~ Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae ~ by Daniela




The only new theme of the album Notte Magica – Tribute to the three tenors is Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae, composed by Giorgio F. Pintus and Romano Musumarra. This song, although it was included in the album, was not interpreted by Il Volo in the concert held on July 1, 2016 in the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, during which the Notte Magica album was recorded live, because it had to be performed during the World Youth Day, in front of Pope Francis.




Unfortunately, Il Volo could not keep up with the Krakow appointment due to technical problems, and the live performance of the song had to be postponed until March 2017.   Il Volo sang live for the first time Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, on March 2, 2017 in Easton (USA), although its official presentation was at the concert of Radio City Music Hall, in New York, on March 4, 2017.




Since the first performance, the song has become a favorite of the Magic Night tour viewers. It is a small jewel, in the purest style of Il Volo, which perfectly adapts to the vocal characteristics of the group. The song, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, begins softly in a low tone with the voice of Gianluca Ginoble, followed by Ignazio Boschetto and increases in intensity in the refrain by Piero Barone. But the climax comes at the end of the song, when Ignazio Boschetto attacks the highest notes and the three voices finally come together in a great harmony. The text is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and manages to be poetic without being antiquated.


Below is a video of the execution of the Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae on the day of its presentation in New York on March 4, 2017.



Published by Carmen Garcia on blog Il Volo en clase.




translated from Spanish into Italian by Valeria Bosh and from Italian to English by Daniela.


Credit to owners of video and photos.

14 thoughts on “~ Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae ~ by Daniela”

  1. Thank you, Daniela! I love this song! It’s beauty clutches the heart strings!!! Gianluca, Ignazio, & Piero’s amazing voices leave you with many emotions of wonder & delight!!!

  2. Thank you Daniela for continuing to share with us. I loved the song the minute I heard it on their CD and listen to it whenever I can.

    1. Gina how could I not share with you?
      This song has amazed us from the first moment and was immediately love.

  3. I am a ballroom dancer and I recently did a performance to this song. It was very moving because the music is so intense and beautiful. I wish I could somehow share it with the boys…

    1. Manola how nice, I would like to see this performance.
      This music is really very intense.
      Compliments !

  4. Thank you again Daniela. This is such a powerful song and is sung beautifully by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca! I was at their wonderful concert in Easton and I was so happy that they sang it there for the first time. I also was at Radio City Music Hall two nights later when they sang it again. I am very grateful that I was able to see them on their “Notte Magica” tour. Every song was perfection!

    1. Margaret you were really lucky to hear them in their first live performance and at Radio City Music Hall, I remember reading your experience, beautiful.

  5. Grazie, Daniela for all of the information about Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae. It is always appreciated when you fill us in on these details. The first time I listened to the guys sing this song it gave me goose bumps! The haunting and yet powerful words, music and performance of this song is one of my favorites! I am so glad I got to hear they guys sing it live in Chicago! I will NEVER forget it! 🙂 Buon Natale!

    1. Hello, it’s a bit ‘that I do not hear you, I think this song is fantastic both for words and for performance, I get excited every time I hear it.
      Thank you for your good wishes and I renew them to you MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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