(I’d like to preface this post with our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragedy at the Ariana Grande concert. May God keep Il Volo, their staff & management, and all friends, family, and fans safe in London. I saw this morning, the London concert will go on.)This is Daniela’s beautiful review! After I read it, I literally had tears streaming down my cheeks – no kidding. Yep, blaming it all on menopause! lol! 🙂 Molto bello!! I did not change a word of it, as I loved the translation and how she speaks.
THE MUSIC JOINING
Finally, the long awaited day had arrived, on May 19th Verona Arena, I had booked the tickets just after NOTTE MAGICA of Florence and the months spent reading all your good comments about the concerts you’ve seen.
After so much waiting, RAIN, it is not possible, in Arena we will be open.
My husband and I also have passes for soundcheck, a novelty for us.
Brescia is also close to Verona, so we’ll be there early in the afternoon.
We arrive in Verona after a car racing , the sky is very dark and it rains strong.
We park near the Arena. No longer rains, what a relief.
We arrive at Arena gate 15 for the soundcheck, many people are in a row. Soon after the clouds, a beautiful sun appears to be more decisive.
I have a list with me where I wrote all the names of Flight Crew people who told me to be in the Arena the same night, I just want to meet them.
After a long wait they get in, we take a seat and immediately we see on the stage PIERO IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA are trying out Nessun Dorma, but there is another guy partly to them and he also has the microphone. I do not understand who he is, he is the same age of our boys, the music goes on and this guy performs the acute that Ignazio usually does, I think a fourth tenor ….. but I look at cameramen that run back and forth in particular they dwell on this guy and then I understand, they are shooting the scenes of the movie GRANDE AMORE that will be in the movies in February next year. So that guy is an actor.
Of course it is forbidden to photograph, but today this photo was published.
These are the two actors who will recite in the movie, he is just the guy who pretended to sing alongside them, he was just dressed like this.
The soundcheck lasted for a while, the boys greeted us and left. We could not leave the Arena again, stayed two hours before the concert, meanwhile I could talk to people I was expecting to meet.
The two hours passed fast and the Arena had filled up and began to obscure. The concert was about to begin.
The orchestras enter, start the first solo music track, here they arrive …… a boast of applause welcomes them.
That is, a unique emotion, their voices are fantastic, the mastery they have acquired in recent months is remarkable. These guys enchant us, they know how to make us dream.
The songs run one at a time, each one shows his talents in the beautiful solos, but when the voices join is one beautiful song you can reach high peaks of singing pleasure.
They are also adorable tricksters that make us laugh and it seems impossible that after a while they are again serious professionals.
Everything goes perfectly and in a moment the two hours fly, we get to the last track, GRANDE AMORE.
The Arena is filled with thousands of lights, a fantastic show and all the people sang the words of this song. Wonderful and troublesome.
Everyone runs under the stage to be able to touch the hands of these formidable boys, a final salute. It’s all over.
Wonderful. We are all satisfied, we had our MAGIC NIGHT.
These are two of the videos I’ve taken.
Susan e suo fratello
Jeannette and Dani
Sue Hemshall and her husband, Graham, I could not take a photo, but I know that you did it, so I’ll post it to you.
I could meet nice and sunny people, as only the ILVOLOVERS know they are.
Thank you friends, I am honored to have met you.
This is one of the powers ILVOLO, building bridges of friendship.
I’m sorry not to have met Dorothy Vessey, Wendy Keigley, Maura of Siena, we hope there is opportunity in another concert.
I also had the opportunity to know Italian virtual friends with whom we feel now on a daily basis and who are a strong presence.
Patrizia Ciava (Trishadria) you all know about beautiful articles on IL VOLO.
Patrizia, let’s wait for your beautiful article on this concert.
I met Daniela Ci, who posted on Flight Crew’s facebook, even with her I did not have a photo, but she has two wonderful ones with our treasures.
And last but not least, I met the mythical grandmother Maura, who for us in Italy is the fan N.1. She has 10 grandchildren and considers Gianluca (her favorite), her eleven grandson.
She is 86 years old
The lights are gone, the concert is over, some sigh, but the certainty that my friends will continue.
Thank you so much for IL VOLO.
Daniela – that was so precious! I loved it! Great pictures! Grazie mille for getting this out so quickly!
More to come, amici! Tomorrow – The Wilson’s! 🙂