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7 Things You Might Not Know About Me: 1.) I never said patience wasn't a virtue. I said it wasn't one that I possess . ;) 2.) So that rude person tailgating your car with their headlights blinding you this morning? That was me. Sorry.... :( 3.) In some ways, it seems like I was born/built to be a nurse, but I think it surprised some people that I made it at all. 4.) There was a time in my life when my only dream was to go to conservatory and be a professional cellist. Sometimes, I still wonder what would have happened to me if that had worked out. 5.) But, you know that saying about finding yourself in a place you never planned yet it being exactly where you were meant to be? Sums up my life. 6.) I dabble in creative writing, and would like to try my hand at something good enough to be published someday. 7.) I am a die-hard, "I will fight you to the death" Rafa Nadal fan. He is my tennis version of Il Volo. :) I feel so blessed that I found Il Volo and that they have opened up and changed my life in so many ways. I'm so busy trying to get through life sometimes, I forget to enjoy it. Il Volo reminds me to do that. :)

Happy 24th Birthday, Gian!

 

Buon Compleanno Gianluca,
May happiness be yours always !
Jean Haines

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA! May God Bless you on the special day…..and The Blessed Mother On this her day in Lourdes. Keep you safe under her mantle of love. Have a day filled with love❤️🎶 and sunshine ……..🎶🎵🇮🇹🇮🇹♥️❤️💕🎂  ~~ Rose Lamont

Hi Gianluca. I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. You deserve all the best. I hope you are able to celebrate your birthday with loved ones and also know that your fans are thinking of you and sending you wishes of love and affection. I wish you many, many more years of singing, sharing and making the world a happier place with your music and gorgeous voice. See you next year in San Francisco????
Janet in San Francisco

Dear Gianluca,

I wish you a very Happy Birthday and I know you have another exciting year ahead! You sang for Pope Francis and thousands of young people in Panama for WYD. There’s Sanremo, a new album and the celebration of your amazing ten years together with Piero and Ignazio. What a blessing it has been for so many people who love you and your beautiful music! I am looking forward to seeing you when you tour in the USA. God bless you and all your loved ones.

Margaret Ladolcetta

 

Buon compleanno Gianluca! 🎂🍨
Hope you have happiness in your life and good health.

Love always,
Ines Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

 

From: Conni Bruns

 

 

Gianluca,

Happy Birthday!

We love you and have been going to your concerts since 2009 in Toronto.

You are a wonderful person and your voice brings joy to the world!

God Bless you.

Maria and Alan Hahn
San Diego, CA

 

 

Ti auguro tanto successo e felicità!
Con affetto,
Patricia W. in Missouri USA
pitterpat0

 

 

Dearest Gianluca,
Happy Birthday! 🎉 May this year be a joyous and successful one for you! Best wishes for a win for team Il Volo at Sanremo! 🍀

Sandi E.
Ohio, USA

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes Gianluca on your special day! Your recent days have been filled with much excitement–singing for the Pope, a new CD, tour dates and participation in Sanremo!Wow! What an agenda! Sure wish that you were coming to the US sooner than 2020, but I await patiently until then to hear that gorgeous baritone voice of yours !!🎶🎼🎼Tanti Auguri ciao Annette Naples, Fl

A most Happy Birthday to you Gianlu
Sending hugs and kisses for your special day
Have a wonderful celebration full of love and joy
See you in Boston next year

Lot’s of love,

Julie Bernache

 

Dear Gianluca: Another year gone by and you continue your flight into the hearts of the people of the world. You flew into my heart almost eight years ago and changed my life forever. My very best wishes to you for a Happy Birthday as well as my fond affection for your Mom, Eleanora and all your loving family, who mold you and shape you to make you what you are. Thanks be to God for your voice and thanks to you for giving that voice to us.

Fly high, dear one!
Linda Parks
Texas

Happy Birthday Gianluca!
You are such a tender hearted and sweet spirited man. I have observed how you loving caress a cheek and kiss young children, how you take the time to greet and appreciate your fans, and how you fondly interact with your IL VOLO brothers.

My wish, prayer, and birthday blessing for you is that your heart and soul are continuously filled by the outpouring of love and affection from your fans, friends, and family so that you remain a fountain of LOVE flowing with your special sweetness of character out into the world.

May you remain energized and devoted to IL VOLO. I wish you continued success, prosperity, health, happiness, and that you find your own Grande Amore with a special woman.

Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us— your devoted fans.

Happy Birthday!🎉🎂🎈
Happy 10th Anniversary! 🍾

I will be praying for you and your IL VOLO brothers as I walk the 900k Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Northern Spain (March 24-May11).

With great love and affection
Crystaldawn (age 62)

Blessings,
Crystal Dawn

 

 

Caro Gianluca,
dal profondo del cuore ti auguro un compleanno pieno di cose belle.
Intorno a te c’è tanto amore, tu stesso emani amore verso chiunque si avvicina a te
Sei una splendida persona , sensibile e profonda,
caparbia quanto basta , o forse un poco di più.
I tuoi occhi esprimono sincerità e dolcezza.
Non cambiare mai Gianluca.
Buon Compleanno, con affetto: Daniela

 

Dear Gianluca,
from the bottom of my heart I wish you a birthday full of beautiful things.
Around you there is so much love, you yourself emanate love towards anyone approaching you
You are a wonderful person, sensitive and profound,
stubborn enough, or maybe a little more.
Your eyes express sincerity and sweetness.
Never change Gianluca.
Happy Birthday, with love: Daniela

 

Happy Birthday Gianluca! You are an extraordinary young man with a heavenly voice. We have watched you grow from a young boy to young man. What joy that has brought us. We wish you many more years of song and joy!
Saluti!
Jane from Minnesota

 

 

Jay and Victoria
Birthdays are always such fun and may this birthday bring loads of happiness and blessings that are so richly deserved.

Gianluca,
Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day. Cannot believe you are 24 already – have been following you from the beginning of your wonderful career. Hope you get a wonderful gift by winning Sanremo. I remember the first time I saw you were just a boy who has turned into a wonderful young man with a fantastic voice. You have given me so much joy to have followed you these last 10 years. Enjoy your day.
Love, Camille Greco

Joan Guyon
Happy birthday Gian. I have from the start looked into those gorgeous green eyes and melted. Winning Sanremo would be a wonderful gift. My birthday is coming up also and I will be 90. Your voice will be in my mind at the celebration.

 

Rose Marie Paliobeis
Happy Birthday to the best hugger in the world. Hugs and kisses back to you GG.
Love to all!

Arlene Butler
Many thanks ladies for all your communications about our adored men.
My love and gratitude to all of your and especially to the birthday boy

Jill Manning
Happy Happy birthday Gianluca. I know you and your brothers will win that beautiful trophy in San Remo again.

piratesorka
Ok,Pirate here with piratey thoughts….Aye, aye to you, matey!

Rose Marie Lomonte
Cheesecake should be birthday cake…. Wishing you all life’s best, remember that your God given voice put you where your success has brought you…God Bless you , may you keep singing with your beautiful voice always. Do not let publicists rule your beautiful heart, always remember what your priests said to you when he said that he would pray for you. ♥️ Happy Birthday Gianlucca many more….La Vita e Bella!♥️

 

Dear precious Gianluca,

I am wishing you a joyous 24th birthday with all your desires fulfilled and a blessed, amazing year. May you find as much joy and fulfillment in this day and year of life as I, and all your fans, do in listening to you and being present with the heart of you and your music.

Your three-voices-one-soul always resonate out to the Universe. Just like Lao Tzu said,
“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.”
Gianluca, the Universe is listening, and Sanremo is one segment of that sweet amazing Universe-of-Love.

Sending you Love and Gratitude
from Jeanine DuBois

 

Maureen Longo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLU, SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE THAT SHY LITTLE BOY WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL, GOD GIVEN VOICE. MAY YOU BE BLESSED ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY. PLEASE COME BACK AND DO CONCERTS IN New England. WE MISS YOU ALL. COME IN THE SUMMER OR EARLY FALL. LOVE, MAUREEN LONGO (YOUR AMERICAN NONI)

Margaret Camilleri Pace
A very Big Happy Birthday to our Gianluca and may you have many more. Good luck

peninahonig
Happy Birthday to the world’s best baritone! May you have many, many more. Can’t wait to see your smile and hear your voice in person!
Hugs!

Ineke
Happy Birthday Gianluca!. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, where all the things that you yearn for, always be within your reach. You, your music, your voice, has given me so much joy and I always look forward to all your “surprises”!!! A big hug and many thanks. God Bless you. From Ineke in South Africa.

Myron Heaton
To : Gianluca,
I remember the first time you and I met which was in Chicago. We actually met a year before in Atlantic City but just to shake hands. But in Chicago in 2012 we had a fair amount of time to talk. Evidently, I had caused a little fuss that you all were all aware of and there was an interest in talking. All three of you were so kind and considerate but I remember that your hug was the long one. That touched me and after that when we would meet again – especially later at the first Il Volo Fan Faire in Las Vegas – you were even more generous with your kindness. You are close to my son in age and with both of you I cannot believe that you are that old – already ! ! !. You probably feel it has taken forever. I do wish that I could be there with you and do another of those wonderful hugs as I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
All my love, Myron

Susan Medal
Buon Compleanno Gianluca!
Wishing you a year filled with amazing adventures and happiness. You touch our lives every day with your beautiful smile, zest for life, and gorgeous voice. Thank you for sharing this gift with all of your fans. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Susan Medal/NYC

Jeanne Thomas
Happy Birthday dear Gianluca. Celebrate your special day!

Eleanor Biehl
Dear Gianluca, you are my Blue Velvet Prince. I wish you every happiness and perfect love … you have awakened my poor heart which has been in need of love and tenderness for so very long, and for that I am eternally grateful. You will never know…
…I wish you a very Happy Birthday from America, and I hope your life is full of family, friends and love. I’ve admired your talent and your passion, and I’ve admired the beautiful man you are. I am Forever Follower and I’m so proud of you. Many blessings from my heart to yours!! Happy Birthday My Blue Velvet Prince.
Con Amore da America and Adore Mio Sempre per Sempre……Eleanor

ashipman2441
Gianluca, thank you for bringing your wonderful voice to us in Ilvololand. I love you, your Il Volo “brothers” and your music more than I can say. Wishing you a Very, Very Happy Birthday from Minnesota, USA – Allene Shipman

 

Gianluca,
Felice 24!!
Hope it’ll be one of the best years of your life. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember to relax your velvety smooth voice every chance you get. Che tutti i tuoi desideri si possano avverare.

Con affetto,
Angelica Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Padovano
A very Happy Birthday Gianluca, what a fantastic voice you have, Your velvet sound always leads the way with that magnificent sound that has made Il Volo is world famous for. The great harmonies you guys bring to the stage is uplifting and entertaining are many levels. God Bless You and your Brothers on your Happy 10th anniversary. Waiting for the new CD and your return to Brooklyn USA.

Mark
Happy Birthday to a remarkable young man with an incredible head of hair, that I envy no end. You bring much joy and happiness to so many people around the world. May all that joy and happiness be returned to you on your special day, surrounded by family and friends. Best wishes, Mark

Imogene Summers Lutenbacher
Happy birthday Gianluca and happy 10th anniversary. I wish for you many more years of great success. Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful country Italy. Sing more Frank Sinatra songs in English, as you do it extremely well. I grew up in the Bobby Socks era, he was my idol. So have a beautiful 24th birthday. Wishes from, Imogene Summers Lutenbacher Nashville Tennessee USA

Toni Cochran
A very happy 24 birthday Gianlu! I wish you all the greatness and love God can give. You and your two stage brothers are so blessed with talent and kindness. May your life always be filled with love and generosity. And yes, I agree with others who would like to see you sing more Sinatra songs in English. What an amazing voice you have! I hope you have an amazing year ahead as you celebrate 24!

laura
Happy February 11th, Gianluca. Glad you came to Earth, sweet soul.

Loretta Foley
HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA FROM CANADA I CANT BELIEVE HOW THE TIME HAS PASSED & I AM STILL THINKING YOU BOYS ARE STILL IN YOUR TEENS. I HOPE YOUR DAY IS THE BEST EVER & I AM TRYING TO BE PATIENT WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK TO CANADA. SENDING LOADS OF LOVE TO YOU IGNAZIO & PIERO & I SO WISH I COULD GIVE EACH ONE OF YOU A BIG HUG. LORETTA

connie gagliardi
Happy Birthday Gianluca. It has been a joy watching you grow up into the amazing young and super talented person you have become. I first saw you when you did your first PBS special and perform in Philadelphia. I have been a huge fan since then. May all your dreams continue to come true and may your life always be filled with sunshine and rainbows. Much love.

Beverley Foster
Happy Birthday Gianluca May you have many many more and much continued success

JoAllan Tsyitee
I want to wish you the best of Birthdays on 2/11/19. God blessed the world when you were born.

Elizabeth
Happy Birthday Gianluca!! Enjoy every minute of your day with everyone that loves you, big hug and a kiss

Alice N White
Happy Birthday Gianluca. May you and your family have good health and may all your dreams come true. You are a very nice young man. I met you in Tampa. Keep singing all those wonderful songs. I hope to get to see you again.
Alice in Florida

Maureen Longo
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM HERE IN SUNNY, WARM FLORIDA. MUCH WARMER WEATHER WHERE I SPEND MOST OF THE YEAR. THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOU BOYS TO COME BACK TO New ENGLAND FOR MORE CONCERTS. WE NEED YOUR MUSIC TO WARM US UP

Rae Jean Dancey
Happy Birthday to our sweet Gian from one of your many Grandmas! Love love your music and listen every day and night! Keep making us happy!

marion
Happy Birthday Gianluca, Celebrate this wonderful day with all your family and friends and may all your wishes come true. The pleasure of your voice circles the world and for that we are forever grateful.,.

Pia Bahoric
Happy Birthday Gianluca!!!!
Enjoy!!!

Roberta Carlson
Happy Happy 24th Birthday Gianluca! With the birthday wishes come love and prayers from another mother!

Gale Wall
I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHAY, GIANLUCA. You are a great
singer/musician, lovable and kind to your fellowman and to
children. I know your parents and Erny are proud of you, I can
only imagine their pride. Stay safe and I hope to attend another
concert in 2020 in America. Love and Prayers to you. Have
fun today.

Harriett W. Eckberg
Happy Birthday to you dear Gianluca. ♥ May your new Birthday year bring you more blessings and satisfaction as you go forward bringing love, joy and kindness into the world with your beautiful music. Te amo!!! Nonna Harriett ♥ USA ♥

Duhh Kitty
Wishing Gianluca a very Happy 24th birthday from Woodstock, Ontario from a very devoted older fan who wishes she were in her 20s again. You have not only the exceptional talent, very handsome looks, nice build, beautiful smile, but most important you have a good heart and your fans all love you. It’s the heart that makes the man!!!!!
Carol Watson

Loretta Foley
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA TO ONE OF THE HANDSOME IL VOLO SINGERS HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ONE OF THE BEST BIRTHDAYS YOU HAVE EVER HAD. CANADA & I ARE LONGING TO SEE YOU HERE.

Happy “24th” Birthday Dear Gianluca!! You have always been and continue to be a very loving,sweet,caring and talented young man and you have brought more happiness then you could ever imagine to me, your beautiful,supportive family and millions of people all over the world. I love you and I’m wishing you a very well deserved Relaxing, Funfilled birthday celebration your family and friends and an exciting and memorable 10th Anniversary year ahead. I can’t wait to see you in concert here in America and give you a big hug!!  Lots of Love from”Granny Groupie” Joan Brenin

Our Dearest Gianluca,

We “can’t help falling in love with you,” “night and day.”  You “bring us to our senses” each day; “it’s a beautiful day!”  “When we kiss (in our dreams) our hearts are on fire, “we” “surrender to you…!  “Per te ci saro!” – siempre!  You are our “grande amore.”  After each concert and meet and greet, it is “musica che resta!”  Tanti auguri, Gianlu!

The Detroit Il Volo Gals:  Jana, Ginny, Lorna (rock star), Donna, Sharon, Chris, Magdalena, Barb T, Barb D, Betty, Jeannette.

Happy 24th Birthday, Ignazio!

 


 


Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL DAY filled with all the things that bring you JOY. Gina from  Texas


Buon compleanno Ignazio! May life bring you joy and serenity.                  🎂🎂🎂🍾🍾🎉🎉
Leslie Kinn


Happy 24th Birthday to our wonderful, talented, funny and kind Ignazio!

You make me smile when you laugh and smile. It’s contagious!

Have fun celebrating with family and friends!

Auguri,

Patrizia from Missouri


Buon compleanno  auguri igna


Compleanno famiglia   louise


It is hard for me to believe that almost nine years have gone by since I first heard the magic voices of Il Volo.  You, Ignazio, were amazing.  You obviously were singing with pure joy and your eyes sparkled.  I was hooked!  Don’t ever lose that joy in singing!  A Very Happy Birthday and many, many more years of joyous singing!  With love from Minnesota, USA – Allene Shipman
Allene Shipman

Hi Igna from California.  I am sending you my wishes for a very happy birthday.  You have brought such joy into our lives with your voice and great personality, and I wish for you to have as much  joy and happiness as you have given all your fans.  Blessings on you on your special day.
Love
Janet

  TO GORGEOUS IGNAZIO
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST LOVELY MEN ON THE PLANET
WITH A MAGNIFICENT VOICE THAT SOOTHES OUR ILLS
OR STOKES OUR PASSIONS
YOUR PERSONALITY GIVES US ALL IMMENSE HAPPINESS
YOU ARE TRULY A UNIQUE SPECIAL GUY
WE WISH FOR YOUR CELEBRATION DAY TO BE FILLED WITH FUN
LAUGHTER AND EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
                            XXXXXXXXXXXX
Sue and Graham Hemshal

I celebrate you, dear Ignazio,
for all that makes you “You” ~
your magical, impressive, versatile voice
your humor and fun
your sincerity and forthrightness
your dedication to your beliefs
your courage and joy in BeingYou
and more than I can know!
I am grateful to you, dear Ignazio,
for the Love that emanates from
   your heart, your voice, your life!
for the Joy that fills my heart
   in listening and singing with you!
for the Play that makes me laugh
   in watching your antics.
for the miraculous surprises
   I have experienced with you and IL VOLO ~
March 2012 when my mom healed
   in part thanks to your music played daily.
October 2nd, 2012, when you invited me to Meet & Greet.
   (Was I ever more surprised & delighted?!)
March 2017 when you offered back
   praying hands from the stage.
Every Day when I sing and dance and twirl
   in nature to the music of you & IL VOLO!
Namasté & great love from Jeanine @jrd1776

Birthday wishes Ignazio!! You are so talented, so very handsome and your infectious personality draws fans to you from all around the world! Love your interactions with your Il Volo brothers while on stage. I can’t wait for another American tour to be drawn into that special magic you have with your audience! Buon Compleano & Tanti  Auguri🎂🎂❤️❤️Annette Naples, Fl.

Ignazio, wishing you a wonderful day and an amazing life …… Happy Birthday! From Ineke in South Africa.

To the irrepressible Igna, full of passion and energy with a voice that touches the soul. You have a gift of connecting with people that is truly rare. Continue to use it and your splendid soaring voice in that positive, loving way you have. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.  ~~ Ann


Ignazio – Have a very Happy 24th Birthday and many, many more. May God bless you and your family and keep you safe and healthy.
Alice in Florida


Caro Ignazio,

Auguri di buon compleanno. Ti auguro il meglio del mondo e tanta salute.  Successo continuo con Il Volo.

Molti saluti, 
    Petra

Buon compleanno Ignazio!!!
Hope you have a fabulous birthday with your family and friends.  We miss you and hope to see you soon. 
Love the Rosas Family ( Angelica, Ines, and Miguel)
Las Vegas, NV

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I HEAR YOUR VOICES AND
ALL MY PAIN GOES AWAY.
Sandy Wilkinson

A toast to you Ignazio on your birthday!!

Thanks for the joy you give us by sharing your
exceptional talents and your lively sense of
humor.  Hope you never change.
Enjoy your day with friends and loved ones.
Luv Ya,
Julie Bernache

Caro Ignazio,
 
E’ così che ti immagino, uno spirito libero,
ma anche un ragazzo molto professionale, che nell’impegno lavorativo, dona tutto se stesso, con serietà,
che spesso ride e scherza, ma che ha un grande cuore.
 
Auguri, “Spirito libero”!!
con affetto: Daniela
********************************************************************
Dear Ignazio,
 
That’s how I imagine you, a free spirit,
but also a very professional boy, who in his work commitment, gives everything to himself, with seriousness,
who often laughs and jokes, but who has a big heart.
 
Best wishes, “free spirit” !!
with love: Daniela.

 


Hey, Ignazio,
 
I want to wish you a really great birthday ! ! !  With family or with friends or both I hope it is meaningful for you.  You are always easy to talk to either in person or by phone.
 
Looking forward to seeing you here in Vegas again.
Myron  from  Il Volo Fan Faire   in Las Vegas

Happy Birthday May you have many many more from Denver Colorado (Frances P)

HAPPY BITHDAY SWEET MAN, YOU ARE A GOOD SOUL. KEEP ON KEEPING ON AND I HOPE AT SOME POINT YOU FIND SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BY THE WAY. I AM 73 AND I STILL LOVE THOSE DIMPLES, LOVE ALWAYS PAT DAVIS

Happy Birthday! Ignazio, it is the perfect time to celebrate your special day with you. You are a very special young man. You are so talented and have a beautiful heart of gold. You are everything a woman wants in a man. I pray you find the right woman to share your life with that is worthy of you. Enjoy your day and I cannot wait to see you in concert someday in the USA. Best wishes and Felicidades! Love you and The Flight. 🎉🍾🎂💋💋 ~~ Linda Halbert

Happy Birthday my handsome Ignazio. You’ve brought so much joy into my life. I hope you have a beautiful day.
❤❤❤❤❤💋💋💋💋💋 ~~ Kitty Gatlin


You’ve captivated my heart from LA Showcase although I knew of you before. I have wondered if your magical heart has grown, I’ve chosen to seek you once more, what I’ve found has mesmerized me. I’m held captive and stagnated in another world of your magic. Your passion for your music has kept me in amazement of your soul. I loved everything of you from afar, I wish you one of the best birthdays you’ve had so far. I may not be around for the next one as I move forward with my life. I’m so blessed I’ve finally found you, Your magical power has engulfed my life I will carry it with me forevermore. May all your dreams come true on this special birthday. I wish you stay as Magical and never ever change. ~~ MB


A very Happy Birthday Ignazio with many happy returns I love when you sing feelings because you sing it with such intensity  ~~ Betty Allan


Happy Birthday Ignazio.  Have a wonderful day  ~~ Camille Greco

Ignazio Ignazio…. Le Vita e Bella because of the joy and Grande Amore you bring to your audiences.. You have truly given all of your fans and audiences all ove IL Mondo….Somebody to Love. Ciao Ciao Bambino❤♥💕🎵🎶💋.  ~~ rmlamonte

 


Dear Ignazio,
Warmest wishes for a lovely birthday filled with much love and happiness!  Thank you for all the beautiful music and joy you give. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you on tour in 2019!
God bless you always.
Margaret Ladolcetta

Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
Love your voice!
Love your smile!
Love your personality!
Can’t wait to see you all again!
Penina Honig
Toronto
Canada

Dear Ignazio many good wishes to you on your Birthday. God has blessed you with your great tenor voice, a wonderful sense of humor. I admire your caring for people in need. Your goodness shows in your voice. You can go from the amazing beautiful Neapolitan songbook to Opera, and then to Broadway. The awesome harmonies you have  with your brothers is extraordinary. I would love to hear you sing Andrew Lloyd Webber “The Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. You have the voice and looks to be the best Phantom ever.
Again a very Happy Birthday! Buon Compleanno!         Vince Padovano, Brooklyn, NY.

Dearest Ignazio,
Happy Birthday wishes to such an extraordinary, accomplished and gifted man.  I am very proud of all you do and your generosity to others!  I found a perfect birthday gift for you.  I bought a small book of contemporary love poems, that I made me think of you. I could envision your ability to convert poetry to musical lyrics.  So I am enclosing the poem, as a small gift.  Consider it as a small gift from a granny to a favorite grandson.
 SCORCHED WINGS
Those rare times
you are near enough
for me to watch the gleam
of sun on the hairs
of your wrist,
smell the tang
of your skin,
you are always
busy with other
conversations,
                         or
do not wish to
notice me
sitting silent
behind you.
The kisses I
have never had
burn my lips,
and I build
senseless daydreams.
Scorched wings
do not fly well
even away.
The poet is Amy Jo Schooner
Happy, fun-day birthday,
Sandi E.    Ohio, USA

My message to Igna:  Ignazio you are my renaissance man,  every thing you do, you do with passion and a maturity beyond your years.
I wish you a long and happy future.  Even though you probably don’t know your impact in my life, I thank you for being a part of it, you  are a treasure to me.
Happy Birthday to you, Buon Compleanno.
  ~~ yiayiadawg

My dear precious Ignazio I cannot pass up the chance again to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the handsomest & best singer I have ever met. You are my heartthrob who is patiently hoping & praying you could make it back to Canada so I could see you in person & give you a special hug. I love you as much as I do my grandson. Please protect your precious voice & keep yourself safe along with your partners. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is praying for safe traveling for you boys. Please see if you can squeeze in a concert back to Canada then I will be on top of the world. Love & prayers are constantly sent your way. I will never forget how you came off the stage in Toronto to see if I got home safely the previous day. You are a very special young man to me who is constantly in my thoughts & listening to your music. Loretta Foley

Happy 24th Birthday Ignazio I wish you the happiest of birthdays – may you have a special day filled with love family and dear friends. You are the sun the moon and the stars – You are the universe. From the moment I heard your beautiful voice, saw your beautiful and handsome face and found out what a special and caring heart you have, I was hooked. Your amazing and beautiful voice lifts me way up whenever I hear you. Listening to your voice starts my day! Ignazio You Light Up My Life each and every day. I hope you will be able to see all the warm birthday wishes your IlVolover fans send to you today. I want you to know your joy is infectious, your sense of humor is endearing and I can hardly wait for your 2019 tour with with your brothers to arrive. May God always keep you safe and in the palm of His hand.
Love always
Margaret D. Mirailh

Happy Birthday Ignazio. Wishing you many more wonderful and exciting celebrations. You are the sunshine of my life.   Connie Gagliardi

Happy Birthday many more mine is a day after you libras are good people love you many happy returns!  Maureen Parucca

I call you “IL VOLO ” MY ITALIAN BOYS, KIND BOYS.
IM 65 YEARS. I MADE MY PEACE WITH GOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NOW, IL VOLO.
MY FLIGHT
IS GOING UPPER TO HEAVEN.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I HEAR YOUR VOICES AND
ALL MY PAIN GOES AWAY.
Sandy Wilkinson

DON FORGET IGNA NIET – Louise van Hemert

Happy Birthday Ignazio
Have a wonderful day.  –  Camille Greco

Happy Birthday May you have many many more from Denver Colorado.  – Frances Pastore

Our Dearest Igna…
There is a phrase, “be still my heart” and a song sung by Keely Smith… “be my love, for no one else can end this yearning…”  That is what you do to us, Ignazio…. With each breath you take to sing your lovely notes, our hearts stop beating and our lungs stop breathing, you give us our life’s breath and heartbeat, with each note you let linger on your lips.  You breathe into us life and love beyond what any soul can possibly bare, and we drink in each drop of song that you share with us.  Each note, each word, each soft breath and each long note you hold, you instill pure love and energy that nothing and no one can match.  The love for your fans and the joy you share with us is so honest and true, we are humbled by your humbleness – in that, you are truly the epitome of a rare beauty, only known to you.  If there were to be a new rose, it should be named Ignazio, for no other can compare to your beautiful soul.  It would be of pure white with just a tinge of pink and orange on the edges.  The purity of your soul and the warmth of your heart.  We look forward to celebrating your birthday again this year on Oct 6.  God truly blesses you, as well as He blesses us, for allowing us to experience all that is you.  Many birthday wishes and blessings, to infinity, and back again!
You are, and will forever be, my beniamino!  🙂
Jana VandeLaare and the Detroit Il Volo Gals!  (Virginia, Sharon, Lorna, Donna, Magdalena, Betty, Barb D, Barb T, Jeannette, Chris, Emilia)

ILVOLOVERS all over the world are joining hands to wish you a very HAPPY “24th” BIRTHDAY DEAR IGNAZIO !! You are a very special young man with a magnificent voice, kind heart,beautiful smile and vivacious spirit !! Always and Forever “ Dream, Dance, Smile and Sing Loudly !! Have a GREAT day full of Grande Amore !! WE LOVE YOU !! 💕🎂💕🎂💕 Love &Hugs, Joan Brenin (The Granny Groupies !! )

Buon Compleanno, Ignazio! I hope you have the most extra special birthday. Thank you for the gift of your sweet, kind and loving heart in all our lives. Your smile makes our days brighter and your happy, carefree personality reminds us of how important it is to fully embrace all the beautiful moments life gives us. Your voice is a blessing from above. Keep being the special person that you are and follow your heart always in all you do. We love you, Igna…auguri!!! Christina Q 💛

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It’s Time Again… Another Birthday…

Ignazio’s Birthday Is Coming!!

 

You know what to do, right?

 

Send your birthday message to us at:

ilvoloflightcrew@outlook.com

Deadline: 10/2

 

In your message, include a song suggestion for the video that will go with the birthday post.  If you idea is chosen,  your name will be included in the credits at the close of the video.

Thank you for participating!

~~ Kelly

 

 

Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Italy

On Tuesday this week, the residents of Genoa Italy were devastated with a bridge collapsed.  At the time of one of the early articles, 37 people were presumed dead, and death toll was already rising:

Italy Bridge Collapse Leaves 37 Dead….  New York Times

 

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The cause and whom is to blame is being highly debated.  The reasons are not yet clear, but some are being considered:

Italy Bridge Collapse: What Might Have Caused It  ~~BBC

Some articles I have seen have harsher, more definitive leanings about what they think is the cause and who is to blame, but for the purposes of this piece, that is not necessarily important.   It’s more important that people’s lives have been changed, and the people of Geona are grieving.  Our hearts go out to the Italian people at this time.

~~ Kelly