I have left this message pretty much how Bing translated. I do not know Italian enough to attempt any changes. However, other than a few words, it is perfectly clear. Besides…I like it this way, it’s so…Italian. I know I don’t have to remind you that “Il Volo” translates to “The Flight” (duh). Hello and Welcome Daniela. ~Marie
My name is Daniela, I have 58 years old and I am writing from Italy, precisely from a small town in the province of Brescia, a city of North Italy that found halfway between Milan and Verona.
I saw Gianluca, Ignatius and Piero to finals of Ti Lascio Una Canzone and loved these 3 kids paciocconi and with great voices. I’ve followed so much, Italian television showed them a few seldomly hosted and every time you could see their growth both vocal and physical.
Then came San Remo 2015, I am not following the festival but my husband to the finals tells me “do you know that the Favorites seem to be the flight, remember the three tenorini?“
So we turned the channel and were about to proclaim the winners: the FLIGHT!
We heard their great love song and it was really great love for these three talented, beautiful and humble guys.
Since then I follow them every day and as I read by your many comments, it becomes a daily routine to read and hear something about them, and each time it is always a pleasure, both as they are as artists, both as themselves on a human level them and their families. This makes us fans not only we admire them but we love them just as much!
After Sanremo had announced an Arena for late May and three times I went into town to get tickets but everytime I couldn’t at the end were already sold out. Saw popular demand the concert of Verona has been moved to September and instead they took so many dates in the squares of cities such as Brescia and I managed to get three tickets in the third row (myself, my husband and daughter).
I didn’t know what to expect but it was a surprise for us, the guys were great, my daughter made many videos that I am attaching.
Note from Marie..see complete video below in comments. Oops!
The tour that made this year in Italy but not touched Brescia and I couldn’t book the Verona because after only 3 hours was already sold out.
When they announced Florence “magical night tribute to the three Tenors” I bought tickets for me and my mafrito.
The concert was amazing, Florence is always great and the boys, who say were high-strung, especially Ignazio, (you notice from his hands) but have been sensational, Piero was comfortable but tense too and it was great, “No Puede Ser“ is getting its workhorse, Gianluca surprised me very much, it was more tense than others Perhaps because it is not really his genre but it did great, we know that when he tackles one thing plays in the best possible way, his “dance“, air is performed with well-deserved cleverness and what about Ignatius, has outdone himself, apparently seemed the safest, highest treble were his and were impeccable, his “Una furtiva lacrima“ it was wonderful with some great musical phrasing (I’m not an expert but for me they were). Too bad it’s for the song by Gianluca and Ignatius the camera ran out of batteries so I couldn’t record them, I did it from the mobile but it is quite another matter.
Also beautiful and elegant, Piero and Gianluca Ignatius and were a pleasure to the eyes and the heart. Their voices touched the depths of the soul and the audience was enthusiastic.
The first song was “Nessun Dorma“ and we swept them all. Seen from the movies that the boys after the excerpt heave a sigh of relief. The last one was “Let’s drink de lieti calici” and people wouldn’t stop applauding so they did an encore of “Nessun Dorma“ and when they finished all three were moved, Gianluca who is always the most sensible did a few tears and then you are embraced, all three and then with Placido Domingo who spent beautiful words for them.
But what about beyond their skill and bellezza…..la their complicity, friendship, encouraging each other with glances, patting, smiles … and everything that is good for the heart. Immense.
Even my husband was thrilled.
In the afternoon, a few hours before the concert we were in piazza Santa Croce to understand where were our seats for the evening and we met Mr. Fred who presented the footage of rehearsals for PBS also we saw the master Giampiero grains that it was beyond friendly, told us that after dress rehearsal the night before were all aware that that would be a sight to remember and that the boys were in good shape. She also said “nice shirt“ because I wore the shirt of FLIGHT!! Here is a photo that I took my husband.
I still haven’t said how I met: through the review of the concert made by John, I enjoyed reading how a man had begun studying Italian in order to better understand the songs of flight and how then is fascinated by them and their way of being apart from their songs. Since then I follow you almost every day, I read all your comments and I saw that two of the group came to Italy to attend Florence and Arena (paying 400 euros for Verona), I know of your tattoo and your meetings here in Italy (granny groupies), I read of your meeting in Las Vegas, than you were and I saw the pictures as you did with the boys , i read the comments by Myron always interesting, too bad they didn’t come to see them in Florence. You are a strong group of good values.
I was very long and it will be a problem if you need to translate, if you like I will be one of your backers here in Italy.
A hug to everyone: Daniela