Saturday the 27 of May is for us Polish fans of IL VOLO the day we’ve been eagerly waiting for and finally this day has finally came. Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio have been in Cracow since Friday and finally reached the beautiful Tauron Arena on Saturday. Here is the short welcome video.
There was a soundcheck for the members of official Fan club, but unfortunately I didn’t participate in it. I came to Cracow with my husband and friends who are not the members of the fan club and I didn’t want them to wait for me. But finally we are in the Arena which is filling up with people.
We have found our seats in the 3rd row and are waiting for the concert to start. There were paper hearts on the seats, we had red ones and the other sectors had white and green, so we had Italian flag. All this was prepared by the members of Polish Fanclub, really good job. We lifted the hearts up during some songs. That was really beautiful and I’m sure our guys liked it very much.
Before the concert of our guys there was a short performance of the special guest of IL VOLO, the Polish lyric soprano Joanna Jakubas. I have to admit that I didn’t know her. I’ve read some not very nice comments of the fans who weren’t very happy with the special guest announcement. I think that wasn’t fair, I was sure that if IL VOLO decided to invited Joanna will be great. Ms. Jakubas sang 5 songs. She began with the beautiful “Historia de un amor” and then 3 songs from her new CD . The last song “You’re Simply the Best” was a tribute to the great artist Tina Turner and the audience sang it together with Joanna. In the end, the performance was received very warmly by the audience of the Tauron Arena. Joanna Jakubas posted a photo with our guys and wrote that she was very happy and honored to sing before the concert of IL VOLO and it was a pleasure to meet the guys of IL VOLO personally.
So, a short technical break and now it’s time for the star of the evening the fantastic IL VOLO. For the beginning “The Ecstasy of Gold, then “Nessun Dorma” and the next song “Il Mondo” and of course our guys were fantastic and the audience enthusiastic. Next Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca greeted the audience and boasted of their knowledge of the Polish language. Well I have to admit that they are getting better, especially Ignazio. Anyway that was very nice and funny. Then we could hear some beautiful songs from the CD “Il Volo sings Morricone” like ”Se”, “Se telefonando” or “Your Love” and “Here’s To You”, and as usual they sang this song in the audience. It was a little crazy, fans (of course especially women) crowded around the boys hoping for a selfie or maybe a hug. Even if it was right next to me I wasn’t able to close to Ignazio. My husband has taken me only this photo below.
Well, it’s better than nothing.
Of course apart from the Morricone songs our guys sang other well known songs like “Un amore così grande”, “Io che non vivo senza te”, “Caruso” and much more. They sang also “Hallelujah” and that song they dedicated to all those people who have suffered and are suffering because of covid, the war in the Ukraine and the floods in Emilia – Romagna. On this occasion Ignazio mentioned that all this, I mean flood, was happening close to his house. As always they sang that song amazingly. The people turned on the lights, very beautiful and emotional moment. I have found this video of Kasia W. on YouTube.
I had tears in my eyes, just like many of the people in the Arena.
I have to mention another beautiful moment, the birthday of Maestro Giampiero Grani. He was given a beautiful rose and all the people in the Tauron Arena stood up and sang to him “Happy Birthday” and next the Polish birthday song “Sto lat” (A hundred years). That was really beautiful, and the Maestro looked happy and moved.
This time there were no duets, but the solos were stunning. Ignazio sang “My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion and “I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston. Both of them sang amazingly, but the second one gave me such chills and the audience went crazy. Gianluca sang “I can’t Falling In Love” and a medley of The Beatles songs, also fantastic. And Piero of course two beautiful arias “Mamma quell vino…” and “La mia canzone al vento”, which he dedicated to Ignazio, because it’s his favorite aria. And what could I say Piero was incredible, pure perfection.
After each first solo Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca got gifts and flowers from the members of the fun club and other fans. They were surprisedandpleased, Ignazio joked he did same shopping and Gianluca that this is Christmas. That was really very nice.
Ok, I think I wrote about, in my opinion, the most important moments of this amazing evening, but there were much more beautiful, funny and emotional moments. Well, it’s not possible to write about everything. The concert was really incredibly beautiful, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca were fantastic, I had no words to describe that all. I’m sure that this evening everyone in The Tauron Arena had a great time and some lucky ones managed to get autographs or take selfies.
And here is a short video after concert posted by Prestige MJM, but I hope there will be a longer one too.
And some nice photos, also posted by Prestige MJM.
Well, May is coming to an end, for me it was a very exciting and beautiful month. First the wonderful concert in Verona and very nice international meetings and next fantastic concert in Cracow. That was beautiful time. We’ll see what else our guys will surprise us with.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.