Not too long ago, Marie posted an article titled “Celebrating the Middle One”, namely Ignazio Boschetto. In it she mentioned many of the reasons why this one in particular, captures her heart. Of course, there are others who kind of have a special fondness for him for their own reasons, including myself, but that doesn’t in the least, take anything away from Gianluca or Piero. They are each amazing in their own right, and together they are touching our hearts, and speaking to our souls; which in turn fills our lives to overflowing with newly awakened compassion, kindness, and a renewed sense of love for not only our fellow man, but for ourselves as well. Within that same article, there was discussion concerning Ignazio’s name, and what it meant. I remember commenting that I had read that his name meant “fire” or fiery. Thought it very fitting, considering that that’s exactly what he brings to Il Volo’s performances, along with that beautiful lyric tenor voice. Ignazio has a very free, unrestricted ability to entertain. He is Sicilian through and through, from what I’ve learned, and very proud to be! His comic spontaneity brings an additional facet to an evening that envelopes you in breathtakingly beautiful music, sung by equally breathtaking voices.
Going back to Ignazio’s name, it is a form of Ignatius (Latin). In Sicily, the name given a male child should hold special meaning and history. His name will play a big role in his life, and he will hear it spoken everyday. Many people believe that ones name can affect the success in life, through the child’s working career and other circumstances, so they choose “respectable” names, or name meanings, as they believe that the meaning of the name reflects the personality of the child. Ignazio’s namesake is St Ignazio of Laconi. 1701 – 1781. Connecting a name with a Saint of his faith is very common, even for the girls, by using the feminine pronunciation. I won’t say always, but the majority of the time, our Ignazio seems to always have something to say, and with that Sicilian accent, wit, and body language, he easily grabs everyone’s attention, planned or not! If he chooses to remain quiet, it’s almost catastrophic. “What’s the matter with him?” “Is he sick?” “I hope he’s not sick!” Cmon ladies, fess up, you know you wonder, right? Maybe he’s just tired of talking… NAH, can’t be! lol
We are so used to seeing Ignazio, or pictures of him, always wearing that beautiful smile. He exudes joy, with silly faces & crazy antics; never refusing a hug and kiss, and is always extending himself into playful, sometimes risky activities outside of his professional realm. It’s just who he is. But what happens when we see pictures with no smiles, and instead we see images of what seems to be far away contemplation, or serious thought. On rare occasions, we may read words of sadness or rejection? We don’t know what to make of it, and hence, we experience concern, caring, and fear as to the cause. Well, delving into this subject of names and their meanings and traits, I decided to dig still further and found out that numbers, as well as the name, are also given. They are called Soul Urge Numbers, and Expression Numbers. I don’t know where, or from whom these “numbers” originate. but it said that Ignazio’s Soul Number is #7. People with this number are said to have a deep need for QUIET, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths. I remembered, that in the comments following the article, Kelly said that “Ignazio is pretty private and quiet.” I thought at the time, that she probably assessed that after meeting them at some point… but QUIET? Are we still talking about our Ignazio? Somehow, those two words don’t equate. When you think of Ignazio, “quiet” doesn’t readily come to mind, and when would he have any time for a quiet time? I kept looking, and found that his Expression number is #9. People with this number, tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. Now that’s ourguy! He certainly does fit into that category! …continuing on – – They are usually humanitarian, broad minded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic, and thus fall in love easily; but at the same time, they can be easily hurt. (ref.www.sheknows.com) My feeling is that any of the guys, because they don’t have a lot of significant alone time or quiet, might, indeed, find some difficulty in adequately dealing with issues outside of Il Volo. In turn, those concerns would remain just under the surface; unresolved, but still making their presence known. Who knows! I can’t speak for them, but I’ve experienced those circumstances on many occasions. Any number of things could prompt an uncharacteristically soulful picture, or invite unhappy words. Yeah, whether we think so or not, our Ignazio is human, just like anyone else, but any alone time he might find is usually, or so we’ve heard, used for catching a few zzzzz’s. That’s definitely okay, “Mr Sleepyhead” of the group, you deserve it! I guess we (I) just need to chill, (as the saying goes), and let Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio manage their own lives as they are able. Ignazio puts great energy into making us want to smile. Each of them do the same, in their own way; and what better way to serve humanity, than to impart joy, lift spirits, and draw hearts into the gentle warmth and sweetness of healing love. IGNAZIO? Ignazio has his own way of offering up everything he has to give, to anyone willing to receive.
Honestly, I don’t know about all of this naming ritual, but I must admit that some of it hits the mark. Here in America, we seem to choose names more by how they sound or how popular they may be that year, rather than by substance. Truth be known, all of us, regardless of our name, or where we live, will have our ups and downs, and concerns in this life. I certainly do, and Ignazio will also. One thing though that I know for sure, is that Ignazio’s heart beats for music, for people, and for a purposeful life; a life full of love, laughter, and caring. If he can play along his way, so be it!
For what it’s worth, I would describe Ignazio as ruggedly handsome (dah), charming, genuine, multi-talented, daring, inquisitive, and oh, did I say handsome? As with many multi-talented people, I see, what I would refer to as a “restlessness” within him. Or is it just his excitement for life? He has all of these abilities, and still is always looking to try new things. No question, he is a crucial component of what makes IL VOLO so successful, but I think maybe he just likes challenging himself in other endeavors; be it music related or other outside activities. Certainly, there is nothing wrong with trying, and enjoying a variety of new things, but overload can lurk. Listen to me, the typical grandma! You cannot deny though, that he has already accomplished a great deal in a relatively short period of time; and if you were to ask me, I would say that he could do anything he chooses, and he will! Early Birthday Wishes Ignazio! See you in March!!
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IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO EN (BIO), and GUIDE for MALINCOMISI…al IL VOLO April 20, 2015