Penina wrote me that a friend of hers sent her this video of the Three Tenors (not the two tenors and a baritone!) singing My Way in Los Angeles. The cool thing about it was that Frank Sinatra was in the audience watching and appreciating their performance.
In response Penina sent her friend a video of the boys singing the same song. Her friend’s response to the video sent was one word, “magnifico!”
If only Frank Sinatra could sit in the front row RIGHT NOW and watch Gianluca and Piero give such timeless beauty to this song of his. He would be so proud of these three young Italian men who are bringing their bel canto to the world and keeping his legacy alive by honoring his song. Mr. Sinatra did it HIS WAY and IL VOLO is doing it THEIR WAY. Yes, he would indeed be very proud of them.
~~ The Three Tenors ~~
~~ Piero and Gianluca ~~
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Hello folks, i just thought I’d share my evening with you tonight….
Chris and I dutifully volunteered tonight for Il Volo night at PBS.
Nine-thirty came and we anxiously awaited the start of our guys. I was finishing up a pledge, so did not realize the Nessun Dorma they were playing was at the END of the concert, until the credits started to roll!
What was happening?? We did not have a clue!
So, they tried to fix it, but it was like on continuous repeat of the last few songs.
I clapped briefly to libiamo and enjoyed it again, and again, and again… I think like 6 times, at least?
We eventually went just totally live, and they were just talking. They must have been doing something right, people were still calling and ordering our guys!
It was also freezing cold in here tonight!
I even told the one person how to say Ignazio’s name and she repeated it well, however, she was a smart girl and said she would not attempt it on air. Unfortunately, not so for the other speaker, Fred. 😦
Anyhow, an interesting night it is.
Writing to you, LIVE, from Wixom, Michigan, Detroit PBS!
The last concert of the Magic Night tour has ended. Melina summarizes all the emotions that have accompanied us in this beautiful year.
Our loves have inflamed and bewitched even the most composed and peaceful Japanese, who are known for their reserved nature and not used to manifest too much impetus and ardor. And with these images that warm the heart, let me take a little consideration:
The Kawasaki concert was the last of this endless world tour of “Magic Night”. We’ll miss them!!
We will remember the applause, standing ovations, overwhelming euphoria, and the love of the public. We will remember the involvement of all the senses. We will remember the smiles and the happiness of our boys, their still wonder of the success. We will remember their jokes and the laughter that they have snatched from viewers. We will remember the emotion and the enchantment they have aroused in people… their beautiful voices and the passion of their performances.
There will be other tours and everything will start again, and there will still be shows in every corner of the world, but this closes a chapter that made us thrill, rejoice, become proud.
This Tour was more of a challenge than others, because it was a difficult and not very commercial genre to which not everyone was accustomed. A challenge won in all respects and on all fronts, which gave irrepressible triumphs, demonstrating, if still we needed it, that “the trio of wonders” are capable of performing and captivating whatever they sing. It is right that after so much effort there is for the boys a little rest and time to reflect and prepare new projects, which will certainly surprise and give great sensations. We will keep these memories in the heart, and we will wait anxiously and with trepidation for the next artistic achievements that will make us, as always, jump with enthusiasm.
Credit to owners of photos.
How can mere music make me this happy?
Why do three young faces cause my heart to flutter so?
Why am I so fortunate to live the remainder of my life knowing that every day those two things will bring me such joy?
What a glorious first thought when my eyes open in the morning.
God, I don’t know what I have ever done to deserve this gift, but thank you so much!
This is it, the LAST two concerts of the official Notte Magica tour! They did it. They made it! What a year it has been. A little bittersweet now…. yes, we were tiring just a little tad, for they were the same songs, just a different city. But as the tour progressed to the different countries and continents, we saw them loosen up a bit and almost get back to their old crazy selves! It was so nice to see – we missed that about them Yes, they are growing up, not children anymore, but of course, we like to see them having a good time… 🙂
Here are some videos I found on You Tube, etc. Thanks to all owners of videos/pictures. 🙂
And, we cannot forget the smiling and happy faces of the lucky folks at the meet & greets!
https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-november-29-2017/ Wow, only 10!
https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-december-1-2017/ Ok, a few more here, but not that many…. wonder if they had more time with them in Japan?
Their next engagement will be December 13 in Mexico, for the Ferrero Rocher concert. I’m sure they’ be singing some songs still from Notte Magica.
Right now, they are all back in Italy, somewhere…. I imagine enjoying a short break before heading back to Mexico, then it’s off to Australia, and then home, home at last, where they will be working on their next surprises for us! Will they tour next year? Only the Il Volo Shadow knows….. 🙂 Ah, wouldn’t we all want to be that shadow?
Til next time….
This is what we have been waiting for, for the last several months! We are actually very lucky, as their new catalog does not come out usually until January sometime, but it is now out just in time for Christmas!!
I told the Energetix folks they need to contact Il Volo so they can do a promo for the catalog release in the United States – you never know…. 🙂
Also, Loretta and other Canadian fans, I checked my site and you can order from my site if you live in Canada. Oddly, for some reason, if you live in Italy, it’s not a country they can ship to, which is odd, since Germany is right next to Italy? I have asked the management what they suggest. I did also hear that I may have to order what you want and ship it to you. Which, if you really want something, I would be happy to do it. 🙂
So, here it is! (They said the catalog and merchandise should be loaded on December 1. Just in case it isn’t, check back every so often. Since I am writing this the night before, but the link should be updated with the new catalog, etc.)
I promise not to bombard you anymore with Energetix after this. But it is our guys and it’s all because of them, I started selling this jewelry. It really is a win-win situation. They will gain new fans from Energetix customers and distributors, and we gain the health and wellness and beauty, of wearing or using this magnetic jewelry and other products. It really does work for most persons!
With each order from the website, you will get a catalog! There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50. So, order early to get in time for Christmas. It will be a 2-in-1 gift! You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog! Either way, it’s a win-win situation!! https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!
Grazie mille/Fiel danke!
As everyone knows, IL VOLO is in Japan where they are preparing for the two concerts in Tokyo and Kawasaki.
Tokyo has long been sold out, but Kawasaki has also been sold out since yesterday.
During these days the guys are doing promotions and interviews and today this beautiful article was published and translated on the Facebook page, IL VOLO JAPAN FAN SITE.
IL VOLO is currently staying in Japan. As you can see, they are a charming Italian threesome. When they got off the bus of the official they said, “We have been wanting to visit Japan for a long time.” They gave a greeting in remembered Japanese as, “Ohayou Gozaimasu!” (Good morning!).
They shook hands and greeted each and every staff member. During a walk in the town of Akasaka for a photo session, they saw a sample of food at the shop of Soba (Japanese noodle), took a selfee, and were sharing jokes.
Even though they debuted seven years ago, they looked like junior high school students on a school trip.
If street people noticed and said “Oh, IL VOLO!?” They cheerfully answered, “Hi!” They even said hello to a child in Italian.
They were cheerful, energetic, friendly, bright and so to say, looked like very ordinary boys.
But when they stand on the stage, the atmosphere is completely being changed. They are a vocal trio of tenors who sing everything from opera to pops. The tour received great success both in Europe, America and South America. They can be described as nothing but “Super Entertainer,” standing on the big stage in a tuxedo and singing ” ‘O SOLE MIO, ” or “Nessun Dorma.”
Received by the Italian Ambassador.
The boys are extremely nice and playful, but when they start singing they become serious professionals. This contradictory feature makes them very enjoyable to people. We Japanese call it GAP MOE.
I guess the word of GAP MOE might be suitable for Il VOLO themselves.
This week’s YEO will shoot and interview with IL VOLO ( from the left, Ignazio, Gianluca, Piero).
We want to update their charm every day until Friday and introduce them.
Please enjoy “IL VOLO Festival” for 2 weeks!!
~~ Credit to owners of photos.~~
~~ Credit for article to Il Volo Japan Fan Site ~~
Ciao! Remember the “old” days when we voted in a frenzy just so our guys would win?? I think you can only vote once on here and I think it is just through this Friday, if I read it correctly. The site is mostly in Italian, but the headers are in English. Il Volo is just in one category – Italia Live. And you have to go ALL the way down, they were in the last row for me! You’ll get a chuckle out of some of the “oldies but goodies” in some of the other categories of “international!” 🙂
Below is the link. Good luck guys!
As we know, our guys have been in Japan like for a week almost already and they are having a blast doing promos and being on various TV shows, etc. Looks like Max joined them the other day.
Tonight is their first concert in Japonne! I’m sure it will be amazing. As with the other concerts when they had 2 in the same country, we will be doing just one post on it. There is likely to be tons of material, so please bear with me if I only select a few things. The good thing is that it’s likely to be in English because I don’t think they know much Japanese. I did see a short interview somewhere and they were speaking English! The last concert is on Dec 1, so look for a post maybe on Monday or Tuesday for the Japan concerts.
A few days ago, I also got an email from the Il Volo Fan Club, as many of you may have, with the link to the Japan interview TV show Asaichi? Unfortunately, for one, it was all in Japanese and Italian. Only the songs they sang were subtitled, although in Italian! You also couldn’t download it and they were pretty specific about that. I tried several times, before I read where it said for FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY! Do not share, copy, download, etc.! You didn’t miss too much, I think they sang 3 songs. Although it is still cute to watch their expressions, even if you can’t understand a word they say! I think those 2 ladies there were the Jap-It interpreters…
I know many say, why join the fan club? Well, you get little treats like this one! Yes, it’s about $25 and you get this cute little card with their picture on it and their logo on the other side. Do be careful when you order it, as your confirmation purchase email is your actual ID number. You get your card about 6 weeks later, but there is no member number on it. There is also a “private” fan only Facebook like social site, as well, on the website. Here is the website if you want to order it and sign up: http://www.ilvolomusic.com/en/ This is their official website and at the top you will see “shop.” You can click on there and sign up! All that is being offered on there right now is the membership. I’m not sure what they did with all of their merchandise they had. Maybe they are coming out with a new line of things?
Another tidbit… the new Energetix catalog with the guys on it is coming out on December 1. We were just informed of this the day after Thanksgiving. I will do a short post on this with the link to the new catalog on December 1. With each order from the website, you will get a catalog! There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50. So, order early to get in time for Christmas. It will be a 2-in-1 gift! You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog! Either way, it’s a win-win situation!! 🙂 https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en A really big Grazie Mille to Susan T. and Anne Q. for being my 1st (2) orderers from this site! 🙂 It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!
There seem to be a lot of newer crew members who have missed some great concerts and videos. The one, Amore e amare l’amore, with Toto Cutugno, is one of them. They also sang Il Mondo and O Sole Mio at that concert. Whoever filmed the Il Mondo video was fixated on Ignazio, keeping the camera on him for the whole song. It’s fun to watch as he sings along under his breath when the others are singing. And they have some antics during O Sole Mio. Piero is wearing his red glasses, Gian is elegant in a white jacket, and Ignazio is wearing the same suit he wore for the Disney outing. The old faithful among us can tell what year it is by their outfits, hairstyles and the progression of Ignazio’s beard.
Let us go back to 2014 in Moscow.
~~~ L’amore e’ amare l’amore ~~~
~~~ Il Mondo ~~~
~~~ O Sole Mio ~~~
Thank you, Penina, for taking us back in time to enjoy this performance again!
~~ Credit to all owners of videos. ~~
I recently came across several quotes that jumped off the page at me, making me think of none other than our three guys and the charming, alluring country they come from.
See if you agree…
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” – Truman Capote, American writer.
“My favorite thing about Milan is that you see these guys, and it’s as if a spaceship came out of the most attractive planet invented and just dropped them off all across the city.” – Brad Goreski, Canadian stylist.
“Rome, the city of visible history.” – George Eliot, English writer.
“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer.
“In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.” – Robin Leach, English writer.
“And that is … how they are. So terribly physically all over one another. They pour themselves one over the other like so much melted butter over parsnips. They catch each other under the chin, with a tender caress of the hand, and they smile with sunny melting tenderness into each other’s face.” – D.H. Lawrence, English novelist.
The last one sums it up so perfectly. The young men of Il Volo show their love and affection for each other and all those around them so easily. They love having us complete strangers, give them hugs, kisses, and gifts! We as fans love being close to them as much as they love being close to us! Are we lucky or what?
Credit to all owners of photos.
We are now all stuffed and scared to get on the scales! Just one more month of indulgence and we can get back to our diets…. 🙂
Here is a little poem I wrote….
We are truly thankful for our boys
For they give us countless joys
Some say they are angels from above
All we know is that they are love!
Sunrise to sunset, sun-up to sundown
We listen all day, all over town
To their voices that lift us to the skies
They keep us waiting for their next surprise!
Just hearing their names, we swell with pride
From town to town, we follow them world-wide.
To know their sweet tones, dimples, and smiles
Hoping they’ll fall for our womanly wiles.
Hope everyone had a grand turkey day
And all spent it, the Il Volo way!
Yes, Lord, we are truly thankful for our guys!
And know they’ll inspire us to lose a size!
Happy Black Friday/Weekend to all and be safe shopping!
❤ ❤ Jana ❤ ❤
Happy Thanksgiving to those of us in America that are celebrating the holiday, and a wonderful day to our readers and friends that are not. 😀 May all your days be filled with all the things you love and hold dear. 🙂
ODE TO THE VOICE OF IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO
I am a fan of all three of Il Volo’s boys. I find matchless their way to make music, their song better than the angels, outstanding the idea of putting them together, giving us all a phenomenon that will mark the musical history of these years. So it’s right I love and support them all in equal measure.
But, you know, the flesh is weak and nourish a passion, a preference I think is a pardonable sin. Well, my weakness is called Ignazio. I love Gianluca’s singing, with his wonderful hot and caressing voice, and also Piero, with his excellent male and powerful tone. But Ignazio, in my way of feeling, has that extra quid, an added value, because he gives me, when I listen, an emotion that no other voice ever gave me. I tried to analyze, as if it were a chemical reaction, what “reagents” cause me everything and here are the conclusions:
1- Ignazio’s voice is clear and crystal. It is the very essence of FRESHNESS, referring to natural scenery made of clear skies, spring waters, and green blinding meadows. His entrances make the lighter and brighter the musical fabric, think of “Quando l’amore diventa poesia”, “Tornerà l’amore” to the same “Grande amore.”
2 – Ignazio’s voice is FEELING and EMOTION. When he sings “Memory” or “Unchained Melody,” it becomes penetrating and sensual, digs you into the soul. His vibrations exert a fascination on the listener that leaves the desire that his singing will never end.
3 – Ignazio’s voice is PASSION. In some songs he does not enter, but “breaks” into the musical fabric. Just think of “Cinque giorni” or “Aspetterò,” where his impetus opens up scenarios of ardor and passion as whether it would lead to paroxysmal love.
4- Ignazio’s voice has a thousand facets and shades. We are accustomed to listening to him in modern and lyrical pop. It was a great surprise that last winter, during a House Party broadcast, we saw him masterfully interpret, “Somebody to love,” by Queen, and naturally bear the impact with the rock style of Gianna Nannini in “Meravigliosa Creatura.”
5 Ignazio’s voice is MUSIC itself. When Ignatio sings, he forgets everything, closes in a bubble of his own, becomes unique with the notes he is interpreting, allowing him to give the text an unprecedented expression.
Below, his solo interpretation of the famous “Caruso,” performed when he was not yet 20 years old in the “Porta a Porta” broadcast, just as an example of the extraordinary nature of this unique voice.
Written by Valeria Bosch and translated by Daniela with Valeria’s permission.
Credit to all owners of video and photo.
On November 10, 2017, this article written by Bartoletti was published on Facebook.
Marino Bartoletti is a renowned Italian journalist and writer. He is an extremely correct and exquisite person and ……. loves IL VOLO.
I translate for you what he has written. I’m moved by reading it.
How much value do they have in the world of entertainment and communication, which I somehow represent, affection, esteem, sincerity? How much value do the human relationships have? How much value does friendship have? Last night, while presenting my book at San Lazzaro di Savena, a step from Bologna, amid an audience – I seem to be able to say, interested and involved – came from the back of the room two guys who are famous all over the world: but really VERY famous. They sat with discretion: they attended, applauded. They smiled at me.
Those two guys were Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone, that is, “IL VOLO”, accompanied by their manager Michele Torpedine. Gianluca Ginoble was not present. However, he sent me a very affectionate message, as he was not able to attend only because he was blocked by a commitment hundreds of kilometers away. Until a few days ago they were on a stage. They were on the “Luna Park” in Buenos Aires not at the San Lazzaro Media Center, before going to Miami, then jumping to Kiev, acclaimed by thousands of crazy fans.
Yes, I admit, the one in the middle is not Ignazio. But Piero and Gianluca are the real ones, those of IL VOLO. And I always meet them with great joy. Because beyond their talent, their spirit of sacrifice, their desire to improve themselves, the persistence with which they hold the good name of Italian music in the world (they are backed by a triumphant tour in Central and South America and are about to launch a new album to say the least surprising), I consider them above all, and first of all simple and wonderful guys. Why am I saying that? Because I KNOW THEM!
To those who were astonished at their entrance, they replied, “What is it? We wanted to surprise Marino and we came to greet him.”
I would like to say who writes negative about them, to those who write antipathy forbidden and meaningless, who even insult them (for evil gratuity? By ignorance? Perhaps by envy?) If they had the opportunity to look these guys in the eyes, only once, they would understand so many things.
Thank you for your visit, champions. I’m sorry I can not go to Tokyo next week. But I know you will be very good on your own.
Marino Bartoletti is really a great friend of our guys, so he often defended them in various television broadcasts and defended them by the jury of Sanremo too.
Credit to all owners of photos.
Today in Italy several pages have reported this news: IL VOLO will be in Sanremo as super-guests.
Of course I can not describe the happiness all of us feel with this news, but we will have to be very cautious because last year it was reported for certain their presence but then it was not true.
I chose the article published by ZON.IT and written by Antonella Esposito. I will translate it for you.
SANREMO: ANNOUNCED THE PRESENCE OF IL VOLO
Sanremo is coming closer and with it comes the first rumors about the hosts and the name of IL VOLO stands out.
Sanremo is always Sanremo. Claudio Baglioni will present the festival. He is also responsible for the entire organization and choice of the songs and the list of international guests. He wants to respect more than ever the historical phrase that has made it a world famous singing contest. Baglioni, (the Roman songwriter) is making his first Sanremo beautiful as he will be conducting (he is Sanremo’s artistic director) and also for the guest series which he will propose.
In short, Baglioni will do his utmost to make a beautiful figure in conducting his first Sanremo festival.
Many different names have been mentioned, from Miriam Leone to Ilaria D’Amico, by Sabrina Ferilli to the brothers Fiorello, but no confirmation so far. Half certainty seems to concern the boys of Il Volo instead. As announced by TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, the return of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca would be almost certain. The three artists after winning the GRANDE AMORE song in 2015, would be ready to re-enter Sanremo 2018, the first time led by Baglioni and his co-conducting team still top-secret (at least until January).
The news of Il Volo in Sanremo had already been given in the previous edition and then denied. Fans of the trio representing beautiful singing in Italy and overseas, can not but stay on edge and trust in the confirmation of the announcement given by the weekly publication of music and television. However there are some details that leave us uncertain and hoping.
IL VOLO has recently been involved with recording tracks that will feature the new album released in 2018. Also in October, there are photos that portray the three artists working on the disc, in the company of their producer, Emilio Estefan, husband of the famous Gloria.
Everything suggests that the stage of the ARISTON (the name of the theater) could be a launch pad for the single, which will open the brand new Sony Latin music CD. What better place than Sanremo to present what the trio called “a pop revolution”?
We will learn exactly who will be on the list of international guests at the preview press conference, scheduled for January. Until then, the confidentiality, chosen by Baglioni, for this 2018 edition, will have the best of any chatter and gossip.
We just have to cross our fingers …… meanwhile, below is Il Volo in Sanremo 2015.
Credit to owners of photo and videos.
This article previously published on Patrizia Ciava’s Blog and translated by Susan Ambrosini.
Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero are three normal guys in their early twenties, friendly, cheerful, funny, playful.
But when they go up on stage they become huge. They become ageless. Almost intimidating. They make you feel that kind of awe that is aroused by true talent. A talent that is made up, not only of their powerful voices, but also of their extraordinary capacity to immerse themselves in music and convey intense emotions to those who listen to them.
Usually, those who have important voices set their performances on their vocal skills and focus on virtuosity, while these three young artists use their beautiful voices as a tool to arouse empathy and emotion, as a painter uses colors, a poet words and a composer notes. This obviously entails a special sensitivity by both the performer and the listener, and you can’t try to explain rationally to those who don’t possess it what you are experiencing. Harmony and beauty in its many forms, touches deep chords of the human soul and is not always explainable in words.
Artistic talent is a divine and mysterious gift. As John Paul II wrote, in a letter to the artists: “No one better than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty, can imagine something of the pathos with which God, at the dawn of creation, looked at the work of his hands. A glimmer of that feeling has shone so often in your eyes when you, like the artists of all times, captivated by the hidden power of sounds and words, colors and shapes, have almost felt the echo of the mystery of creation with which God has wished in some ways to associate you with. “
Unfortunately, recognizing true talent does not stir the same reactions in everyone; in some it elicits admiration, in others envy, because it makes them realize how insignificant they are.
Real talent can be daunting.
And it can be annoying. Above all, it is annoying to a certain kind of press that would like to be the only mediator between artists and the public. They would like to exercise unlimited power, become supreme judges to determine the success or failure of an artist, if he does not fall into their limited circle of friendships and interests.
Mass orientation techniques fail when the public recognizes true talent, hence the angry and scornful rage of certain journalists. The conformism that they try to impose crumbles in the face of true talent, which is free from genres, time or fashion.
So, dear boys, be prepared to endure many insults and humiliations. Those who cannot fly as high as you will do anything to clip your wings. But that’s exactly what will give you the magnitude of your worth and of your success.
Credit to all owners of photos.
The table also hosted the flight manager, Michele torpedo, and Sarah Nardone, Boston American of Italian descent, who has collaborated with the band in some