Placido Domingo On Il Volo – RAI Interview January 5, 2014

Update:  Placido Domingo appeared on RAI’s L’Arena with Massimo Giletti January 5, 2014, click the link below for the full show. Maestro Domingo’s interview is in the middle of the recorded program.

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Maria  – We can’t thank you enough for filling us in on RAI’s interview with Placido Domingo!  Il Volo certainly has made a great impression on maestro Domingo!   Michele

Just in from Maria P. from Rome, Italy:

“I’m beside myself with joy and I want to try right away to share it with you and with the other IL VOLO’s fans.

Well, this afternoon the most important Sunday’s RAI broadcast interviewed at length Placido Domingo and he said that after that he, Carrera and Pavarotti had formed the “THREE TENORS” many imitators were born as “THE THREE BARITONES” the “THREE BASSO” etc. but almost all have been unsuccessful.

Instead there are currently three guys who deserve to collect their inheritance.   These three guys are “IL VOLO”.  He said they’are fantastic and that he was very happy to have recorded a song with them.

He also said that all his grandchildren adore IL VOLO, go to their concerts and have made friends with them.    IL VOLO has a new and important Ambassador.

EVVIVA!!!!  (hooray)

Buona giornata  (have a nice day)”

35 thoughts on “Placido Domingo On Il Volo – RAI Interview January 5, 2014”

  1. Any fans he has just become fans of Il Volo; or if nothing else will give them a listen and some serious consideration. So awesome for them!

  2. Oh, thank you for sharing that!!!!! It made my day!!!!! Of course I strongly agree with him!!!!!:-)

  3. What wonderful news! Thank you so much for posting it. We have always known that Our Boys would be successful!!! But Placido Domingo saying so makes it official!!! Love and congratulations to Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca!

  4. Wow. Just, wow. Piero has said so many times that Maestro Domingo is one of his idols, so I can’t even imagine The Boys’ reactions on learning this. Congratulazioni Il Volo!!!!! 😀

  5. Maria, thank you for the information. I had heard one of the Maestro’s grandsons had asked him to record with them. He was a big fan and friends with our boys.

  6. Sorry, didn’t finish my thoughts! The Maestro was very impressed with IL VOLO when he did the recording. I always liked Placido Domingo the best of the Three Tenors, now I really do. Congratulations to Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca. We always knew you were great!

  7. Ragazzi !!!
    What a blessing for Maestro Placido Domingo to speak his heart…
    to express honor, love, joy for you amazing, gracious young men, and phenomenal singers.
    His description of how his grandchildren adore you, IL VOLO, go to your concerts and have made friends with you, gives me the feel that Placido Domingo and his grandchildren are FAMILY with YOU! WOW.

    High fives! Bravo! Halleluia! and well-deserved congratulations,
    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  8. So fun celebrating together!

    Maria, I was so curious to see (or was it hear?) the actual interview that I went rummaging around yesterday. I did a search on RAI Replay and on YouTube and Mundial. Nothing yet. Do you think it will be accessible as a recording to review at some time? If so, any ideas where we could view or hear it?

    And thanks so much to you, Maria and Michele, for making this tremendous news available! We are all giddy with joy!

    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

    1. Jeanine, there was a video on Il Volo Mundial Facebook yesterday and this morning of the interview. It was, of course, all rapidly spoken Italian, which made it quite difficult to understand since I am not a native Italian speaker. Maria’s explanation greatly clarified what was said – and indeed this is wonderful news! The joy certainly is contagious…
      and the acclaim for Our Guys is well deserved! Gianluca, Piero, Ignazio – fly ever higher! We’ll be with you all the way!

      1. I just updated this post with link to the full program.  See the very top of the post for the link. 

        Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

  9. Thanks Michele.
    Just read this – “Based on a psychological study, a crush only lasts for a maximum of 4 months. If it exceeds you are already in love.” Uh oh, we’re all in trouble…or is that LOVE?!

    1. I am thrilled for the boys. I’ve always enjoyed Placido Domingo and how wonderful to express his beautiful compliments to Il Volo boys. I am trying to listen to the St. Frances Assisi concert again, but cannot retrieve it on Rai as I did last week?? Yes, we are ALL in trouble because I, for one, am in love with the boys for a long time now.. Thank you for all the updates…love you. ♥

      1. RAI moved the link to Concerto di Natale. I am looking for it. 

        Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

      1. I’m sinking with you, Isabel! Many hearty congratulations to “our” young men who have certainly earned this praise!!

  10. Senor Domingo is most gracious. He is quite the influence to have in your corner!! Amazing voice, wonderful gentleman. Thank you sir 😉 I’m sure Il Volo will be bouncing off the walls…….♡♡♡

      1. Thank you, Michele and Maria P.!

        Last night I wanted to listen to a program (something else), so I put the Saint Francis of Assisi concert on silent and simply watched the beautiful heartfelt, smiling faces, glorious architecture, and delighted audience. And in the process, I saw an incredible moment where Gianluca had his eyes closed and seemed to be transported by Piero’s beautiful, powerful note. I’ve seen Gianluca do this before. It was priceless!
        (Only part of GG is visible on the left side of the screen. I’m sorry that I don’t remember which song.)

        On the subject of this post, HELP?…
        I have *tried* to view and listen to the interview of Placido Domingo more than 20 times. I’ve also tried 2 different browsers and installing SilverLight, restarting the browsers, clearing the cache, resetting the browser, refreshing the page, restarting my machine, “zapping the PRAM”, and trying different times of day. Every time the player freezes or flips me back to the beginning. I’ve tried letting the show play through. I’ve tried scooting it a bit forward at a time, allowing the buffering. I’ve never been able to get past the 2nd interview. I’m guessing Maestro Domingo’s interview is last of the 4. Has anyone had luck viewing, and if so, what browser and any other tips??

        So appreciating RAI for their programming,
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  11. Jeanine, I have no problem using IE and Firefox. The interview with Domingo starts at 01:09:10. Watch it quick – Rai may move the show to a new link that will take us some time to locate.

    1. Thanks so much, Michele! It really helps to know what time Maestro Domingo’s interview starts. I tried Safari, Firefox, and now Chrome. I have the distinct feeling I’m not meant to watch it.

      So fortunate to have Maria P’s summary of the good news!

      The RAI Replay is 7 days, so it should be functional until the 12th.

      ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

      1. Jeanine I know exactly the part where GG simply experiences the moment. It is on “O Holy Night” Piero’s stirring notes. Gives me chills each time!
        Hope you are well! Loved your playlist and have shared it with others. Thank you!!!

      2. You are all so dear.

        Lijoy, I just watched O Holy Night again. What an incredibly precious moment when Piero sustains those notes and Gian is totally transported, perhaps in utter awe or simply filled with the glorious moment. Wow. To watch and listen, Time Stops.

        Michele, you have been so helpful to me here and behind the scenes to get to see Maestro Domingo’s interview. I did get to see the YouTube clip where Domingo shows Piero’s youngster photo on his smart phone.
        Search YouTube for
        Placido Domingo talked about Il Volo

        And I tried scooting the RAI play slider right to 1:09:10. It worked for a while tonight! I discovered that when the counter went to 00, sometime if I waited, it would scoot back to where I was viewing. I got to see Domingo’s wonderful smile when speaking about Maestro Pavarotti, as well as about IL VOLO. To tell you the truth, Michele, last night I had given up on getting to view it, and today I wanted so much to see it, most of all to make all your efforts worthwhile. Your generosity overflows! Thank you!

        And thank you, Lijoy, I am well, although I did have some unexpected damage to my home that has required my attention. So glad you loved my playlist and shared it. Some of my favs are also in the right column, the extras that are not on the playlist.

        They Synergy of Love is alive and well right here right now!
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

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