And so, after a rainy start, which forced IL VOLO to postpone the concert date in Opatija (Croatia) for the third time (the other two for Covid), the concert finally took place and it was a great success.
But let’s start in order.
Day 4 July, incessant rain and the open air concert, must be postponed.
But on the evening of July 5th, there were no problems. It was all very nice.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, beautiful, rested, elegant and as always very good.
The songs performed are part of the 10 Year Tour, so there is nothing of Morricone.
A summary of some songs and moments.
O SOLE MIO
Note that the boys do not give up going into the audience that is all without a mask, but the three of them put it on before going down among the people.
This is today’s article about the concert:
Please click on the photo below to view the La Voce article.
The audience of the Abbazia Summer Scene had the opportunity to finally attend the long-awaited concert of the Volo, the Italian trio famous for modern arrangements of famous Italian opera songs and the interpretation of hits tonight, Monday 5 July, pop in a classic key. Postponed three times due to anti-epidemic restrictions and unfavorable weather conditions, the event was held at the Opatija open theater, achieving great success with the public.
For Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, it was the third live performance in front of a Croatian audience and, judging by the standing ovations that echoed in the summer scene, it will certainly not be the last. The two tenors and a baritone, with over two million records sold, 220 million streaming on digital platforms, as well as more than 500 million views and 1.5 million subscribers on the official YouTube channel, presented the songs to the public of Abbazia with which they achieved world fame, merged into the collection “The Best Of: 10 Years”, published in 2019. The disc collects about twenty of the most significant songs interpreted by the trio, from the famous compositions of Italian opera (such as “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici”, contained in Giuseppe Verdi’s Traviata) to the greatest hits of popular music (including “Arrivederci Roma” by Renato Rascel and “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla), not forgetting international hits (such as “Be My Love” by Italian-American singer Mario Lanza).
Some photos . . .
But there is only time to go to sleep satisfied and then leave immediately from Bulgaria, because tonight 6 July there will be a concert in Plovdiv.
As soon as they arrived in Plovdiv, they had a radio interview (in English) with a radio station from Romania: Magic FM Romania.
Ready for the beautiful evening in Plovdiv.
Look at the theater, how wonderful, the beautiful ancient Greek theater.
People welcomed them with great enthusiasm and they gave their best.
There are many videos that show us the concert, in a beautiful setting, with many happy people who are there to hear and admire Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
Have fun watching them all.
O SOLE MIO
LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI
Here is an article in the press from Bulgaria, very nice indeed and that I translated for you.
Please click on the photo below to view the Bulgarian article.
With a vision of pop stars and divine voices, baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone captivated the audience in Plovdiv. The long-awaited concert, postponed for a year due to the pandemic and the closing of the music stages, filled the stands of the Ancient Theater and raised the music lovers to their feet with the second song from the repertoire of the eternal classics.
The Italian trio “Il Volo” came to Bulgaria to celebrate their 10th anniversary on stage and made sure that even without a cake and candles the audience under the hills felt special. Maybe because of the fact that they were here for the third time, but only now they had the opportunity to appear on the stage of the Ancient Theater – the place where their art really sounds magical.
The visit of the trio was part of their world tour, but it will certainly remain in their hearts as one of the warmest and most exciting experiences.
The program of the three performers was more than influential and recognizable – “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini’s “Turandot”, the eternal “Un Amore Così Grande” and “O Sole Mio”, “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” by Verdi’s “La Traviata”, “Grande Amore” – the song with which the boys won the audience of Eurovision in 2015 and she awarded them first place. They sang the song on encore. The boys bowed to the audience and took on their next challenge, promising to return with their new music program with lots of film music that would touch the hearts of their fans.
Another great success, but time is very short, IL VOLO is expected in Romania, so the next day, immediately departures for Bucharest, Romania.
In this video by Giampiero Grani, here are the border gates between Bulgaria and Romania and the bridge over the Danube.
In Romania, they will perform in the beautiful Arenele Romane open-air theater, built in 1906 according to the Roman model.
Il Volo is highly anticipated in Romania, because it is the first concert they have performed in this country.
The whole audience will have to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated, or have a negative swab performed within 24 hours, or they can take a quick test before entry.
The weather is excellent, so it promises to be a beautiful evening.
And here they are !!
SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN – Gianluca Ginoble
QUANDO L’AMORE DIVENTA POESIA
A friend came to visit them backstage, Laura Bretan, remember, she was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and sang “Nessun Dorma” along with Il Volo.
“Got to sing with the faves tonight.💛 Y’all are amazing, Il Volo!”
And in fact they sang the beautiful CARUSO together. I don’t think it was a prepared thing, I think it was a last minute surprise, but a nice and welcome surprise.
CARUSO with Laura Bretan
These beautiful photos, published by BG Sound Stage.
Well, the only three concerts of 2021 in Eastern Europe have been made.
It is always a good show and always a good success to attend an Il Volo concert.
Now even this little parenthesis has passed, but the guys said they are preparing big surprises.
We look forward with joy!!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.