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UNTITLED CONCERT, GIAPPONE by Daniela

While in Japan, IL VOLO participated in the registration of a program called UNTITLED CONCERT.

It’s really a lot of fun, in this video you will see a version, made in four, of MY WAY, you will witness joking moments, you will hear “O SOLE MIO” and “GRANADA” and a particular version accompanied by the orchestra alone: “MUSICA CHE RESTA”.

Enjoy the beautiful video!

Really nice and engaging to our boys, and the public certainly appreciated.

Here is a nice sequence of photos.

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The translation of the tweet: Three great tenor’s coming again! The world’s attention now. The musicians of the Italian trio. Young people of young people will play famous songs with stable bright singing voices!

And here, a list of Japanese iTunes. Even if it is a daily ranking, it is really nice to have these satisfactions.

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I can say that IL VOLO’s charisma has reached as far as the Far East.

The land of the rising sun welcomed Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio with a big hug.

Beautiful music is always and everywhere appreciated, beyond the momentary fashions, the abilities of our boys, are visible to everyone.

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

MERANO , MUSICA TOUR 7 by Daniela

Despite the very strong wind, MERANO, at Ippodromo di Maia, was also done.

It was the first time Il VOLO had performed in Trentino Alto Adige, and despite the wind, the people were warm and it was a success.

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Here is a twitter of the Regional TG.

Fourth and last concert of the Maia Music Festival at the #Merano racecourse. 3,500 spectators listen to the songs of the Volo, the three opera singers, two tenors and a baritone, famous all over the world. Accompanied by an orchestra, they performed the most famous classics.

Here, a short video of “MY WAY”, you can hear and see the strong wind, but the boys have continued in their performance undaunted …… and the people, liked.

“IL MONDO”

“LONTANO DAGLI OCCHI”

“LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”

“E PENSO A TE”

“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”

My friend Marina was present at the concert, and said it was a success.

There were many people from Germany and Austria.

Despite the wind, the curtains flew, and then the musical scores, the boys have not lost their way of making jokes. This is a video of their “siparietto” (witty, sequence of jokes).

(a spotlight fell on the stage)

G = A sudden gust of wind
I = (turning to the orchestras and playing down) in the end you only took a blow from the lamppost.
G = Even the lights can take flight !! (laughter and applause).
The important thing is that you are well. (addressing people) And how are you?
I’ve already seen some of you, we’ve known each other, some haven’t, because it’s the first time we’ve come here.
I = I really see many new faces.
P = The lady is from Germany.
I = Wasn’t it better to wait until we came to Germany?
P = Here you speak German, don’t you? (the people disagrees)
I = That is, here they speak Italian and, as a second language, German. (this is an area on the border with Germany and Austria, but the identity is Italian)

(Ignazio reads aloud, a great message among the people) I wish I had wings to fly there from you ……… but you don’t need wings, lady, but your legs!!
P = (reads another message) I would like a hug ……. love, later, later.
I = What is it now guys?
P = I don’t know.
G = It’s time to sing, to go on, we all know this song.

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These guys are too nice, real entertainers, Marina, also said that, at a certain point, as the wind was getting stronger (in fact Ignazio and Piero finally put a sweatshirt on), Ignazio said: “Okay that our name is Il Volo, but do not overdo it with this wind !!”

They are too funny.

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This instead is a short video of amusing speeches, between Ignazio and Piero, taken up by another friend, Antonietta.

P = This is a fairly important year for us, in these 10 years, we have discovered that we have different musical tastes, even three personalities and three different vocalities.
So for a couple of years, we started singing singly even during concerts.
Tonight, the new silhouette of IL VOLO (indicates Ignazio, who has lost weight …. laughter), before we were 4 to sing, 1,2,3 and 4 (while he says this, he indicates himself, then Gianluca and two sometimes Ignazio), now, we are three.
I = I too, I remember we were: me, Gianluca and Dumbo (refers to Piero’s ears …… laughter).
P = I had a little ears like that! (he spreads his ears), then, like tonight, there was a gust of wind and they became like this (he squeezes his ears).
I = But be careful that this wind makes them reopen to you !!

Really hilarious, and Antonietta, told me that so many people in front of and behind her, commented saying, “But how good, how nice they are.”

“GRANDE AMORE”

And here an interview published by the TG Alto Adige.

PR = You are in Merano for the first time, what was your impression?
I = We arrived at night, so we didn’t get a chance to see the place, but it is a very beautiful place, in the mountains, really very beautiful and relaxing.
PR = In a Hippodrome, have you never sung?
I = No, never sang, but I’m a horse lover, so I’m in my habitat.

PR = And you instead? (addressed to Piero)
P = This morning, I woke up, opened the window, and it really looked like a surreal landscape, I sent a picture in the family group, because it looked like a postcard.
PR = Singing at the Hippodrome? (addressed to Gianluca)
G = Surely it is something different, singing at the Hippodrome will be a beautiful emotion. We have had the opportunity to sing in different places, but we will surely remember this, a place as beautiful as Trentino, we love it and Merano is a wonderful city.

In this beautiful video of another TG of ALTO ADIGE TV, there are beautiful words for Il VOLO, I bring you the most important ones.

“Not just music, because Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are also true entertainers, last night, despite the wind and singing in chorus, the audience also enjoyed the joking words that framed the 15 songs sung by the three boys.
Voices set for opera singing, vocal skills, out of the ordinary, but also the desire to revisit the best of Italian pop music.”

Some beautiful shots.

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Perfect, even Trentino Alto Adige, has been successfully archived.
Wherever they go, there are only nice comments and nice articles.
The tenth year celebrations are going very well, and success is really deserved.
But there is still a long way to go, it’s time for Cattolica!

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

LOCARNO MUSIC TOUR 6 by Daniela

Switzerland has also been enchanted.

The MOON & STARS festival held in the square of Locarno was a success.

Here are some photos.

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Great to see people in these photos.

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Here are some short videos:

“GRANDE AMORE”

“ANCORA”

“ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”

On the fanpage LE MAMME ILVOLOVERS, I read a beautiful comment, about who was present in Locarno, I extract the most significant piece and I thank the fanpage.

I hadn’t heard them live for a year !! I thought that after Notte Magica in Taormina, where they had been great, they could no longer amaze me !! There are no more doubts about their greatness !!

Last night, instead, in Locarno, I had to think again !! Each time, they surpass themselves in skill !!

I don’t know where these guys are going, they are still so young, they have so many years ahead of them, but if they keep it up there is no one else who can have this success!!

I saw them so at ease, close-knit, happy to be on stage that transmitted joy to all of us present! I have seen their other concerts here in Switzerland, but to hear the square sing with them like last night, NEVER !!

Another comment from the Moon&Stars website:  Moon&Stars Website – Click Here

“They came to steal hearts. There was a lot of love in the air for IL VOLO. The voices of the three boys come from another planet – even live. The three wonders transformed effortlessly between classical and pop music, international songs and Neapolitan songs. Pop Opera in a class of its own in Piazza Grande. Well done!”

(Scroll down on the webpage to see IL VOLO perform “Grande Amore”.)

A very nice review about IL VOLO written by Mauro Rossi appears on this Corriere del Ticino website: Corriere del Ticino article – Click Here

The translation of the paragraph below the photo of IL VOLO:

But let’s start with the classic-pop Italian trio made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto (tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble (baritone) who may or may not like it as far as singing style (belcanto, although considered the emblem of Italianness all over the world, at home and from us does not enjoy too many consents) but that is absolutely impeccable. The voices of the three boys are in fact optimally set, the harmony is perfect and even the repertoire chosen by them does not make a wrinkle: a dozen classics of the melodic tradition of the Peninsula (from “Il Mondo” to the “L’immensità”, from “Lontano Dagli Occhi” to “Almeno tu nell’universo” to the inevitable “Volare”), four to five songs of their own (including the Sanremo singles “Grande Amore”  and “Musica Che Resta”) and a couple of international standards like My Way and Love Story”. All accompanied by a classical orchestra of about twenty elements (the Filarmonia Veneta) and a pop complex: a sumptuous organic capable of offering an ideal sound carpet to the performances of the three, performed both together and carving out their own spaces personal but always in the sign of a continuity and an interpretative balance that has never failed. The undisputed heirs of Bocelli, in short, that the public appreciated them with long and enthusiastic applause.

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Beautiful this support from Abruzzo, who knows for whom will have given their warmest applause ??  😉

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This, their image is very beautiful.

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And here are the beautiful words of Luce Blu, also present at the concert:

Hello everyone, yesterday I had the extraordinary fortune of finding myself in Locarno for the “Moon & Stars”, I don’t know what to tell you except under a different sky, other scents, a clearer night … the same intense sensations that you get straight to heart, they are impossible to hold and escape from the eyes. How can we not thank them for this? Always … it’s the minimum. But still for their availability and kindness, rare qualities in their world and perhaps also in the world in general.

All that immediately catches one’s eye is their serenity on stage and their great harmony, one can say aloud that they are back to being those three voices and one soul that in “Notte Magica” was perceived too, one can well understand, of the importance of that project so demanding that it weighed with considerable responsibility.

Quarta, then with that violin … an alien on earth that makes the strings of that instrument scream, and together those of the soul, the solos of our idols with its accompaniment cannot fail to make you shed tears.

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And tonight Alessandro Quarta’s shirt is longer!! 😂😂😂

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What to say, although the program was shorter, for reasons of time, certainly, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, got a great concert.

BRAVISSIMI, but quick to rest, there’s another concert coming soon: Merano, al Maia Music Festival !!

 

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CINQUALE MUSICA TOUR 5 by Daniela

Even Cinquale (Arena della Versilia) has been conquered.

Wherever IL VOLO goes, it leaves a trail of new lovers – because their music enchants, because they themselves enchant.

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Last time, I didn’t find a nice video of the solo by Piero, “WHERE DO I BEGIN”, and I was very sorry, so I asked my friend Silvia, who I knew was going to Cinquale and was in the second row, the pleasure to record this song.

I thank Silvia who did it, so that I can show it to you.
You have made many beautiful videos that I will use in this post.

PIERO: “WHERE DO I BEGIN”

What can I say, I like it a lot. I like Piero’s interpretation, full of strength, imposing.

These duets performed together with Quarta are very special. I hope that Quarta is with them also in the US.

Also this time Alessandro said only nice words about our boys.

Thanks Alessandro, you are great!

“Because you are lucky to be there listening to them, because i can assure you that before any concert I’m always with my baby girl from 1723 (his violin) studying, they came instead, and compel me to listen to them. I was over there and I said myself ‘what a gift God sent to us!’ Thanks guys!”

The audience seems to agree with him, and I agree too, they are a gift from above! ❤️

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“PEOPLE” (grazie mille to Christiane Chouery for some video)

Ignazio, “ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”, is a wonderful song, performed very well, with the support of the maestro Grani on the piano and Quarta on the violin. Too bad, it’s just a short video.

 

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“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”

“IO CHE NON VIVO”

“CORE N’GRATO”

“FINO A QUANDO FA BENE”

Silvia also made a nice video of Gianluca and Alessandro Quarta. They are both fabulous and I had to re-propose it to you, they are too good.

“MI MANCHERAI”

Grand finale: “GRANDE AMORE”, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”

 

Some good shots of the night from Silvia.

There is nothing to say, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are very good and their program is varied, but always with remarkable performances. This year there is also the support of an excellent violinist.

You guys never disappoint.

Next, the Swiss are waiting for you!

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

NERVI : MUSICA TOUR 4 by Daniela

It was their first concert in Genoa and of course it was a success!

But here are the first photos, thanks to Mr. Ginoble.

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The audience seemed much more timid than usual. It was the first time here, for IL VOLO and probably also for the public it was the first time, they were all very firm in their seats.

Let’s start with “A CHI  MI DICE”.

But now, I want you to analyze the videos of the solos well, because they are really beautiful.

Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, have certainly chosen songs that are absolutely suitable for them.

Gianluca, “MI MANCHERAI”

“SHE’S  ALWAYS A WOMAN”

I believe that these two songs are really suitable for Gianluca. With how much love, with how much feeling, our perfect crooner performs, indeed interprets these two sweet songs.

Bravo Gianluca !! 👏

This song was a great news for us Italians. Battisti-Mogol (authors of the song) are considered among the greatest Italian authors. This is a sweet song and Ignazio interprets it very well, at first sweet and then going towards the high notes, which he performs so well.

Bravo Ignazio!! 👏

This piece became Piero’s workhorse. It is now part of his fixed repertoire. He strongly interprets this song, he feels it “in his strings”.

Bravo Piero!! 👏

“MY WAY”

“MUSICA CHE RESTA”

These following photos have been posted from the Nervi Festival page, and have been published with this comment:
“Yesterday, fans of all ages filled the audience of the # FestivalNervi2019, to experience, a TOTAL experience, that left its mark: thanks to Il Volo and all the participants for giving us these unique emotions!” ⭐ 💗

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And these, some comments from the people:

Ottavia Primicerio = Good also as soloists, but together they are explosive, overwhelming, magnificent. And they are nice.
And the orchestra … a mention for violin and piano.
Great evening, young, and not so young, very old people, all happy, they sang, and they applauded for a long time.

Angela Pazzano = Three spectacular voices! Good guys with solid roots simplicity has been perceived a lot! 👏👏👏

Fran Ci = Wonderful concert! Very good, no doubt about it !! I went to accompany my mother, who has loved them for years, and I was also surprised by their sympathy and ability to involve the public. … a compliment also to the organization of the event. I found kind and helpful people. Thanks for the nice evening. 😊

Laura Tina = Fantastic location, they are great, great violinist, great orchestra … what more can we say? Let’s hope for a reply!

The regional television newscast also reported the news and made a nice article on IL VOLO. This is the title:
Il Volo enchants the Nervi Festival, a great success for the pop-opera trio at the international festival.

And finally, the wonderful words of Alessandro Quarta at the end of their performance. They are beautiful words of esteem and affection: thanks Alessandro!

And thank you to Christiane Chouery for the video.

Translation:

A = It is wonderful, I am breathless. I’m out of breath, not because I do the dance, even if I’m not brought for the dance, but because they force you to every concert, to always do one more beautiful than the other.

I played with the greatest singers and musicians in the world, it seems to me that I have NEVER had anything to do with the older ones.

Because for me, in this context, we have them, because they have heart, they have heart, boys. I pride myself on being Italian, (applause) but you must not applaud me, but you must applaud them.

G = Thanks Alessandro, you are great.

A = Because they really do wonderful things, thanks guys.

P = Thanks to you.

I = Obviously these words, were part of the script …. (laughter, while Alessandro waved his arm and hand to say no). I’m kidding.

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In short, this time everything was fine, and the people, who seemed more detached, actually made beautiful comments and articles.

Guys go to rest, for a short while, the concert n. 5, Cinquale is ready !!

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.