In this pre-Christmas period, I want to offer you some videos that I saw at the beginning of October and which I archived waiting for the right moment to be able to offer them to you.
They are videos made by a vocal coach, who heard Il Volo songs for the first time and so we will see their reactions and comments.
The first song whose reaction I want to offer you is the beautiful SE, taken from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.
The review is done by Raffa Barreiros, who is a Brazilian vocal coach who posts on CANTO DO ZERO, a vocal technique channel.
He says he will analyze Morricone’s song sung by Il Volo and he is very excited because it is a song he really likes.
You can activate the subtitles, but since I know that for some of you it is difficult, I will translate the most important parts.
(Ignazio begins to sing.)
“It’s really nice to hear that a tenor sings fluidly in the low-mid range. People are used to hearing tenor voices explode in the high notes, but it’s very nice when a singer can sing in that low part of the voice and with a more breath, more delicate emission. It’s beautiful and I think the timbre is very beautiful.”
(It’s Gianluca’s turn.)
“What a beautiful voice….there are many people who ask me if this is the voice of a baritone or a tenor. It can be classified as a dramatic tenor, it can be considered a baritenor, which is a singer who has great weight in the voice, but which has a tenor range and he’s a baritone who also has range in the treble.”
(Now Piero, and Raffa’s face is eloquent.
Start a multi-voiced piece right away.)
“Hear that opening of voices.
Well done, what a beautiful film, what a beautiful song, what a wonderful Italian trio, in my opinion they are very good, they sing very well. We owe a lot to Italian music, to Italian composers, to Italian singers, to Italian classical music but also to popular music, all wonderful music.
You’ve seen how they put together three different voices, one playing the main line of the melody and then two voices completing it, and they create that harmony, that set of voices that bring a beautiful sonority to the ear. You hear that sound? Oh wonderful…and sometimes you don’t know what’s going on, they’re splitting the voices, creating different voices to add up and make a very colorful thing, very beautiful to listen to. We can think of music as a colour, as a smell, as a taste, because art touches our senses. Music is not only metrics, mathematics, tuning, it is also a matter of sensation and feeling.
Il Volo grazie mille!!”
Raffa Barreiros had already analyzed Il Volo with the song IL MONDO, of which I am attaching the video.
He says they all have very nice clean timbres and that in harmony they keep their individuality creating with their different timbres a wonderful sound.
And now the song of EL TRISTE, reviewed by JC, I will try to translate his comment.
A Mexican person asked to analyze this song performed by Il Volo. It’s a song by Josè Josè, iconic, you’re not Mexican if you don’t know this song. I was 14 when this song came out.
Il Volo, I don’t know who they are, they were recommended to me by people who just subscribed to my channel.
(Gianluca begins to sing).
But do they sing opera? Wow, nice voice.
(Ignazio begins) Wow, the clarity and the voice at the top is fantastic, this artist enchants me.
(Piero begins) Wow, but where does such a strong voice come from such a young guy!
(begins the part together) Oh, where are these three men from? Listen in the high note, that second of a minute that the guy was late in singing (Piero) …..these are supermen.
They are boys with beautiful voices, but apart from the beautiful tone they emit, when this boy sings (Gianluca) he conveys a very special sensation, there is a lot of feeling which is required in this song.
Wow this cover is worth hearing, feel how clean it is.
Another thing, Il Volo is an Italian group and they sing in Spanish, and very well, I repeat, I don’t know this group, but this is another point in their favor.
You can feel the feeling here (sings Gianluca), it’s really an extra. Wow (applause).
They are on another level, I don’t know them, but I can’t say anything critical, I can only say that these are super singers, the texture of their voices and the vibrato are crystal clear, it’s a privilege to have heard them. Awesome super mega talented guys, a marvel!
This time it’s LUCHO TR’s reaction to the song SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA, a song that I really like.
Lucho has heard IL Volo before, but it’s the first time he’s heard them sing in Spanish and he’s happy about it.
After the video I translated his words.
Wow what a beautiful place.
Wow, how well he sings in Spanish.
Wow, there’s a loud voice charging, I’ve already heard it in another video I think it’s his (Piero).
I really like this slow start of the song and then explode in the chorus, the lyrics of the song are beautiful, I absolutely love it and the vocals are better than each other and that means a lot of quality.
I love it, I love it, I love how their voices join, the cuts one makes to get into each other’s voices are super good and feel subtle, not like when one sings and another joins in and you feel like an abrasion, shocking , they make subtle changes, each shines , they are three but very uniform.
I’m speechless, wow (applause).
I really liked the video, nice finish, I really liked this simplicity of the video that stays in our mind and we can take it wherever we want. Enjoy the song singing with all your heart, literally with all your heart and get carried away, the moment is very beautiful and the voices of the boys are tremendously spectacular and the harmony … my goodness, terrible, fantastic, I like that in a moment they did the harmony and then they felt like a choir with their voices in harmony, wait (he plays the piece again). Did you hear, there are backing vocals and lead vocals in harmony, nice, nice, nice to me. Beautiful words and beautiful black and white video, I think it’s a perfect video.
A kiss, a hug, comment and see you next time!
And finally these three video reviews which are in English, so it will be a pleasure for you to listen to them!
Grande Amore by Gio
EL TRISTE by Master of Voice
EL TRISTE by FRANK VALCHIRIA
It’s November 22nd evening and I think I’ll close the post and send it to Pat for publication , but here’s Gianluca publish a photo of Rome, so I’m in Rome? To do what?
I prefer to wait for tomorrow to send the post, to see if any news arrives.😉
I was sure, when our boys give us little nods, it means that there is something to discover.
Il Volo was a guest at the Guardia di Finanza Concert in Rome on the occasion of the presentation of the Historical Calendar 2023.
Here’s the video!
WOMAN = They are three guys with extraordinary voices, they have been around the world thanks to their voices and also to their sympathy, their talent. They signed a contract with a US major, recorded songs in every language and climbed to the highest podium of the Sanremo Festival, that festival that launched our best-known song all over the world ( she sings)... in the blue painted in blue……., by the great, very great Domenico Modugno.
Ladies and gentlemen, with us tonight: Il Volo.
GIANLUCA = Good evening everyone, it’s a pleasure to be here with you for this special event. Thank you (applause)
The song VOLARE begins.
At the end of the song, applause.
PIERO = (addressed to the conductor) Can I tell you what happened on the phone?
When the maestro called me and we had to talk about the arrangement, he spoke to me about this band of the Guardia di Finanza and I thought that we had never sung with a band, I imagined the town band (every town has its own band citizens playing instruments). Then I go on the internet to find out about the band of the Guardia di Finanza and I discover that it is an entire symphony orchestra, incredible, congratulations guys, congratulations” (applauses)
GIANLUCA = Besides, there is also a culture in my family, because my grandfather, who is now 89 years old, played in the town band and toured practically all of Italy, when he was young he played the alto fricorn, where is it? Here it is, (the person who plays this instrument in the band stands up, applauses), so I wanted to tell you about this little detail that also makes me proud of my grandfather Ernesto.
IGNAZIO = By the way, he looks like your grandfather when he was young. (laughs)
PIERO = However we want to thank the Guardia di Finanza for inviting us to this extraordinary event on this magnificent occasion, we are honored to share the stage with the Guardia di Finanza band to sing all together and honor our Italian anthem.
(Everyone stand up, the moment is solemn, the Italian anthem plays. Applause).
WOMAN = Congratulations, Il Volo, hello guys, three Italian excellences, thanks, thanks to all of you, thanks to the Guardia di Finanza band, to the children’s choir of Santa Cecilia, thanks to all the authorities present in the room, and to all of you, to the next.
As usual, our boys amaze us. This event was not announced, they love to surprise us.
And what do you think of vocal coach videos? Interesting, isn’t it?
But we don’t need confirmation of their skills, we know them very well, but other people’s reactions amaze and make us proud!!
By the way: Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.