We just learned that Spain has been cancelled. We are very saddened by this as I heard their last 2 Ukraine concerts were cancelled as well. Enjoy Moscow!
To paraphrase James Bond…. “To Russia, with love… from Il Volo!” Did you know that according to some trivia, Italians refer to James Bond’s character as “kiss, kiss, bang, bang!” ? Tonight, Il Volo did not need any guns to keep a captive audience; their mere presence alone was enough to stun and hypnotize their fans. From beginning to end, they kept you on the edge of your seat with one amazing feat of song after another. They dazzled with death-defying high notes, to spine-tingling low notes, and arias! Always amazing; always getting their man (or woman), to experience new heights, never before seen or heard. Giving us chills and thrills as only they can do! Their voices lifting you to the highest mountain-tops, to the depths of the deepest oceans. From Crocus City Hall, here is,
(with a little help from the voice of God!) 🙂
with a little bonus, they speak in English!
(how many hands does it take to carry all the flowers?)
Link to the entire concert, thank you Daniela for finding this! Thank you author, Olga Anacheeko (sorry, not sure of last name…) for posting! 🙂
Many lucky fans ran into them in the streets from Red Square to the many pictures taken in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral below…
And some pictures from the concert…. thank you to Lisa Joy and those persons that she shared the posts from for all pictures above and below!
Thank you, Moscow!
Naples…the city Gianluca so lovingly always refers to before they sing O Sole Mio! Beautiful Napoli….. This Naples concert was the last official concert of the Notte Magica tour for Italy. Next, they brave new cities and countries, like Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Poland! They will be back in Italy again in July to make special appearances at various summer festivals and events. It is never a dull moment for the guys…
As always, credit to all owners of pictures and videos….
To start out, here is a little something that Daniela sent my way…. What, did someone mention My Way??? “And now…. the end is near….and so I face the final curtain….” No, just a temporary intermission for Italy! 🙂
Last night our boys sang under the stars of this incredible city: NAPLES.
Naples is an Italian city of 970 214 inhabitants, the capital of the Campania region, the center of one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas of the European Union. It rises almost at the center of the homonymous gulf, dominated by the Vesuvius volcano
The “theater” of the concert is: Arena Flegrea, the great outdoor theater in Naples, was designed in 1938 by the young architect Giulio De Luca.
Constructed in semicircle, in the example of Greek theaters and amphitheatres, white travertine is set and conceived with great clarity and monumentality: grandeur of spaces, width of curves, rhythms and proportions of volumes and surfaces. The exterior solution is very intonate both in the atmosphere and in the traditional pictorial taste of the region and the landscape frames the complex with great harmony. The best technical equipment for a perfect stage and acoustic performance, a grand 1000 square meter stage, 16 individual dressers and a total capacity of 400 people behind the scenes, make it the ideal venue for music and outdoor performances for artists and great recall tournaments. The Arena Flegrea and the Verona Arena are among the most beautiful in Europe. With a capacity of 6,000 seats, it is the second arena concerts in Italy and one of the largest modern arenas in Europe.
Thank you, Daniela! 🙂
First let’s take a look at the happy meet and greeters!
And a little of everything here, thanks to Pamela. Watch for Igna’s conducting debut and lesson!
This looks like nearly the whole concert, done in 30+ single videos!
A few pictures….
The orchestra, saying a fond farewell to the guys….
And now, it’s off to Germany! Auf wiedersehen! Hallo Düsseldorf and Hamburg!
Once again, I sit before a blank page, wondering what will appear from my fingertips? Three more beautiful concerts, gone in a flash. They made the ancient stage come alive once more. Sicily – home to Piero and Ignazio. A special feeling for them. As in the picture below, they say they sang their first concert in Italy from that stage. It was there that Italy first heard, live, the beautiful words of “Memory” sung by Ignazio, Gian’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and Piero’s “No Puede Ser.” In those moments, Italy finally knew what they had been missing; what the Americans already knew! They are greeted by friends and family wherever they go, but home is always a special place. As you watch the many videos and pictures that came through, there was no doubt that Piero and Ignazio were having a grande time. Even Ginaluca joined in the fun on occasion! I was fortunate to hear a little bit of the June 1 & 3 concert live, thanks to Ivolomusic on Instagram, however, they did not seem to do it for the last concert – but I was home, ready and waiting! I heard Piero’s solo and Tonight from Ignazio and a few others. Glorious as always. The same, yet different. The stage and the lighting there was beautiful, as only Taormina and the Teatro Antica can be. So, here we are with some clips and pictures of some of those glorious nights. I apologize, I might not know which night is which, but the video usually indicates it. Credit to all owners.
This picture below from Il Volo music – they say “our first concert was on this stage!”
Picture above…. saying goodbye to Taormina… (wonder if Igna had been having some bad hair days? He seems to be wearing this Madrid cap in many photos!)
Look at the beauty and lights of that backdrop below!
Ok, don’t know how they do it, but it looks like this is a good portion of most of the concert! June 1, 2017 Enjoy!
And this, the guys having a little fun in the streets! Note Maria Grazia filming with her phone… 🙂 Dani/Daniela, or if anyone can translate what they are singing or saying, that would be fun! It seems like it’s impromptu?
One more thing to add that I thought was pretty cool, if you missed it. This is from Il Volo Music’s FaceBook page. I think you can actually hear the orchestra flub a bit! If you keep watching the videos, there are some really great ones! (Watch for Piero in his dressing room in the 2nd one… 😉 ) Hope the link works!
Yes, 3 more down and still many more to come! The guys do get a bit of a break, but are then off to Malta on June 8!
Just a little side note….don’t know how many have noticed, but our Il Volo Flight Crew Instagram account has been deactivated. I hear this has been going around, as well as some getting their virtual hands slapped by FaceBook. Please be cautious out there on what you post. I don’t know how they are making these decisions, but I know a few of our crew members have been affected by it.
Also a special shout-out to Jane & Daniela for keeping this site at a cruising altitude…. 🙂
Yes, most of us have been seeing the links and promos for the Notte Magica movie, which combines the original Florence concert and part of the Los Angeles concert from this March. They have updated the locations on their site and it includes many in the United States, as well as all over Europe and South America.
Ok, Ilvolovers!! This is your chance to rule the night! Find your favorite Il Volo t-shirt or scarf, and tote bag, and act like the crazy fans we are! Get with all of your friends, and plan your party now! I checked on a few of the shows and I think most are just one night, but tickets are fairly inexpensive, ranging from about $10 – $20, depending on venue. For some, it’s coming up pretty quickly, like in the Detroit area, it’s in June! Others have to wait for later in the year, like in Arizona, it’s not until December! But click on the link below to find out when it’s coming to your neighborhood. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be shown in all of the States, at least not at this time, but they may be adding more as time goes on. Showtimes are roughly between 7p and 7:30p, so plenty of time to get together and have a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant. If you work a day job, maybe you can get off a little early that day? 🙂
I’m pretty sure the Detroit Il Volo Girls will be attending the June showing, which is, June 21! First day of summer, longest day of the year? What better way to spend it than with the guys?! Ok, virtually anyway! So, calling all Detroit area fans – this is an open invitation to gather and recreate our Notte Magica from the Fox! It will be at the Maple Theatre in Bloomfield, MI. See you all there!
After clicking on the link, scroll down a bit to see the map, then underneath, they list all of the countries it will be shown in.
So, enjoy! Let this be your Notte Magica, if you missed them live in concert! If it’s not in your city, why not book a flight and visit a city you’ve never seen before! Or take a train, or “road trip!” Any way you get there, it will be a special time, with special friends, for an unforgettable evening. You can bet on it!
Ciao! Happy Sunday!