November 7, 2013
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!