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My dear sweet Gianluca, I wish you a beautiful day on your birthday.   I can’t believe you will be 22.  I have been following you since the beginning and watched you grow up into the fine, young, talented man that you are.  I feel like you are family – a nephew!  I have seen your show 10 times and was at the Fan Faire in Vegas and gave you the biscotti from Lisa.  I know you loved them.   She made the nutella biscotti especially for you!  Will see you at the Civic Opera House in Chicago March 18.  Can’t wait.  Ann Scavo
***Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, dear Gianluca.  I think you are an amazing person, so talented and a treasure to this world!  May you be blessed with all the good things you deserve.
Ineke ~ South Africa



Buon 22esimo compleanno di uno dei più dolci, gentili, e intelligenti baritoni sulla Terra. Celebrarlo comunque, dovunque e con chi vuoi. Canta e balla per soddisfare il tuo cuore. Godi ogni momento.  Ti vogliamo bene, Angelica and Inès Rosas, Las Vegas, NV  
***Buon compleanno Gianluca, hanno una splendida giornata e molti altri a venire.  Marion Ferrari.
Dear Gianluca,  How time flies!  I remember seeing you speak for the first time in a PBS special interview. You looked so much like every unhappy teenager in my school.  You were not pleased because you were under age and still needed a parent chaperone.  I thought to myself, how quickly you would grow up and be independent.  It is difficult  to compare that teenager with the handsome, smiling, and confident young adult that you are now. Your accomplishments, along with your wonderful “brothers”, continues to amaze and astound me!  With each passing birthday, you become better and better!  I wish for you a wonderful birthday, full of hugs and kisses and best wishes for another terrific year!  Please remain, in some small way, the hopeful 16 year old you once were.  Your life is yet to be filled with many new and life expanding experiences.  I look forward to seeing all three of you in Detroit.  And, as I already know, you and they never, ever disappoint! Happy birthday, Gian! 

Ciao bello! Happy 22nd Birthday! Hope your day is as special as you are! I cannot wait to meet you at the March 18th concert in Chicago! 😊  Ti voglio bene,  Patricia W. (pitterpat0)

Gianluca, non c’è nessun regalo al mondo che è meglio che il dono che ci darai tutto con la tua voce incredibile.  Vi auguro il migliore dei compleanni, e un bellissimo anno pieno di amore e di felicità.  Ci vediamo a Los Angeles!   Manola

***Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Gianluca.  You are a very special person who shows everyday how to live a full life with family , friends and fans enjoying your attention and your sweet smile. Always stay as grounded and humble as you are now.  Much love on your 22 year!  Janet

 From Sue Hemshell

Hi Gianluca, Last year (2016)  we ( Las Vegas Il Volo Fan Faire  and our partners,  Flight Crew )  were finally able to bring you to Las Vegas for a concert.  We also hosted you with our 100 fans at our Fan Faire .  You were so gracious to us even though you had a very busy schedule.  We will never forget it.  It is my hope that you remember the event as well.  As far as I know, Vegas was the only place on your tour where you had a large group of fans that came to meet, have dinner and you came to visit.  I have a special reason to celebrate your birthday and that is because you turned out to be even more of a friend to me personally and that feels wonderful. We will see you on March 25 at the new Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Hotel Casino.  Barbara felt that the schedule would not work for a Fan Faire this year so we shall plan for one next time you tour in the USA.  Who knows it might even be at another city.  That is possible.  We can put our Fan Faires where ever we want depending on you.  Gianluca, we all love you.  You show your warmth and caring through your extra wonderful singing ability.  A very happy birthday to you on the 11th.  All my love, Myron Heaton,  Las Vegas Il Volo Fan Faire,  Il Volo Flight Crew 


***Hello from America!! Tanti Auguri my dear friend!! Saying that just doesn’t seem adequate enough for someone who gives so much of his self to bring such beauty and joy into other people’s lives. I don’t think you will ever understand what you, Piero and Ignazio mean to us. My prayers for you are that this birthday your dreams will come true. Have a great time with your family and friends and know that all Il Volovers will be there in spirit. Lots of love,  Denise Spinelli-Mattern 


Dear Gianluca:  Another year has flown by! It seems we were just celebrating your 21st birthday. Looking back, it has been a very busy year, filled with hard work and great success. We have watched you grow up to become a loving and very talented young man. We see in you your love of family, friends and fans, and I am blessed to be a fan. I join with all the others here wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!  Sent with love from Texas, Linda Parks


***Tanti Auguri Gianluca!  Best wishes for a wonderful birthday and another year filled with extraordinary adventures.  I love listening to
my Una Notte Magica DVD and CD and have given a few as Christmas gifts.  Once people see and hear you, they become Ilvololovers also. Thank you, Piero and Ignazio for being so kind outside the Today studio and signing my DVD/CD, and I am looking forward to attending your concerts in Easton and at Radio City Music Hall.  I am keeping you and your beloved Italia in my prayers and God bless you and all your loved ones.  Hugs and thanks for all the beautiful music!  Margaret Ladolcetta
***”Have a happy & blessed 22nd birthday, Gianluca. We all know that the first part of this year has been very tough for you, with all the losses you have suffered. But have faith that God has greater things in His mind for you to accomplish in your life. I hope your tour with Piero & Ignazio will be very successful this year. Please be safe in all your travels. Love from Louisiana, USA. Lynn Gonzales-Balfour”
Buona compleanno Gianluca!!!!!  February 11, your 22nd!  I truly love you and your singing!!!.  Your rendition  of Artranquez con amor and especially La Danza was truly magnificent.  I have all your DVDs and CDs -even those in Spanish-even though I do not know any Spanish– I love the emotions that come through in your singing!!!   I am presently taking a class in Italian for the past three months, but I download the English translations of all of Il Volo’s songs through the web site- Lyricstranslate and so I have reference book as well.  I love you guys and am so excited about. coming to my first concert on March 11,2017 at Foxwoods in Connecticut, USA.  I listen to your music 4-5 hours ogni giorni from pomeriggio to most times until 4-5 in the morning!!  I go to sleep with the Spanish CD of Masque que Amor. I will bring you some Nutella and crackers!   My sincere condolences on the loss of your friend, Roberto!  We all know and understand the grief and loss you feel..  I am totally addicted to Il Volo and hope you guys stay together  to create more musical DVDs and CDs.  You are successfully bringing the Bel Canto to the world!!!  Your music, your choices, your VOICES, are so Great, Luciano Pavorotti would be so PROUD as I know Jose Carreras and of course,, Placido Domingo are.  I feel so lucky to be alive in your time, to  be able to experience you guys, I hope it never stops!!!! with lots of LOVE , Linda Goldblith.


***I will see you and the boys in Radio City March 4th this is my 6th concert I love you and god bless you on your birthday.  Maureen Perucca, Bethpage NY 


Hi Gianluca, sending you wishes for a very Happy Birthday from myself Lynda Johnson and my family. I am looking forward to seeing you all at The Royal Albert Hall in London England on 23rd May this year. Remember I met you all last year at the Palladium and gave you all a pair of Union Jack Cuff Links. I wonder will you wear them this year. Enjoy your birthday Lots of love. Lynda x x x
***Buon compleanno Gianluca. See you in Tampa on March 30.  ~Nancy

Gianluca, I hope this wonderful day will fill your heart with joy and happiness!  Have an amazing birthday and may all of your birthday wishes come true!!!  🎈🎂🎈  Love and birthday hugs,  Barbara in AZ


(continue to next post: Happy Birthday…2.0)

10 thoughts on “HAPPY 22ND BIRTHDAY, GIANLUCA!!”

  1. Thank you Kelly and Marie for getting all our birthday wishes to Gianluca .I am sure it was a lot of work. and may I say, on behalf of everyone, we appreciate it very much, so thank you again.I hope Gianluca has a wonderfu, never to be forgotten day. Marion

  2. Kelly Grazie Mille for all your hard work getting the beautiful video and heartfelt birthday messages posted !! I know it wasn’t easy but we all know the our beloved Gianluca will love it !!! ❤️

  3. Thank you, Kelly, for the fantastic video – music and pictures perfectly chosen. I hope the birthday boy sees it.

  4. Thank you Kelly and Marie for posting our birthday messages to dear Gianluca. Love seeing how excited he is when it is his birthday!

  5. If you have not seen this, check out Gianluca’s twitter site photos back about a week ago (before his birthday). He put a sign up with a price tag he photocopied: ” I’m not 22 yet, I am (then the price sign) $21.95 plus tax.”
    I wish I would have posted it before the birthday because it does not mean so much afterward. Still he has a cute sense of humor.

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