Again our guys played to a sold out crowd in Milan!
There was a very nice review of the concert from Radio Italia – thank you to Daniela for passing along the link and the translation into English! I could not have said it better myself! For those that aren’t aware, or don’t remember, Marcello Rota was the other conductor at the Florence concert, besides the Maestro Domingo. (the adds in “parens” are mine, to make it a little more English grammar friendly) 🙂
Press review (click on the link for more videos from the Radio Italia site)
ILVOLO INCENSE MILAN WITH THE TRIBUTE TO THREE TENORS
Here is the magical night of the trio at the Assago Forum
The red curtain of the great occasions, the Asti symphonic orchestra that accords, the entrance of director Marcello Rota and “La forza del destino” by Giuseppe Verdi. So for one night, the Forum of Assago turns into an immense theater to host the milestone stage of the Italian tour of Il Volo: “NOTTE MAGICA – TRIBUTO AI TRE TENORI”.
Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, very elegant, enter their stage and stand next to the Maestro Rota with their three (music stands), in the manner of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. It starts with Puccini’s “NESSUN DORMA”, which rips the first of a long series of (great) applause.
There are still “Granada” and “Mattinata” before the three artists officially welcome the audience, explaining what will be the thread of the evening: a tribute to the three tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Josè Carreras with a ‘ An ambitious 22-piece (orchestra) entirely dedicated to lyricism and beautiful singing. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca perform this classical repertoire with great respect but, between one song and another, they do not miss their usual jokes, the games with the audience of the straw and even the real-time results of the Juve match “For the men who were forced by the wives to come to the concert.” Three artists who know how to tease and miss the opportunity to squeeze their eyes on the girls in the audience, but they sing as ever in impeccable fashion, exposing all the lyrical nuances and the most powerful slogans of their voices, from solos, duets, and trio.
In addition to opera tunes such as “Nessun dorma”, “E lucean le stelle” and “Una furtiva lagrima”, there is space for famous songs in Spanish like “Granada” and “No puede ser”, pieces of traditional American songs as “My Way” and “Maria” comes from the musical “West Side Story” and Neapolitan classics such as “Torna a Surriento”, “O Surdato nnammurato” and “O sole mio”. There are also romances like “Mattinata” and Italian songs such as “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla, passed to the story also for the interpretation of the great Luciano Pavarotti. All of this is embellished with symphonic masterpieces performed only by the orchestra, such as the prelude of Bizet’s “Carmen” and the intermezzo of oMascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca explain that their tour has a mission: to make known and appreciate the value of this repertoire even to those who have never listened to it. And the intent seems perfectly successful because applauding them at the Forum sold out there are at least three generations.
The pearl of the evening “Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae”, a Ave Maria written specifically for Il Volo that the three boys dream of performing in front of Pope Francis. In this regard they recall that, a few days ago, they had the honor of being received by the Pontiff in a private audience.
The concert ends with “O ‘sole mio” and “Libiamo nei lieti calici” and the singers come out of the stage, but the audience leaves them behind the scenes for very little and recalls them on stage for a last piece: bis is “Grande Amore” , The song with which Il Volo won the Sanremo Festival of 2015. The Forum, which has been enchanted to listen to the whole concert, sings with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca at the end of the song. The last applause on the orchestral queue and greet the audience.
Thank you to Dani/Kelly for posting and credit to owners for the following:
Look at that incredible crowd!
Watch for the little surprise from Ignazio!
And a little Maria for Marie, posted by Veronica…