ODE TO THE VOICE OF IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO
I am a fan of all three of Il Volo’s boys. I find matchless their way to make music, their song better than the angels, outstanding the idea of putting them together, giving us all a phenomenon that will mark the musical history of these years. So it’s right I love and support them all in equal measure.
But, you know, the flesh is weak and nourish a passion, a preference I think is a pardonable sin. Well, my weakness is called Ignazio. I love Gianluca’s singing, with his wonderful hot and caressing voice, and also Piero, with his excellent male and powerful tone. But Ignazio, in my way of feeling, has that extra quid, an added value, because he gives me, when I listen, an emotion that no other voice ever gave me. I tried to analyze, as if it were a chemical reaction, what “reagents” cause me everything and here are the conclusions:
1- Ignazio’s voice is clear and crystal. It is the very essence of FRESHNESS, referring to natural scenery made of clear skies, spring waters, and green blinding meadows. His entrances make the lighter and brighter the musical fabric, think of “Quando l’amore diventa poesia”, “Tornerà l’amore” to the same “Grande amore.”
2 – Ignazio’s voice is FEELING and EMOTION. When he sings “Memory” or “Unchained Melody,” it becomes penetrating and sensual, digs you into the soul. His vibrations exert a fascination on the listener that leaves the desire that his singing will never end.
3 – Ignazio’s voice is PASSION. In some songs he does not enter, but “breaks” into the musical fabric. Just think of “Cinque giorni” or “Aspetterò,” where his impetus opens up scenarios of ardor and passion as whether it would lead to paroxysmal love.
4- Ignazio’s voice has a thousand facets and shades. We are accustomed to listening to him in modern and lyrical pop. It was a great surprise that last winter, during a House Party broadcast, we saw him masterfully interpret, “Somebody to love,” by Queen, and naturally bear the impact with the rock style of Gianna Nannini in “Meravigliosa Creatura.”
5 Ignazio’s voice is MUSIC itself. When Ignatio sings, he forgets everything, closes in a bubble of his own, becomes unique with the notes he is interpreting, allowing him to give the text an unprecedented expression.
Below, his solo interpretation of the famous “Caruso,” performed when he was not yet 20 years old in the “Porta a Porta” broadcast, just as an example of the extraordinary nature of this unique voice.
Written by Valeria Bosch and translated by Daniela with Valeria’s permission.