With IL VOLO, Angels All Around ~ by Jeanine DuBois

How do you express the magnificence of IL VOLO,

the treasures of Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca?

…Painfully Beautiful*? stunning? incredible? amazing?

For me, IL VOLO, Our Guys, are truly Angels All Around…

…the guys ~ angels of kindness, love, sweet humor, authenticity

…their fans ~ angels of love, friendship, anticipation, excitement

…IL VOLO’s entourage, their angels ~

   whispering in our ears, sparkling in our eyes, cooing in our hearts

…IL VOLO’s music ~ how can a single note be so rich, vibrant, soaring?

how does their harmony blend like birds swooping in unison?

perhaps every molecule of air bursts into song with them!

Squisitamente belissimo!**

The IL VOLO effect? ~

discovering our wings, we are transported, uplifted, soaring in ecstasy!

2014 Saratoga, the Mountain Winery, Connie’s and my road trip, my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary was rich with angels in all shapes, all forms, all moments. So this is my story, not an official Flight Crew blog. I’m that person who loves Einstein’s quote,”There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” So, as you read this, expect a miracle… or two.


I realize now that the angels were on board before our trip ever started.

If you’re curious for details, my expanded story, with angel winks, found money, Carnegie Hall, and more is on my Reflections Page,


Fans-become-friends, thanks to our angelic blog!


(left to right: Jeanine, Elaine, Pirate Connie)

Connie was a fantastic travel buddy. Easy-going, interesting, expressive as needed, and good ole’ pirate humor! Together we soared with the tunes and supported each other’s heartfelt experiences of The Guys.

Elaine was a treasure to get to know. Tour-guide par excellence in San Francisco, exchanging IL VOLO concert experiences, and sharing her spunky, fun true self.

~ While waiting for our menus on the patio at Florentine Trattoria, I mistook two ladies for our dinner company. Turns out they were headed to see IL VOLO, too, so Mary Ellen and Carol joined us. Mary Ellen seems potential  Flight Crew material, and her friend Carol now understands that there are thousands of us just as fanatical about the IL VOLO mystique as Mary Ellen!  😉

~ Once in The Mountain Winery parking lot, we swapped stories with several IL VOLOvers, including Sharon and Patty.

~ Delighted to meet up with Vicki, Lauren, Gerri and her friend, we shared hugs, photos, and IL VOLO appreciation. Hoping for more in the future!

~ The biggest surprise was meeting Agnes and Marisse from Guatemala! What sweethearts, and talk about enthusiasm… traveling to another continent for 3 days of concerts!

Thanks, Elaine, for posting all the great photos!

My parents and sister and her husband loved the concert! IL VOLO’s sweet, fun, cute hearts extra-animated my sister. So now she knows… it’s not “just” that they sing more incredibly than anyone we know!  😉

~ The next day, at my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary celebration, I hooked my iPhone to their TV and brought an IL VOLO tribute into their living room with “L’amore e’ …amare l’amore” [Love Is… Love Love] by and with Toto Cutugno. (The video is in my expanded story.) Mom and Dad so enjoyed this among many loving touches!

And the concert… Holy Moly!

Oh my gosh! The closest I’ve ever been is the dress circle (first row balcony), and those two concerts were heavenly! But this… this was our view of the stage… third row aisle with no one in front of us!


…Ignazio motioning just an inch more volume to his mic.

…Piero smiling with pleasure at the crowd.

…Noticing Gianluca’s gentle hands.


…The excitement in the young lady Gian sang to.

…A moment of Piero, Gianluca, and Ignazio each looking into my eyes and me into theirs.

…Seeing Gianluca’s eyes particularly sparkly at the end of the concert.

…As the concert was ending, going up to the stage and clasping Gianluca’s hand.


And still, whether I’m in the most distant seat from the stage,

at home in front of my computer,

or happily singing along with an IL VOLO tune,

IL VOLO’s music uplifts my heart into new realms of joy because…


So much love, joy, harmony, fun, celebration! I think I sat on the edge of my seat the entire concert, taking in every note, every smile, every nuance. We were flying high with IL VOLO Love!

And then… our Meet & Greet!

OK, there were aspects that could have been better (it was a dark space for photos, they were rushed, I could feel the stress of the gentleman moving us along).

Yet none of that colored my brief moments with the guys.

I had made a card for each, told them amazing things:

~ How Divine Grace angels had spoken to me of the soul group “Truth Through Music”, how the angels proclaimed “music is the breath of God”, and still more treasured words about IL VOLO!

~ About healings which came through their music.

~ About the day Ignazio’s tweet inspired me to write a multimedia book, IL VOLO: The Synergy of Love.

~ About my gratitude for their commitment to Truth and goodness, standing with their Venezuelan brothers and sisters.

In turn, I looked into each of our angel’s eyes, handed him the card, and said “Promise me you’ll read this. There’s something special in there.” Each one gave me a wonderful hug ~ with Ignazio, only after he said to me “Please!” Oh my Yes, Please! I so did not mean to be rude. I just had waited so long to share these angelic insights. I had to deliver these words of wonder!

Then Gianluca gave me a gentle kiss and a hug.


The photo was snapped, and I was left in awe of such an evening!


~ Jeanine DuBois, 2014 June 6, Saratoga, The Mountain Winery

* Thanks, Myron!

** Italian for Exquisitely beautiful!


30 thoughts on “With IL VOLO, Angels All Around ~ by Jeanine DuBois”

  1. This was a beautiful story. I know how you feel. I try to cheer myself up everyday with Il Volo. I suffer from some illnesses and need all the cheering up I can get. I wish I knew people like you.

    1. Frieda, I have heard a number of stories how our Boys & their wonderful music have helped some recover from illness!! Where others were in despair from loss of loved ones, spouse, sons & daughters or other endeared family members!! Many have been able to overcome these complications listening to the CD’S or watching the videos!! If you need a friend, I offer you my friendship. We IlVolovers are compassionate, kind, caring people! My email address is tippyq1928@ gmail.com I am also on FaceBook but don’t know what to tell you about that as I am still electronically challenged with a lot of the techknowledge!!
      Hope some of us can help you!
      Anne Quinto ❤️❤️❤️
      We Are Love

      1. I would love to stay in touch with you. You are very lovely people. I think you are angels yourselves for sharing all this with everyone.

    2. Hi, Frieda!
      I love what Anne Quinto said below.
      Yes! I know people who have healed in part from listening to IL VOLO, and I regained all my peripheral vision after glaucoma.

      I love that you are “wishing”, like wishing on a star!
      Oh… or THREE stars! 😉

      Years ago I was wishing for more friends that I felt simpatico with. A year later I ended up writing an 11-stanza poem, each about one of my friends, all unique gems!

      May all your dreams come true, Frieda! Wishing is a great beginning, and I see that Anne Q is stepping right up.

      Thank you for your sweet words and for choosing cheering up and expanding friends you resonate with!
      I look forward to hearing a lovely story from you when you feel like sharing.

      All good blessings,
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  2. Beautiful and heartfelt story. It made almost feel like I was there tooImso envious of you dear ladies that actually get to talk to them and touch them. Listen to me I sound like a giddy teenager . Far from it. But nonetheless less still head over heels in love with these three darlings. Thank you,

    1. Thank you, Teresa! I am touched!
      Aren’t we all head over heels?!
      Wishing you and your somewhere-inside-giddy-teenager to get to talk to and hug our three darlings!

      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  3. Thankyou so much, Jeanine, for your beautifully written account of your enchanted evening!! We all feel the same about our Boys & many of you are able to express the feelings so eloquently, it is a joy to read! Have seen our musical Angels three times now & can not wait to see them again! That I am sure will not be soon! We met Myron at the Greek, ( charming gentleman!), He had met with Barbara & the Boys, that afternoon. Hopefully there will be a Christmas Special & a yearly Las Vegas venue!! Not verified but we can all pray it will happen!! So wonderful to have all the reviews of the concerts!!! Gianluca, Ignazio, & Piero have so enriched my life! It is so wonderful to connect with all you IlVolovers!!❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you, Anne! I am honored.
      What a great time for you – meeting Myron at the Greek, as well as your 3rd concert! I’m hoping or Las Vegas, too, and many of us to meet.

      I appreciate your sweet heart,
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

    1. Yes, wonderful!

      Thank you, Linda, and wishing you sweet communication with Our Angels, however that might be possible! (Loved the photo of the Guys missing you! Wow, huh?!)

      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  4. Thank you, Jeanine! What a wonderful story of your special time. You put your entire experience into such amazing detail. Beautifully written. They are truly like none other. Such a special treat to meet the women from Guatemala! Love is universal! Praying WE will all be able to meet at some time (hopefully in LV) !

    1. MaryJane, thank you! What a joy to hear, and yes to meet the beautiful women from Guatemala.

      I share your prayers for us ALL meeting, and focusing on Las Vegas, too!

      I want to have an IL VOLO Walk-Dancing event. How cool that would be to share it with so many IL VOLOver friends!

      So many memories here, like the private Meet & Greet you folks shared last year!

      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  5. Jeanine, your story made my heart swell. What beautiful writings and it’s amazing how the boys have touched so many of us with the same feelings. What a blessing!

    1. So sweet, Barbara! in AZ

      When you said that about your heart swelling, it reminded me of the weekend of Radio City Music Hall. I wrote something about feeling like our hearts expanded and linked together in Love. Then an hour later I had a weird sensation in my heart ~ guess it really did expand.

      Truly, just thinking of Our Guys expands the Love in our Hearts!

      Blessings of gratitude,
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  6. Jeanine, thank you for your eloquent writing of our angels. You sure are one. I’m glad you had such a special time. This will be my 5th time to see them in Chicago. Can’t wait til we all meet in Vegas. It will be super great to see their names in lights there! We should all be there to help them celebrate. Two more days for me. wow!!!!

    1. Ann, thank you for your warm sentiments. They touch my heart!

      FIFTH in Chicago? How did you do that? When was your first? I’m so excited for you!

      Hard to believe how they are more incredible each year! Oh, their voices! Their hearts! Their humor!

      I like that… seeing their names in lights in Las Vegas! Myron, are you getting all this? We’re with you!

      Can’t wait to read your concert story, Ann.
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

      1. Jeanine, they always come to Chicago so I have seen them every year and twice last year when I met them at Barnes & Noble. It could have been three times since they were here with Barbara Streisand too! Couldn’t afford that one.
        Elaine, it has been raining every day. Hopefully tomorrow night will be clear. Can’t wait to meet you girls. How exciting. Wish I was on the road with you and Marie. See you at 5:30! xo

      2. Ann, that’s amazing! I am still hoping for their *first* time to Portland, OR! It would be so nice not to have to drive between 3.5 hours and 2 days to get to a concert. And still, I am grateful I was able to make my 3 concert trips!

        Thanks for filling me in.
        Good weather and great times to you all!
        ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  7. Jeanine, what a beautifully written story! I enjoy every single word. They are full of joy and love. I also love the pictures specially the one with Gianluca. I actually am feeling the gentleness – I am touched!

    Oh, no one ever described me as spunky! Thank you, I love it!

    It has been a long day…Nite, Jeanine ~ love & hug from Detroit.

    1. Dear spunky Elaine 😉
      so glad you enjoyed my story! You were a big and wonderful part of it! I LOVE your spunky-ness! If no one ever described you that way, in my opinion, it’s either because they’re shy to be that expressive or they just don’t know you that well. It suits you beautifully!

      Thank you for your kindness in drafting my story for the blog, especially when you had such an early start today. Sweet sweet sleep, and you all have a spectacular time!

      Hugs to all of you in Detroit,
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

    2. Oh, and wishing you a gentle hug and kiss from Gianluca. It is amazing how we can feel his tenderness just looking at the photo.

      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  8. Thank you Ms. DuBois for sharing your story with us. Three angels, divine music, sounds like a night in Heaven! I hope someday I’ll be able to meet all of you here at one of their concerts someday.

    1. Me, too, Miss Isabel! 😉

      And share those glowing smiles that mlla mentions!

      Meanwhile, IL VOLO’s swirling energies of Love are everywhere!

      Sweet night, all,
      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  9. Jeanine, you’ve done it again ! This is a very beautiful piece that you wrote, with beautiful pictures too. Thank you for sharing.
    May your parents have many more years to enjoy together.

    1. You lift my heart, Victoria. Thank you! I am grateful for the photos we did get, as I was disappointed not to be able to take even non-flash photos during the concert. It was good to put my full focus on being there drinking in every moment. What ambrosia!

      Thanks for your warm wishes for my parents. It was a delight to seem them so very joyous!

      ~ Jeanine, Compassion’s Doorway

  10. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful evening. Sorry it took so long to reply as I was away on my own concert tour. Great to read your account of that evening.

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