TG2 STORIE-Racconti della settimana (Stories of the week)
Per Maria, “I don’t know if you are interested in the other reports, if not drag the slider up to 00:32:00 minutes and you’ll meet Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, beautiful and cute as ever.” *See below for a summary of the dialogue.
I tre tenorini del trio Il Volo, intervistati a Los Angeles – Edited Version Rai TV
Il Volo on Storie TG2 RAI filmed in Los Angeles and aired in Italy on December 8, 2013.
*** Mille Grazie, MN (mlla) for bringing Storie featuring Il Volo to our attention and for summarizing!
*** Mille Grazie, Maria for helping me locate the Rai link and giving us some insight into what was said!
* MN (mlla) says, “Piero reports that it’s quarter to eight a.m. and their voices are already warm as they will sing Oh Holy Night at the morning show in Los Angeles.
Interviwer: 2 tenors 1 baritone born in Italy, Il Volo but also famous and loved in America. After being in the American top 1O nobody could stop them, with fans of all generations.
Piero recalls how happy they were when they heard the three generation fans comment.
Interviwer: 50 sold out concerts in their American continent tour etc..
Ignazio recalls that he started singing at around three years old and how he began singing in the school choir, then reports how they met at Ti lascio una canzone, where all began. Carries on on how they started studing to save their voices but how they are now thinking about studing opera, as they are two different ways and stresses on the need to keep on studying like Pavarotti did till last days of his life.
Gian’ inspiration has been his Grandpa even if nobody in the family pushed him to sing they were just happy if he was happy and recalls the emotion and the unforgettable experience in meeting and singing with legendary Barbra Streisand.
Barbara Vitali: saying it is not complicated to follow them on tour and even if from time to time they may need to be straightened up a little bit it is normally quite easy as they listen and follow the advice they receive.
Ignazio on the importance of their families that keep them grounded reminding them each day where they come from.
Gian relates how happy he is because he’s doing what he has been dreaming to do and at eighteen he’s travelling the world in doing what he likes so what else could he ask.
Piero reports that their aim is bringing their music to their fans around the world and of course Italian music as well as is a consistent part of their repertoire.”
* Maria says, “The journalist asks him [Ignazio] when he discovered he had “this beautiful voice” and he says that when he was 3, while standin’ in his room he found himself singin’ “LA DONNA E’ MOBILE”, without a reason. This is a piece of the opera “RIGOLETTO” by Giuseppe Verdi. Then he continued to sing in the school choir and a few years later he participated in the program “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE”…..and the rest is known. Moreover, Ignazio says that while he, Piero and Gianluca have studied “how to preserve the voice” up to now, they’re currently studying opera, because this is a very challenging and difficult study, and it’s very important to work hard and everyday. He cites Pavarotti as an example. The great maestro studied until last day of his life.”