Quito, Ecuador – September 17, 2017

(Sorry, posting this a little early tonight, necessito duerma!)


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From a photo from Piero in the plane, they landed safely in Quito and were greeted by adoring fans!  They have been pretty lucky so far escaping the earthquakes and hurricanes. Prayers again to Mexico and Puerto Rico.  I think it helped last time, let’s do it again!

Enjoy the photos and videos from Quito!  Thank you to all owners of videos and pictures and to Gary Istok for his picture of Ecuador.

Let’s start with the meet/greet first this time…not too many of them, looks like most got a few pictures!

https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-17-2017/

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Here is a nice review of their concert:review

 

 

ILVOLO PRESENT ‘TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TENORES’, IN QUITO
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, in the evening they gave a private concert in Puerto Rico. Yesterday (September 17, 2017) Il Volo arrived in Quito in the morning and at 6:00 p.m., dressed in black suits and white shirts, arrived on stage of the theater of the House of Ecuadorian Culture to pay homage to Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo, The Three Tenors. Il Volo, a trio of young Italians made up of Gianluca Ginoble (baritone), Ignazio Boschetto (tenor) and Piero Barone (tenor), have been closely watched by The Three Tenors since April 25, 2009, when they performed Sole Mio. From that day the Italian public nicknamed them ‘The little tenors’. Since that presentation that was part of Ti lascio una canzione, an Italian Rai 1 reality show, eight years have gone by, four studio albums, five live shows, two Eps and 12 international tours including ‘Noche mágica’, a tribute to The Three Tenors, with whose music they came to the country to show two things: their talent in lyric singing and their ability to interact with the public.
From the shows of The Three Tenors, all you have to do is go to YouTube and see one of their performances. The lyrical singing concerts are no longer solemnity, and that is what Ginoble, Boschetto and Barone showed from the first song on Sunday night which was Nessun dorma until Grande Amore, one of the current lyric pop hits played in the team’s jersey and hundreds of fans stuck to the stage taking photographs. In the first part of this sound journey, which lasted two hours, Il Volo performed songs like Grenada, A Stealthy Tear, The Dance, E luceva le stelle, Torna a surriento and Ave Maria Mater. The first part ended with The Prelude of the Carmen interpreted by the orchestra, of 40 musicians, directed by the teacher Larry Salgado, that narrowed the hands of the musicians in several occasions.
The tenacity and vocal extension of the members of Il Volo reached their best levels in the performances of Maria, My Way, Tonight, Cielito lindo and En Aranjuez with your love. Boschetto, the member of the trio who has changed the most in these eight years, was responsible for fostering interaction with the public, which included jokes with his handling of Spanish and with his fans. The final part of his presentation was marked by the interpretation of Italian popular music classics such as Sole mio, Libiamo ne ‘lieti calici and Volare, the most international of the Italian pieces and songs from his repertoire such as Mas que amor, Si me missing your look and Grande amore, with which they won the Song Festival of San Remo, in 2015.

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Gabriel Flores
September 18, 2017 | 09:51

n.d.r .: grazie semper a Morena per la segnalazione


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From Top Show…

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Here is a nice little video of little clips of the concert… for some reason I could not download it…

 

 

 

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Ok, and I couldn’t resist putting this one in for all of the Ignazio fans from the Panama concert, I just found it the other night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracias Quito!!   Please forward to your friends in Quito.  I saw we have at least 2 readers in Ecuador!  🙂 

Up next – Brasilia!

Adios!

Jana

 

Beauty with a Purpose – Il Volo in Puerto Rico! September 16, 2017

Il Volo took a side trip to Puerto Rico before heading off to Quito, Equador.  This gala was called Beauty with a Purpose and thanks and credit to the Miss World Facebook page for pictures, video and the story, below!  Muchas gracias!  🙂  Also thank you to Lisa Joy and Laura Peyretti for several of the pictures that were posted to her Facebook page.

 


A Royal Gala

Beauty with a Purpose, a Royal Gala takes place tomorrow September 16th at 7pm at the El San Juan Hotel to benefit the first pediatric liver and kidney transplant unit for the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital. Stephanie DelValle commented
“When we first arrived in Puerto Rico for my homecoming we visited the Auxilio Mutuo hospital and they told us about the necessity for this transplant unit for the children of Puerto Rico and the islands of the Caribbean.
Right now there are 25 kids receiving dialysis and waiting for their transplant. However, the majority of the children will not receive the treatment that they need to survive. Beauty With A Purpose has joined forces with the hospital to achieve our dream of providing a lifeline to these children.
“We are all very happy that The Royal Gala will go ahead
There will be people from all over the world joining us for this event

including our guest artists “Il Volo” from Italy, and Chief Mandela with his wife and son from South Africa and some surprise guests!!
In additionPuerto Ricans have come together from far and wide to show their support . A big thank you to all of the people who are joining us at this event, to the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital for helping working with us and a GIANT thank you to my parents, Diana and Jesus Del Valle, as well my extended family, Julia and Steve, for supporting me every step of the way”.
Good luck Stephanie!!!

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‘beauty with a purpose’, Royal Gala that will take place tomorrow, 16 September at 19 pm at El San Juan Hotel organized for a benefit: Buy the first pediatric transplant group for the liver and kidney, for The Hospital Auxilio Mutuo.
Commented Miss World miss world-Stephanie Del Valle: ” when I arrived in Puerto Rico, back home, I visited the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo and they told me the need for this unit of transplantation for Children of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.
Today there are 25 children on dialysis and waiting for their transplant. But most children will not receive the treatment they need to survive.
The Beauty with a purpose, ‘ joined forces with the hospital to achieve our dream of providing a hope of salvation to these children.
” we are all very happy that the royal gala has been achieved; there will be people from all over the world participating in this event, including our guest artists Il Volo from Italy, Chef Mandela with his wife and son from South Africa and some surprise guests!
Many Puerto-Ricans have gathered long and wide to support.
A thank you to all the people who attended this event, at the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo who worked with us to help us in our organization, and to giant.
A thank you to my parents, Diana and Jesus Mario Del Valle, as well as my extended family, Julia and Steve, for supporting me, step by step, in this path “!!!


Ciao all – enjoy the pictures and videos!  Jana

 

 

 

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Santo Domingo & Panama September 2017!

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The guys made it safely out of Mexico, swiftly navigating both hurricanes and earthquakes to arrive in Santo Domingo on Sep 13 and Panama on Sep 15.  They met with the usual amount of screaming and adoring fans at both airports and put on awesome shows as usual.  They were also on a special show in Santo Domingo.

Credit to all owners of pictures and videos!  Some are straight from Piero and Ercole.

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Below, they are meeting with the Italian ambassador to Panama.  The looks they capture on their faces!

 

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And we can’t forget the meet/greets!

https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-13-2017/

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And that about wraps it up for Santo Domingo and Panama.  I wish I could have found a few more pictures and videos.

 

Up next is their special evening in Puerto Rico and on to Quito!

Adios!  🙂

Jana

Mexico Welcomes back Il Volo!

 

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The Latin American tour begins!  Ole!

Our guys were back in peak form to entertain the fans of Mexico!  I think the rest did them well.  Their first concert being in Chihuahua/Mexico City on September 7, followed by Monterrey and Guadalajara on September 9 and 10.

As Marie says, the earth always moves when they are around, but this time it was for real on September 7.  Shortly after their concert, Mexico was struck with the 8.1 earthquake.  They felt the tremors all the way into Mexico City.  Of course, all the fans were worried and concerned and Il Volo and all of their management, assured us that they were fine.  However, in the one article I read, when they got back to their hotel, they did move from the 25th floor, down to the first floor for the evening, as there was a slight amount of damage in one or two of their rooms.

From the many videos that I saw, it appears that the Mexican fans got a little more variety in their concert than we did.  They got to hear a few and favorite “old” songs like, Mas Que Amor and a few others in Spanish along with Grande Amore in Spanish.

I found some nice videos and pictures of the Mexico City concert from Glenda Kaye’s Facebook page.  Please see below:

 

 

 

 

The below pictures came from the Il Volo Facebook page – best pictures of Latin America tour so far…

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And we can’t forget the smiling faces at the meet/greets!

Mexico City – Looks like it might have been a little chilly in there.  At the bottom they all had their jackets on, but then seemed to either take them off or unzip them near the end.

https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-7-2017/

 

Monterrey – look, the guys changed positions!  https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-9-2017/

 

Guadalajara – look, Igna is in the middle!!  https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-10-2017/

 

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All Are Safe…

Just some updates here…

It was a harrowing weekend for many.  Several of you were faithfully posting and responding over the last few days, sending thoughts and prayers to all in Florida.

Well folks, many prayers were answered, and perhaps a few were not, but as far as we know here, no fans, friends, or family members were lost to Irma.  Laura was keeping us all up to date on the weather where she was.

There was an instagram photo from Il Volo Miami, of the Miami hospital with torrential wind and rain.  I’m guessing they must have been a medical person and had to stay at the hospital.

An update on me….many blessings are certainly upon me and my family. (Chris said perhaps – maybe Ignazio’s blessing is still with me?) 🙂  Both my mother’s and aunt/uncle’s places were spared.  My aunt/uncle lost power, but that was all.  Mom came home today to find her place was securely intact with both power and water!  Others, did not fare so well.  All she lost was the tree in front.  She said she saw many that lost roofs or their lanais.  A friend, just a block or so over from her, lost their roof and their place is now condemned.  They had just purchased it a few years ago.

Although many are still without power, things seem to be getting back to normal pretty quickly there in many places, as if nothing had happened.  Definitely a lot of pictures of downed trees and beached boats, but miraculously, few reports of deaths.  Mom said Publix was already open, however, they had little left.

I’m not sure how many of you saw the post from AAIV, but they will be “slowing down” the news on their site due to personal commitments and other time constraints.  Our crew here can certainly understand, as we struggle as well at times.  That being said, we are going to keep to the “weekends free” unless something important pops up.  This will give our writers a little more time for other things.  We will certainly miss AAIV, as they always had very good news and information about the guys.  They said they will continue the site and keep it live, but on a limited basis.

Also, a reminder to send your wishes for Igna’s birthday.  It is coming up quickly.

The survey site is also still open.

Just a little something to make you smile?  How precious is that look on Piero’s face?

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Pat and Jane are on a little hiatus right now and they put a few articles in storage and there are a few others in there.  I will continue the concert review for Mexico tomorrow and next up is Santo Domingo on September 13.  Let’s hope the guys don’t meet with any more natural disasters!

Thank you again for all of your well wishes, prayers, thoughts and inspirations, to keep us all going this last weekend.  To especially Loretta, Laura, and Jeanine…

Will keep this one little candle going for one more day.  Like the flickering flame, that bobs and bends, it swings and sways, but never goes out, like the love and spirit on this site!  One really big extended family!

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Jana

A Candle of Prayer…

UPDATE (9/10):  Although the storm has been downgraded a bit in several areas, there is still the threat of high winds, flooding, rains, and tornadoes!  Please keep inside until it is safe to venture out.

If you live in Florida, please post your name and city, if you are in a shelter, or evacuated to safety, so we know you are ok!!  We don’t need any more Ilvoloangels!  Only the 3 that are on this earth…  🙂

 

(also, credit to the owners of the beautiful candle GIFs…)

 

Pavarotti 10th Anniversary Show – Special Exclusive by our own Daniela!

 

Our very own Daniela surprised us all by sending us an email of her attendance at the taping and rehearsals for the Pavarotti Event on September 6th!  Below, is her experience, as well as some editing and formatting by me.  But still mostly in her own words…


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This is the promo of the broadcast:

https://www.facebook.com/raiunoofficial/videos/1544358462269865/

Here is the video of their song, as well as the beginning of the evening.

 

 

“Ciao a tutte,

Ten years ago, a great tenor died, Luciano Pavarotti.  In his memory, a great event was scheduled at the Verona Arena broadcast live on Rai1, September 6, 2017.

Yesterday, September 5, from the official fanclub arrived an e-mail that if you wanted to attend the free rehearsals you just had to show up at 7pm. in front of the Arena gate and we can bring other people, the card was not required. I just wanted to tell you that I have just returned from Verona Arena where I and my husband have attended the event in memory of Pavarotti that will be done tomorrow. Lucky for us, we just lived less than an hour away from Verona.

All this was done because for IL VOLO, besides the rehearsals, there was also the recording of their participation, in short for them tomorrow will be a “fake direct” because will be transmitted how much was recorded tonight.

The big evening came.

The beginning of the evening it is announced that Il Volo will perform Granada together with the soprano Angela Gheorghiu. They were very good and there was a lot of support for them, but let me say I would have preferred they sing a song all to themselves.

At first, we were about 500 people but the rehearsal was long and in the evening, it was cold. At the end, we were about 150 people all arranged focused because during the television shooting you could see the audience. I was in a good position in the central corridor.

They were allowed to sing as if it seemed they were actually present in the Arena.

Their show was recorded on Tuesday night, the boys had to leave for Mexico, shortly afterward, as we saw from the pictures of Gian and Piero on the plane.

My husband and I had the pleasure of being there when the boys were recording their song at the Arena, it was a great experience and absolutely free. Piero Ignazio and Gianluca are wonderful as usual.

I enjoyed the show. I did some photos and a couple of videos. They asked us not to divulge photos and videos until tomorrow evening.

We have seen the tapes of the tenors: Carreras, Grigolo, Meli (I’m not sure he is), and of course IL VOLO.

The guys were very stylish, there was also the presenter Conti and the orchestra, all were elegant.

Carlo Conti asked Angela and Il Volo their thoughts on Pavarotti after they finished their song….lucky for us, Daniela translated the guys’ answers for us!

Piero: We did not know Luciano but for us he is the image of music, music in the world.  I remember when the master disappeared in 2007, on the news in China raised the black flags and there I realized that we had lost someone important.

Ignazio:  Surely for us it was a great inspiration, especially for the project we have faced to date. For me personally, I imitated Luciano when I was a little kid in my bedroom, then my mom came and said to me “but it was you Ignazio?” For me I grew up a lot with Luciano and we really bring him into our heart, and who does not?

Gianluca: The most charismatic man in the world, probably of the century, has succeeded in his mission of bringing lyrical music to everyone, to the people but especially to the young and this is the most important thing.

I finish with a phrase, today an important Italian newspaper has devoted a long page to Pavarotti’s memory and after describing not only the great artist but the simple man who had also succeeded in his spontaneity, this newspaper finished the article writing: “IL VOLO, like it or not like, are his virtual sons.”  (I love this quote!…jmv)


Pictures below from Daniela:

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These pictures below from RAI, but sent by Daniela…

I think Igna and Luciano have the same cheeks!  🙂

 

Til next time….a presto!

Jana