November 7, 2013

Hi Everyone,

The concerts in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo were a tremendous success. There are many pictures that show ths “Guys” being adored by their fans.

IL Volo is off tonight. Tomorrow they will be performing in Curitiba Barzil at the Teatro Guaira. here is a short history of this venue.

The Teatro Guaíra Cultural Centre is a state-run cultural institution located in Curitiba, Paraná.

Its building, located at Santos Andrade square, shelters about three thousand seats in three different auditoria, being one of the largest Concert Halls in Latin America.

Some of the artists’ groups maintained by Teatro Guaíra Culture Centre are: the Symphony Orchestra of Paraná, the “Balé Teatro Guaíra” (dance company) and the “Teatro de Comédia do Paraná” (theater group).


Curitiba (Tupi: “Pine Nut Land”, Portuguese pronunciation: [kuɾiˈtibɐ] or [kuɾiˈtʃibɐ]) is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city’s population numbers approximately 1,760,500 people as of 2010, making it the eighth most populous city in the country, and the largest in Brazil’s South Region. Its metropolitan area, called Curitiba Metropolitan Area (Região Metropolitana de Curitiba, in Portuguese), comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of over 3.2 million (IBGE estimate in 2010), making it the seventh most populous city in the country.

In the 1700s Curitiba possessed a favorable location between cattle-breeding country and marketplaces, leading to a successful cattle trade and the city’s first major expansion. Later, between 1850 and 1950, it grew due to logging and agricultural expansion in the Paraná State (first Araucaria logging, later mate and coffee cultivation and in the 1970s wheat, corn and soybean cultivation). In the 1850s waves of European immigrants arrived in Curitiba, mainly Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians, contributing to the economic and cultural development of the city. Nowadays, only smaller numbers of foreign immigrants arrive, primarily from Middle Eastern and other Latin American countries.

The biggest city expansion occurred after the 1950s, with an innovative urban planning that changed the population size from some hundreds of thousands to more than a million people. Curitiba’s current economy is based on industry and services and is the fourth largest economy in Brazil. The economy growth occurred in parallel to a substantial inward flow of Brazilians from other cities of the country, as approximately half of the population of Curitiba was not born in the city.

Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:

Gianluca tweeted yesterday: “Great concert, sold out in Rio De Janeiro” “Back to Sao Paulo” and a few hours ago “Thanks #Brasil for the #Golden Award” This is the 3rd Golden Record they have received since they have been in South America!

Piero tweeted: “On the way to Curitiba!! #ilvolovers”, then “Taking off”

Ignazio tweeted yesterday: “Little sleepy but going back to Sao Paulo”

Check out 2 articles on Team Il Volo, “Lady Gaga could not do what we did” referring to the fact that Il Volo reaches out to people of all ages. Piero says their motto is “Flying in tune and flying all over the world” See another article “Il Volo first show in Argentina” plus an interview which is translated into English, very cute and typical fun with the “Boys”.

See All Things Il Volo for some nice photos and videos.

Il Volo Mundial also has photos and videos.

Enjoy your day off Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca!  We wish you love and Luck in your concert tomorrow night!


94 thoughts on “IN CASE YOU MISSED IT……”

  1. I have a little story to share with you all. I am only sharing because I think some of you will identify with me.
    This morning my daughter rang and told me that they were having a girls lime and going to Amway Center to see Josh Groban on Saturday night, and that I was coming too. I felt a sudden stab in my heart,”No, I can’t go, I can’t betray my boys” I responded. there was silence at the other end “why” she said. I just said “give me a while, I’ll ring you back”. the feeling started to bubble up inside me. I got very emotional and started to cry. my thought were “Il Volo came to Amway 6 weeks ago. they all knew that and no one was interested, now they are all excited about Josh Groban who sings the same music as Il Volo. I cannot go and enjoy josh Groban with them. He is going to be on the same stage, singing some of the same songs as my boys, and the memories are too much. I know I will just get more and more upset at everything” so I rang back my daughter and told her that I could not go, the memories were too much, just tell the others I had another engagement.. for the whole morning I was upset until I met an angel who listened to my story and told me I was right and it was perfectly ok
    to feel as I did
    The feeling that came over me was “Betrayal”. I could not betray my boys even if it was Josh Groban. I never thought I could be so deeply affected by loyalty to a group. but here it was, and I just COULD NOT GO. every nerve in my body rebelled
    thanks Linda for the beautiful review of Curtiba, as usual

    1. Deanne, I feel the same as you!!! I am shocked at how defensive I automatically feel if someone says anything that might even be remotely critical of our boys! I totally understand why you could long go see Josh Groban! I have always liked him, but I LOVE, yes! I REALLY LOVE! Il Volo!!!!!! I pray for their health, safety, and continued success every day as if they were my own! They bring me so much joy and help me center when times are chaotic! Thanks to you for your devotion!!! 😉

      1. Excuse me, I meant to say I understand why you could NOT go see Josh …. I guess I didn’t notice a typo or an auto correct before sending…

  2. I can most certainly identify with you, Deanne. Il Volo is finally coming to Minnesota – to the Mall of America – and not one of my family is interested in getting me there. It’s Black Friday, the traffic will be impossible, no placer to park, and on and on with one excuse after another. I know all that, so why do they keep telling me things I already know!. To me, it is worth going through all kinds of obstacles to get to the MOA to see my beloved Il Volo! Why can’t they understand that? I just know when and if they ask me to go to a concert with one of them I will flat out say no. So yes, I really and truly an identify with you. To hear and see Il Volo, and especially my Piero, in person would make me the happiest grandma on the planet!

  3. Thanks Linda for another great travelogue.

    Deanne, I don’t blame you for not wanting to see Josh Groban. He has a great voice but he just isn’t Il Volo!

    Allene, if seeing Piero makes you happy, watch to the end of this video where he “makes off with” Ignazio’s baby Maria. They are all so sweet.

    1. That “Maria” ending is absolutely wonderful! Laughing and crying at the same time!

  4. After our boys, I like Josh Groban also. He does have a great voice, but Il Volo has so much more! I also found a wonderful female singer named Lara Fabian. Only her live concert videos though. She reminds me a little bit of our guys, in so much as she is very animated,emotional, and passionate in her delivery; especially Caruso, Broken Vow and Je Suis Malade. Not betraying Gianluca, Piero, or Ignazio for one minute, they are something special!

  5. Deanne I don’t think it is a betrayal to like & go to see another performer if you like or liked them also. You are still keeping Il Volo as your highest priority & first & foremost in your thoughts & prayers. etc.
    What would have bothered me as you also was the fact Il Volo played there before Josh Groban & no one was interested in seeing Il Volo. But that was your friends mistake & don’t know the experience they missed. So if you really want to see Josh Groban seeing as you liked him before & still do but still not as much as the Il Volo guys. I think you can still allow yourself to go to see him & you are not betraying the guys because you can come home & play the Il Volo CD’s all night. You can allow yourself to do anything you want & not feel guilty because you know who you like the best.

    1. Deanne: I think we all have enough love in our hearts to include other talent in addition to our guys. I’m planning on a trip to see and hear David Phelps (of Gaither organization fame) in a couple of weeks. He is superb, but he’s not IL VOLO, but I expect that I’ll enjoy his concert immensely. Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio are in my heart as grandbabies and nothing will change that. I confess to liking Josh Groban as well and lately even Chris Mann has got my attention. But Nobody Replaces IL VOLO!!

  6. Deanne, I say go see Josh Groban. After all, he is an artist that “The Guys” respect. Think of it as going in their honor! I am thinking of going to see Andrea Bocelli in February (provided I can still get tickets), and we all know what they think of HIM!

  7. I’m with you LeeLee, I listen to a few other artists. I love Josh Grobin!! Of course Il Volo is hands down the best and of course my favorite!!

  8. In the video above, I thought Piero’s Maria was never going to let him go! She had quite a hold on him, lucky girl! And it was cute when Piero took the baby from Ignazio. But I do have to admit, I do like Josh Groban, not nearly as much as Our Boys, tho, but he is cute!

  9. I don’t think it would be a betrayal to IL VOLO to enjoy another artist. The boys themselves have said how they like all different kinds of music. If you LOVE cheesecake, that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy a slice of apple pie occasionally. Artists like Bocelli & Josh Groban paved the way for a group like IL VOLO. Before I heard our boys, I liked Josh Groban a lot. And I had never really listed to Bocelli before because I thought he sang strictly opera. Well, after hearing IL VOLO sing “Per Te”, I thought they made Josh’s version sound like he was singing through a tin can. But loving IL VOLO & enjoying their style of singing has opened my ears up to other artists of similar music. I like listening to Bocelli now, and through a duet that he had with Ignazio on TLUC, I discovered Massimo Ranieri, who was very good looking as a young man, & a very good singer. I even bought some of his songs from I-tunes. And I still like Josh Groban. But as I wrote on a previous page, IL VOLO is number ONE on my hit parade.

  10. About 3 weeks ago, my husband & I were able to bring my Mom to a Michael Buble concert. She & I both LOVE IL VOLO, but we are fans of Michael Buble, too. His style of music is miles apart from operatic pop, but still enjoyable. Gianluca is one of his fans also. What was funny was that all during the concert, Mom & I kept talking about where we would sit & what we would do when IL VOLO finally makes it to New Orleans. We enjoyed the concert, but I know we both wished we could have gone to ee our Boys.

  11. Kitty! Brilliant! I am listening now to this one on YouTube:
    Lara Fabian-From Lara Whit Love-Complete-Subtitles

    I’m always looking for a woman who could accompany our boys on a song or two when they want to mix it up. Lara Fabian looks like a fantastic candidate! Look at 4 min. 30 seconds where she talks about her background, including that her mom is Italian and how much of her is very Italian. And around 15 minutes in she talks about an experience at 5 years old of her dad recognizing her as a singer!

    I’ll be purchasing some of her songs on iTunes!
    She has a gorgeous voice and passion!

    Thanks for the early Christmas present, Kitty (discovering Lara Fabian)!
    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  12. Deanne, I feel for your experience. I know there are many who feel as you.

    For me, IL VOLO is my #1. But I don’t feel I have any less love or loyalty for Our Guys when I find a song that I love by another artist. Nevertheless, it’s IL VOLO who consistently wins my heart and my sensibilities! In 2011, when I made a tenors CD for my mom and dad, comparing the tenors to find the best rendition for each song, I ended up with 10 IL VOLO, 1 Andrea Bocelli, 1 Three Tenors, and 1 duet of Plácido Domingo & Josh Groban.

    Josh Groban held a special place for me pre-IL VOLO. But now, on Josh’s last album, I only purchased 1 song: Brave.

    After IL VOLO, I can’t settle for less than top quality voices, and often even still I need to feel the passion and uplifting vibration of Our Guys. I do enjoy a smattering of songs from the Canadian Tenors, Ten Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Chris Mann, IL Divo (only the 1st half of their songs – at the end, they lose musical balance). I’m curious to hear Forte’s album, which is due out this year. I also enjoy Josh Page (member of Forte), whom I understand sings back-up for IL VOLO. He seems like a sweetheart.

    The other gift I have received from IL VOLO is that I can sing probably 200% better than I used to. I sing with them (not during a concert! when I’m out walking or working around the house or driving), and now I like the sound of my voice and notice I can usually stay in tune, which wasn’t always true!

    BTW, as I listen to Lara Fabian, I notice that she sings in Italian, Spanish, French, and English. She speaks of heart, honesty of one’s emotions. Oh my gosh! I just looked at her website, and she’s got hands forming a heart! She’s on tour now, including Carnegie Hall in December. Lovely voice, hard to compare female voice to male to get a sense of the quality of her voice compared to Our Guys. Hmmm…

    I look forward to checking out some of the other artists mentioned here. Thanks for sharing, everyone!

    IL VOLO, tu sei il primo nel mio cuore,
    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

    1. Aw Jean, don’t kick Josh to the curb (kidding), from his latest CD, You say you only listed to one track from his latest CD, Brave. That is a great song, but you should give a listen to “the Moom is a harsh mistress” it is positively beautiful. Thanks Jean for all of your inspirtional writing. I wish I were as possitive as you!!

      1. Thanks for the referral to “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”. Josh Groban’s voice really has a nice lilting silk in this one, and the accompaniment soars, too.

        It’s interesting that you mention being positive. It’s actually been a long journey for me, with a slow and steady transformation from decades ago. And it’s not that I have had a yippy skippy life. My husband went into surgery 14 years ago, was supposed to be home in 7-10 days. Instead he was in ICU for 67 days before he died. I was carried through that time and beyond, whether by angels, God, guides, friends, or all of the above. In a way, that experience has contributed to my being positive because I know what it feels like to be carried moment by moment through something incomprehensible that one cannot possibly prepare for.

        The other side of being positive is that I find myself unable to listen to songs that have words expressing something I don’t want to choose into my life. So, I’ve let go of some old favorites. In a way, that’s a benefit of listening to some of Our Boys’ songs in a language I don’t understand. Even if the words are ones I wouldn’t want to let slip into my psyche in English, the vibration of Our Boys’ hearts is so sweet that the song uplifts me.

        Another aspect of me is that I ask for what I truly want. So, truthfully, I don’t like being called by nicknames, just Jeanine. If you’re in a rush, though, and want to make it clear who you’re speaking of, JDB works, as mlla discovered. Which brings me to a question I’ve had. Do you prefer to be called Christine or Chris? I’ve seen both on this blog and would love to honor your preference.

        Sorry for the length (once again). Sweet day to all,
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

      2. In my opinion, the problem was that they opened with,”Brave.” I loved it so much, I didn’t want to listen to the rest of the CD! 😄 I have to agree it isn’t my favorite. I think his earlier work is stronger, particularly, “Closer.”

    2. JDB a little piece history, may be u want to take look at

      (I do not own any right, which are of the respective owners)
      my the intent is to promote and inform.
      This is the video in which CARUSO song – remember Ignazio solo – is performed by its author Lucio Dalla (March 1943-September 2012) You can see how the song came about. Lucio Dalla went to stay in the hotel in Surriento and was given the same room where Caruso (the opera singer who reached great success in the States) had died in 1921 and where the piano still was…Dalla was so inspired to write the song.
      Part of this song is a reprise – we call this ‘a citazione’ i.e an honoring – of a very famous Napolitean song called Dicitincello Vuie (You can see it performed live on Youtube by serching: for M.Ranieri and Noa live Dicitincello vuie. As u said you like Ranieri as well.
      I ‘ m sure Ignazio and the boys won’t mind and appreciate that Lucio Dalla is being remembered.

      1. Sorry sorry made a mistake read Lucio Dalla, Bologna 4th March 1943 – Montreux 1st March 2012)

      2. Mlla thank you for that, I also heard Pavarotti sing Caruso but I still prefer Ignazio’s version not only of this song but of anything. I will look for M Ranieri & Noa on youtube it’s educational to hear what has been already sung by others to get a feel for what has past.

      3. Thanks, mlla, for the YouTube which was amazingly done, and for the intriguing Lucio Dalla history.
        I’ll check the other later (heading out the door for now).
        Meanwhile, maybe my ear isn’t perfected or it’s a matter of taste, but I feel that Ignazio’s recent renditions of Caruso and the one I heard from Lara Fabian last night on YouTube seem more refined and with as much passion. I hope it’s not blasphemy to say that!

        But truly, isn’t it common that a song writer creates an amazing piece and then others, who may have the voice and passion but not the song-writing ability, go on to bring the piece to new heights?

        I am delighted with your sharing! Have a glorious day.
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

      4. mlla, just watched this rendition:
        Massimo Ranieri e Noa – Dicitenciello Vuie – Musicultura 2005
        Beautifully done!

        It’s interesting that you mention “Napolitean song”. A few months ago I was in the grocery store near Portland, Oregon, USA where I live. I think the clerk asked what I was doing for fun that weekend, and I told him I was going to Vancouver BC to hear IL VOLO, 3 Italian teens (2 tenors and a baritone) sing. The woman in front of me said, “Napoli! ALL the great singers come from Napoli!” She started naming more than I could repeat. I said 2 were from Siciliy. And she said, Yes, that’s Napoli! (She’s Italian.) She had heard IL VOLO and was impressed.

        It was quite a moment. Smiling,
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

    1. I’m happy for our state side folks near LA, but to tell you the truth, when I saw that, I was thinking
      … concert evening of the 16th in Panama
      … tree lighting in LA the next night.
      Wow! That’s a quick turn-around!

      God bless them on their journey, and may all have a wonderful time at the tree lighting!
      ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  13. Mlla I listened to M.Ranieri sing the Dicitemcello with Noa & I think Noa has a fantastic voice. I listened to a other song she sang & it was beautiful, gorgeous voice. Thanks for the education.. Will listen to the other you are referring. Thanks

  14. JDB, I understand you 😉 ,just thought the story of the birth of the song was a bit intriguing. Lucio Dalla was a composer arranger and good jazz man who played keyboards , sax and clarinet who sang his own songs. He could scat very well but did not have a classical voice u ‘re certainly right, cannot compare.

    Loretta, Dicinticello Vuie has son many versions including one by Domingo Carreras and Pavarotti, u just pick the one u like best

    cheers to both

      1. Ohh my! JDB, I ‘m not teacher absolutely, just sharing some little info or curiosity pieces, that’s all ..anyway glad they do not bore u. As told already music is a great love of mine but in a very large spectrum I like to explore.Just believe we are chords/instruments and each artist or musical genres, as long as is good, can draw out of each one of us different emotions/feelings depending on moods situations and life period.

      2. mlla, now I want to add Artist about YOU. (; >)
        Maybe I use the word “teacher” loosely. Simply, you are showing the way to new experiences and adventures. Lovely! On some level, aren’t we all teachers? (This is coming from someone who taught high school 31 years. Not that kind. More like life teachers.)

        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  15. Jeanine, just watched FROM LARA WHIT LOVE. It had the 3 songs I mentioned, but there is one I didn’t list. It is more than just the song, so get a tissue in hand. Reminds me of Il Volo’s Latin American concerts. My personal music preferences have changed completely since I became a fan of our boys. I look and listen, and expect specific things that I am now use to. I think the boys would like her very much.

    Je T’AIME – Lara Fabian – LIVE “NUE – 2002”

    1. Wow! Kitty, Lara Fabian (who wrote Broken Vow, which I knew from Josh Groban’s Closer album) is astounding! So much passion from her and her fans! Would LOVE to see her in concert!

      So, here’s the same performance you just referenced with the ending, where you can see her crying and still more from the audience. Whew!
      Lara Fabian Je T’aime Live in Рaris

    1. Great ! some good old swing,lift the spirit up. So nice crossing the boundaries if hey can do it well!
      Like this C. Parker quote
      “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art. – Charlie Parker”

      1. Beautifully expressed! What gets me is at their young ages, both chronologically and voice wise, they can sing just about anything.

      2. And no boundary line to HEART!

        Love the quotation! So well expresses Gianluca and his iL VOLO brothers!

        Love All of Me. I still hear in my mind Billy Holiday singing it (from recordings). On top of everything, Gianluca even snaps his fingers well! Definitely swingin’ with All of Me!

        I want to hear Gianluca sing All the Way. I have the duet of Celine Dion singing it with the recording of Frank Sinatra. Gianluca would do even better. I’m sure of it!

        Young hearts, old souls!
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

    2. Hi lijoy I heard the song sung by Gianluca. That is a nice song sung the proper way a little slower but I was never fond of the way Frank Sinatra would throw in his own words in a song. I really don’ tlike the way Gianluca is following Franks Sinatra the way he sang a song. Gialuca has a tremendous voice & I think he should follow his own style of singing like he did with Day & Night. He did a fantastic job & made it his own. My opinion only..

      1. I understand your point. But if you listen to Night and Day when Gian first sings it, he mimics Sinatra. When he has sung it thirty or more times, listen yo RCMH,he has made it his own. That takes time and talent. He was also following the lyrics from his phone, can’t get too creative if you are not completely sure of the words. I don’t have a crystal ball but I doubt this song would be included in tour. He would choose something fresh and not pre-introduced.

      2. L. do not worry, he likes Frank so much, I believe was done sort of a impromptu just to enjoy, as he was reading the lyrics on his phone, may be they will do an arrangement for him, should it become part of the repertoire, or may be u say programme?

    3. saw it earlier. This is yet another example of what talent this kid has: pitch, rhythm, vowel placement, tone, projection, – the whole package – right on the money. Sinatra could have learned from this kid. Too bad he isn’t very good looking ! (ahem).

      1. Agree, what I really like is the curiosity, the exploration the real appetite for the music, then each one can sing what suits him best and is more apt to his vocal quality of course, but generally speaking, to be open and curious I find it a virtue especially at their age and there so much out there to explore!

      2. Thanks Myron, because, as I make a point to try to learn everyday something new, today is that Perfect Pich is the translation of our Orecchio Assoluto, I am correct ?
        Below I have another technical question related to a video I posted, Hope I m not bugging you too much, Thanks

  16. OH MY GOSH!! He’s done it again! Is there anything these boys can’t sing, or can’t do? Gianluca, Gianluca, terrific!

  17. Pretty darn good piano playin too! Thanks to all of you (Il VOLO BAND). Couldn’t succeed without you!

    1. Was able to see it on my computer, not on my iPhone, since I don’t have the keek app.

      It’s on Mundial.

      LOVE it!
      ~ Jeanine D.

    1. Very interesting to see where some of the later vocal problems were showing themselves – right here. Ignazio is already tight and stretching for high notes that usually are easy for him. Gianluca sounds fine but is also a little tight in the throat. Piero is over singing a bit. Later, they had to really watch it and then they postponed Panama. I love these guys but right here I wish they could have had some down time. That is not bad technique – just over tired voices.

      1. correction: The Panama postponement was earlier on the tour. Wrong reference. Sorry about that.

      2. Myron, Piero has a problem ON OCCASION with one of his notes–one of the lower ones. Sometimes the note just sounds rough and hoarse. Even though he has a grand and powerful voice,I noticed he hit this problem note more than ever before during this performance. I really agree that it sounds like their voices are overworked.

  18. Myron, yes it is interesting. I can see the instances once you point them out. They also seem a lot looser and more relaxed, though, than when I saw them in the very first concert in Vancouver. It’s quite a laid back version of El Triste and Gianluca seems to be improvising a bit at times. It’s fun to see them like that, even if the voices aren’t perfect.

    1. tjnewman5000- That is a very nice aspect of all this performing – the kid who used to be so shy (last year’s PBS show – he could hardly do any moves or gestures) all the way to now where he is magnetic on the stage and feels more free with the music. If you saw them in Vancouver (I did not see it live but watched that video) – then did you notice that on the very first song of the very first concert of the tour the sound tech had the mic OFF for the first few notes for Gianluca. The very first notes ! ! ! That sort of thing happened other places on tour but in the middle of the program. I felt so bad for Gianluca having to experience that on the first concert. But I heard that the rest of the concert went well.

    2. Thanks Jenny I only saw portions of that occasionally when I happened to scroll down somewhere & a part of the video was there. that was wonderful to see the whole thing.
      Also if you listened to the first video of them you can hear Ignazio’s voice & that he didn’t hit the high notes. Poor guy. And him & Piero were sharing a cup of tea I guess it was.. the songs where cut short as well. So they have 6 more to go including tonight & then they will be back to the States & hopefully rest & recuperation for a while at least..They seemed to be having fun & relaxing singing to the girls

  19. Yes, but luckily that was when they were in silhouette, so they were still behind the scenes. Gianluca seemed to take in stride, even if we weren’t sure what was happening!

    1. I was there in Vancouver BC, too. And I found that the band’s sound system was upstaging the boys’ voices until they took a break and adjusted that and took the volume down a notch. So much better after the adjustment.

      They seemed to be resilient and having fun!
      ~ Jeanine D.

  20. I watched the video of Buenos Aires concert 11/01/2013, and one thing called my attention. On Maria´s song Ignazio chose the Gianluca´s Maria, and his face was like How? But Gianluca is a gentleman and of course sang to the girl who looked like she was the “star”, poor Gianluca, Ignazio is always bullying him.

    1. Josie I don’t agree with you by saying Ignazio is bullying Gianluca. Ignazio wouldn’t do that because he is kindness galore & loves both the other boys. They jostle & mimick & argue with each other but bullying isn’t in their category. In my opinion I think Ignazio has to try what Gianluca is doing but finds out for Ignazio it doesn’t work. They are behaving like brothers with love & respect towards each other & thrown is a lot of ffun.

      1. Loretta, I said bullyng as “tease”, and brothers are teasing each other all the time.
        By the way I didn´t understand what you mean in this phrase ” I think Ignazio has to try what Gianluca is doing but finds out for Ignazio it doesn’t work”.

  21. Gianluca sounds so relaxed and happy singing “All OF ME”, I think he feels free when he sings Sinatra. It’s his thing! Great job Gian!

  22. Yep, it’s me again..I just have to say this, before I don’t. In the last couple of days, we have shared our comments on quite a variety of subjects as we always do! From cooking, to pictures, to favorite IL Volo songs, to likes and dislikes, to knowledgable info from our resident guru, to interviews,concerts, and antics that make us smile. We’ve searched out some artists that meet our qualifications for mention, and we’ve even played doctor and manager. Through all of this, we still “share the love”. Love for one another, and love for are boys; no matter what. I even think our guys have done a fantastic job of reminding us what love, and kindness really means, and how important those qualities are in this human experience! So young, but so smart! This is a wonderful outlet for seeing how it works, successfully. Thank you, all of you.

  23. Kitty, this is so precious! You said it! Thank you!!

    And thanks to our Flight Crew Board and Flight Crew visitors for creating all that Kitty expressed so beautifully!

    ~ Jeanine D.

  24. Kitty that was all so true and so beautifully poetic. You, and of course you Jeanine, make this the wonderful outlet that it is! Thank you

    1. Marie, where have you been you stranger? Hugs, Kisses, and Prayers to you and all you hold dear. That goes for every member of the Flight Crew Board and Flight Crew! Thanks for letting all of us Share the Love.

      1. Been at the dog track. Should have stayed home and listened to The Boys. Lost enough to by more Il Volo CD’s and DVD’s. So, this is what my life has come to? Measuring everything against The Boys? They always win!
        Thanks for the hugs, kisses and prayers Lijoy. You are a very important part of what I hold dear!

  25. I watched the entire Buenos Aires, Gran Rex 11/1/2013 concert tonight and loved every minute of it!!!! Piero, Ignazio and even my precious Gianluca were bouncing about and so much more relaxed on stage then when I saw them at the Amway Center on Sept 22. It is an amazing experience to watch them evolve as they do from day to day and week to week. I love them more and more as time goes by.. Have a great night everyone !! Sweet Il volo Dreams !!!

  26. Good to see you posting here, Joan.
    I was just thinking how every 6 months Our Boys demonstrate dramatic development, but yes, often from day to day, week to week.

    I love that all of us together are living, enjoying, growing in the Truth of We Are Love. What a thank you to Ignazio, Gianluca, and Piero for living this, showing us this, believing in this, singing this from the deepest places in their hearts. Wow! With every turn of planet earth, more hearts are discovering this truth through our beloved IL VOLO, as well as through this blog!

    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  27. Jeanine, I am so sorry I abbreviated your name to “Jean” in your post. I am also sorry to read about the suffering of your husband. I know you know he is in a better plavce. I have seen illnesses in my family too that I can’t even think of without losing it, so, we just go on as best we can! You are SO positive. You asked what I like to be called, my family nickname was Christy, my friends call me Christine, my coworkers call me Chris. I don’t care what anyone calls me as long as they don’t call me late to see an new Gianluca video such as All of Me!! Thanks!

    1. Oh, Christine, no worries! Most people feel using a nickname is a sign of friendliness. It’s just a quirk with me and my name.

      Yes, it was truly my husband’s time, and he is at peace.
      Bless you and your family.

      I promise not to call you late for anything Gianluca! (; >)

      I so appreciate you and all of our wonderful IL VOLO friends here!
      ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  28. When I was younger, almost all of my favorite singers were Italian. They had such a smoothness in their voices–just like ll Volo!

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