The tenth anniversary concert tour starts in Japan!
I was shuddered by Il Volo’s voice!
“Notte Stellata (Starry Night)” that Yuzuru Hanyu chose for the music of the Pyeongchang Olympics and received great acclaim. The young trio of Italian origin, Il Volo, is the owner of an incredibly sweet and clean singing voice that gently embraces the heart of the listener.
Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca ……, three members found talent in the Italian audition program at the age of 14 and 15, formed a boundless trio that sings from Italian folk songs to operas and pops, caused a boom all over the world.
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the formation, it is an interview with them during the tour of the concert in Japan that is coming at this time.
I have heard of love and passion for music, feelings for friends and future activities.
Piero Barone, born 24 June 1993, from Sicily. Sing the air of the opera in a dramatic volume, reminiscent of R. Pavarotti from the apogee. A smart and cool leader who also has a sense of laughter
PIERO = Since we started, we have also sung opera classics and original folk songs, but Il Volo’s main goal is to let many know about the charm of Italian music.
Gianluca Ginoble, born 11 February 1995, from Abruzzo. A handsome boy with an ordered appearance just like a sculpture. Sing in a romantic way with a shiny and deep velvet voice and capture the heart of the listener.
GIANLUCA= What is at the base of our music are the traditional melodies of Italy, and the passion to convey that charm has not changed at all.
Ignazio Boschetto, born 4 October 1994, from Bologna. From the soulful and sparkling cry to the parts he delicately sings, the ability to sing freely. He’s hot. A humorous speech is a fun mood maker.
IGNAZIO= Italians love music a lot, but we all grew up, especially among music lovers. Everyone was influenced by grandfather and dad, and grew up listening to Italian folk songs and works.
There is a reputation for their appeal that attracts women all over the world. They are also very popular as a star in South America, and it is also a promise that the scene where women who fall in love with them throw colorful gifts (sometimes even bras!) On stage!
The Japan Tour audience, which started May 13th, was not only feminine, but also colorful. A large public and people from adolescents and twenties to grandfather and grandparents, the three of Il Volo will be united in a warm atmosphere. The venue is just the classics room like the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Grand Hall, Arie in the name of the work, the light Italian folk songs resound with applause, to every part of the song, “Bravo.”
Il Volo also greeted the public, sometimes serving a kiss.
For my age generation, they are almost the age of my children, but for the dynamic singing voice and the appearance I knew at the show, there is also a lot of sensuality for adults! The heart is beating fast and the romantic concentration in the blood seems to increase.
GIANLUCA = It was impressive to come to Japan that your ways are wonderfully good. I am impressed by how you listen to our music calmly, very carefully and impatiently! It would be nice if the South American and European public were with everyone in Japan (laughs). I will learn Japanese at my next visit to Japan, so I will be able to exchange more words with the public, so please look ahead.
IGNAZIO = I’m happy to be able to do a concert at Japan. Arigatou Gozaimasu! I look forward to performing in Osaka this time. Everyone who comes to the concert, let’s meet up at the “Okini!” (If I had gone to Osaka, I would like to say “Okini”, Inazio practiced repeatedly.)
In 2016 an open-air concert was held in Florence entitled “Il Volo with Placido Domingo NOTTE MAGICA – Dedicated to the three great tenors”. The model becomes a film and will be released from 19 July in Japan. Even those who could not come on this tour can enjoy their beautiful singing voices in the cinema. What kind of movie is it?
GIANLUCA = The concert took place in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. Spend a summer evening with us in a fantastic illuminated square …. I think you can enjoy such a romantic moment. It would be nice if you could look at the theater!
PIERO = Even on the fifth anniversary of the training, they asked me, “What do you think of Il Volo after five years?”
And I replied: “I would like to celebrate the tenth anniversary with these three people”. Now, what I can say is this: “I really want to sing with them, for 50 years more.”
Guys, this Japanese tour, is taking place in the best way. We are so happy for your success, because you deserve it. I would say that your tenth anniversary is taking place in the best way. But the goals are still many. We are always here to support you!
The theater that will host IL VOLO is very beautiful.
Everything is ready, last moments in the backstage, sent by our beautiful baritone.
The evening program booklet is also very nice.
The concert will be set to the NOTTE MAGICA program, but there will certainly be variations.
And here is the list of songs that will be performed in the concert.
A really intense program.
It is very similar to the NOTTE MAGICA program, but with some variations.
The following have been introduced:
“QUESTA O QUELLA” taken from IL Rigoletto,
“NOTTE STELLATA”(lately they sing this only in Japan and instead we would like to hear it everywhere),
“LAMENTO DI FEDERICO” from the Arlesiana,
“BE MY LOVE” and“MUSICA CHE RESTA” from the last CD.
Furthermore “O ‘PAESE D’O SOLE” is sung by all three and not only by Piero and Ignazio.
Unfortunately in Japan, it is not allowed to make video footage while the concert is taking place, therefore there are no videos, only a very short video of the concert already finished with standing ovation, taken by Mrs. Lenora.
And here are the only photos of the concert.
The Japanese are very observant of the rules.
However we can guess that it was a success, and we wish Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca to continue their tour with great success …… and we hope, for us, to be able to see some videos!
The boys continue to be hosted in the various programs, here they are in the UTACON show, where the boys sing a small song in Japanese.
Very nice as usual and always available for photos.
What do you think about the concert program and the new songs included?
It is clear that the program will not be the same here in Italy and also in the US.
I think it’s a very intense program and honestly I’m curious to hear Rigoletto and Arlesiana.
I also think that these guys can do everything, and range from a classic program to a pop with great ease and this is certainly not for everyone.
We’ve known it for a long time Japan was on the horizon.
The boys arrived in “the land of the rising sun” and have already had some commitments.
Here they are upon their arrival.
Visit to Sony Music Japan and the announcement of the start of the tour.
The promo link from Sony Music Japan, of “NOTTE STELLATA”.
Short interview in the program Music Station, in Tokyo.
I= In these photos, there are our passions: fashion, football, music.
G= It is also an honor to be close to these great characters, whom we dreamed of meeting as children, and whom we then met.
P= Singing in front of Pope Francis was a great thrill and also in front of a million people and this is the most beautiful selfie of our life.
P= Hi, I’m Piero
I= I am Ignazio
G= and I’m Gianluca
P= and we are IL VOLO.
I= Our favorite song, lately is “Shallow”, by Lady Gaga
P= and Bradley Cooper
G = also has also won the Oscar, is one of the most beautiful songs ever, of the last period.
P + I + G= Goodbye, goodbye.
But here we are at the most important moment of the program, IL VOLO performs “NOTTE STELLATA”.
There are no words, this short video of “Notte Stellata” gives us a sweet execution made by our boys. Superb, even if shortened for program needs.
Magnificent words related to this video by Valeria Bosch:
HOW YOU CAN FALL IN AN “ENCHANTMENT” – A video of just over two minutes, shot in Tokyo, in a television studio: three young and handsome boys with unique voices, already beautiful at the beginning, but now, as that the maturation proceeds, even more penetrating, passionate and sensual, a timeless music, “The swan” by Camille Saint Saens, arranged by Tony Renis (“Notte Stellata”), a skater who designs magical evolutions on the ice. It is possible that all this could cause an enchantment, indeed I would like to say, with the permission of Dante Alighieri, an “enchantment” why does it seem to me that I can capture the state of grace in which I felt immersed ?
The degree of perfection to which these youngsters have arrived in solo interventions, in the fusion of the voices, in the musical harmony, in the understanding between them, I think has no worthy comparison in any other musical group in the world: Gianluca starts with that voice persuasive and velvety that immediately immerses you in a special world, made of dream, love, pure romanticism; Piero then softens his powerful voice to prolong the magic and dilate it so much that you seem to be completely enveloped in it, and Ignazio takes you to the stars, enchants you, fascinates you, forces you to hold your breath, until Gian returns to you with his singing an incomparable sweetness.
Three male voices of a poignant beauty, more and more ductile, ever more melodious, sweet and powerful at the same time, singing the eternal law of love, passion and dream.
Some shots of “life in Japan”…
Here is the full video of IL VOLO’s stay at the MUSIC STATION show.
Yes, the tour is officially starting.
And then it will be a very long run from Japan to Italy, and then Europe.
In lightning will also come from you and the long wait will be over.
After waiting for them, the tango has arrived. The boys were guests at Ballando con le Stelle (Dancing with the Stars), but let’s review how the facts took place…
Milly Carlucci(program presenter) sends us a video from the backstage, before the beginning of live TV.
MC = Il Volo, sing, we know, Il Volo, dance !!
Piero = Embarrassing.
Gianluca = Again, after 5 years.
MC = But with another dance.
Ignazio = Absolutely, but with another elegance and bearing.
Gianluca = You will say it, hopefully good.
MC = A kiss, see you later.
But before we see them dance, and after a good two hours of waiting, here come our darlings.
Below is the video that summarizes all the moments of the evening with IL VOLO.
MC = We have announced them several times, even during the week, because it is always a pleasure to embrace these guys who have conquered our hearts already many years ago, even if they are very young, but then they really managed to conquer the world, because they brought the Italian voice, the Italian song everywhere, from the US, to Japan, to Australia, everywhere.
Gentlemen, it is a pleasure to welcome, here in Dancing with the Stars: IL VOLO.
MC = How nice to have you here and how nice to see the public, who not only did the “ola” but sang with you, with a blissful face that meant “how nice”.
Ignazio = Yes, but when they see us dance they will change their mind.
MC = But it is not true.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about your immense success, because we have just heard “A CHI MI DICE” that it is your last single just released.
Piero = It is part of the last album called MUSICA. A tour will follow, now we leave for Japan, after tomorrow, but in June and July we will be in Italy with 17 dates.
MC = The beautiful thing is this, they have conquered the Italian public like a hurricane, but then they have conquered the public all over the world, everywhere. Actually there is a warmth around you, it is very beautiful, because music is a universal language, so if it comes so powerful, it means that you did the right thing.
Gianluca = We want to say that we are celebrating our 10-year career.
MC = Yes, of course.
Gianluca = We also wanted to thank the public that supports us every time, and we can’t wait to go back on tour in Italy too to bring our music to the most beautiful places.
MC = But you have two important appointments here in Italy, soon.
Ignazio = Yes, there will be Matera which is very important for us. Matera is the city of culture 2019 and we are very happy, but with the tour we will also be here in Rome
MC = And then also Verona, so there is really a way to follow you and support you.
You, who through this 10-year friendship, have brought Italian music all over the world, and it’s not easy, because we export little.
Gianluca = We do our best to continue to bring this kind of music, not only to those who like it, to those who grew up with this music, but also to the youngest, trying to do something unique.
MC = Sure, then now, we come to this evening’s story, because they are magical when you see them and listen to them, but they must prove to be magical even when they dance.
Piero = Can we leave?
MC = NO! Meanwhile, can we let your teachers enter?
Ladies, please sit down and take your partially protected place.
We have formed new dance couples.
Our three heroes will now have to fly, even in tango, so this is the challenge.
Gianluca = We will try.
MC = I saw them try this afternoon, they will make it.
Gentlemen, we look forward to seeing you on this track with a magical tango: IL VOLO.
MC = Dancing with the stars and we are waiting to see IL VOLO, this time, not as singers, but as tango dancers, and meanwhile we tell these three wonderful Italian boys.
(moments of the 2015 Sanremo Festival)
Ignazio = We met 10 years ago.
Piero = We are celebrating 10 years of career.
Ignazio = We are three very different people, one from the other, with three different ideas, three different ways of thinking, sometimes it is not easy to reconcile ……
Piero = For example, today we said that we had to come dressed in black, with gym clothes, and look at him (Ignazio) as he arrived, blue.
With the song, we engage, with the dance ….. you know, three tree trunks ??
Gianluca = I am the worst of the three to dance.
Ignazio = I have the pelvis movement, guys !!
Gianluca = But I’ll try.
Piero = This year we decided to dance tango, because we have grown physically, mentally, so tango is more passionate.
Ignazio = Growing up …… you are always the same height, not that you have grown, the tuft of hair is higher.
Piero = Come on, lately I’ve also lowered the tuft.
Gianluca = Getting in the game is always nice, and then it is really a game, we have fun, we come here with great pleasure, we will surely have fun, you will see some good ones.
Piero = At the disco, do you know how we dance? So (rocking on the feet) all the time.
Ignazio = He doesn’t go to the disco.
Piero = At the disco, I go there, not every week, but when I’m with friends, I go and dance, and when I watch videos while I’m dancing, I’m clumsy, I can’t move, and I laugh.
This is the truth.
I’m worried about this evening.
Ignazio = Can I tell you a secret? There was a time when I went to the disco and dance Latin American on Sunday evening.
Gianluca = So are you ready for the challenge? Tell the public.
Ignazio = But that was salsa, not tango.
Gianluca = So you will give us the advice.
Ignazio = Absolutely boys.
Piero = So if we take bad grades it’s Ignazio’s fault.
Ignazio = I take the responsibility, for me, but not for Gianluca, for him I don’t take the responsibility exactly.
Piero = Gentlemen and ladies, a Dancing with the Stars, a dance at IL VOLO
Ignazio = What a bad thing it is ??
Ladies and gentlemen, with “MUSICA CHE RESTA” in tango version, IL VOLO.
Gianluca = Not bad.
Ignazio = Other than Pippo Baudo (presenter).
MC = So, I am very satisfied, then now you tell me (addressed to the judges).
Carolyn Smith = Can I say something? I am moved, really moved, because Gianluca last time (5 years ago) was a disaster, I must say that the other two are already fantastic, because in concerts, they dance, I am a witness because I go to their concerts and I have them seen, but I must say that you learned something, good, but you have to dance more.
Gianluca = Have you seen? The look, sensual!
Carolyn = Passion really, you’re good.
Ignazio = Nureyev in tango version.
Carolyn = Let’s not exaggerate.
Gianluca = It was cool, we had fun, I danced twice in my life, the salsa the other time and the tango this time, so I’m happy with the result.
MC = (addressed to the judge) So, Mariotto?
Mariotto = I love IL VOLO. He (Gianluca) was the one who promised less but did a nice tango, certainly with that teacher!
I saw them here behind the door, she instructed him, “You put yourself like that, I put myself like this.”
MC = But it wasn’t like they were touching, they were trying tango.
Mariotto = Yes, but they did it very aggressively.
Piero = More than anything else they seemed like foreplay.
Gianluca = We were passionate, the tango must be passionate, we must have the look, enter into passion.
Ignazio = Being passionate is one thing, playing the playboy, another.
Gianluca = See, everyone makes fun of me.
Mariotto = But no, you were really passionate.
MC = Jury, we give this score to IL VOLO.
10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 50 points, the maximum.
In live video, Paolo Belli (coach of the national soccer team singers), greet the boys and announces that soon there will be the charity football match which should also be attended by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca returning from Japan.
MC = So gentlemen, it was a real pleasure to have Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca with us, that is IL VOLO.
P + I + G = Goodbye, see you next time.
Il Volo and Milly Carlucci.
Some shots of the evening.
(A new feature has been used for these photos. Please click on one and it will show as the full size image. There are arrows on both sides of each photo so you can scroll through them all!)
(photos by Deborah Georgini Beaupre and Il Volo Sicilia Fanpage)
Ok, and so after a long wait we admired our beloved boys, try a tango.
They were good, during the evening they sang their new single, with an informal elegance (Ignazio do you want to stop wearing baggy pants?).
The tango was nice, but too short, maybe because the expectation is high and the moment passes too fast, we would like an entire program with them.
Nice show, but time is short, in two days …… Japan they arrive.
Bologna, 27 April 2019 – The Fico Central Eataly World Arena(photo) struggles to contain spectators for the presentation of Ricomincio dai tre. Young, very young and less young, they fill the stands enthusiastically, waiting to be able to hear the sweet and thunderous voices of their idols. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. They are the three youngsters, from whom, ten years ago, Michele Torpedine, manager of VIPs, set off again.
You can perhaps call it a bet, the one that Torpedine faced when he decided to “take three small singers by the hand”. Who would have said that, at the time of pop, overseas music and digitization, two tenors and a baritone would have broken through the national and world music scene to the point of becoming the first Italian artists to sign a contract with Geffen Records, US major? “These three talents are here for their great friend – began Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly – who, in the world of music, worked with great artists like Gino Paoli and discovered talents of the caliber of Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia”.
Michele Torpedine, always in the world of music, has seen us along and perceived, right from the start, the potential of the trio ‘Il Volo’ and it is this that is told in his novel, autobiography, Ricomincio dai tre, published from Pendragon. “The first victory at Sanremo was with Bocelli – Torpedine recounts, digging into his memories – an enormous talent that was not easy to break into the music world because of his handicap. But as soon as I put him on the Zucchero tour, everyone noticed the power he had.”
A manager-mentor, who, after working for thirty years as a drummer for big names like Dalla, Orietta Berti wanted “to give” his knowledge to these three boys, today almost godchildren for him. “One thing that all the young people who want to emerge should know is that talent and application are not enough – Torpedine warns in his autobiography – you have to have your head, otherwise you end up off the road before you even get into gear.” Ricomincio dai tre covers the stages of the career of the manager from Puglia with anecdotes, stories, advice and experiences. At Fico, they discussed this, including laughter and chatter, Torpedine, the three of IL VOLO, Farinetti and Red Ronnie.
When, then, the three opera stars took the microphone to sing (video), the spectators reacted with enthusiasm and the boys dominated the Arena as true gladiators. “You have been fundamental for us – Boschetto emphasizes – it is not easy today to find someone to help you realize the dreams and you did this for us.” Piero Barone then underlines: “We are three privileged boys because we travel the world doing what we like.” At the end, they sang “Grande Amore” that moved and united all the fans who are then rushed to the center of the stage to greet the boys and Torpedine without forgetting to get selfies and autographs with the three of IL VOLO.
This nice article was published by the newspaper IL RESTO DEL CARLINO.