A Very Brief Fairytale

Un Amore Cosi Grande ~ The Movie ~ Daniela

I asked Daniela for a translation of this video:

Her response:

It is not possible that you do not know the film into production where even our boys will be involved. A year ago we talked about this project and I must tell you that in the beginning it did not thrill me because it was a kind of film “The VITELLONI ” ( Italian post-war film ). I don’t like this film.

Now the project is becoming a reality and was presented at the Venice .
It is a love story where music is the thread and the interpreter will discover the value of attending music concerts where he performs IL VOLO .

Some scenes are already shot in the Arena during the show of 04 July, it also Jana in her story she says she saw shoot these scenes.  So it seems to me a very nice film, it was made with the support of the city of Verona and Arena .

I translate what they say in the promo that you sent me.

Speaks Michele Cali , producer of the film and says :

“The lyric is a very important thing, we have the Arena di Verona where, unfortunately, we know that every year there are fewer and fewer young people in the audience, then did this idea , I’ve talked to Flavio Tosi ,the president lyrical entity (and mayor of Verona),and Francesco Girondini (superintendent of the Arena foundation) that this idea really liked , then we involved IL VOLO and now we have to study how to be in the film and we hope that this film can become a value added and introduce young people to the world of opera“.

Keep talking Giuseppe Ferlito, director of the film, and says:

” The main interpreter starts from St. Petersburg in search of his father and of its origins and finds the love of a girl who supports him in all his dreams and when they will only find only solace in music, because music is what language that only the soul can hear “

I hope I’ve been useful, a hug.


Personally Speaking ~ These Are A Few Of Their Favorite Things ~ Mary Bohling

Everyone has some favorite things.  Our Il Volo guys are very open about sharing some of their favorites with us, their fans.  The following is in my words–what I guess they might say.  There is no claim of authenticity.


Okay, here are some of my favorite things….

Going fast.  I love to go fast whether driving my Bentley or cruising around Naro on my scooter.  If it weren’t for my passion for bringing our music around the world, I would have wanted to be a race car driver.


A lot of my favorite activities are water based….whether I’m ON the water on a jet ski or a boat, or IN the water diving and swimming, or even UNDER the water scuba diving, the sea is a big part of my life.


In the fast paced scheme of things, meditation helps to keep me balanced—absorbing the peacefulness of a natural setting all by myself is a favorite thing to do.


Home and family are at the top of my list of favorite things, and now that I have my own home, sometimes I want to take some time there alone just relaxing.


Physical activity is very important to me.  Working out at the gym, playing tennis or soccer, biking and bowling are all favorites.


So, these are just a few of my favorite things.  Life is so full of wonderful experiences it would be hard to name them all.  But I must say that Gian, Igna, my beautiful family and the Il Volo fans are all favorite things.



A few of my favorite things….hmm, well…

I love soccer.  I always follow the Italian team, but most of all I love to play the game myself.  A highlight of my soccer career was making the goal that helped to win the game in Turin.


Piero has shown me the value of working out at the gym, and it has become a favorite thing for me to do.  Of course I want to look good in my speedos when I go to the beach.  I always keep my phone handy while on the machines at the gym just in case an important call comes in.



Spending time with brother Ernie is a favorite pastime.  In spite of the difference in our ages, we are great friends.  Now that he is older he often goes along on the world tours.


My phone has become one of my favorite things since I am away from home so much.  I need to stay in touch with the important people in my life….Mom, Dad, Ernie and Martina.  How could I ever get along without it?


When I want to relax and have fun I may head to the beach.  It’s my favorite place in the summer.  Whether sunning, swimming, playing beach volley ball or soccer it’s where I want to be.


Can’t close without mentioning these favorites: my Il Volo brothers Piero and Igazio, my family and all of the Ilvolover fans.


IGNAZIO  tells us…..

My favorite things?

I’ve always been crazy about animals, and recently have acquired the beginnings of my menagerie.  It started with Walter and Buddy.  I love to ride, and galloping along on Walter’s back is a favorite way to unwind.  Buddy was my first puppy, and he is so much fun that he now has a brother.  Playing with the dogs is another favorite way to relax.  If I weren’t so passionate about the musical career of Il Volo I think I would have become a veterinarian.



I think that playing the drums is a favorite thing to do, because it allows me to really let myself go and feel the beat of the music while being as noisy as I want to be.  I could be a professional drummer if I ever gave up singing, which I won’t of course, because it’s my most favorite thing.


When I’m really craving speed, I may turn to my “hog.”  Racing around the countryside  is a favorite thing to do.  Sometimes I just need FAST and LOUD.


My favorite stalker is a very determined woman.  She seems to show up wherever I am.  She is partial to dimples and doesn’t miss an opportunity to get in a kiss whenever she can.  If Allesandra and  I ever decide to go our separate ways, I’m sure that Miss Marie will be waiting for me.



Also must include in my favorites: my devoted family, the Il Volo fans, and my adopted brothers, Piero and Gianluca.


I think the guys would agree with Robert Louis Stevenson when he wrote, “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”


Guys, you make us happy, and you are three of our FAVORITE THINGS.


Photo Credits


Piero Barone Facebook

Il Volo Photos

Il Volo Professional ~~ Milano Gala Dinner Benefit

Hi Everyone!  The next event for Il Volo: The Milano Gala Dinner to benefit the Novak Djokovic Foundation.

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The Novak Djokovic Foundation develops early childhood education projects in Serbia and gives grants to educational initiatives with a goal to help children.

Now, anyone who knows me know that I’m a Rafael Nadal fan to the core.  Rafa and Novak have had some “bitter” battles on the tennis court, and often Novak  has emerged the victor.  As you can imagine, that has not endeared him to me.    ;)      But, anyone who invests in children wins huge points in my book.  Keep up the mission, Novak!

~~ Kelly






MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 20: Voclals Band il Volo attend the Milano Gala Dinner benefitting the Novak Djokovic Foundation presented by Giorgio Armani at Castello Sforzesco on September 20, 2016 in Milan, Italy.


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Photos: Moments from the NDFgala ~~ Novak Djokovic Foundation Facebook





Article: #Milano Gala Dinner 2016 Auctions ~~ charitystars.com (list of auction items).




Latin Grammy Nominations

Nominations Announcement Today

We’ll let you know as soon as we hear some good news. ~ Marie

MIAMI — The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards™ will return to Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, and will broadcast live on the UnivisionNetwork from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).  The Road To The Latin GRAMMYs ™ will kick off with the announcement of this year’s nominees Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Latin GRAMMY Week will launch Tuesday, Nov. 15 with the third annual En La Mezcla, an event that praises nominees in the field of producing and engineering. On Wednesday, Nov. 16 The Latin Recording Academy® will host the Special Awards Presentation, which honors Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award recipients, followed by the 2016 Latin Recording Academy® Person of the Year gala. Crowning the week with the highly anticipated Latin GRAMMY Premiere —where 85 percent of the Latin GRAMMY Awards will be presented live on LatinGRAMMY.com —leading into the 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be broadcast live on the Univision Network. Culminating the excitement is the official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party Thursday, Nov. 17.

Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted entirely in Spanish on Univision Network in 2005, the show has consistently earned significant ratings each year in the United States and around the world. The Latin GRAMMYs is one of Univision Network’s highest-rated specials while simultaneously delivering strong social media results and engagement with @LatinGRAMMYs being one of the most followed awards shows worldwide on Twitter.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural FoundationTM. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow us on: TwitterFacebook , Instagram, Vine, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest,Google+, and Tumblr.

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