of people through live broadcasting and live singing.

On May 20, Daimei no Nai Ongaku Kai (Untitled Music Concerts) produced by TV Asahi. The program purpose is to challenge to integrate orchestra and music of different genres.

**Local FM radio**:
May 12, “Koyama Janet Aiko Botanica”. Inviting guests and talk to introduce on the current topic at noon time.


Finally, as you know, we attended Rome concert, June 26. (Yukio wrote)

We know that in Japan, IL VOLO has presented “Notte Magica”, while the concert in Rome, to which you have attended, is much more pop. Did you enjoy the concert in Rome? Your taste, is it more towards pop or more towards Notte Magica?

Yes, we enjoyed the concert in Rome, there is no discomfort for me. Even though the concert venue is not real Roman ruins, their performance was wonderful and the selection of the music from classic to pop was well-balanced. We were also very happy to hear new songs by Gianluca, Ignazio, and Piero.

As a matter of fact, we like to listen music from classic to pop very much. It may seem that I have no philosophy on music, Yukio sometimes listens to Flamenco guitar music.

As Il VOLO members say, their music is constantly changing and changing, so  I’ m looking forward to how it will be changed in the future. (Yukio wrote)

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Is there much difference between people’s reaction to concerts in
Japan and Italy?

It seems to me that Japanese audience want to listen to their music carefully and to get their message through their music. On the contrary, sorry to say this, in Italy while Il Volo sings, there are a lot of private language (talking) of the audience who is not interested in the music.

The reaction, applause, to songs seems to be the same; if the song is so emotional and touching, there is big applause.

In addition, there is one big obstacle between IL Volo and Japanese audience, that is language. Japanese audience can only understand the guys’ talk by the interpreter, even though she (Ms. Michiko Taguchi, who is an excellent translator for them, I believe.) translated the boys’ words with witness and changing voice tone depending on who speaks. In Italy, the guys could very easily communicate with the audiences, and back-and-forth of communication was speedy and comical.

What’s your favorite song ? (if you and your wife, have different tastes, make different answers as well.)

As I love too many songs, it is very difficult for me to choose just one song.
Therefore, I chose the following five songs:
– E lucevan le stele
– Grande amore
– Music che resta
– Ave Maria
– Ricordami
(Kumiko)

I also pick my favorite 5 songs:
– Il Mondo
– Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae
– Musica Che Resta
– Grande Amore
– El Triste
(Yukio)

I hope these answers will satisfy you.
Thank you,

Il Volovers: Kumiko & Yukio

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Dear Yukio and Kumiko, thank you very much for your kindness and for having accepted the interview.

It was not easy, I, an Italian, had to write in English and you, had to translate everything in your language to understand what I was asking you.

But in the end, we understood each other very well, our topic was music, and we all know that music has a single language and that of IL VOLO, unites people from one end of the world to the other.


Daniela

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