On 20 October, Il Volo received a nice award from the Italian Red Cross.  The news was published by the newspaper “Il Messaggero” of which I am translating the parts concerning our boys.

In one of the most complex years ever due to the Covid pandemic, the Charity Event will be held tomorrow evening at 19:30, supported by the Italian Red Cross with the Rome Film Festival, promoted by the Barletta Group with the organizational direction of Agnus Dei di Tiziana Rocca.

The Charity Event will be a moment of study and scientific reflection on the health emergency. Contributions from the Italian Red Cross will be presented. Also scheduled are interventions and direct testimonies of associations and individuals personally involved in the fight against Covid in Italy and in the world.

The Il Volo group that accompanied fans from all over the world with their music during the health emergency will be present at the event. A constant awareness commitment for Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto who continue to be close to the Italian and world fans who have been following them for 10 years.

During the evening, Il Volo will receive an award from the Italian Red Cross in recognition of the commitment and awareness made and aimed at the public and the new generations to whom they have dedicated positive and hopeful messages during the hardest period of our country.

(In this photo, Gerardo Sacco, the goldsmith who conceived the award that was awarded during the evening. He suffered Covid firsthand. The award represents the Phoenix, rising from the ashes)

And here they are, our beautiful Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, elegant and admired in the beautiful evening at Villa Miani, in Rome.

At the evening there were many characters also linked to the entertainment world.
Godmother of the evening Fanny Ardant (French actress). Also present and rewarded for her commitment Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, ex wife of Prince Andrew.

Some pictures of the evening.

With Stefano Coletta, director of Rai1

With the Duchess of York

With Valeria Marini, Italian actress and showgirl.

With Rosario Valastro, national vice president of the Italian Red Cross.

In his tweet he wrote as follows: At the Charity event in favor of @crocerossa the legendary boys of @ilvolo! Thanks @piero_barone @IBoschetto and @ GianGinoble (he was there too, I swear 😉): your voices really gave us emotion!

Yes, because Il Volo also enlivened the evening with two beautiful songs: Nessun Dorma and Your Love.

Unfortunately there are only short videos, like this one, recorded and posted by Eleonora Daniele, a well-known Italian TV presenter.

other videos of the evening

In this last video by Gianluca, you can see some moments of the evening and the beautiful panorama of Rome that can be seen from Villa Miani

Villa Miani

But the good news does not end there, on October 22nd the single ECSTASY OF GOLD was released, from the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The lyrics of this song were written specifically for Il Volo by Andrea Morricone.

Here is the comment from the newspaper:  Theater and Music .

“Il Volo pays an extraordinary homage to Ennio Morricone with The Ecstasy of Gold, the main motif created by the Maestro for the soundtrack of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. This is how one of the most popular music of 55 years ago becomes so a wonderfully timeless song in 2021. The talent of the three boys is beyond dispute: it is a pity to have a text in English, which certainly makes the song more international but deprives it of some of its authentic Italian character. “

The new single will be downloadable from all digital platforms, and soon, we will see the video shot for this single.

But there are still news, Il Volo on November 27 will perform a concert in ISHGL in Austria.

Here is the announcement:
“What do we do at the beginning of the season or The Top Of The Mountain Opening Concert has prepared for you? 🤔
For the made in Italy sound fireworks, we scratched deep into our makeup box – not only the pop star #Alice, but also the pop opera trio @ilvolomusic 🤩-We are waiting for you!
ℹ All other information on the concert and on health measures are available on our website and on our BIO!”

So a lot of good news, but other it will still come.
Congratulations to Il Volo for having obtained recognition from the Italian Red Cross.
The new single is amazing, what wonderful voices, I can’t wait to see the video, and you ??



17 thoughts on “CHARITY DINNER / ECSTASY OF GOLD by Daniela”

  1. Wonderful!! Thanks for the update, Daniela.
    I always look forward to the postings from you ladies. :))
    Best regards,

  2. Thank you so much for translating into English for us non speaking Italians . They are amazing, talented, young men with a fabulous life in front if them. I can’t wait for October 7th next year as I’m lucky enough to be coming to Rome just to see them . Thank you again x

  3. Thanks Daniela and Jana, now we are waiting for the tour dates to be published. Probably some time after the release of the new CD?

    1. I also believe that soon after the release of the CD there will be tour dates, let’s say it will be their gift for the Christmas holidays !!

  4. Thank you Daniela for keeping us in touch with what’s going on by translating alll into English. I don’t know what we would do without you.

  5. Thank you Daniela for telling us, and also for the translation. Nice to see the Duchess of York was there. She doesn’t get any recognition for her charitable work from the press here in the UK.

    1. I know she does a lot of charity and it’s a shame she isn’t recognized by your press, or maybe everyone has their own problems with their own home press!

      1. I don’t think our press ever really took to her, but hey ho, that’s life I guess.

        It is good that the Italian press seem to be taking more notice of Il Volo, and in a positive way. Can’t wait for the new CD to land through my letterbox on the fifth. Not long to wait now. 🙂

  6. So great to have a posting from Daniela! Thought we were not going to have any for a couple of weeks. What a nice surprise! Can’t hear our boys singing enough. Watched a video of theirs last night and went to bed happy!

    1. Thanks Dolores, in fact Jana had warned you that, due to Pat’s surgery, there would be no publications, but there were these new events and therefore we could not not send you the updates.

  7. My mistake! I guess I didn’t fully understand what Jana had told us. But, it was a lovely surprise nevertheless. Thanks again.

  8. I have a question and I’m sorry I just don’t have this all connected properly. Is what I ordered on Shoptalk the CD of IlVolo Sings Morricone …and the DVD Ecstasy in Gold is a different and separate one? And will there be a DVD of the concert from the caves of (can’t recall the exact name) released at another time.? And if these are all separate releases, where can I get the DVD of Ecstasy of Gold? I assume the cave concert isn’t released yet? Is there always a separate place to purchase especially DVDs that will play in the USA.I still have one that won’t and apparently there’s nothing I can do about that. I just don’t want to make the same mistake again.

    1. Hi Jill, which DVD is it? I seem to remember we are region 2, the USA being region 1, the rest of the world could be anything up to 8. I am in the UK, so would probably be happy to relieve you off it if it is region 2, at cost price plus postage of course. 😉 I only have the Christmas one. I can pay via PayPal. 😉
      Cheers Roz 😉

  9. Hello Jill! The CD il volo sings morricone is one and the same. Currently there is no dvd of the songs or concert unless you order it from Detroit pbs. The video of ecstasy of gold is just a video of the song. As far as I know, there is no dvd of any of the songs from the frassasi caves.

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