ilvolomusic: Going to #Verona. Traveling is our hobby!
Uh…no kidding! The Guys were very busy world travelers last week and have been keeping me on my toes trying to keep up. It would be so much easier if I were traveling with them instead of catching up on my Twitter feed during breaks and after work…just saying…. 😉 But since that’s not going to happen, I do my best with what I have and will be on the run to their concert tonight as fast as social media will allow me.
They started in Milan in the beginning of the week for a show on RTL 102.5 radio. I’m not going to waste any time commenting when you can watch for yourself.
to watch the entire interview, compliments of All About Il Volo.
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Next, they jetted to Verona rehearsals for the Fetival Lirico. They will be singing with the American singer simply known as, Anastacia, and they all seemed to get a kick out of her and are looking forward to the performance. They also met up with Antonella, who will be hosting.
Wikipedia page: Click here —> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastacia
Facebook: Click here —> https://www.facebook.com/Anastacia
Official Website: Click here —> http://www.anastacia.com/
And hear what she has to say about Il Volo, again thanks to All About Il Volo
A second day in Verona started with a Press Conference about the upcoming show:
Curtesy of Gardanotizie
Article with translation and photo gallery; Li Joy (facebook)
Rough Google Translation:
“For me, the television season ends at the Arena di Verona, which is always a thrill to present this event.”
He said Antonella Clerici on the evening of Sunday, June 1 will return to conduct at La Scala in the amphitheater “Arena di Verona in 2014 the show is about to begin,” which will be broadcast live on Rai Uno starting at 21:20.
The event was presented today IN town hall: Anastacia, Massimo Ranieri, The Voilo, Jesus Christ Superstar with the legendary Ted Neeley, Notre Dame de Paris by Richard Cocciante will be the ‘star’ of the evening with the orchestra, the choir and the Ballet of the Arena.
“It ‘a great event broadcasting – said the mayor Flavio Tosi – who returns for the fifth year in a row and is an important showcase for opera in general, as well as the Arena for the festival, because the opera in Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage “.
The artistic director Gianmarco Mazzi said that “the performance of Anastacia will be a cabinet button with Il Volo in a tribute to Elvis Presley with ‘O sole mio and’ I can not live without you. ‘(It’s Now or Never) Then she will sing” Stupid little things “from his latest album ‘Resurrection’, accompanied by the orchestra of the Arena. “
Recalling that in 2013 the show was watched by 5 million viewers in Italy and has already been requested again this year by many countries, the superintendent by the Fondazione Arena, Francesco Girondins, he added that “in this issue back to the formula pop- opera, with an international cast that we hope will confirm the success of the opera festival, which is 101 years old, as was the case last year edition of the centenary. “
“I think the public will be affected – said Riccardo Cocciante – offering songs of ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ in English, French, Russian and Korean, to give a global dimension in that path started 15 years ago. I never wanted to establish a musical, but rather a popular work: it is an attempt to communicate with a young audience with a century that has changed the way we make music and to hear, looking for a bridge, a link between a glorious past com ‘ is the opera music and a bellisismo present. “
From Verona, they flew to London for a recording session at Abbey Road Studios — something they seemed quite excited about…
You can learn more about Abbey Road here —> http://www.abbeyroad.com/
and Mauro Dirago here —> http://www.maurodirago.com/homepage.html
I know I will be very excited to hear what amazing work went on there — hopefully soon!
Just for Fun
Another interview from The Guys’ time in Miami has surfaced, and it has brought a bit of buzz with it. I’ve seen several of you mention it here, and I definitely got a kick out of it when LiJoy pointed it out to me. For me, it highlighted that family isn’t all about biology; family is whomever you decide it is. And our guys are definitely brothers in all the most important senses of the word. Thanks to All About Il Volo for the translation. Enjoy!
Il Volo on CalaCNN