Grande Amore – 100 Million Views!

Hello all!  Just in case you hadn’t heard…. 🙂

Here is the Google Translate version of the article posted in the previous blog posted late Monday – kind of by accident.  (it said you could reblog post at the end, so I did!)  Ah well, live and learn!  Also posting some various photos circulating social media….thank you and well-deserved credit to all owners of the photos with such creativity!!  And of course, “our boys…”  🙂  For without them, we never would have known such Grande Amore was possible – meeting all of these wonderful people all around the world.


“Today, October 9, 2017 (now Italian!), The video of Grande Amore de Il Volo reaches 100 million views, obtaining VEVO certification. * Grande Amore can definitely be considered the battle horse of the 3 artists who, precisely with this song, written by Francesco Boccia il volo thank youand Ciro Esposito, won the 65th edition of the Festival of Sanremo. Thanks to this victory and the third place in the Eurovision Song Contest, Volo has become more known in Italy and the rest of Europe. Grande Amore’s video, directed by Mauro Russo, was shot in a single day, January 15, 2015, in the magnificent Villa Caroli Zanchi in Stezzano, near Bergamo. Congratulations to Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca for this new finish !!

This is the blog site I got it from:  Grazie Mille!!

https://torinoaspettailvoloepoi.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/grande-amore-100-milioni-di-visualizzazioni/

Various pictures…. some from Gianluca, some from Il Volo, some from Gary Istok….

 

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There is Gian, always teasing us!!  Really Gian?  You have to ask?  🙂 

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“When I think, I think only of you….”  How true – aren’t they always on our minds and in our dreams?

 

Ciao – til tomorrow….

Jana

 

 

“The Knight With His Hand On His Chest”~by Carmen, Friend of Daniela.

Carmen is my Spanish friend who teaches Art History.  She loves IL VOLO and loves to make comparisons between IL VOLO and artwork.   Her teaching method  is to create this parallel so that the lessons result less heavy  for the students.

It is very interesting and I thought to ask Valeria to translate it for you.

 This is what she thinks of Piero.

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THE KNIGHT WITH HIS HAND ON HIS CHEST,   

 written by Carmen Garcia Rodriguez.

When I first watched the trio Il Volo for the first time, two of its members immediately reminded me of the characters I had seen in various artworks. Gianluca has a classic beauty that reminded me of Hermes of Prassitele and Ignazio, for his deportment and for his face, he seemed to me a Knight of the seventeenth century, coming out of a picture of Caravaggio or Dumas’s novel “The Three Musketeers”.

And many people have asked me: “And Piero, do not you remember any character?” The fact is that he reminded me, yes, some, but I did not understand who. His glasses, which give him so many personalities, I think, prevented me from accurately identifying what character of the past he was like, until I saw his picture without glasses and black dress. Then I understood: Piero was “The Knight with his hand on his chest”.

 

His austere air, his serious face, and the penetrating look were those of the famous Toledo horseman depicted by El Greco. Afterwards I realized that, very often, singing or greetings, Piero carried his hand to the chest in a gesture very similar to that of the man of the painting, and I thought: finally I found Piero’s character.

El Greco was a famous painter of the sixteenth century, born in Crete and artistically formed in Italy, although today he is considered a Spanish painter since he settled in Toledo and in Spain reached the fame he still maintains. “The Knight with his hand on his chest” (Museo del Prado) is surely his most famous portrait. Unfortunately, we do not know for sure who the Knight is, but El Greco, as a portraitist, has been able to grasp the character of the character. .

It is a simple portrait in which black and gray predominate, which gives arousing air to the character, but there are three elements that characterize the portrait: the penetrating gaze, the grip of the sword pointing to his character noble origin and, above all, the hand on the chest that represents it as a man of honor.

Of course Piero is more attractive than El Greco’s Knight and also wears glasses that I hope will never be removed because they characterize his image. I do not know Piero personally, so I do not know if his personality resembles the one that comes from this horseman, but for some reason Piero is for me “the Knight with his hand on his chest”, one of my favorite portraits.

 (translated from Spanish to Italian by Valeria Bosch)

The teacher Carmen Garcia Rodriguez has a blog dedicated to art and IL VOLO. This is her link,

http://ilvoloarteycultura.blogspot.it/p/los-protagonistas.html

~Credit to all owners of photos.~

Latest on New Album – Article Translation from Daniela!

Daniela was kind enough to find this article and translate it for us here!   We already knew it was going to be Latin/Spanish and geared toward the Latin crowd, but I know we will love it anyway!  Spanish is actually easier to understand than Italian and we know the guys will put their heart and soul into it, as always and will have a lot of fun making this one!  Here is translation from Daniela!  Grazie mille! or should I say – Muchas gracias!  🙂  


Today is published by Optimagazine this article about the new album of IL VOLO.

THE NEW ALBUM OF IL VOLO WILL BE A POP REVOLUTION: THE FIRST CLUES ON THE RELEASE DATE IN 2018

 It will be released in 2018 with the promise of a big pop revolution: IL VOLO is already working on the new unedited album.

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Begin to leak the first clues to the new album of IL Volo, which will be totally pop-kind as they had anticipated in recent months, during the World Night Tour – A Tribute to the Three Tenors started from Vienna on April 21st.

 The lucky tour has touched several European and Italian cities, and then landed on the American continent. Since September, the group has resumed the tour in Latin America, and is now working on the new pop album designed for the public and the Latin market. Produced by Emilio Estefan, husband of celebrity Gloria Estefan, the new album Il Volo will almost certainly be released by 2018, for which the three boys have been searching for melodies and lyrics, all in a newer popular dress. And from the words of the three tenors we really have to expect a great revolution!

“It will be a new pop project and we’ll surprise you, maybe there will be something with Ermal Meta and Tiziano Ferro, but we’ll see.”

Although they had expressed the desire for a break from the stages, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble left clues that make it clear that they were already in the studio to work on the new album of unpublished, but without hurry. “We will publish the new project when it is ready, we have no deadlines,” said Piero Barone.

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At the moment, the band is devoting to the next album, and the world tour will resume in late November for the last two live concerts in Japan: November 28 will perform in Tokyo, and December 1 at Kawasaki.

The Magic Night Tour – Tribute to the Three Tenors has brought the latest record project by Michele Torpedine to the stage, which honors the show “I Tre Tenori”: Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Placido Domingo, who participated in the album. Both the record and the tour have hit a huge hit all over the world with numerous dates sold out.

 written by Federica Cacio, translated by Daniela 

http://www.optimaitalia.com/blog/2017/10/04/il-nuovo-album-de-il-volo-sara-una-rivoluzione-pop-i-primi-indizi-sul-disco-in-uscita-nel-2018/847105

 

From Gian…”something’s going to change….”

 A cute little birthday greeting from Gian to Ignazio!

Guys in the studio on Igna’s birthday – looks like he wants cake!

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Time to Record!

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Ciao – Jana

Pavarotti 10th Anniversary Show – Special Exclusive by our own Daniela!

 

Our very own Daniela surprised us all by sending us an email of her attendance at the taping and rehearsals for the Pavarotti Event on September 6th!  Below, is her experience, as well as some editing and formatting by me.  But still mostly in her own words…


From Daniela…

This is the promo of the broadcast:

https://www.facebook.com/raiunoofficial/videos/1544358462269865/

Here is the video of their song, as well as the beginning of the evening.

 

 

“Ciao a tutte,

Ten years ago, a great tenor died, Luciano Pavarotti.  In his memory, a great event was scheduled at the Verona Arena broadcast live on Rai1, September 6, 2017.

Yesterday, September 5, from the official fanclub arrived an e-mail that if you wanted to attend the free rehearsals you just had to show up at 7pm. in front of the Arena gate and we can bring other people, the card was not required. I just wanted to tell you that I have just returned from Verona Arena where I and my husband have attended the event in memory of Pavarotti that will be done tomorrow. Lucky for us, we just lived less than an hour away from Verona.

All this was done because for IL VOLO, besides the rehearsals, there was also the recording of their participation, in short for them tomorrow will be a “fake direct” because will be transmitted how much was recorded tonight.

The big evening came.

The beginning of the evening it is announced that Il Volo will perform Granada together with the soprano Angela Gheorghiu. They were very good and there was a lot of support for them, but let me say I would have preferred they sing a song all to themselves.

At first, we were about 500 people but the rehearsal was long and in the evening, it was cold. At the end, we were about 150 people all arranged focused because during the television shooting you could see the audience. I was in a good position in the central corridor.

They were allowed to sing as if it seemed they were actually present in the Arena.

Their show was recorded on Tuesday night, the boys had to leave for Mexico, shortly afterward, as we saw from the pictures of Gian and Piero on the plane.

My husband and I had the pleasure of being there when the boys were recording their song at the Arena, it was a great experience and absolutely free. Piero Ignazio and Gianluca are wonderful as usual.

I enjoyed the show. I did some photos and a couple of videos. They asked us not to divulge photos and videos until tomorrow evening.

We have seen the tapes of the tenors: Carreras, Grigolo, Meli (I’m not sure he is), and of course IL VOLO.

The guys were very stylish, there was also the presenter Conti and the orchestra, all were elegant.

Carlo Conti asked Angela and Il Volo their thoughts on Pavarotti after they finished their song….lucky for us, Daniela translated the guys’ answers for us!

Piero: We did not know Luciano but for us he is the image of music, music in the world.  I remember when the master disappeared in 2007, on the news in China raised the black flags and there I realized that we had lost someone important.

Ignazio:  Surely for us it was a great inspiration, especially for the project we have faced to date. For me personally, I imitated Luciano when I was a little kid in my bedroom, then my mom came and said to me “but it was you Ignazio?” For me I grew up a lot with Luciano and we really bring him into our heart, and who does not?

Gianluca: The most charismatic man in the world, probably of the century, has succeeded in his mission of bringing lyrical music to everyone, to the people but especially to the young and this is the most important thing.

I finish with a phrase, today an important Italian newspaper has devoted a long page to Pavarotti’s memory and after describing not only the great artist but the simple man who had also succeeded in his spontaneity, this newspaper finished the article writing: “IL VOLO, like it or not like, are his virtual sons.”  (I love this quote!…jmv)


Pictures below from Daniela:

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These pictures below from RAI, but sent by Daniela…

I think Igna and Luciano have the same cheeks!  🙂

 

Til next time….a presto!

Jana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pavarotti’s Death – Sep 6, 2017

Ciao a tutti!

A few important dates coming up for our guys…. on September 2, 2017, they will be performing in Berlin.  However, I found very, very, if no information on it on the internet anywhere.  Even though the guys did a promo for it in English that I saw on Instagram and “not to miss it.”  That’s what they said!  🙂  At 7:00p.  Maybe some of the folks in Italy or Germany can clue us in a little better?  🙂

The second one is below…and was found by Pat.  Here is a link to RadioItalia: http://www.radioitalia.it/news/luciano_pavarotti/evento/15271_luciano_pavarotti_zucchero_giorgia_e_ramazzotti_al_10th_anniversary.php# (the article/page is in Italian, but if you right click, your computer should translate it)   It says it will air on RAI Uno, but like the Wind Awards last time, we probably cannot get it in the US.

there is a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1302773589792090/

IL VOLO will be performing at a Grand Gala in the Arena of Verona on September 6th in honor of Luciano Pavarotti and the 10th anniversary of his death. Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Zucchero, Eros Ramazzotti, Nek, IL VOLO, Fiorella Mannoia, Vittorio Grigolo, Massimo Ranieri and many other stars will perform. The show will air on Rai Uno TV in early evening by Carlo Conti. The first Italian radio RTL 102.5 is the media partner of the event.

They must be flying out right after the performance, as they are due to be in Mexico on September 7!  Does not leave a lot of time for rehearsing!

 

Also, there is still time to do the survey if you haven’t already….

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZ5JSFK

 

Grazie mille!

Ciao!  Jana

 

 

The Price To Be Very Famous ~ by Daniela

A friend passed me this short newspaper article.

It seemed to me to be a nice and funny news that our dear Gianluca is protagonist.

Before summarizing the content I think you all know that Gianluca is friend of Ermal Meta.

L'immagine può contenere: 2 persone, persone che sorridono, persone in piedi

Ermal is a good singer and composer, this year’s Sanremo ranked second.

Gianluca repeatedly said in the interviews that there will be songs from Ermal on their next CD.

And now we come to the article.

L'immagine può contenere: 2 persone, persone che sorridono

The article says that Gianluca was on the steps to attend the concert as any fan but was immediately noticed and surrounded by fans.

Smiling and helpful with everyone, Gianluca greeted everyone with extreme courtesy, but this bustle did not allow the organizers to start the concert.

The security guards  escorted Gianluca came in so that the concert could begin.

Poor Gianluca, this is the expensive price to be very famous, from the comments of so many fans Gianluca was really courteous and helpful.

This is the comment of a fan on the facebook page of Ercole Ginoble.

Good morning sir. Ercole, I would like to publicly commend my compliments to you and his lady for how  have grew up your sons. I had the honor and the pleasure of meeting them at the concert of Ermal Meta and I have been disarmed by so much simplicity, gaiety and availability from a person who in his short life has a megagalactic success, sang with the greatest and could be full title of the arias …  I have seen some singers who are not coming close and that they do not even remotely salute the fans … I think this attitude is not only fruit of the character but also and above all what you as parents have sent you !!! It could be my son seeing age, but if before I was a fan , now I love him more !!! Paola

Credit to all owners of photos.

~Jane~

Wind Summer Festival~~~ AND~~~ Pula, Italy, Notte Magica concert!

WIND SUMMER FESTIVAL

Daniela sent us these excerpts from the festival:

In June, at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, we held the WIND SUMMER FESTIVAL, where our boys also participated.

The broadcast was recorded and made available on television a few days ago.

IL VOLO in great shape has proposed a small medley of L’AMORE SI MUOVE e GRANDE AMORE.

As always, they have involved the whole audience.

The presenter said announcing it was, “Proud to have them as  guests because they are famous all over the world.” 

Here is the medley video.

 

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In the backstage of the festival, the boys were interviewed.

The interviewer had already interviewed the boys at their debut so he dived in the past. 

He tells the guys that it’s been so long since their last interview. 

The director of the WIND SUMMER FESTIVAL is Cenci, which we remember, he had the idea of ​​joining the voices Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca when they were at TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE. 

Cenci says that he had the idea of ​​joining them but the magic of these guys made by Tony Renis because he made them have incredible contacts and that maybe the guys without these contacts, perhaps would not be here.

The presenter goes on to say that the guys have conquered the world.

The boys confirm that they have worked so hard and now they have more security and that they have so much success thank you to  the fans.

 

Thank you, Daniela, for always keeping us in the loop!

And now, moving on …

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Pula, Italy, July 28, 2017…the final concert for the European leg of the Una Notte Magica World Tour.  Whew!  It seems like they have been on tour forever.  I wonder what it must feel like to them?  Listening to the following video you will hear the same magnificent voices you heard way back at the beginning of this tour.  Such superb professionals who have mastered their art above and beyond all others.  Following this concert they are on a well deserved holiday for the month of August with friends and family.  Then it’s back to work as the rest of the world awaits them on this phenomenal tour!

 

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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

 

~~~Daniela and Jane~~~