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SLOVENIA-CROATIA Concerts and SANREMO by Daniela

The last concerts in Slovenia and Croatia are finished too.

IL VOLO has been very applauded.

Everywhere they have been admired for bravura, modesty and kindness.

But let’s go in order:

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And this is the tweet of the U.S. Ambassador in Zagreb.

But now, let’s move on to the last great news:

IL VOLO will be back in the race at SANREMO !!!!!

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Here is the moment of public news on television.

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And this is the moment when the boys, at the end of the concert in Croatia, have become aware of their presence in Sanremo.

P = Hello everyone, we just finished a concert and we wanted to give you great news.

I = We have just learned that we too will be in Sanremo this year.

G = It will be the best way to celebrate our 10 years of career, returning to sing just in Sanremo, in the stage that saw us born.

P = Hello Claudio, see you in Sanremo.

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You got it, right??

Il Volo will be back in Sanremo, but not as guests, as COMPETITORS, they will do the whole race, will suffer criticism, the votes from home and jurors, in short, a real race like almost 4 years ago.

My God, what have these 3 guys thought about doing?

If the result is not positive, they will be very criticized …. but they are already very used to this thing.

We have to say that they deserve all our esteem, just because they will redo the whole race. They could avoid, because they are already famous, and certainly it is much more comfortable being in cotton ……. but NO, they love the risk and we, volovers of the whole world, we must give them all our support.

They will be hard days, exciting, tense, but if they succeed in repeating the success, they would open the streets again for Eurovision.

If you are worried, because participating in Sanremo would mean that they will not make the US tour, my opinion is that you can rest assured, Sanremo will be from 5 to 9 February and Torpedine said the tour will start at Radio City Music Hall in March. I do not think the program will change.

Their song will surely be a pop-opera song, the title MUSICA CHE RESTA means “A music that remains” that you will not forget!

And we hope it’s really like that, I wish them with all my heart.

Good luck, guys, you deserve all the possible success!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

FIRST PART OF THE EASTERN EUROPE TOUR by Daniela

And here we are at the first of the concerts of Eastern Europe, in Poland.

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Here is Ignazio during the rehearsals of the concert.

Look how many people !!

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Start the concert, the guys are very elegant!

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Here, the usual joking of Ignazio, in the background, imitates Gianluca who is singing Aranjuez ….. terrible Igna!

Second part of the concert, let’s get rid of the jackets!!

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And here is a beautiful summary by Prestige who organized the event.

I would say that the boys are very satisfied.

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These are gifts made by Polish fans.

I translate what the fans wrote:

“These are the gifts that the guys have appreciated the most! Ignazio was delighted with most of them, Gianluca of the ravioli, and Piero of the nightingales. Boys in general very happy and happy. They appreciated our efforts and thank you very much for the gifts and the action 🙂 Gianluca called us birds that always come back and their happy fantastic thank you 🙂 we are proud of you and thank you !!!! “

The gift to which the fans refer is a beautiful action that they organized during the song IL MONDO, everyone had to raise some colored papers that they found on their seats, at the end they composed the colors of the Italian flag.

Really good Polish fans and really cute three puppets.

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Perfect guys, immediately to rest and then off, destination HUNGARY.

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Someone … has already arrived in Budapest and is waiting!!

Ignazio warns: “Budapest, we are coming!”

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Couple gathered.

The boys around the streets of Budapest met a street violinist.

 

The concert begins.

These photos were posted by Ercole Ginoble.

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This picture was posted by Valentina during the concert, the dedication says: “Always with you, proud of you.” 

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In reality there was a small problem, but how was it dealt with? Always united, our good guys, “One for all, all for one”, I’m very proud of them, but now I’ll explain, better:

Everything happened during the execution of Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, as you can clearly see from this video.

At the beginning of the video you notice that Piero touches the bow tie, as if it were annoyed, maybe it has a discomfort in the throat, then just before starting his verses, he turns to the director and mentions a cough … begins his verses, but at the end of the first, he turns and looks towards Ignazio who immediately understands and continues singing, Piero’s sentence, all this under Gianluca’s tense gaze.

And in fact, during today’s trials in Bratislava, Ignazio wrote this post.

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@ignazioboschetto
It is difficult to imagine how many difficulties there are behind a tour or concert.
The day is and the day is not.
But despite everything, always united!
@barone_piero @ gianginoble11  

Apart from this small problem of annoyance, perhaps passed unnoticed, I would say that the audience was fantastic, very warm and the guys were very happy, so let’s enjoy some videos of the songs.

 

 

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And run to Bratislava for the third concert.

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Il Volo – 11 december 2018 – Bratislava 

The vivacity of Ignazio is well known to all, impossible to hold it in the presence of instruments. Here it is during the rehearsals before the concert. Too strong!

 

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What to say, it seems to me that these three concerts have gone very well, in particular I liked the harmony that exists between Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and that once again has been reconfirmed.

Congratulations on this first part of the Eastern Europe tour!

Time to go home and then, get ready, fast, Lebanon is waiting for you.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

CONCERT IN THE DUOMO OF MILAN by Daniela

As usual, no news was leaked on this event.

A pleasant surprise, which not everyone could access, a private event in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.

As usual, let’s go in order.

Some clues had been given by our guys, in fact in the early morning Gianluca had published this photo:

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We all thought that Gianluca was in Milan for purchases, seeing Christmas just around the corner.

Then Piero has posted this picture where he shows his departure …. where? He had recently returned to Bologna.

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Finally, does Piero resume the arrival of Ignazio at the entrance to their hotel?

P = But what a beautiful child we have below … (Ignazio makes a gesture towards Piero) …. thanks Ignazio, very kind!

But what would our boys want to tell us?

Why were all three in Milan?

Towards evening there is another clue …

Ignazio and Piero are in the car, there is also Valentina. Elegant clothes, where are they going? Valentina tries to unveil but is stopped by Piero.

P = This evening we go to the streets with the escort ….. Love, where are we going?

V = We are going …

P = ….. and who knows !!

<laughs>

Begin to filter the first gossip, IL VOLO will perform in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.

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But why all this secret?

Milan, damn a few steps from my house, I could go and see them !!

Everything is explained by this short video.

On stage, Ennio Doris, owner of the most famous Milanese bank, the MEDIOLANUM Bank.

After making Christmas wishes to all those present, (shareholders, supporters, customers, friends), Mr. Doris announces that he has adopted one of the spires of the DUOMO in Milan, and his bank will pay for the restoration of the spire. Then he introduces the guys from IL VOLO who will start the concert offered by the bank, for all his guests.

Here are his text words:

“I do not want to say anything else and I leave you in the company of this great orchestra and with this concert of these three great young Italian artists, who are our pride, in Italy and around the world. When I hear them sing, I am proud to be Italian like them, so I leave you to this evening and take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas”.

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And here are some short videos and shots of the evening.

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Ennio Doris does not hold back, bewitched by the trills of the three young men of the bel canto of Il VOLO and launches to embrace them at the end of their talented concert, offered by Banca Mediolanum for Christmas greetings in the Duomo of Milan.

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And here is a beautiful article of the event, which I translate for you.

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/cronache/volo-canta-sorpresa-duomo-1608740.html?mobile_detect=false&fbclid=IwAR3hv2BZBLJh-iIS4OqkQwl4hoKSrHJAzbDFx5sgN

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The master is Matteo Parmeggiani, the orchestra La Filarmonia Veneta, and the lineup has the most beautiful pieces of the classical repertoire, Christmas declension. It starts with Nessun dorma da Turandot, and the first applause is even timid. Then O Holy Night, then Maria from West Side Story, the tension melts and the participation of the thousand special guests is released – the Duomo is neatly full – then Smile, Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, Panis Angelicus, and My Way … The ban on photographing and filming videos is kindly pointed out on the invitation. So much so. As the notes of the three of IL VOLO rise, the mobile phones are raised. Selfie and secular prayers.

The cathedral closed as always at 18.30. Then an hour of environmental reclamation for safety. And so for the private concert of Mediolanum the trio has tried for an hour, no more. Just how long the evening lasts. There is Astro del Ciel, O Sole mio, naturally Grande Amore that conquered the Ariston, year of grace 2015, and closes – in a climate of standing ovation – with Adeste Fideles. Even Milan, sometimes, is able to be moved.

They say that the three (former) boys, contacted by Mediolanum, have not discussed the cachet in the slightest, so much they wanted to sing in here, at least once.

And anyway, a concert like this – offered by a bank – is priceless.

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And finally, a comment by our friend Valeria Bosch:

“Of course, listening to Ennio Doris, president of Banca Mediolanum to praise our boys, was a true balm on the heart, an immense joy, for all of us who follow them, but first of all for them, our young friends who deserve all these praises and even more!

While I watched them sing, in those few videos that have arrived, I thought that rarely a concert can offer an image of such perfection: a church of unique beauty in the world, a great orchestra, three beautiful and elegant young people, a music immortal, three sublime voices … what more could you wish for?

This is the true image of Il Volo, the image of which I fell in love, from the now distant December 21, 2014, when I saw them for the first time perform in the Senate. An image where the beauty of the place and the exceptional skill, the incomparable power of great music and the deep emotion of three angelic voices are closely intertwined. Thanks guys, thank you because you are certainly a great pride for us!”

How wonderful, a concert of IL VOLO in the Duomo of Milan, an event to which we all wanted to be invited.

To hear the magnificent voices of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca singing these beautiful melodies, performing them in an impeccable way, in a place like this ….. incredible emotions.

Thank you guys!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

KAZAKISTAN-MILANO-ROMA by Daniela

As you all have already read IL VOLO has had different commitments …… but where will they find their strength?? I will summarize in order.

Last week they flew to Kazakhstan for a private engagement of which we know nothing, the only clue a picture with the singer Vlad Sytnik.

Then they returned to Italy for another private event in Milan, the presentation of the new Patek Phillipe watch collection.

 

 

 

So the guys rush to Rome.

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They are ready for a performance at the Palalottomatica in Rome, for the private event Dream Night, organized by Jeunesse for its members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This next video, in my opinion, represents a great point of pride.

This event was a surprise for Jeunesse affiliates, who are not explicitly fans of IL VOLO. It was also an international gathering, so people came from various parts of the world.

At the end of the exhibition there was a standing ovation, absolutely spontaneous, surely people have recognized the guys’ great talent and professionalism.

As always our boys have gone out of their way, running from one place to the other for their commitments.

As always, despite the times are always tight, they were excellent.

Congratulations to PIERO, IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA !!!

IL VOLO TO TRIESTE by Daniela

The final event of the FESTIVAL SHOW 2018 takes place in Trieste in Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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IL VOLO are expected as guests.

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Here they came for the usual rehearsals of the evening. But one is missing, where is Piero?  He will be late.

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Here is the afternoon interview.

INTERVIEWER = The most prestigious and international guests, highly anticipated for this final, this year, welcome to the guys of IL VOLO, two out of three, then Piero will arrive, later.

I = I tried to eliminate him. (Piero)

G = Hello everyone, Piero is missing but he will come.

INTERVIEWER = You have made the holidays this year, after your tour. I saw you leave from Sanremo, we said goodbye the next day and you left to travel the world.

I = Yes, we did a tour, then we rested, this year, I in Sicily.

INTERVIEWER = Did you split?

G = Yes, of course, everyone returns home for the summer and rests, but now, the holidays stop because we have to go back to work. Next year there will be many surprises, new music, new songs.

INTERVIEWER= Also cinema. You are working around the world and now in all countries you are clearly expected as great stars, and also in Italy, even if Italy has arrived after the others. What is the country where you feel welcomed warmly?

I = Surely as a type of character, Italy, then there is Latin-America where they are very warm ….. can you say?

G = Of course we can say, Argentina, Brazil, it’s nice to see how they appreciate the music, the Italian bel canto, which is appreciated all over the world. Then what we try to do, is to bring the bel canto to everyone, not only to Italians, especially to all young people.

INTERVIEWER = Before, when you were trying out the songs, all the people in the cafes got up, and all the foreign people in the square approached to listen to you, many are here for you tonight.

I= It’s definitely nice, to get to make tradition and culture, and it is the thing that gives us more pleasure when we travel, which however Italian culture is always well-liked, around the world, is truly admired and loved.

G=And then it will be a great emotion to sing again, in this wonderful square after three years. We made the first concert in Trieste in the summer of 2015, immediately after the victory at the Sanremo Festival. We are really happy to be here.

INTERVIEWER = And we can not wait to see you again, thank you very much to IL VOLO for having been with us.

I = Thanks to you, it was a pleasure.

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Even Piero has arrived!

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Michele Torpedine is part of the jury and has awarded the first place of the young hopefuls. Also Danilo Ciotti, was part of the jury.

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Immediately after the stage of the young hopefuls, the show begins, many singers will perform, including IL VOLO.

And after listening to so many more or less good singers …….

HERE THEY ARE!!! (please click the link below)

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Just when it was their turn, it rained very hard. Poor guys, they sang under a pouring rain. The presenter thanked them for their professionalism and their true affection towards the public.

During an interview after the performance.

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And here is the interview with the final greetings, the interviewer thanks the guys, saying that she would not have expected them to continue the performance under that very heavy rain, but the guys confirm that, in front of an audience, you can not escape the performance, even if it’s raining hard.

The jury.

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Some screen shots:

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After the show the boys held up a t-shirt with written negative comments for those who drive and are distracted by their phones.

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Despite the heavy rain, the guys were really very professional.

We hope they have not caught a cold, although I think so many would rush to treat them!

Next step . . . Taormina !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

 

THE ESSENCE OF IL VOLO, by Daniela

The Italian tour of 5 concerts has just finished.
The concerts were memorable, every person who was fortunately able to participate, still has in his eyes the beautiful images and in his ears, the lovely voices of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
The web has been flooded with videos and photos that pass, step by step, every moment of our beloved boys.
There have been moments, however, that I consider exceptional, and have been stopped by a video and a series of photos that I now propose to you.
Here is the short video:
This is the moment before the start of the concert in Taormina.
This is a gesture, that the boys, always make before every concert ……… and it is simply WONDERFUL, this gesture expresses all the friendship, affection and harmony that exists between these guys.
Surely, having grown up together, away from home, has built in them a harmony that not all groups of singers have.
In this mini-tour, there were many small episodes, where the boys, they helped each other, had an altruistic support among themselves, a concrete help of VERY FRIENDS.
I get emotional, every time I see this gesture of theirs, confirming a deep friendship.
And here is the series of photographs taken by Marco Ferriero.
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These shots, all performed in Taormina, show all the affection that IL VOLO has towards its fans, you look with how much love, they approach and do not deny a gesture, a photo, a kiss.
Surely these gestures will have sent into raptures these lucky fans, some of them with disabilities, managed to get closer thanks to the fact that, in Taormina there are no barriers before the stage.
Direct contact with Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, who with great affection embrace the fans, take children in their arms, they come close for shots in the foreground.
But how much sweetness do these shots ??
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These guys are certainly artists of great skill, their voices are magnificent, but in them there is also something else that we like, they love people, this affection that hardly they deny to others, and this makes them in our eyes, even more special.
They love people and people reciprocate
This is IL VOLO, these are GIANLUCA, PIERO and IGNAZIO.
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Now I translate a part of what my friend Melina wrote and that, in my opinion, has precisely hit the target, to you then the comment.
“The guys in concert in the Greek Theater of Taormina seem to transform themselves, expand into a different and bigger dimension, both in singing and in jokes. They are safer, more passionate, more emotional, more joyful. I wondered: will it be the spirit of the ancient musicians and comedians, who still hovers in the theater and permeates the millennial stones to operate this miracle? To pervade, to seize and to transfigure those who know how to recognize and welcome? Memories, which are not lost but remain impalpable and wait for the right time and the right people to be affected? Who knows !! It is certain that only those who have the appropriate sensitivity can perceive this subtle malia, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca this sensitivity, they have it at will, but also those who follow them: you are “our” audience, our family, they have declared proud at the beginning of the concert. And true, the fans of Il Volo are different from all the others, they have a singular feeling and in addition to admire and esteem the boys artistically, they feel for them a deep sincere affection and a lot of tenderness, this means that the protagonists are not only those on stage, but that everything is a continuous exchange of emotions, emotion and happiness between those who perform and those who assist … indeed no, participate! And at the end when this exchange stops, it’s almost a pain and we start waiting for the next time!”
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That’s right, Melina is right, and you, what do you think?
 
Daniela
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Credit to all owners of photos and video.

IL VOLO TO MONTECARLO, by Daniela

Il Volo does not have a moment’s respite, the Italian concerts have just ended and there is a commitment on the beautiful Côte d’Azur, MONTECARLO !!

Only one day of rest, and away to Montecarlo.   Piero sends us a photo of the beautiful interior of the hotel,
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and Gianluca a beautiful night from the terrace.
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Here they are in the morning of the concert, relax with their friend Max ……. ready for the rehearsals of the show.
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Ready for the concert!
The program was much more pop, no opera arias, but beautiful pop songs, sung, naturally impeccably.
I found only incomplete and not very clear videos, but they give us an impression of what has been sung.
Laura Pecollo, thank you for having recorded in full this wonderful performance of our beloved Ignazio !!
Certainly it was a beautiful concert and was much appreciated.
And here is today the communication of Monte Carlo live:
“If you missed Il Volo last night at the Salle des Etoiles, find the photos of their wonderful concert”.
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Let’s enjoy the ending.
Even this adventure is over, for now there is a period of rest …… but with IL VOLO, you can never say !!
 
Daniela
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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.