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


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 …



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~~~

Astrid’s Notte Magica in Düsseldorf, June 15, 2017

Astrid also wrote us back in June and I’m just now getting to it! 

It’s a lovely story!  🙂 


So, I’m back! My very first Il Volo concert in Düsseldorf, Germany! We had tropical temperatures on concert day and thunder showers on the way to the concert! Hi, you all, here’s Astrid from Bavaria and here’s my Il Volo experience for you to read…

My tour was a three-day trip to Düsseldorf. Wednesday arrival, 2 hours shopping, then a sprint to the hotel, to skype with my Mom, who didn’t believe we could do it at all in my Il Volo week. She lives in North Carolina in a nursing home and we meet every week and chat a few hours, thanks to skype! She was tickled pink to see me sitting in my hotel room and is excited to hear my story come Thursday, when we skype again as usual, me in the kitchen, she in the library! After seeing Mom was all right, I called my family and showed them I was well taken sis-3.jpgcare of, where I was. One duty left, call to an old friend of the family, I saw last time about 16 years ago, that lives in Wuppertal, near Düsseldorf; she was on the Agenda for Friday! Thursday, a beautiful hot day. I decided to go sight-seeing and go to the Rhein-water, perfect by those Italian temperatures outside. Boy was it hot! Also, it was a holiday and the whole of Düsseldorf seemed to be on the way to the water. I went for a cooling boatride and walked around a bit looking at the beautiful sites offered. Before I went back to the hotel to get ready for the concert and meet my new friends, of course Ilvolovers, I decided to find the location, so it would be easier when in a rush in the evening.

After a long ride to and from the Mitsubishi Hall, it was time to get ready. This evening, I not only met Il Volo, I also was going to finally see my new friends. Twins, about my age, that I got into contact over my search of fellow German Ilvolovers, going to this concert. They had made reservations at an Italian Restaurant for us all and we’d meet on the train – so the plan. Ready to go, I was braked down by a thunder shower. So back to the hotel room, snatch my umbrella and down and out it goes in my sandals, hopping from one puddle to the other. I wassis 2 overdue to catch that train, we would meet in! Got there just in time and…the train was late due to whatever… Finally on it, I had no clue where my red-headed friends were, so I messaged, we’d meet when we get off the train-it was still pouring cats and dogs, by the way! Well, the end of it, they were on the next train and I was running around like a headless chicken, trying to find them in the rain. We fell in each others arms, when we finally got a hold of each other and couldn’t stop talking and laughing, and decided it was time to go search for that Italian Restaurant.

(My new family members, thanks to Il Volo-Sylvia and Iris, to lovely soulmates of mine that I met through our love to il volo and their wonderful Music!!!)

Sylvia was the guide and Iris and I followed giving helping (or not helping) hints to which could be the right way. Sylvia, officially now, the perfect Navigator, kept us on track and we got there in perfect time to have a lovely first dinner together. Did I mention, I brought us work while waiting for the best pizza I had ever eaten, but first a drink and a picture of our wonderful Notte Magica! You know, I was shopping on Wednesday evening. I got presents for the boys and Barbara, who had her birthday a few days before. I had bought shoes for all four of them-chocolate shoes. They were gorgeous! Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of them… Barbara’s shoe was a Pump, I think red, the guys had three different colored football (soccer) shoes, one red, one blue, one golden; each in a pretty gift box, with cards, high heel all made of chocolate and the boys the same, except theirs were football shoes. Sylvia wrote the cards and Iris and I dictated. We wrote in Italian and English as my new friends are learning Italian, guess why…?! Just in time for pizza, we got the gift bags finished and packed away! That’s Teamwork!!!

About 7:30 we and our bags got back to the location, talking, singing and giggling like teenagers. They were so sweet, happy to be with me at my very first concert with the boys. Thanks to the resolute Sylvia, we got the gift bags through security and I still admire how this red head always manages to make problems vanish like dust. They brought me to my seat and we wished each other a wonderful Notte Magica! I felt guiyslike I had ants in my pants, I was so excited-did I mention 1st ROW!!! What shall I say, they came and the first notes, I was all over with goose bumps!!! What power, energy, charisma and feeling in every word they sing. You just want to melt away… People, I tried my best to record most of the songs, for me, for you, but it was hard not just to sit, enjoy and go with the crowds roaring! It was amazing, strangers became friends, fellows, I just can’t describe it! As always, as they say, it was over much too soon.

I did catch Barbara on the sidelines and was allowed to give her her present at one part of the concert, personally, as I was sitting at the left end of the front row and saw her during the concert, as she watched the boys from there. I checked with the guard in front and he gave his OK; to give her her gift right then. I even got a hug from her, she was very sweet.  Well, as I said, Barbara got hers first and after the concert, I put the other three on stage and Gianluca took them off.

Got an unexpected hug from her and changed a few words, quietly congratulating her. Gianluca’s father was on the sides, too, making fotos for his posts of the concert. Then we were on our way out, my friends and I went back to my hotel and had a last drink and talk about it all. All three of us had noticed, how tired and worn out the boys seemed to be, when not directly singing. We are worried about their health-guys, they are touring 8 years, now. The fun and play of the teenie years is gone. Wait there’s more, now it gets personally even more exciting! Friday, day of the Hamburg concert, my day for a reunion with a very good friend, almost a sister for me. Drove to the train station and noticed, I’m again going to miss this train, because I have health problems. My feet were on the go the past days almost non-stop and they were reminding me painfully, I’m no spring chicken anymore, no, I’m 62!!! They were swollen every day more and I had every day changed shoes to relieve the painful rubbed open spots.

Today, I was really wearing comfy sandals, but it didn’t help, I needed to get some socks to get me through this last long day without getting knocked out. As I missed the train, I searched for an info station, to get me on the right track again. Guys, guess who I met there by chance–Piero and his Dad!!! They couldn’t find the right track to Hamburg for the last concert in Germany that evening, as you know. I was baffled, but took a quick pic, before they went off to track 17A. After my legs guys.jpgand my brain functioned again, I started following them to that track, in the hope of-what?! Yes, there they were, Piero, his Dad, Gianluca-on the phone, Ignazio, Barbara, the Maestro and somebody I didn’t know. And here I stood, swollen feet and all mixed up, upset, brainless, I just looked at them and saw our 3 wonderful young men, tired, worn out and all I could say is, when will you all finally get some rest and recreation-you need it so badly?

Lovely Barbara, sweet as ever, was gently stroking Igna over the cheek, wiping away his concerns… just have to love her for these small gestures!

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Barbara recognized me from the evening before and told Igna I was the lady with the shoes for them all and half-heartedly asked if I’d like a selfie with them…of course I would have, who wouldn’t, but they barb 1didn’t react, maybe not heard her. So, at least I stole me a few pics of the boys, said farewell, wished them all the best for the concert and the future and left to go to my train…and I started to cry,,,it was just too much at one time, I guess!


After all of us were back home, I got a mail from Sylvia and Iris, they intended to send the Maestro flowers, because we had enjoyed the concert so much and realized that the boys always get a lot of gifts in some ways, but the Maestro and the orchestra deserved an honoration, too. Especially, since Maestro Diego also has his birthday in July.

So Sylvia contacted a flower shop in Vienna and ordered a box of roses-red, with three white ones in the middle. The florist wanted to be certain that these flowers would be taken over at 6 P.M. when they would be delivered. Sylvia called up at the location and found out, that they would not do it, because of security matters… The florist couldn’t believe this, because he also delivers UNO City and the Atomic Institut and he was known as secure enough to do this, just not for the Maestro’s flowers, evidently!

 Sylvia and I tried every single day to find someone that was responsible and would make this flower delivery happen. No answers back… This afternoon, Sylvia called someone in Italy and after a bit of a back and forth again, she got hold of someone called Alessandra from the Management with hotel name and a yes, for delivery of the flowers for the Maestro, tomorrow morning! Now, we three are relieved and curious if that really will happen, that these ‘dangerous’ flowers get to their recipient!!!


This is my story.  It took me the whole of my ‘Notte Magica’ CD to write it and now I feel sad again after writing the last experience down.

Oh Astrid, we all know how you feel!  But it will now be here forever and you can come back and read it any time! Thank you so  much for sharing your story and what a lovely thought to send the roses to the Maestro with the 3 white ones!!  Simply perfetto!  🙂




And I was there, Taormina, June 1, 2017 ~ by Mealani Evensen, Hawaii, USA

Mealani wrote to the Flight Crew to share her marvelous story way back in June!  I apologize that I am just getting to it now.

Aloha to the Flight Crew! What a wonderful time we had in Italy. I wanted to share some of the highlights with you without merely repeating what others have already described so eloquently. The boys were everywhere. I bumped into them repeatedly. Yet I felt so oddly protective and didn’t want to invade their space. (I know, I can hear that collective sigh. Silly me) For the most part, I was content to bask in their aura and breathe the same air. . . although I was blessed to have a moment with Piero that will live with me forever. What a kind and gracious soul.

We’ve been home for over a week now and I’m still feeling the lingering jet lag. It’s a very long trip from Hawaii to Italy. There’s a 12 hour time difference. Day becomes night. And I’d do it again tomorrow if I could.

“For the last couple of years I’ve gained so much pleasure reading the articles and comments from the Crew, it feels rude to not share.”

My cousin, Melinda, planned this trip for months. It was my Christmas present. That sounds so casual, but it was a very big deal for both of us. While Melinda is fairly well traveled, I am not.

We both have obligations at home and . . . we’re not rich. But she explained to me that life is all about creating memories. It wasn’t easy, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Il Volo perform in their home country. Now, that’s a memory I have forever.

The flight from Honolulu to JFK is about 10 hours. We had a long layover and then another 9 hour flight to Rome where we spent the next 4 days. What an amazing city. mealani hawaiiFour days are not nearly enough but we had a concert to get to. From Rome it was a short flight to Catania and then another hours drive to Taormina. What a sweet little town. Kind of reminds me of home. There are some of the same plants, an active volcano, beautiful beaches, lots of tourists and locals that speak a language most Americans can’t understand.

We arrived a couple of days before the June 1st concert. Our B&B was a 5-minute walk from Bam Bar. From day one we had Il Volo sightings, mostly Piero. He was there every day. However, I felt oddly guilty of being yet another crazed fan with a camera, so we generally kept our distance. But on one occasion, I saw him walking up a flight of stairs with a couple of young ladies and I couldn’t resist. I called out to him and explained that I’d traveled a very long way to hear him sing. He was so kind and gracious, pausing to give me a hug and kiss and chat for a minute. Such a gentleman. Unfortunately, his female companions were less than thrilled. One of them was giving me the stare down of my life. It looked like she was planning to put my head on a stick and parade it around town. Sorry dear. Too bad, so sad.

On another evening, we were having dinner in a cafe across from Bam Bar and I heard Piero’s voice. Not his singing voice, which is easy to identify, but his speaking voice. He and his sister were there enjoying the early evening. In fact, the video of the Sicilian band was taken then. If I’d panned my camera just a few feet to the right you would have seen them. I know. Pretty foolish. But the mother hen in me wanted to protect their privacy.


The video of the boys singing with that same band was a scene I witnessed on two different evenings. There was always a small crowd but the guys looked so comfortable. Genuinely happy to be there. They would sing a couple of numbers, mingle with the fans, carry their children, pose for pictures. . . It was truly heartwarming.


Of course, the highlight of our adventure was the concert. Extraordinary music in a breathtaking venue. The boys sang with such passion and tenderness. It was phenomenal! My favorite moment was when Piero went to sit in the audience with his nonno while one of the other guys performed. They closed the show with Grande Amore.


I hope the video gives you a taste of the warmth and love we shared as an audience. Sadly, we did not attend the Meet and Greet. It was crazy expensive and our experience in San Diego the year before was a bit disappointing. So no, we didn’t do that.

It was an unbelievable adventure. While I hope to return someday to see more of Italy, my heart remains in Taormina.

Until then, ciao and aloha – Mealani, Hawaii USA



Taormina June 1, 2017 ~ Personal Review by Melina Anastasi


Daniela ponders the question, “Do I have friends who write in a superb way, or is the IL VOLO that charms them?”  I think it’s  definitely both, Daniela!


After so many months of waiting,  finally arrived on June 1, 2017, the day of the concert I would attend, but not any one, in Taormina, in the pearl of my Sicily: “To a man who would spend a single day in Sicily and ask, ‘What do you need to see?’, I would answer without hesitation ‘Taormina’ …. The village is suspended on a large mountain, as it was rolled from the top. Even though we have beautiful remains of the past, we only cross it, to see the Greek theater and watch the sunset. The Taormina’ theater is so superbly placed that there can not be another place in the world like this. Guy de Maupassant. “

I arrive in the “Queen of the Jonio” in the afternoon together with another crazy like me,  before the concert we have to meet a friend of Facebook and know her son who plays in the orchestra that accompanies the guys of Il Volo in Sicilian concerts. Taormina is like the usual crowded, loud and colorful. Together we make some chatter and some gossip, take pictures, walk around and calmly walk to the theater. Near the entrance we welcome the son of my friend, who came out of the backstage. Then she goes back, the ticket has it for another day, and we go to the theater, the scenery even though I know  well, it always strikes me, it is not something that can be indifferent! Awesome place to take place, it’s not my first Il Volo concert, but I’m always anxious just because I know what’s waiting for me, all the theater is in a hurry, people find themselves, recognize, discuss and ride with strangers encountered at the moment, we exchange impressions, and we hear so many different languages, before us for example there is a pair of Japanese, and so many Americans. This too is a prodigy of IL VOLO: it joins people of different ages, continents and cultures! After waiting for a palpable tension, cheerfulness and expectation, the orchestra enters, and here the applause starts, the first instrumental piece, “The Force of Destiny”, is performed, no song was ever more appropriate. And then…. If by chance we were distracted, the ocean boat did not leave any doubt, the three guys got in the scene! For me it’s like reviewing family members, so I perceive them, and I do not think I’m the only one.

Already in the first notes, a spell goes down and wraps up the theater, heaven has opened! Their magnificent, sublime voices, both in solitude and in harmony, annihilate! They are powerful, but also sweet and caring! Gianluca is always perfect, his deep and velvety tonality becomes more painful every day, he is soft and insinuating but on occasion he has an unexpected force, he says the Opera is not in his strings, but that does not prevent him from being very great even in lyrical pieces. What about Piero? He has always been the “lyrical” of the group and he feels, his mighty voice is loaded with emotion as well as with technique, shaken from the depths, you are astonished to listen to him, unable to believe his young age! And then there is Ignazio who can pass in a moment with the funny expression when he jokes, the suffering and passionate when he sings, reaches incredibly high notes with a loud, loud voice, or whispers subtly and succinctly, moves you or exalts you his pleasure! You can not fully understand the talent and value of these beautiful artists if they have not been heard live.

The concert takes place between solos, duets and heavenly harmonies, with the three musketeers who appear to be born on stage, so they are the bosses of the situation. They laugh, they are relaxed and happy, they go around, talk to the public, poor Gianluca put in the middle by the two Sicilian mates, as if they were not on a unique stage in the world, showing not to make any effort to sing a repertoire that would scare everyone else! The millennial stones remain obscured, The sea, the stars, the Etna that rivalry by magic with what is happening on stage seem to be asking: but these three unpunished as they dare to steal the scene? Then they too enchanted, listened to the kidnapped and the most beautiful ones that never cooperate in the sorcery! What is the secret arcane that characterizes IL VOLO? They have a malia on them (a spell that carries you to them); the voices are wonderful, of course, constant study, too, professionalism and dedication, but there is more, something else difficult to pinpoint and define, which is felt but can not be explained, every word is reductive. In addition to the vocal cords, the soul vibrates, expose it together with the voices and invests you like a wind with the sound waves! The audience is visibly at every performance, standing ovations and enthusiasm not to end, the guys are almost embarrassed, mitigate the emotion with jokes that tease laughter between emotion! I look like a teenage girl and I’m giggling in applause and screaming impetuously, with my girlfriend who looks at me with open mouth, but she is no less.

When the cheerful air begins “Libiamo Ne Lieti Calici”, we all realize that the concert turns to the end, the two hours seemed two minutes. The guys come out and the audience shouts to go back, what they do right away, and blow up the classic clothes along with the papillon (a bow tie), who so much suffered Ignazio all evening, pitch in with the audience Grande Amore, having finally run to stage and mingle with greetings and shaking hands! Then I do something I’ve never done for anyone even in youth, I go under the stage and grab the hand of the first of them shouting, loudly saying all three are good; I think I’m crazy !! The music stops and the lights go out, the show is over, for a while restless to look at the empty scene, with a subtle sense of loss, my friend pulls me for the sleeve, we have to go. And I went slowly and malevolently, but my heart remained in that theater, where for two hours, three normal, funny, fun boys became transformed immense, overwhelming the physical limits and transported me to an alternative world, of joy and harmony … what mysterious goal is this ever?


Daniela, I hope your friends will come and join the Flight Crew and continue to write these amazing reviews for us!


Translation by Daniela Perani.


Credit to owner of photo.


Myron’s compares/contrasts of Il Volo performances just for the fun of it, with a little help from Pat! – by Myron & Pat

A little background on this posting…several months back, I had had a few ideas on what I thought would be great posts.  I was in the process of rounding up a few more writers and realized Pat would be the perfect person to do these.   I put on my “boss” cap and asked her if she’d be willing to take on these assignments.  She agreed heartily, maybe a bit too heartily, later thinking “what did I just get myself into?”  None of the 3 assignments I gave her were easy.  Some were very grueling, like making her search and scour the Internet for some of these videos!  But she eagerly took on the task!  🙂 

In the meantime, Myron sent me a note saying he was in the process of writing this article comparing Il Volo’s songs with past and present performances.  Ding, ding, ding!!  How perfect – I could easily combine both my assignment for Pat and Myron’s article.  I’m sure it would be a smash!

I will say, this all started with a very innocent email from Gale Wall to Marie with a few videos she had found from past and present, and it just went from there!  🙂  So, please enjoy the following article from Myron and the hard work from Pat.

Ground rules for this article includes the fact that I will find something good and something not as good.   To be honest we all know that some Il Volo performances are better than others – nobody is perfect all the time. But I have always felt that even their 1myronworst quality performance is far superior to the best of most other singers. Where is the proof?   Just compare Il Volo on an average day to any other famous singer or group on their best day and see what you come up with. Take as much time as you wish.   See! I told you so! Not even close.


Now I am going to compare Il Volo to the only group that gives them a serious run for the money – Themselves ! ! !


Source of this comparison: a list of videos put together by Pat Ward plus a few that I have added.   Thanks so much to Pat.


Sample # 1 is the song “Maria” from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

One performance is from Westbury outside New York. I will not include this because this venue is never a very good one for the boys (in the round) – bad acoustics, terrible site lines, terrible sound and it is near impossible to stage anything like this. So that leaves us the most recent (2017) Radio City Music Hall performance in New York where Maria is done as a duet and a performance from Louisville, Kentucky where Gianluca does a solo performance.

The vocal quality of the most recent one is better and, of course, more mature. The vowels are more perfectly shaped which then allows tone to be more rich and well shaped. Gianluca and Ignazio show a more “natural” staging and use of hands and facial expression than the older one. Years of experience will do that.

The older performance with only Gianluca shows a “kid” that is just trying out facial and hand gestures at an early time in his life. He is just learning how to relate to the audience in front of him which is quite a job for a boy that is so shy as he was then (and still is to a degree).   However, young though he may be, his heart-felt passion is unleashed in a way that takes your breath away. I remember that summer offered another performance in the mid-west someplace where he was wearing a white shirt and a black vest. He had been ill on the trip and lost weight. He looked so skinny that we wondered if he could even make it through the whole song.   The passion carried the day and he made it –   but we, the audience were exhausted ! ! !   For passion and naked feelings I give it to the older performance. For quality of technique I give the nod to the Radio City show.

Gianluca solo Louisville Kentucky on August 15, 2012

Gianluca and Ignazio March 4, 2017 Radio City Music Hall New York

Gian, Igna and Piero Jun 25, 2014 NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY

O Sole Mio

For contrast here I will use the Il Volo performance from Florence last summer called: Una Notte Magica vs. the very first music video that they ever did filmed at Taormina. They were about ages 15, 16 & 17 when that was filmed and when the first album was recorded.

I remember that it was such a pleasant surprise as a music director/voice teacher to see young guys that sounded so mature. If you want to get technical then you notice that vowels are not always consistent. One example is the vowel “Ah” which is a very wide (or should be) position mouth opening. Here it is correct sometimes and other times it is more shallow. Does it make a huge difference in the long run? No. What carries the day is that they are using large vowel concepts most of the time – 80% to 90% of the time.   Again, compare with other singers of their age who don’t even know what pure vowel shapes are – duh!   It boils down to the vocal training they have had (or others have not had).

The Florence concert of summer of 2016 gives us the boys in their early 20s after years of voice lessons and working with a great vocal coach. I suggest you get the “Notte Magica” DVD and skip to the special features where they go behind the scenes. During that video you will see them working with a vocal coach. That woman is right on the money – Great work. I wish they would have shown more of that session in the video.   A great Olympic athlete must always work with a coach and so also, a great singer must always work with a great vocal coach. That is how you prevent bad habits from disrupting.

This version of Sole Mio is pure – the original song complete. They have done versions that mix the original with the Elvis arrangement. That one is fun but this one requires the best singing habits. This performance is truly great ! ! !

O Sole Mio Uploaded on Feb 9, 2011 looks like an official music vid Uploaded on May 21, 2011 CBS The Early Show New York Uploaded on Jan 18, 2012 don’t know the location on this one

Unchained Melody

The performances listed by Pat here are all fine but I am going to use only one performance which is not listed. I am using this for a special reason.

On Friday (Good Friday), March 25, 2016 the boys of Il Volo attended the first ever – Il Volo Fan Faire convention at the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Those of us there had a great chance to “love “ these guys to death and shower them with gifts. It was fun and we found out again just last month that the boys want to do it again soon. Then later that night they gave a concert in the Pearl Theater in the same hotel.   Turned out to be one of the best concerts of their whole tour with one of the best orchestras of the tour. My son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law were attending both the Fan Faire and the concert. He is a great photographer and took a video during the concert when Gianluca and Ignazio sang a duet on “Unchained Melody.”   Turns out that song is a favorite for both my son and his girlfriend and it brought them both to tears.   In short, he proposed, she said yes and now they are married and I have a grandson ! !   By the way I am going to post that video soon and you will see it is one of the best versions of that song. Hooray for Il Volo. Hooray for David, Erin and little Jacob!  (Myron, hope you find it, because I looked and could not!)

By the way, the family was in attendance again this year for the return of Il Volo to Vegas for “Notte Magica” – this time the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Hotel Casino.

Great Performance.

Unchained Melody

Ignazio solo Locarno, 12 giugno 2015

Gianluca and Ignazio CERVIA-18 Jul15 London Palladium 3rd June 2016


This song deals with the sad, unhappy life of one of the great tenors of all time: Enrico Caruso. This man had many trials in his life, had rough times in Italy but found success in the USA. Even though he bedded many women and had two sons he eventually ended up alone when he died near Sorrento in Italy. It is a great song, a demanding song, very filled with passion and can easily die without that passion.

The two performances from Pat’s list I am using are Christmas concert in the senate in Italy and the concert (their first time) in Radio City Music Hall in New York – both in 2013.

One problem here is the video which has a “skip” in the middle of the song. That is too bad because they are presenting a very passionate performance of this song at that point. This concert was on December 14, 2013 and came very closely after a very long and poorly planned tour of the USA and Latin America. Too many concerts in too short a time including two cities where they did 4 concerts back to back to back ! ! ! One city where they were outdoors in the rain. Too many concerts in too short a time.   They each got sick when then were coming into Panama City.   Gianluca and Piero had raspy voices and Ignazio could not even talk let alone sing. So the Senate concert happened at the end of a stressful fall and winter. They still did a great job.

My choice, however, is Radio City. This place inspired our guys to give a great concert and this song especially was a solid hit on that show. I would say that it is very difficult to listen to this song sung by the guys in full rendition without having some tears. Powerful song – sung by wonderful singers. That Radio City Concert is still one of their all-time best.


Piero (age 15) e Simona Collura (age 12) Ti lascio una canzone Italian TV talent contest 09 maggio 2009

Ignazio solo

September 27, 2013 Radio City Music Hall, New York

Published on Jun 12, 2014 IVMO les presenta: Porta a Porta – Solo – 4 de Julio I LOVE Gianluca’s introduction for Ignazio’s solo

Gianluca e Ignazio e Piero

Concerto di Natale 2014 al Senato


Even when they were only 16 years old these boys were exciting to listen to. Maybe they still needed more staging work and to loosen up the face a bit. Maybe they still needed to work on tone placement a bit more but that is splitting hairs. The wonderful thing is that they kept working on their craft in order to produce the great art that they do. Today, as we see in current performances, they still work with a coach and they produce even greater vocal excitement as they sing the best in music repertoire.

I will save more songs for another time.   Bravo! to Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero!


Ok, you be the critic – here are a few more songs Pat found.  Jana (comments on video from Pat!)

Quando l’amore diventa poesia

Ignazio solo – Ti lascio una canzone 2009 Ignazio doesn’t hold out the end note of the song as they do now

Ignazio solo – Moscow 04.10.2014 birthday rose – Ignazio does a little flip at the end

Gianluca, Ignazio e Piero – New York 17 Feb 20-16 Ignazio does a little flip at the end


Ignazio solo – sung in Italian Ti lascio una canzone Italian TV talent contest 2009

Gianluca, Ignazio e Piero New York – February 17, 2016 Ignazio turns loose on this one during the instrumental part and does that flip at the end

Ave Maria

Gianluca solo Ti lascio una canzone Italian TV talent contest 2009 – He seems so nervous! I love the way he wrinkles his nose when he hits that high note towards the end of the song! Concerto di Natale 2014 al Senato What a difference five years makes!

È La Mia Vita

Ignazio   (Ti lascio una canzone 2009)

Gianluca, Ignazio e Piero   Teatro D’Annunzio 5 Sep 2014


Hope everyone enjoyed the trip down memory lane…. 🙂




Hello everyone! This is my very first post here and I hope you will bear with me as I jump into the world of Flight Crew blogs. Funny how a love of music and these three amazing men can give you the courage to step out of one’s comfort zone and do things you never thought possible. Thank you to Daniela for providing a lot of this content and to Jana for her help and advice along the way.

You might want to grab something to drink and a snack because this is a long post with lots to look at and listen to …………here goes nothing! 🙂

After their Padua (Padova) concert and almost a two week break, the guys performed at the Lucca Summer Festival on July 21st and two days later on July 23rd in Soverato at the Summer Arena.


The peculiarity of the Lucca concert was that IL VOLO was for the first time in Lucca in the beautiful Napoleon Square in the context of the LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL. This is a well-known festival for rock groups and singers, rock hard.

So performing at such a place has attracted  many remarkable comments from those who do not like other genres besides rock, but our boys have done a lot of honors and have been very successful. No one is immune to the charm of IL VOLO!



A very nice thing the guys did at the concert end, as the fans were kept far from the stage, the guys got off down from the stage to shake their hands.

The day after their concert, the guys went to visit the Puccini Museum in Lucca. The house where Giacomo Puccini, composer of the opera Turandot, was born in 1858 is now a museum. It houses portraits, scores, sketches and other memorabilia related to this famous composer’s life and career.



Two days later the boys performed in Soverato at the Summer Arena. It’s the first time that IL VOLO goes to the province of Calabria.

It began with an hour of delay due to the fact that a very strong wind broke out, which swept all the music scores even before the concert began.

The afternoon sound check – Grande Amore with surprise guest – SPIDERMAN!

There are many very positive articles one of which describes that the audience, because of wind and delays, was dull and began to whistle.

When IL VOLO came out, the atmosphere was not ideal, but the boys when they opened their mouths to sing and then with their spirited jokes managed to conquer the whole audience. Because of the wind, Ignazio in the beginning instead of saying, “We are here to make a tribute to the three tenors,” jokingly said, “We are here to make a tribute to Gone with the Wind!”


Below are several “wind” videos showing how fierce and frustrating the wind was at that evening’s concert:

As the guys and Maestro Diego Basso walk onto the stage the wind is already stirring things up!

Poor Gianluca! Watch the wind turn his music score pages over and over again after they are on stage. It is a good thing they know their music by heart!

A lot of hair tousling going on in this video! Wonder whose invisible fingers were going through Gian’s and Igna’s hair? I’m sure there are quite a few ladies who would confess to that! Piero’s hair seemed to be the least affected. Maybe he used more hairspray?! LOL

The first part of this video shows more hair havoc!

More wind, anyone?

Here are a few random song clips from the night along with some conversation with the audience. Maybe one day my Italian will be good enough to be able to know everything they are saying. One can always hope!

And, last but not least, it is only right that I end this post with a clip of Grande Amore, the song which the guys sing at the end of each of their concerts.

Credit to all owners of photos and videos.
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(Throw WAY back Thursday) In case you missed it – by Nurselin61 – Aug 31, 2013

Hello folks!  I had planned something else for today, but my plans changed, so I thought I’d go back and find an old post.  This post had 126 comments!!  This was written by, I believe, Linda, one of the “foundresses” of this site with Marie.  The comments are amazing.  A few of you are still out there commenting – Loretta, Myron, Kelly, Allene, and several others I recognize, and many I don’t, and many that we haven’t seen for quite a while!  Enjoy – it will take most of your morning to read through this – it’s over 7000 words!  🙂

(there are no pictures, but it looks like people had put links to various sites, as they were referencing articles and interviews, etc.  Take a look and see what you might find.  It is interesting to see these comments and see how much as come “true” 🙂 – what things have changed and what has stayed the same!)

The John Saroyan Theatre at the beautiful Fresno Opera House was sold out. More than 2400 people stood and gave Il Volo a standing ovation!! The Theatre was sold out and the applause was deafening for the more than 2 hour performance!!
Our Elaine drove 200 miles in Labor Day traffic to attend her second concert this week! She tells us it was well worth the trip!

1) Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:
Gianluca tweeted last night “Thank you Fresno for the sold out! What a wonderful concert!
Piero tweeted # feelings # live # concert.
See keek of Piero rehearsing with the drummer before concert on Mundial Facebook.
See Keek of Paul Sorvino singing “O Solo Mio” with Il Volo at LA concert, also on Mundial.
Ignazio, no tweets? (some things never change!  🙂 )

2) Have a look at Il Volo Tumblr of the audience during the standing ovation last night. Anybody here recognize the age group of that audience? Hmm.

Please check our resource category on the left side of the site for things Il Volo.

The next concert is September 1st in Phoenix, wonder if they’ll ride the Il Volo bus to this concert?
After Phoenix they’ll be in Chicago on September 4th and Detroit on September 5th. Many of our Flight Crew are looking forward to these two concerts, as they’ll be attending! More on that later.

Love and Luck in Phoenix, Guys!!



lynngbal4 says:


If Ignazio picked either Marie or Loretta to sing to, they would both have to share the couch, because neither one will let the other get Ignazio alone. And when the song is over, he won’t have to walk them back to their seats, because they will have melted by then. Talk about a spectacle!!!



Lynn he wouldn’t be able to walk back anywhere because we would be both sitting in his lap & he would have to sing to us & seeing as the audience is there well they could hear him sing as well.

After all this hype I probably won’t even be able to utter a sound. Shocked into silence either by seeing HIM or by Loretta’s antics. Either way I’m toast. I just don’t want to drool. Please God, don’t let me drool.

It’s hard to drool if your chin is on the floor!
Y’all better all write about your experience at the concert-Marie, Loretta, Mary, & anybody else who is going. I will get to see them only through your eyes!



Allene I don’t mean to be cruel but if by mature you mean OLD then he won’t want you at all as Iganzio won’t me either or Gianluca won’t want Marie or anyone over 20. We are over the hill & had the biscuit. But we can still dream & listen & look oh its fun looking.

I meant to say DROWN out my voice I need all the drowning I can get.



For all you Ignazio lovers, I found the sweetest quote from him:

“It’s not important the beauty as long as she has a heart and gives it to me.”
Now, if that doesn’t make you melt, I don’t know what will!

kyalpn says:

Oh boy…

Either “they” haven’t seen it yet, or they are still weeping in a puddle somewhere…

That is truly beautiful, though.



What a beautiful and heart-tugging quote from Ignazio. And Loretta, I know about daydreams, I have plenty of them!




Gianluca said in his tweet “Look at me carefully” Has anyone worked out why or what he meant? Maybe the Elvis TShirt?

“confused” in Vancouver!



We’ll probably never know, but the only thing I can see is that his right eye looked swollen.. A sty or small infection, maybe?


4thforbridge: You are SO smart and perceptive, Now I see what you mean about his right eye, I was too busy looking at his left, normal eye, that is so big! I hope he’s allright! I can’t wait to read how the Phoenix show went. Even when sick, they say “the show must go on”!


They are staying in all those hotels, I don’t know if they are four star or not, but maybe the linens aren’t in the best of germ-free condition and it caused an eye infection, but then, maybe they bring their own pillows, I know, what a silly think to conjecture about, just wondering out loud.


He probably has either a sty or conjunctivitis, sometimes known as “pink eye” easily picked up from someone else. Consider how many kisses, hugs and handshakes they do on a daily basis. Antibiotics usually quickly takes care of it.


Thanks, guys, that makes sense. Poor baby!




Still in a puddle over Helen’s comment! I would give him my heart and the Pink Eye I caught from Gianluca!
Hey, I don’t have to choose!



Pink Eye?!?!?!?!?!








Yep, i got to hug all three and they hugged back. Then we all stood with arms around each other for the photo, then were politely moved on by assistants. So not a lingering one, but a hug just the same!






Look at minute 26 of this interview. Is that what Loretta is goong to be like with Ignazio?

http: // D1EpYo_2Iew (no gaps)



That’s exactly the visual I have of both Loretta and Marie.

I have seen this interview and wish that I could speak Spanish. It looks like they are having such a good time but I can’t understand any of it. The closed caption to English doesn’t help.


I;ve seen this before. Pausing the video at 25:57 minutes in, talk about “meet and greet” how about cease and desist! Gianluca was a willing particpant though! Also at one point, I have to look for it, Gianluca kisses the interviewer’s (in the red) neck, really goes after her and she gets all flustered. Hope their moms to Latin America too – to keep an eye on ’em!


So many Latin american girl lovng Il Volo, Soooooo many girls, yet so little time! No more shy Gianluca from was on the Italian TV show. That was ancient history, 4 years ago! Well he is latin, therefore a latin lover! Geez I hope my post isnt’ misconstrued or misinterpreted. I am easily shocked, but I have seen this video before and was shocked then!




Yes, Loretta. One of the things that I was able to make out from the conversation was that she was in the hospital. I believe she s a cancer patient. They were so sweet to her.




It doesn’t surprise me they are so classy young men with hearts of gold.



Did you watch Loretta? They guys are really animated in this video posted above. Ignazio, so cute and how tall he has gotten in last couple of years, what a growth spurt. Piero is really interested in that cell phone of his. It looks like “all hell can break loose” in Latin American interviews, I’ve never seen them so off the wall in US interviews, but they were having fun which is good!


Myron Heaton says:


I am looking forward to the Phoenix concert myself. It would so nice if those on this site who are going could meet up in the lobby of the Comerica Theater prior to start of program – Some of you I have been “talking with” since months before this wonderful site started and it would nice to finally put a face with that name. I will locate near the V.I.P. check-in table and will hang out there just in case any of you are around.




Enjoy the Phoenix Concert Myron! I hope those going to the Phoenix Concert meet up with you.




We need some kind of Flight Crew convention. It would probably closely resemble an AARP convention (:



Oh Lynn that is hysterical. Thanks for the laugh because it’s so true 🙂
Myron, have a great time tomorrow night. Don’t forget to give us the details!



If we were able to get IL VOLO to meet with us & sing a couple of songs, we’d have better entertainemnt & more fun than an AARP convention!


If the working plan for an “authorized” Il Volo International Fan Club gets approved they will have such a convention in Las Vegas every year or every two years. This is now being discussed amongst various entities.


Thank you for ALL your efforts, Myron!

What fun we will have at this convention! I’d definitely like to see a concert there as part of the festivities. Maybe various levels of Meet & Greets. Perhaps live interview questions from the fans. Hmmm… If there’s a Disney movie in the making, perhaps there would be some usable footage.

I’m sure you all are making wonderful plans. I just found my enthusiasm over-flowing.

Have a glorious time in Phoenix! And I hope the performance of Maria will be the emotional masterpiece that it usually is.

In gratitude and delight,
~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway



Check out on Team il Volo the mediocre review of Il Volo by Donald Munroe in Fresno. He didn’t pan the performance, and he made it clear that Il Volo doesn’t try to be opera. But he was obnoxious about Ignazio and his funny antics on stage. It really bothered this reviewer that people in the (sold-out ) crowd absolutely loved the guys. What is wrong with these people?




I guess critics are critics and have their own opinion, but “sweet” voices, please!! Didn’t like the fooling around? Well hello! they’re teenagers and of course are not sophisticated, they’re not supposed to be and it’s exactly why we love them!! These critics have no taste, they just love to pan the performances. Too bad, they don’t know what they’re missing out on!!



I think he went in with his nose out of joint because we objected to the first review. These critics like to feel like they can’t be criticised. What bugs me is that he too acted like Il Volo relies so much on amplification. I repeat, however, when placido Domingo and Barbra Streisand choose to sing with teensagers new to the business–that means Our Boys are pure quality.


I’m glad he was forewarned. Truly, I must have read 100 responses to the first reviewer, and every one spoke highly of Our Boys and their performance.

Good point, Sheridan, about Streisand and Domingo choosing to sing with IL VOLO!

I just popped a short response to the Fresno review:

“What draws us with delight into IL VOLO Land? …magnificent voices, warm open hearts, authenticity to the point of silliness on occasion, Love, energy, enthusiasm, glorious harmony, powerful voices, impressive musical arrangements, Loving spirits, joy, fun, heartfelt emotion, Love…

Thanks to this reviewer for acknowledging that this is not your cup of tea IN CONTRAST to the enthralled audience.”

~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway



Ok…don’t shoot me, but I don’t think this review is that bad. I think he makes it clear that they just weren’t his cup of tea…like Jackie Evanco and One Direction aren’t. Win some and lose some…



I’m with you guys. The wonderful thing about Il Volo is that they are natural. I know they plan the back & forth & practice, but they do what comes naturally to them in concert. Sure they are young, not jaded, they are fresh and they make me laugh! That’s the beauty of Il Volo. Of course, somebody that didn’t see them last season wouldn’t understand the “woorrlld” thing, but it tickles me every time I see it! On another note, I found a very nice article on them at ‘’. Written by Branderz of Chicago IL entitled “Il Volo: Three Young Tenors Destination: World Wide by Il Volo”. Sorry, I don’t know how to attach a copy -I don’t even know how to copy! ( my son is going to help me tomorrow.). I hope you can find it. Have a good evening everyone.




I found the article on It was written in 2011.
I agree with Kelly that the Munroe review wasn’t all that bad. At least he acknowledged that maybe it was just him. Maybe he just doesn’t “get it” because he doesn’t like that kind of music. If I were sent to review a concert of some rap artist, I know I wouldn’t get it, & I would hate it. At least he understood about the whole package of IL VOLO: good looks, youth, charm-but he said “nice voices”. He missed that part; their voices aren’t just nice & sweet. They are amazingly powerful.

I like what he said about Piero’s magnetism on stage; I agree. But I feel that all 3 guys have great stage presence. They all smile & respond to the audience well, from the videos I’ve seen.

Elaine, when you’ve rested from your long trip, I hope you will tell us what all the laughing was about when they sang “Maria”. I saw a video of it, but the camera concentrated mainly on Piero & the girl sitting with him, so I couldn’t see what was happening with the other 2 guys.



the only thing I really question is his comment on finding three teens in town that could do as well. Having taught voice to teens for many years I would say to him that it really is quite rare to have voices like that and the right voice teachers. Also, most singers in that theater use mics.



Lynn, you’re right, all three are charming with great stage presence. They each have their own character and charisma, no one outshines the other.


Hey Lynn, LeeLee and Helen, I like that idea of a convention AARP indeed! We may be –er – old, but we’re not dead!,




I know I am getting into hot water here, but I saw that Maria treatment in LA and thought it did not work. It distracted us from an incredible song that is passionate and serious – not funny. I don’t think that Il Volo intended the humor – I think they were planning on the romance side of the concept. But you can never know for sure how audience people will react and kill the moment. In L.A. Piero got the wierd girl that caused laughs but in Fresno Gianluca got the girl that was wierd and caused laughs. (while he was singing to her she kept looking at Ignazio – WWWWWWWWierd ! They should have brought the girls out for Surrender or something lighter. I usually don’t find fault with Il Volo staging but this is one time I do. Maria = romance not funny.



Myron, I know the guys wanted to share the singing of “Maria”, but I loved it when Gianluca sang it as a solo. It was like he was acting the part of Tony, with all the emotion he put into it. I like all 3 of them singing it, too, but it lost something in the sharing of it.

I have a question for you, since I don’t know any language other than English. Piero’s & Gianluca’s operatic solos- aren’t they sung in Spanish? I know “Caruso” is in Italian.



I have been watching a video of the LA concert on you tube that is 21 minutes long. It has the segment with Paul Sorvino who tells the story of the writning of O Sole Mio. It is a pretty good video if you can overlook the person talking over the singing at times. The title is Il Volo Agosto 28 2013. It was uploaded by Elizabeth Algazi. You can’t see much, but there is a little bit of a lot of songs.




I fully enjoyed last night’s concert at Fresno. Our guys were truly amazing and they delivered another outstanding performance. I particularly love the three opera solos. They were all powerful and I can feel their passions. I almost cried when Gianluca was on his knees because it was his passionate singing and that YouTube video that gave me this second chances to see them. Thanks Ginaluca!

Mundial and Team Il Volo have a few videos from last night. Make sure to check out El Triste. It was fantastic! I wish someone will post another video on Maria because it was hilarious. Gianluca’s Maria kept looking and waving at Ignazio. Gianluca sang his heart out but still was useless! Our sweet Gian was very nice though, he played along and made that awkward situation to be the funniest moment of the show. It’s really fun to see our guys being so playful. And it didn’t ruin the song. The singing was still fantastic.

I guess I am done with all my concert unless there is another miracle (please, pray!). For those of you that are going in the coming weeks, hope you will enjoy the concert as much as I did. And please give each of our guys a big hug for me. This is my only regret, I should have go to the M&G.

Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, you guys are amazing. Thanks for those wonderful time. Love an



It makes me so excited for Chicago!




Someone whom went to Fresno concert could tell me what happened whem they sang Maria. I watched the video and read some comments, but I didn´t have a clue. For some comments it seemed that Ignazio was making some funny thing and distracted the girl who paid more attention to Ignazio while Gianluca was singing or if the girl was so stupid to embarrass him that way.

I think they ruined the song bringing girls to stage. This song is so intense and dramatic (his solo last year prove it) that people laughing when he was singing was a little disrespected to him. Maybe they could bring girls in Little Things.



I don’t think they meant disrespect, it was just a spontaneous moment if comedy that Gianluca picked the wrong girl, and she couldn’t hide it. 🙂



Josie, please read my post above regarding “Maria” at Fresno. That was not a bad arrangement at all. I think it is a good way to interact with the audience and bring some surprise element to the concert. It really was fun. Hey, our guys are so young, it is good to lighten up a bit. Gianluca owns the drama of Maria in his solo. So why not do something else this time as a trio. There is no disrespect at all from the audience. Everyone was just enjoying the moments. Kelly is wise to see that it was a spontaneous moments and Gian was able to make the best out if it. Way to go Gian, I am proud of you. Kisses for you…




One of the great things about Gianluca is his ability at times to poke fun at his own movie star idol image and good looks. I saw one video of him at an interview where he messed up his hair and put on this really funny face. He is also a good sport–always! On Il Volo Mundial this morning there is a picture of his mother and Ignazio’s mother. The caption also said Piero’s father has accompanied him. The parents are the key to the lovely behavior of these young men. All three guys are all old enough to tour on their own–BUT, their parents are with them anyway. I think that says a lot!



Sheridan, I saw that too, I think he was trying to impersonate Charlie Sheen. Gianluca is so funny. I loved what you said about him making fun of his own movie star idol image. That, he is, paaaleeese, someone put him up on the big screen, he said he wants to be an actor and Justin Timberlake tackled it and is not an actor to begin with (how about Justin’s 20 minute performance at MTV awards, fabulous), anyway, Gianluca can do it. His paesans, Scorseze and/or Coppola need to cast him quick!


It does say a lot for them and their culture, Sheridan. I don’t think fame will change them. They have lofty yet humble goals. You really can’t compare them to anyone else no matter the age. They are a special and different breed of human being. They are Our Boys. They are perfect!




I just watched a video of the Maria episode and saw Gianluca’s girl waving at Ignazio, but a man’ head blocked most the girl’s antics. However, I noticed when they were standing up that Gianlucs’s girl looked about 6’2″–she towered over him. That in itself looked funny.



I saw the video many times and I´m not sure if the girl was waving to Ignazio or to the girl with him. At the end the two girls held each other as they were friends. Anyway was very wierd her behavior. I twitted to Gianluca to next time choose a nice girl or maybe a lady.


Perfect indeed, Marie! We now need Loretta to give that Dan Monroe a piece of her mind for what the critic (everyone can be a critic) what he said about Ignazio not being sophisticated and not funny. I think he’s a howl! And I absolutely HATE when they single out one over the others, this is twice now that reviewers have said Piero has the most talent. Yes, we know Piero is talented with that voice and he has that sexy Italian swagger going on, but, hello, the other two have just as much magnetism. I can’t wait for the Radio City Music hall review. In that big city, surely there are some really good reviewers who are going to recognize how all three are awesome. So the girl was sitting with Gianluca during Maria and kept looking at and wating at Ignazio. Did they let her loose from the insane asylym for one night? If you are sitting next to Gianluca, then you look into HIS eyes, right? What accounts for stupid people?


You are so right, Christine. I have always paid special attention to Piero beause he and his voice together remind me of a young Placido Domingo. I adore Placido Domingo. BUT… I also happen to love and admire Gianluca’s voice and Igazio’s voice. Each one brings something into the performance. They are very different but the combination of their voices and personalities are what makes them great. I also think that Our Boys would not like having themselves singled out, one over the other. They are friends, and they recognized each others talents




You all know that I’m an Ignazio woman but, if Gianluca was looking at me that close, with those eyes, I would have melted into them. And occasionally glanced at ….you know!



Marie, I don’t know…what to you mean occasionally glanced at ==what? I honestly don’t know. Is it printable? Anyway I am so confuuuuuused Marie I didn’t know you were an “Ignazio” woman! I have to start paying more attention to your posts. Nothing wrong with that, he’s gorgeous too. He’s a man of few words though, Gianluca is on twitter all the time, he must get a rise out of how people pounce and write a response when all he is writing is that “he likes cookies”. While it won’t make the headlines, it is still a nice way for him to keep in touch with his fans, whereas Ignazio will go for days and days without writing nothing, Niente!




Well I AM an Ignazio woman & I will only melt if Ignazio looks at me & no one else can entice me away from my precious, He is MINE, MINE, MINE.



AT LAST!!!! You don’t know how LONG I have waited for MINE! MINE! MINE!!!!




Oh, here she goes again!! with the MINE MINE thing, I bet Marie will have something to say about that. Loretta dear, he’s really MINE!!! 😉



She’s baaa-aaaaakkk! Lol


All 3 of them are baaa-aaaaakkk, Kelly. It is getting so close to their concert time, I guess we couldn’t expect them to be silent for long. I love it (:


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What really inspired me to write this was, due to every other upcoming band, or artist, getting reviews-and I thought about writing one as well-they as well needed to be reviewed. And, plus, I am in love with their music as, mostly, everyone, else is.

Have you ever dreamed of being in the spotlight? Have you dreamt that you’ve seen three vocally, and beautifully, talented young men just coming from out of the blue and sang like maturing forty year old singers?
Il Volo; the band that first started out no more than two years ago competing on Italy’s most popular Television show, “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”, after Gianluca won the show, they each began taking small steps with each other, by still performing with one another in the music world. Still unsigned, and yet, left still hoping, they began going around their own home country: Italy; inspiring young people to reach their dreams and also doing what they do love and are best at: Music.
After an appearance at a showcase their manager, Humberto Gatica, discovered them and showed them to the biggest name in the music industry. Immediately they were signed on as the first ever international boys band to ever be signed with a national record. Compared with the Jonas Brothers, they thrive the media and their fans to know that there is no comparison whatsoever.
The only thing that sub-sides to being compared is the music they do. Operatic pop; a cross between Pop and Opera styles of music. And, further on out, they will be sure to take over the world one day and be successful. With countries, especially their home country, that have given them a Platinum and Golden Records, each from Malaysia, India, France, Germany and tons more.
The only aspect they have in mind is really clear, they want to share their music with the world, they don’t care for the riches, they care for the love of their music going into other peoples’ homes.
My message is also clear to those that reading this article as well: Listen to it, research them and fall in love all over again with these three young singers that will make your mouths drop and wanting more.

Edit: Diane provided this link to be copied/pasted in your browser for the letter: il volo


Poor Linda you are having hallucinations again, Did you take your pills dear? I have an IN with Ignazio which is so strong that it can’t be broken so all your pining are to avail. I had to bring out my MINE to emphasis the bond between is so strong. When he sees me he will run to me with open arms. I can’t wait to be in his arms again. don’t cry Linda your special man will come along.




Hello Stephanie I have found the article you were referring to on google (see above) I live in the UK so the only way to get all the information on the boys is via your site, you tube Il Volo Mundial Official and by following the very very talented boys on their twitter account. I have just recently got the brabble app and I was very very surprised that Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio accepted me as their friend. A very lucky lady indeed and a good birthday present. I just love their music very much it it very addictive and have recently bought their We Are Love CD on Amazon. Enjoy reading all your article on this new web site.
On google I just typed il volo
Best Wishes



We are of like minds Diane! Thank you.


Wait just a minute! You Canadian wench! Who raised you! How can you lie like that? and in public too. You know he belongs to me! Saying MINE a thousand times won’t change the facts, Missy!


Ha Marie, I knew you wouldn’t let THAT pass. To think that Canadian wench once called YOU a wiley woman!!!

So you know Loretta, I don’t need my medication as much as you need yours. I sure hope you take your meds in Detroit or Marie will really have her hands full!!:/


Its unbelievable how jealous & out of touch you two are. Open you eyes girls HE has only eyes for ME. The sunset is waiting for us to ride off into it.. HEis preparing forour life together so PLEASE do yourselves a favour look elsewhere for your beaus STOP giving yourselves so much suffering. Marie Gianluca is waiting for you with his sweet face & heart & also Linda he can go with you as well. He is a treasure also. Get it with it girls & realize I am the BEST.for my precious.


Loretta, Sweetie, If he didn’t love me so much you might have a shot. No, now that I think about it, Linda would probably be next. You’re pretty scary! So, sorry!
p.s. I would take Gianluca too! In a heartbeat!
p.s.s. I don’t share!



Marie how can you say I’m scary when you haven’t even seen me, we have never MET remember???or are you having memory lapses. Ignazio & I have met & not only have become friends but more than that. He thinks I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. So dear beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I have it made, neither of you girls have a chance in H____.. You can prance around all you want & Linda you can follow what Marie is saying & agree but the fact remains I AM THE ONE & ONLY FOR MY PRECIOUS.





Hey everyone, wouldn’t you all love to be a fly on the wall in Detroit?
I wish we could see the fight for Ignazio (poor guy) I hope they don’t hurt him jumping into his arms!! The bail money is still available!!!!



lol I know that I wish that I had gotten the M&G tickets just so I could keep my eye on those two. Mary is just going to have to handle them herself, poor thing. Hang in their Mary, don’t get run over by them. You had better hold on to that bail money Linda S. I agree, I wish I could be a fly on the wall in Detroit.

Linda, it is a good thing that the MG is after the concert, so Ignazio can still perform in Detroit. rotfl




Thank You!



You girls are a hoot! I just love reading your “bickering” back & forth.





Sorry Sheridan I didn’t look down far enough to see your review, Also saw a review by Linda so don’t know which one that was but at least he heard from the back seat.



I just didn’t like his inferring that they were one of those “boy bands,” meaning mediocre talents but a lot of show. G-R-R-R






Uh, Oh! Hey I was just calling that plan B. Plan A wasn’t working out so well. Man! I can’t get a break. Elizabeth will kill me if I even say Piero. Maybe I’ll just try for Myron. Hey, Myron! You married? Is some other wench going to come after me now?


Marie, if you go after Piero, you will have Elizabeth, Mary & ME to contend with. I can’t wait to see what Myron has to say about this!







OMG – I cannot wait until next week to find out the results of the Loretta and Marie Show!! You gals are way too much fun.

Sorry to say gang, when it comes to Piero, Gianluca, and Ignazio, it’s every girl for her own! I personally have no preference, so I would be thrilled to be on the couch (for the song, of course – ahem) with any of them. I’m sorry if I’m stepping on toes, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do!!



LeeLee, at this point, I would be glad just to be in the audience at one of their concerts. I would be in heaven to sit next to one of them & be able to have any one of them sing to me. But none of us girls have to worry about that. They won’t pick any of us grandmas to sit with them on stage! Maybe Elizabeth has a chance.


Lynn, I agree about being in the audience. But wouldn’t it be nice if they chose older like us? I can say I’m not a grandma as I don’t have any kids, but I guess I’m old enough to be someone’s ‘young’ 🙂 grandma.

Loretta and Marie, please don’t make spectacles of yourselves if they pick you to go up on stage. (Oh, who am I kidding?)




Go for it LeeLee long as its not Ignazio’s couch



But Loretta – if Ignazio picked me, how can I say no?




If Ignazio picks me for his couch they’ll have to close the curtains. Are there curtains? I hope so!



Marie, bring your own just in case.








There’s no security guard that’s going to let you two crazy ladies near that stage. I think there’s a restraining order out there.



After this conversation, if there isn’t a restraining order, there will be one by the time they get there.

Loretta – I’ll try and send my ‘Ignazio’ vibe from him towards your direction. Marie, the only reason I’m not sending it to you is because you’re willing (I think) to go to Plan B (Gianluca). Loretta doesn’t seem to want to budge (you know – the old MINE, MINE, MINE thing).

Linda – don’t put that bail money away yet. Only a few more days.


ROTFL Linda, maybe you should call the Fox Theater and alert them about those two. Where is Mary, she is being awfully quiet. I am sure she will not know those two in the M&G or so she will say. lol

d hug to you all!

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