~VILLA ZANCHI-GRANDE AMORE

As we are all waiting for news from the boys, and for the moment everything is silent, I thought to translate this article that appeared immediately after the victory of Sanremo in the newspaper IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA that has so titled:

AFTER SANREMO, THREE MILLION CLICKS, AND WITH IL VOLO TAKE OFF VILLA ZANCHI.

On January 15th they made the filming of GRANDE AMORE, the video shot in Stezzano. 

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Some find them snooty for the classic style, the tuxedos and the voices set. Those who meet the three singers of Il Volo, triumphers in Sanremo, tell us instead that they behave like any three teenagers. At Villa Caroli Zanchi, in Stezzano, the trio spent a day, January 15, for the filming of Grande Amore. The video of the festival’s winning song has already totaled over three million views on YouTube. “They sang, sang classic arias, joked with models,” says Loris Olivato, managing director of the estate. There was the atmosphere of a happy company.

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The movie (video) opens in the central hall. The boys are standing and light beams filter through the windows. It is a scenic effect because that day it was raining heavily. In the other rooms the scenes that shoot famous love films have been shot. There is Ghost with Ignazio Boschetto, the tenorino with the goatee, Bolognese, 20 years old, grappling with the processing of the terracotta pot with a girl who reminds us with the haircut, of Demi Moore. And to think that, six years ago, when they were launched by Antonella Clerici in Ti I leave a song, he was chubby, not at all sexy. “On the day the video was shot, he ate one tangerine after another,” says Olivato. They worked without interruption from 9 to 22.

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A Gianluca Ginoble, from Abruzzo, 20 years old, has had the task of impersonating Spiderman.  The superhero descends from above, upside down, to kiss his beauty. Since the first is never good, he had to repeat the scene several times.

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Piero Barone, the eyewear of the group, Sicilian, 21 years old, met the greatest difficulties. His piece, which recalls Back To The Future, was shot late in the evening under water(rain).   He can be seen, glistening and with a bow tie, while he comes across a rival to get his woman back.

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The crew of IL VOLO for filming in Stezzano consisted of 35 people. To accompany them there was also the father of one of the three and their agent. On that day some students arrived at the villa and asked the singers for some autographs.  And  Olivato says they have proved to be very friendly. “They promised me that if they won Sanremo, they would come here to celebrate. Now – says Olivato – I was waiting for them to keep their promise.”

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Our golden guys are always kind and available.

For your information the video of Grande Amore was made by Oblivion Production in the beautiful  Villa Zanchi.

Villa Zanchi is located in Stezzano, a town in the province of Bergamo, which is the city adjacent to Brescia !!

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Translated by Daniela

Credit to all owners of photos and article.

Personally Speaking~ Ignazio the Cook ~

 

First of all I must tell you that Ignatius here does not provide a real recipe but it is as if he were making an imitation of some Italian chef because he uses a deeply accented language in southern Italian.

Translation: 

So all right,

We roast the zucchini already sprinkle with the red wine.  Spadelliamo ( = stir -fry) for good as Cannavacciuolo ( famoso cuoco italiano del momento) teaches.

All right, take paper towel and clean everything.   Ciao. (kiss)

 

It is better understood that they are zucchini cut into cubes and fry with a little oil, sprinkle the courgettes with red wine and sauté them (stir-fry), mixing the zucchini well with the wine.

 

Note the sharp chef’s jacket.  This guy is serious about his skills!  

Ignazio has always had a flair for cooking.  Here he is way back in 2013, making Scaloppine alla Marsala!

This is a sweet short interview from 2013 where Ignazio talks about his favorite food and his Mammas cooking.  Marie and I were lucky enough to actually go to Nina’s Pizzeria.  It is a cozy little place with three smiling young women who make GREAT pizza!

Nina and her staff

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Marie…Nina…Jane

to Jane 10

 

So who would like this dashing chef to come and cook for them?  I think we will all have to get in line BEHIND Marie and Loretta! 🙂

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Translation of video by our very own Daniela!

Credit to all owners of videos.

~Throwback Thursday~ UNICI IL VOLO

Penina sent in this video of the boys that  was done about back in 2014.  Thank you Penina for sending it in and Daniela for translating it for us.  It really is enjoyable to watch!!

 

 

IGNAZIO:

When I was little, every day my mother was screaming, because  when I came back from school, I ate, I did homework (when I did) and I went behind my house because we built huts and we were whole days inside talking, joking and playing, then we went out to play soccer.

Everything was more beautiful.  Now it is very beautiful but many times I try to rethink everything that happened to me when I was little, also because I did everything with naivety, I did not think much about things.

GIANLUCA:

We need to unplug and go back to where it all started. I grew up here, all my memories, all my past, I always carry it with me, even when I’m on tour.

My adolescence has been completely different from all my friends.  Sometimes I think about my life and I say, “this is my life” and reflect and think about it.  When you’re on tour, when you wake up every morning in a different hotel, in different cities, even in different countries and you think, “but all those people are here for me, for us” is like a dream.

PIERO

I was short, fat, protruding ears, I had so many faults, I was  a pacioccone (a plump boy).   I remember that as a child I could not stay at home, in fact I started working when I was 11.  The summer immediately after school I worked two years in the bodywork by my father.

MOM OF PIERO

Nothing is done this way from today to tomorrow, there are many, many sacrifices.

OPTICAL OF PIERO

We’ve known each other for a long time and I’ve always followed him in his musical and artistic career.  Every now and then he came into the shop and I always offered him glasses that were a little more special than the others.

PIERO

Immediately after the discovery of my voice, my grandfather Pietro discovered my voice, my father never, never stopped believing in me.  In fact, I sang over the hood of the cars in the body shop and my father had all the customers listen to  my voice.

I sang GRANADA, I sang UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE and you saw this little boy, 1 meter and 40 (cm) singing GRANADA and all the neighbors were looking out.

THE PARISH OF NARO

Let’s say that every time there is always at least one meeting.  A meeting to tell me about his things that I do not tell you because there is the secret of confession.  But also to meet, because even if he is smaller (younger) and I am older there is a friendship.

IGNAZIO FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

When you’re a child, you do not imagine what can happen in the future, right?  And we really have to say thanks to our families, because from the first day we decided to sing, they always believed in us.  Always with the same strength in all these years we are singing. Always with the same strength they are helping us.

PIETRO OGNIBENE , PIERO’S GRANDFATHER

Always followed me, as a child, I took him, put him on the table and I had him sing in the country.

There was something true.  I felt that something had to happen, but I never would have thought it would come to these levels.

PIERO FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

I would like to say something before this song.  Two years ago we made a television program with the present Massimo Giletti.   Massimo gave me an immense gift.  He let me find my grandfather on TV, because in every interview I always say, ” my dream is to sing in front of my grandfather” because it is he who has discovered my voice.

Well, today my grandfather Pietro Ognibene is here and I would like to dedicate this song to you all but especially to him because my dream has come true today.

Thank you grandfather.

GIANLUCA FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

No, now that I’m here, sorry but I have to do it, grandfather Ernesto (he introduces his grandfather). I had to do it, a great grandfather.

Grandparents are the most beautiful thing in the world.  Applause to all grandparents.

BARBARA DE ROSSI Italian actress

For example, Piero,  is the person with whom I have a true friendship.  I believe that he is living all this with great simplicity, also because his grandfather is the person who brought him to lyric music. Its roots are those of a simple family that made many sacrifices to let him sing.  I think he manages to keep his feet well on the ground.

I believe that in their future there will be some very important things.  The important thing is that they remain a group, as they are.  They are very well followed because Michele Torpedine is very good and is also a humanly very smart person.

VITO BOSCHETTO

Ours is a united family, even when traveling to the United States and Latin America.  This separated me a little from my wife.  Being that (Ignazio) was a minor,  we accompanied him (one of them in turn) so  the union is a little upset, but now, with the age of majority, my wife and I reassembled, because he is traveling alone.

We are proud of what he is doing, so even if there was a momentary gap (between the couple), I would do it again 100 times.

 

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Translation by Daniela.

Credit to owner of video.

News/Film Un Amore Cosi Grande, by Daniela

Sunday, December 31, in the newspaper the Arena,  appeared this article that updates us on the movie UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE.   Here is the translation of the most interesting part.

 

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GREAT SCREEN, THE LYRICA FLIES IN THE WORLD

“A return of image for our city thanks to the participation of the three tenorini de IL VOLO”

While we are still discussing the fate of opera in Verona, the best part of the city of Verona, is ready to debut on the big screen with “UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE” the film produced by the Verona A.C. Production by Michele Calì and Federica Andreoli.  It hopes to bring young people closer to the world of opera through a love story that promises to fascinate film and opera lovers of different latitudes.

In addition to the distribution in Italian cinemas, in fact, expected between late February and early March 2018, the film will land in 47 other countries, “with great image return both for our beautiful city, where most of the scenes were shot (Arena, Sala Maffeiana, Teatro Filarmonico), and for the lyrical tradition for which Verona is, and must continue to be, ambassador in the world, comments Calì.

The plot, already involving for the subject, also plays another winning card: the friendly participation of IL VOLO, a fresh and young presence, like the two protagonists of the film, Giuseppe Maggio and Francesca Loy, all witnesses, each in his own role, of the prodigiousness of music, and in particular of belcanto.

“A challenge, also for us producers” adds Calì, “to bring Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca on the set, to interpret themselves.  We were the first to succeed and this made us believe even more in the project, obviously also appreciated from the three world-famous artists.”

………………the article continues talking about the subsidies and other non-leading actors.

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Also on you tube appeared this video interviewing the main actress, Francesca Loy.

You can activate the simultaneous translator, however at the beginning questions are asked about the plot.  She says that she can not reveal much because the film has not yet come out.

It is a love story that takes place between St.Petersburg and Verona, two guys who meet and one of them is passionate about opera.

At minute 4.59 Francesca Loy answers questions about the Flight that I’m going to translate.

* Recall that also recite the three guys of IL VOLO, Ignazio Piero and Gianluca, winners of Sanremo in 2015.  Tell us a little gossip, how was acting with them, what types are they?

F= So, I’ll tell you, they are first of all very nice guys, just handy, not at all arrogant, they do not even seem famous.  You realize that when one evening I went out with Gianluca.  We went to Piper (a local in Verona) and he was very quiet, that is, very simple people.

It was exciting, because still hearing them sing live, it is an indescribable emotion.

* Are they as strong as they feel on television?

F = Yes, absolutely yes, they are very nice, all three, especially with Ignazio.  I laughed a lot, they are really sweet and very nice guys.

 

Credit to all owners of article and video.

~ Italian-American-Venezuelan Il Volo Fluff ~

Marie recently sent me two video clips she thought we would all enjoy.  She coined them “Il Volo fluff.”  The first is a clip from an interview in Venezuela and as an added plus it has English subtitles!  

Our guys can sing acappella any time, any where.  They are just that good!  Love seeing Piero spontaneously throw his head back, cracking up in laughter.

Enjoy this little tidbit of Il Volo just being their charming selves!

 

 

 

The second clip is from a television news show where Lou Maglio, who claims to be 100% Italian, gets the results of his DNA ancestry search.  This is a very popular thing to do now.  Many of you may have already done so.  Who knows…maybe we ALL have a little or a lot of Italian lineage in us!!  

 

 

 

Thanks Marie!

Credit to owners of videos.

~ OBLIVION ~ by Daniela

A few days ago a post of OBLIVION PRODUCTION  aroused much excitement for many fans ……. but maybe not all of you know who we are talking about.

OBLIVION PRODUCTION specializes in making music videos and we are talking about videos like:

GRANDE AMORE that has reached 100 million views.

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OBLIVION PRODUCTION has posted some backstage fragments.

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But also CANZONE PER TE.

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Some backstage fragments:

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But we also talk about L ‘AMORE SI MUOVE.

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Some backstage fragments.

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……… but back to the post of these days, here it is:

Hello,

We are the experts who make the videos of this fantastic TRIO.

Follow us in the coming days, (especially on January 1) because we will have some big video surprises for all the fans of IL VOLO.

Our facebook page is Oblivion Production and on our website www.oblivionproduction.com you can find all their videos and backstage photos.

Thank you all!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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What do you think????

In addition to celebrating the new year we will also celebrate a new video?

Fingers crossed!!!

Meanwhile: GOOD YEAR TO ALL!

 

Credit to all owners of video and photos.

~ Article From Bologna Newspaper ~ by Daniela

In the newspaper of Bologna, IL RESTO DEL CARLINO, this article was published.

In the first picture you see our boys and Torpedine, together with another guy named Dave Monaco.

Dave Monaco will participate in the selections on December 15 to be admitted to Sanremo. These days in several posts the boys have supported Dave’s candidacy, asking everyone to give preference by voting for this guy.

 

I will translate the most important points for you.

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The boys speak…

“It’s the big news of our professional life.

Together with our manager Michele Torpedine, we have created a record company, which will develop and give an opportunity to the future stars of the Italian song.

The authentic one, the one that looks at tradition, our roots, melody and beautiful singing, but covering it with a contemporary feeling, which allows us to reach such a vast audience.”

“………………we are particularly proud of having decreased the age of opera lovers, which in Italy had always been considered the patrimony of a very adult aged and elitist public, that habitually frequent the traditional theaters. We managed to achieve this by mixing the classical repertoire with our songs, showing that the most beautiful romances are truly timeless and can excite, seduce and make people dream, like a pop song.”

 

“We are now engaged in the production of a very young tenor who will participate in the selection of” Sarà Sanremo,” with the song L’ETERNITA ‘ PER CHI SA VOLARE, on December 15th on RAI 1.”

To the question …. and your new record ??   The boys answer like this…

 

“We will publish it in 2018 and will amaze fans, we are convinced, because it will be very different from the previous ones”.

 

 

What do you say about all this?  Beautiful gesture from the boys really!

Last curiosity, Dave Monaco was born in Brescia !!

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Credit to all owners of photos.