IL VOLO : PRESS CONFERENCE by Daniela

On Tuesday, November 5, Il Volo, had just returned from the South American tour and held a press conference for the launch of the new “10 Years” CD.

Here is what was reported in this article by Radio Italia.

Radio Italia Link – Click Here

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Il Volo celebrates 10 years of songs, concerts, tours and records on YouTube with 10 Years, the best of album of their songs from “Grande Amore” to “Caruso”. The three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, “from strangers to brothers who grew up together”, apply as heirs of Pavarotti and Bocelli and reveal the 4 most beautiful moments, the “quarrels for some girl” and a surprise for Easter. The “party” will last two years: the trio tells the press and celebrates its tenth anniversary with concerts around the world, the live return to Italy at the Verona Arena and at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, over 2 million albums sold, 500 million views and more than 1 million subscribers on the official YouTube channel.

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10 YEARS. On Friday 8 November 2019 10 Years will be published worldwide, best of CD and DVD with images of the live in Matera and with the best of Il Volo’s career: “The Musica album was a consequence of Sanremo, but this record will be released internationally, because in the world those Italian pieces are unpublished. Since May we have held 83 concerts and 10 more have been added in America, Brazil and Japan. We try to follow the steps of Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to bring good singing to everyone: one day we would like to be their heirs.”

The three singers will return to perform in Italy in the summer of 2020 for two special concerts, on August 30th at the Verona Arena and on September 4th at the Teatro Antico in Taormina: “They are special places for artists, we have opened the dates one year first to tell the fans of our country that we have not forgotten them.”  Tickets will be available in advance for the fanclub from 11:00 tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November, and for everyone online from Thursday 14; while they will be in the stores from November 14th.

10 Years will be released in various versions, including one made ad hoc for the Latin and one Japanese market, enclosing the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “‘O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore”, from bel canto of Italian tradition to American evergreens. The track list consists of both tracks recorded in the studio and new live recordings, like the show in Matera in June. The best of is available in pre-order in 10 Years digital version – The best of with 27 tracks + digital booklet and in physical version 10 Years – The best of (Italian and International version) with 19 tracks or CD + DVD of the concert held at Matera in June 2019.

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TOP 4. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca “met” in 2009, when they were 14-15 years old: “It’s not always all roses, like in 2014 when there was a moment of transition from a record company to another .” Here are the four most beautiful moments of these 10 years together, in addition to the “cazzeggiano” before the concerts, the many trips and the live on stage:

1- The Haiti concert with Quincy Jones for We are the World
2- The tour with Barbra Streisand
3- The concert with Placido Domingo
4- Live in front of Pope Francis for World Youth Day


Here is how the relationship between the three members has changed in this decade: “Ten years ago we were quite different, now we are very close. In the early years it was not easy because we have three different heads: the whims were a bit bad. We fight and we discuss, like all the brothers, even for some girls … Now the priority in our group is to maintain serenity. When one of the three is ill and we have to bring a concert home, true friendship comes out there.” Gianluca is the most susceptible: “I get nervous easily: it’s a beautiful life but staying out of the house for two months means finding things changed on the way back, in the family and out; I always carry the melancholy, which also allows me to convey emotions on stage.”

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And the future? “Later we will think of a new album: we will evaluate whether it is right to do new works, covers or projects … We are already working on future works, we have done experiments but one thing is certain: we must remain ourselves. We tried to do more pop and lighter things, our age required it too, but we understood that our dimension is lyric pop. People appreciate cover more, like the Nessun Dorma: even if we are not tenors and we still have to study. The difficulty is to find authors who write songs for lyric pop and for Il Volo in particular. However we already have unpublished works that we will be recording soon. And there is a great idea for Easter …”

MUSICA CHE RESTA. Il Volo “brings the Italian tradition around the world, not the culture of Sfera Ebbasta (an Italian rapper) and the trap”, say the three singers, “We accept musical evolution and every genre, we listen to everything and we are not like this stick to the past. We really appreciate Salmo (another Italian rapper), for example.” Gianluca reveals: “My 19-year-old brother and I listen to that music: but the musical culture, from the Beatles to Lucio Battisti (known Italian pop singer), is important. During the soundcheck we sing Sting, Police, Pink … I am the farthest from the work of us three. Then I realized that the three tenors project was right: it was a great idea, it was our greatest success so far. I was looking for something more youthful, with different sounds and productions: instead maybe that is the most suitable way. This is our personality.”

Piero declares: “Today we should check some texts and messages that are sent to young people, because they are our future: we do not generalize and do not judge, but some texts should be checked first. In the world, Italy is always considered the first place for music and fashion.” Ignazio explains: “Some things should not be touched: La Boheme should be done with the orchestra and not with electronics; evolution is not always the right thing. We sing a classic genre, which therefore will never die: fashions pass instead. We try to make the classic modern, from the visual and sound point of view, without distorting the melodies .”


3 PHRASES. Here are some statements from Il Volo at the press conference:
– “There is no collaboration in sight with Ermal Meta (after approaching the social media, ed)
– “In our concerts we often ask young musicians, perhaps from the Conservatory, to give them an opportunity: we want to discover new talents among young people who share our passion for music.”

Here are the titles of the songs of 10 YEARS:

CD “10 Years”: Il mondo: ‘O sole mio; Surrender (Torna a Surriento); Smile; Caruso; Un amore così grande; Granada; My Way; Grande amore; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare); Turandot: Nessun dorma; La traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; People; Arrivederci Roma; Musica che resta feat. Alessandro Quarta; O Holy Night; A chi mi dice; El triste; Be My Love.

DVD “Live in Matera”: Il mondo; Un amore così grande; Granada; Surrender; E penso a te; She’s Always a Woman; No puede ser; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (volare); Arrivederci Roma; My Way; Musica che resta; Smile; Almeno tu nell’universo; Caruso; Mi mancherai; People; Love story; A chi mi dice; ‘O sole mio; La Traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; Grande amore; Turandot: Nessun dorma.

TOUR. Il Volo is back from a tour in Latin America in front of over 70 thousand fans in 17 concerts and ten-year celebrations that began in May 2019 with live shows in Japan: “It was a risk to go back to South America because there wasn’t a new album but they are lots of requests arrived and the lives were packed.” Piero recounts a curious anecdote: “I never carry documents with me at concerts, I leave everything in the safe in the hotel: in Guatemala, after the live, my briefcase with the documents was found in a mall. In the room there was the PC and the suitcase but not the safe: they had eradicated it but they were good, they took only the money …”

To continue the celebrations for the 10-year career, Il Volo announces the North American Tour: the three singers will be involved in a series of prestigious live appointments from January 2020 in 12 states, which testify to the authentic success of the trio all over the world. Tickets on sale soon.

Here are the dates, including the Radio City Music Hall in New York:

28/01 TORONTO (ON) – Meridian Hall
30/01 LAVAL (PQ) – Place Bell
1/02 MASHANTUCKET (CT) – Foxwoods Casino
3/02 BOSTON (MA) – Boch Center Wang Theatre
6/02 NEW YORK – Radio City Music Hall
8/02 ATLANTIC CITY (NJ) – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
9/02 WASHINGTON DC (Oxon Hill) – MGM National Harbor
11/02 BETHLEHEM (PA) – Sands Event Center
13/02 DETROIT (MI) – Fox Theater
15/02 CHICAGO (IL) – Chicago Theater
17/02 ATLANTA (GA) – Cobb Energy Center
20/02 ORLANDO (FL) – Dr. Phillips Center
22/02 FORT LAUDERDALE (FL)(Sunrise) – BB&T Center
24/02 TAMPA (FL) – Straz Center
27/02 DALLAS (TX) – Winspear Opera House
1/03 MESA (AZ) – Ikeda Theater
3/03 SAN DIEGO (CA) – Copley Symphony Hall
5/03 LOS ANGELES (CA) – Microsoft Theater
7/03 INDIO (CA) – Fantasy Springs Casino
9/03 SAN JOSE (CA) – Center for the Arts
11/03 SAN RAFAEL (CA) – Marin Center
13/03 FRESNO (CA) – Saroyan Theater
15/03 LAS VEGAS (NV) – The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

A short video of the conference, where Piero, in the end, explains the hotel theft in Guatemala.

Here are other statements of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio reported by BLOGO.

Statements of IL VOLO – Click Here

GIANLUCA: “It’s nice to see you again. In May the world tour started in Japan and will end next year, but it is South America that has given us beautiful emotions. It was our first public, if we can say. In Buenos Aires, in one of the most important arenas of the country, made us understand when we have to say thanks to the musical heritage, to the bel canto. We try to follow the steps of great artists like Bocelli and Pavarotti and try to get this genre to reach even the most generations young people. We would like to be their heirs one day.”

IGNAZIO: “It’s always nice to meet different cultures and see the joy in their eyes. It’s nice to see that Italian culture is always appreciated and it’s nice to be able to do it. It would be something great to be Luciano and Andrea’s heirs.”

PIERO: “There have been other requests from South America, this tour has been challenging. For now there are 83 concerts, the 100 is close. Now an important part of this year with the South American tour has ended and we are back in Italy to announce this album. The album Musica was a consequence of Sanremo and was released only in Italian, in the world the songs that came out in Italy as “A Chi Mi Dice” are unpublished because they weren’t published. The international release and will be published everywhere.”

Here the video of almost the entire conference:

“If Il Volo celebrates 10 years it is not only thanks to our voices, but it is thanks to the work behind it and to our supporters. The merit is also of Michele Torpedine, who is not a simple manager: as he believes in us, no one else. He works 24 hours a day for us. Our goal is to discover new talents and give an opportunity to those he deserves.”

“With TV we have a good relationship. Il Volo is not a streaming product: it manages to convey its own message on TV. People have become attached to us and we have to say thanks to TV. It’s the only one. “A means to promote and make ourselves known. We were born on TV. We have to say thanks to talent: we were born into a TV talent, and fortunately there was no rivalry between us.”

 

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Dear boys, beautiful news, still intense days for you, to publicize your new CD, which will be released

worldwide.

I wish you a great success with all my heart, which you certainly deserve !!

❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

21 thoughts on “IL VOLO : PRESS CONFERENCE by Daniela”

  1. Listening and reading everything Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio spoke about was such a joy to hear about their tour so far and how hard they work always looking for the best music to sing for us, their adoring fans. Gianluca is so sweet when he admits how he gets homesick for his home and family. I felt so sorry for the incident in Guatemala when Piero’s safe was taken right out of his hotel room. I am glad only money was taken. On the bright side, Piero was able to accept it not showing any anger. Ignazio is always a delight to listen to, I always wonder what kind of jokes he is up to. To me, though he kids around, he has matured so much. I look forward to seeing them at RadioCity in New York City in February–I bought my tickets when the were first announced. For many reasons, this concert means so much to me–I was supposed to go to thir concert when the first came to Radio City, but unfortunately my dear Hugo *(my husband) became very ill and passed away. So. now I must go no matter what. It is a goal I set for.myself to be well enough to see Il Volo–I call them my three magnificent “wonders.” (I have been very ill, but I am getting better.) So, I WILL BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope you get time off in December for a nice Buon Natale with your families in Italia.

    i ordered your “Musica” cd, and I will try to get “The Best of Ten Years” om sale November 8th

    I am anxiously waiting for things I bought on-line from Il Volo’s Official Store..

    Thank you for bringing joy to my life and to millions of your fans all over the world. With affectionate love, from your fan forever, Elisa Marie from New York.

  2. Again, Daniela, thank you for your recent posts, They are so wonderful to read because you keep us up to date on our “boys.” With love, Elisa Marie

    1. Elisa Marie, I also love that the boys admit their great affection for their families and the nostalgia they have when they are on tour abroad. Gianluca is adorable with his admissions.
      I’m glad they brought you a little joy.
      Thanks for the compliments, I’m happy to give you news.

  3. Beautiful told and explanation about their lives. I have nothing but admiration and love for all of them. Each one could make it on their own with their own style, but seeing and hearing them sing together is nothing short of a miracle. I repeat myself a lot and I do apologize but to discover them at 82 years of age and seeing them on the Internet is beyond. They have captured my heart, my mind, and I love them dearly. I give their parents much love and respect because we first learn at home how to be and treat others. I will see them in Mesa, AZ on 3/01/20 and so excited. I had a M&G for me only, but then I thought maybe I should share, so I dropped to a VIP and am taking my cousin with me. She is 8 years younger and a generation apart in music somewhat. I know she will fall in love with them also. I give thanks to God for allowing me to see their show and to see them in person. iL Volo makes me happy, and I laugh with and at them, and my heart is full of love for them. Thank you Daniela for this update and if you ever see “my guys” tell them to look for me… LOL… you can’t miss me bc I’m thinking of wearing a banner that will draw attention… Hahaaaaa…kidding? Do I have the nerve? Wait and see as I will. Hugs and love to all.

    1. Sassylady1937–Your comments underscore the fact that Il Volo’s fans span all age groups. I too am a senior “gal” who admires them, their charming personalities, and how much their audience means to them. I watch many of the excerpts from their tours, their interviews, their PBS concerts, and they are all happy and grateful for their fans. They share the love and we give it right back. If I am down, I play my Il Volo cd’s and the clouds disappear. I know Il Volo will be around for many more years; I visualize them performing with their own children who will surely inherit their talent. You’re so right: thanks to their parents to keep reminding them to remain humble. What grace. I will look for your banner!!!

    2. How nice what you wrote, Sassylady, Il Volo makes you happy, this is very important.
      Your banner will be beautiful and they will remember you.
      Age has no limits, for beautiful things.

  4. Great article once again. You are a real godsend Daniela to translate and keep us informed. I have had the worst year of my life losing a friend of 25 years, then my husband one week later and this week my sister had a massive stroke and passed away this week I am so thankful for these guys because they have certainly helped me get through some pretty rough times I watch them every day and night I have my m&g ticket for Feb in Ft.lauderdale Looking forward to this concert can’t wait

    1. TO BEVERLEY FOSTER–I AM SORRY FOR ALL YOUR LOSSES–I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU, AND I HOPE THE IL VOLO CONCERT WILL SHINE A GLITTER OF LIGHT FOR THOSE FEW HOURS LISTENING TO IL VOLO. ELISA MARIE FROM NY

    2. Beverley, I’m so sorry, for the bad year you’ve been through and for the losses of such dear people.
      Certainly Il Volo was able to keep you company, and help you in the worst moments.
      Now you are in a great Volo-family , one of the most beautiful aspects is precisely this contact between us all, from one part of the world to another.
      Thank you for your compliments.

    3. Oh my gosh Beverley! I am so sorry for all your loss and sadness. I just lost a dear choir friend a few days ago and sang today in the choir at her funeral Mass. It was very difficult. Just know that you have friends here too that will support you! Discovering these three very talented guys got me through a difficult time in my life after I lost my husband six years ago. They changed my life and brought back my desire to sing again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Thank you Daniela, for a wonderful article. The maturity of our guys is really coming out lately. They are more reflective and are working hard to continue to define themselves as a group. It makes them very attractive young men.
    Beverley Foster, you have had so much loss for which I am more sorry than I can say. It’s great that you are going to the concert, for it is something lovely to look forward to in the near future. I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

    1. Jeanette, you’re right, I’m much more thoughtful.
      Today their new cd has been released all over the world. They are working hard on the promotion. I hope sales go well.

  6. Once again Daniela you delivered a wonderful article… Your attention to details and the fact that not only are you posting with pictures and videos but you are also translating it for us who do not understand Italian… You go to such great lengths to deliver us Il Volo’s news and accomplishments… The time it takes to find the news clippings, videos and pictures for each articles while still employed just goes to show not only what a dedicated Il Volo fan but a great person you are to do this for all of us here on the Flight Crew… Thank you Daniela

    1. Dear Jeannette, you are so kind, thank you for all these compliments. You know that on Tuesday I will attend, as an audience, the live concert of Radio Italia. I can’t wait to see and hear our golden boys again! 🙂

  7. What an amazing article and thank you so much Daniela for the translation. I too am a senior and I found these three lovely boys by accident 2 years ago. I immediately fell in love and researched everything I could find about them. I lost my hubby 4 years ago and these young men gave me such comfort with their beautiful voices and their fun loving personalities. They make me feel so young and I sing along with them, songs that I heard my Grandad, Uncle and my Mom sing when I was little. I will be travelling from Canada to Atlanta to see them in February. I purchased 3 front row tickets with meet and greet and am so excited. I get butterflies just thinking about it. I have bought each of them a special very “Canadian” gift that I hope they like. I listen to them every day and am now fighting Shingles. The last 5 weeks has been so hard as this is so painful. Watching and listening to the boys has made it so much easier for me. They are like the best medicine for so many things. Again, thank you so much for these lovely articles and I send my love from Canada. xxooxxoo

    1. I’m very happy Barbara that you’re going to Atlanta and you’re in the front row, you’ll have fun.
      These guys brought so much relief where there was pain, I heard so many similar stories.
      What an ugly company, herpes zoster, I had it over a year ago at the foot and I still feel the pain.

  8. Daniela, I love to read all the compliments that all the fans write to you.
    I appreciate all the effort you make–you must work, work all day and night. Please take time to rest,

    The scenery in Taourmina and Verona is beyond description–bellisimo!
    I went to Taourmina years ago with my now deceased husband–great memories I hold in my heart.

    One of my favorite songs our boys sing is “Smile.” IT HELPS WHEN i AM FEELING BLUE.

    Thank you. God bless everyone. Elisa Marie

      1. You’re welcome, Daniela. We all thank you. Pleas get some rest so you can keep up with the Flight Crew. I hope their new CD does well. I’m now listening to “Musica.” CD, and waiting for the new one–had to pre-order it. Good night. Elisa Marie

  9. Daniela, I truly enjoyed your translations of Il Volo’s recent interviews, lyrics to the songs in “Musica” cd, and “The Best of Ten Years” cd, and the various videos of their concerts up to now. Will they be going home for Christmas?

    You take me wherever they (Il Volo) go because you put so much detail in your posts. Thank you for always keeping the fan club up to date. Wow, 10 years have gone by so quickly. Congratulations to Gianluca, Piero. Ignazio. I am happy for Gianluca having a girlfriend, Francesca.

    Bye for now. Kisses, Elisa Marie

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