Ciao! We promised they’d be coming and here they are! (I apologize if there are duplicates, or if yours was posted previously…)
March 11 at Foxwoods Grand Theater – Connecticut, from Christl:
A truly magical and unforgettable night! The symphonic orchestra, together with those extraordinary voices of two tenors and one baritone, created an enchanting evening. The lady sitting next to me wondered if music in heaven sounds like this.
This, my fourth Il Volo concert, is only the beginning. My plan has been to see them at least once a year, whether here or in Italy, at those impressive venues. I saw them at the Villa Erba on Lake Como in 2015–what a marvelous setting! Ci sarò per Gianluca, Piero e Ignazio! Ever grateful for their dedication and hard work, I remain a dedicated listener.
Christl Anastasio from Connecticut
From our own, Jeannette Giglio! (she is now on her way to many concerts in Italy!)
Last night was my night at the Notte Magica Concert at the Monte Carlo, Park Theater in Las Vegas Nevada…
It truly was a Magical night and it started long before the concert began… Pamela McIntyre along with Myron Heaton and the Flight Crew helped me promote the casual dinner at “d. Italia” the Italian restaurant just a few steps from the Concert Venue… We asked people to make reservations under their own names and just add that they were part of the Il Volo fan group… I figured we would have around fifty fans getting together to share their love for Il Volo along with a nice dinner…. To my surprise we filled almost every table in the entire restaurant… We had over seventy-five fans that enjoyed a nice Italian dinner before going to see Il Volo… It was almost no work involved in putting this fun time together for the fans, but I have to say I loved meeting so many new people as I went table to table having them share their Il Volo stories with me… I handed out name tags for them to put their names on and everyone knew that there were Il Volo fans seated next to them and they shared stories along the way…I had a great surprise that I must share… Joanie Greenspan called me and said she was in Las Vegas and she was going to the concert… I told her to get to the restaurant for dinner and she did along with our very special friends George and Laural which Joanie and I met last year at the Fantasy Springs Il Volo concert in Ca… I have to say for me, it was truly a very special night and I had not even seen the concert as yet…
The concert was spectacular… The guys were just simply Super Stars on that stage, they never sounded better or looked more elegant than last night… I could go on forever but I would just be repeating what we have already read from other fans…There are no better singers/entertainers in this world than OUR IL VOLO!!!
Of all the meet and greets in all the world, happiness and joy walked into mine… I must say we were sort of at the end of the line with just three lovely young ladies behind us… As Myron and I were discussing the wonders of the performances of each of our guys, Robert Gandara chief operating officer of OMGVIP came over and visited with us… He is just a delightful gentleman that help us so much when we were putting the fan fair together last year…He has become a valuable friend and he just shared his love for Il Volo with us, with very special and sincere feelings for our guys… We met three young people from Mexico who were in front of us… They were exquisitely dressed in tuxedos and bow ties, the young beautiful girl with them was in a beautiful long dress and her beauty was that of a young Salma Hayek, but even more beautiful… They were the highlight of the meet and greet thus far, for as we were standing in line they not only engaged in loving conversation about Il Volo, but also was very helpful to us as we had many bags given to us from fans at the dinner to give to the guys because those fans were not able to go to the Meet and Greet… They carried our bags though our time in line until we got to the table for gifts…
Now it was my turn to walk up to our guys and share my love of this beautiful concert .., I wanted them to know how much I enjoyed every moment and that I felt that they exceeded every expectation that I could have for them… They each thanked me and gave me a hug… Gianluca was the last of the three in line and when I walked up to him he just put his arms around me with a grand hug and asked me if I liked the performance… I of course engaged in a very long conversation with him about the beauty of the concert, and also told him I would see them in Italy… His eyes lit up and asked me which concert I would be attending, and when I gave him the list he hugged me again and again and said he would be looking forward to seeing us in Italy… Piero also gave me a hug when he heard we would see them in Italy… I have to say, I must have been with them for a full two minutes before I had to turn around to have our picture taken, that was the first time I realized that Myron was at the other end talking with Ignazio .. So we had much more time with our guys than at any other meet and greet… When we walked away we saw Barbara and had a warm and loving conversation with her as well… So I have to end this summary by saying this was the most exciting and very best Magical night of my Il Volo life …
Thanks to all who came to our dinner at d.Italia’s and thanks to the new Il Volo friends I made along the way, and special thanks to IL VOLO…Thanks to you it was my Notte Magica.
From Betty – New Orleans! – Detroit, March 16 & Chicago, March 18
Starting with the Fox Theatre, the evening was truly a notte magica. The theatre being a magnificent structure in itself only added to the wonder of the night with the boys’ thrilling performance. As we, Jana, Chris, Lorna and I were seated in front and so close to where they stood, we enjoyed every expression and nuance of their funny back and forth banter, as well as the emotions they expressed as they sang their beautiful arias and personal solos. As always, two hours is never enough, but we comforted ourselves by thinking ahead to the second concert in Chicago. The Meet & Greet after the concert was delightful and we felt we took home a little something special even with the little time we were given with them.
I finally got to meet Marie, a lovely lady who deserves so much gratitude for what she has given us as The Flight Crew members. Many thanks to her and all of her worker bees who provide us with information and updates. I have made some lovely friends through the fan club and I am truly grateful.
Chicago Civic Theatre, though not as elaborate as the Fox, was also impressive – another worthy setting for Il Volo. And again the guys spun their magic spell over us throughout the evening. After the M&G, besides having another sweet picture taken with them, we four sat around and again shared our treasured moments with them and discussed how they thrilled us and the audience with every song. Of course, we each have our favorite and we had several conversations about their individual and collective abilities. Their love and dedication to their music and their audiences shows up in every performance. I’m grateful to have attended several concerts both in Italy and the US and it is always that way. I plan to see them in Taormina, Sicily in June if all goes well.
To me Il Volo is a gift from God in a troubled world, and I do not think that any producer could have searched for such a trio on his own and put together a more gifted and refreshing set of young men to gladden our hearts.
Well Jana, I guess I could go on and on about the boys and the trip, but I’ll close for now – you are welcome to post any part of this or not if you choose to. Buona notte!
(Betty, hope you don’t mind, but we posted it all!)
From Janet Dong! Las Vegas and San Jose!
I have been a fan of Il Volo since 2012 when I first saw them on their PBS Detroit special. I became aware of the Flight Crew last year at the Las Vegas fan faire and have been reading the page daily since then. First of all thanks for all the hard work in keeping us up to date with Il Volo’s music, concerts and lives.
A week before Las Vegas I got my one and only tattoo!
Janet – Awesome review, Janet!!
From Linda from Foxwoods Concert on March 11, 2017!
To Il Volo flight crew- a note. I was more than absolutely delighted to have been at Il Volo’s Notte Magica concert in Connecticut last Saturday, March 11th,2017. I have had my front row tickets for three month waiting in high anxiety and anticipation for the day to finally come. Although I have all the DVDs and all the CDs, including the ones in Spanish (I do not know Spanish) but still am able to feel the emotion. And there was so much emotion from mia trez ragazzi that I felt I was in a dream. I was delighted that they did Grande Amore! All of their Arias were done so well, as were their other selections. Their voices continue to amaze me. I still have images of their performances on ‘Ti Lascio una canzone” from 2009 or even Piero appearing on an Italian interview singing on his piano at his home the same year. I do not know what else to say, except the performance will stay with me forever. There is no one else like them, they are unique and wonderful. The ‘Maria’ episode with Ignazio was great and very funny as were their jokes among themselves. I may never be able to go to another concert as I am in need of two total knee replacements (hence I could not give them deserved standing ovations) but I kept my hand over my heart with respect and love for them. My friend gave them the three silkroses I brought due to my not being to walk over to them at the finale. I also handed a birthday bag to a staffer for Gianluca filled with individual portions of Nutella and a birthday card with a poem I had written for him. I really hope he got it. Well, that is it. I have lots of love for them and listen to their DVDs and CDs and U-tube on the internet between 4-6 hours every day. Their music is so much better than food and, yes, I keep losing weight because of them and am taking Italian lessons as well. Buona Sera. Grazie mille for these three idols of mine. Sincerely, Linda A. Goldblith.
From Julie Bernache – Foxwoods!
Joy! Pure joy soared from the stage at Foxwoods Grand Theater as Il Volo’s first notes were heard. We knew we were going to fly to Italy this evening. The guys were classy, up-beat and enchanting. They introduced us to Maestro Joseph Modica from Sicily. They sang most of the favorites from the Florence Concert also including Caruso and Grande Amore. After a lovely rendition of Maria, Ignazio did a very funny bit about trying to find Maria. They also said that Maestro Modica did not speak Sicilian. He said he spoke only Italian (in Italian). Of course we were then treated to some more of Iganzio’s Sicilian-American. There were two orchestral selections performed during the concert instead of an intermission. The guys were just amazing. Many standing “O’s”.
Ok, folks, there you have it!! These were all the personal posts we received that were in addition to what we originally were sent a few months back! I think there may be one or two more that I didn’t post here, so if you did not see yours posted, please let us know at FlightCrew.NotteMagica2017@gmail.com.
If you are going to any of the European concerts, we’d still love to hear from you – same scenario, please send to email address above.
Jeannette – can’t wait to hear ALL of your stories!! Of the “Fabulous Five!” 🙂
Ok, one final gesture….or two? Our favorite new conductors! (Credit to owner)