It was a really nice dream, what Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca allowed to come true, for the beautiful and sweet Rachele and for her mother Alessia.
In the TV show LA PORTA DEI SOGNI (The Door of Dreams), broadcast by RAI1, the possibility of realizing a dream is given.
I chose this video, because it is the most complete of the whole evening and therefore I will translate it for you.
At the beginning Mara Venier, the host of the program, reads the letter from Alessia, a mother who with great difficulty raised her two daughters, practically alone (after separation from her partner), one 4 and one 9 years old .
Nine years have passed among sacrifices and Rachele, the eldest daughter, turns 18. Mum asks Mara that Rachele be celebrated with the boys whom the girl admires very much, because they managed to obtain, with study and sacrifice, what they wanted and have always been an example for Rachele.
Alessia tells how difficult it was to raise the girls, especially Rachele, who in adolescence, did not understand the mother’s constant NO to any request, a pizza with friends, go to the cinema, a continuous No, because the money sometimes they weren’t enough to eat. Furthermore, Rachele did not like herself, because she was a little overweight, so the mother-daughter relationship was very difficult.
At some point, they also had to leave the house and go to live in a basement, where in only one room, they had a sofa bed and a small kitchen and TV.
Alessia, with some tears, however, says that they were the best moments. They sat down and watched a program of little singing children (TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE).
“There were three kids that I indicated as an example to follow, because to succeed you don’t have to follow fashion, but to commit yourself, because what you believe in can be transformed into reality.”
Mara adds that now these guys have become famous all over the world and they bring our Italian spirit up high.
So Mara says to Alessia, “Let’s see what Rachele thinks of you.”
Rachele remembers the many problems they have always had. Remember that they often ate white pasta and potatoes, but mom always had a smile for them.
At some point Rachele understood that the sacrifices that her mother made were immense and therefore she left school and went to work to give valuable help.
Rachele thinks her mom is truly UNIQUE.
Rachele enters in the studio, and Mara asks if she has understood what is the dream that her mother has desired for her.
Alessia says that she would have liked Rachel to marry someone like Piero.
The dream is to bring Rachel together with the guys from her favorite group, IL VOLO.
Mara tells Rachele to go to the door that will light up.
Enter Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
Kisses and hugs and a lot of emotion, Rachele is happy.
Ignazio tells Rachele that he too was a little overweight as a kid, and that this year, he sang a solo by Mia Martini(ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO) and she said that “Nobody is able to judge us, only we know what we are worth in this world.” and these are words to always remember.
A medley of beautiful songs from IL VOLO begins.
At the end Piero, gives a gift to mom and daughter, a VIP package, for the Arena di Verona, complete with Meet & Greet.
So much emotion and in the end Ignazio asks “but who is the most beautiful of the three of us?” and Rachele, between laughter says that Ignazio is the most beautiful!
Final hugs to everyone !! ❤️❤️❤️
Did you like this nice surprise? 😊
How many of you would have liked to be in Rachele’s place?
Since the last time I wrote a post, it’s amazing how many things our guys have done, but let’s try to retrace all their commitments.
Milan was also embellished with beautiful IL VOLO posters.
On December 17, Il Volo takes part in the presentation in Bologna of the new book by dear friend Bartoletti: ALMANACCO DI SANREMO. The boys were kind and affable to everyone.
At the end of the evening, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca recorded a video message dedicated to Sinisa Miajlovich (coach of the Bologna football team, currently suffering from leukemia). Here are some of the beautiful words written by Bartoletti.
“When the presentation of a book ends with Il Volo that stands up to go to dedicate ‘Grande Amore’ to Arianna Miajlovich sitting in the front row (then asking her cell phone to send a private encouragement video to Sinisa) there would already be very little to be added. Yet before, there had been … everything else. Between participation, joy and even a little emotion. With the acquired certainty that the A of Almanac is the same as A of Friendship (Amicizia ): and also the A of Love (Amore).
Difficult to find the words to thank Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero who came on PURPOSE to give us their affection.”
Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, have also been to visit an exhibition in Bologna, dedicated to Italian music “NOI, NON ERAVAMO SOLO CANZONETTE”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Modugno while singing “Volare”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Dalla, author of “Caruso”.
On December 19th, Il Volo performed in Monte Carlo, in the “Christmas Time in Monte Carlo” event.
Then, Il Volo announces a surprise for all the fans, a freeandlive mini concert, which will be held on 20 December outdoors, in front of the Milan train station.
Unfortunately on December 20 there is a horrible weather, it rains a lot and there is cold wind, but as promised, the boys do the mini live as announced.
We must make a big and warm applause to the guys who performed despite the impossible weather, but also to the fans who attended, despite the cold, wind and tremendous rain.
On RAI1 there is a television program I SOLITI IGNOTI, which is done for charity purposes,TELETHON. During the broadcast there will be many guests, including IL Volo, the aim is to guess who the people are, through clues. In the end, Il Volo knows exactly how to guess and the result of the evening of the game and the phone calls from home will go to charity.
The program was a lot of fun, the boys also sang two songs. Many laughs. Here is a video of the whole evening.
If you have a problem hearing the audio part of “Grande Amore” a link below will take you directly to the Sicilian Facebook Fan Page. You should be able to hear it there. 😊
From Mexico, images of NAVIDAD ATZECA arrive, where Il Volo sings “O HOLY NIGHT”, recorded during their last visit to Mexico.
What a sweet and beautiful song, Christmas is coming !! ❤️
Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca extend their best wishes with this video.
Gianluca and Luna
New concert dates have also been announced: June 16 – Dusseldorf June 18 – Frankfurt June 29 – Barcelona July 11 – Lodz July 13 – Bulgaria July 15 – Bucharest
During the Christmas holidays, Piero went to Cortina for a holiday in the snow, together with friends.
A nice piano arrived at Gianluca’s house and, in a short time, Gian cheered us up with this nice video, where he sings and PLAYS his new piano, good Gianluca!!
Instead on New Year’s Eve, a short video published byRed Ronniemade us discover Ignazio playing the guitar during a song with friends.
And on the first day of the new year, this beautiful video was released. It was done with the aim of sensitizing young people to turn the radio volume down or off while parking, because loud music could divert attention from the maneuver.
Very nice guys, who lent themselves to this video !!
In short, a very busy period for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, but it did not end here, on January 3, they will be guests on RAI1 in the LA PORTA DEI SOGNI program, also they should be guests of PORTA A PORTA with Bruno Vespa.
I can’t wait to see them again at Porta a Porta !!
I want to apologize to all of you for being absent for a long time, without any explanation, from this site.
I am very sorry that this happened and that I was not present for Christmas and New Year greetings.
I have had a very difficult period, because of health problems in my family, which have not yet been solved.
It wasn’t very happy days, but I have thought of you all.
So even if late, accept my best wishes for a happy 2020 year, beautiful concerts are waiting for you!!
Since they returned to Italy, Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero have not had a break.
In Turin, they did a private concert for a corporate event.
And here, we have a few short videos.
Then they were guests in the broadcast VIVA RAIPLAY, conducted by Fiorello.
But how are they dressed ????
Of course they are THE DARK VOLO BAND. 😁
In this short video the boys say that only Fiorello managed to dress them like this, and they recommend watching the show if you want to know what happened.
And here is the video of the evening.
What to say, they were fun, in their imitation of rapper singers, they sang famous song phrases, rap style ….. hilarious !!!
Very good also in the movements and those clothes, too funny!
And what about the beautiful Queen song? “We Are The Champions”, wonderful !!!
I think the boys had a great time with Fiorello, who is a friend of theirs.
But the next day, in the morning, here they are guests at a radio program, RADIO2 SOCIAL CLUB.
And here is their participation in the program.
After the greetings, the boys are asked the thrill of having their photos on Times Square, and Ignazio says that it was very exciting to see their photos there.
The speaker, standing with glasses, is Luca Barbarossa, he is the author of the words of “IO CANTO”, which he had written for Pavarotti, but which was then sung by Placido Domingo with IL Volo, while the music is by Musumarra, which is the same author that wrote “Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae”.
Then the famous selfie with Pope Francis is remembered. Below, “Musica Che Resta” is played on the air.
On the way back, the boys sing “Arrivederci Roma” live.
The boys sang “Jingle Bell Rock” and then sang “Nel blu dipinto di blu” in Dean Martin version. Here is a video of snippets of the songs. There is no sound until about 12 seconds into the video.
In the end a good female singer, Frances and Il Volo, especially Ignazio, sang “Imagine”.
So here they are guests in the broadcast of RAI1“20 years that we are Italian”.
In this beautiful broadcast, they presented a nice medley of their songs. And then, in the second part, Il Volo, along with Gigi D’Alessio sang a beautiful song by Modugno “Tu si na cosa grande”. Beautiful, all four very good.
In addition, new Italian dates for 2020 have been announced.
August 30 at the Verona Arena
August 31 at the Verona Arena (new date) September 4 at the Teatro Antico in Taormina
September 5 at the Teatro Antico in Taormina (new date)
November 26 at the Pala Alpi Tour of Turin (new date)
November 30 at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, Milan (new date)
December 4 at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome (new date)
As usual, Ignazio Gianluca and Piero, leave us speechless, with all these commitments, always carried out in an excellent way, and we are all very proud of them.
Guys, you always have the gift of making us smile!
After the photo shoot in New York, they flew to Miami.
Here is Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca at the South Florida PBS for the special recorded in Matera.
Let’s enjoy these short videos.
Then they were guests at the Despierta America television program . . .
. . . where they received a beautiful cake for their 10 years.
But how beautiful they are! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
They also sang “GRANDE AMORE”.
And yesterday they were at the PBS in Chicago.
(Click on each photo to enlarge it.)
(Thanks Judy Paullin Thurman, for publishing these beautiful photos of Diane Laske Varsek and Christine Nelson)
And now, they’re already in Atlanta!!😁
And what about this beautiful rediscovered friendship?
Thanks Richard Jay-Alexander for your post with these beautiful words. 😘
(He was the producer of the first special PBS We Are Love and also of other events.)
About Last Night …. THE BOYS of IL VOLO are in town and we got to have a lovely dinner and catch up at Morton’s in North Miami. Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are looking great and singing better than ever (LIVE) as they are now in their early to mid 20’s. I first learned of them and worked with them when they were teenagers. Also, their longtime road manager & friend, Barbara Vitali was with them and it was nice to catch up, reminisce and look to the future. They have now been together as a group for TEN YEARS and have a new PBS special that you should look for … IL VOLO: Ten Years. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS. I LOVE THESE GUYS and the foundation of our work and our friendship was rock solid, which is why we still stay in touch and see each other. Hey … BTW …. New York!!!! They’re playing RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in February and are almost SOLD OUT … so get your TIX! They are the REAL DEAL!
(Image made by Xinjie Wang)
Ok, will there be a next stop over Atlanta? We’ll see.
Moreover, many of you, will be seeing the Matera concert on television, write me your comments, for better or for worse.
Last week, IL VOLO took part in a television program in honor of Lucio Dalla, great Italian singer and author of the beautiful “CARUSO”.
The talented Valeria Bosch, has written a short and nice post about this event, and of course, here it is re-proposed for you.
(In this comment three great Italian singers who died prematurely, Lucio Dalla, Lucio Battisti and Fabrizio De Andrè, are cited.)
Let’s say that for Il Volo it was a test of maturity: in fact to examine them, there was Lucio (Dalla), the great Lucio. He told them right away, as soon as he saw them: “Guys, I’ll start, so you understand immediately what level you should take.”The boys, to feel up to it, found nothing better than to place there, immediately, a high note of Ignazio, that high note which, years ago, in the Verona Arena, had stunned him, making him exclaim: “Wow, what a voice!!!”
Then, “Gianlucathevoice”, velvet timbre and growing passion, and Piero, who, entering the musical context, with his power makes even the little clouds tremble up there, made Lucio understand that he could not worry: here are the ones to pass the baton to, three boys as seen from the outside, but three giants as to voice, to intonation, to passion, as soon as you hear them sing!
Lucio (Dalla) went to say it immediately there, in the heavenly pastures, to the other magnificent Lucio (Battisti) and to the great Fabrizio (De Andrè). They, the trio that reinvented Italian music in the second half of twentieth century, then quickly put themselves back at their paradisiacal pastimes.
They understood that, in the midst of rap, trap, indie and various amenities, there is someone who still saves Italian music. For the moment they can breathe a sigh of relief.
Credit to owners of all photos and video.
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