~~ Piero ~~ by Luce Blu

The day of the last Magic Night concert, my friend published this letter addressed to Piero.

She used words loving and very delicate and I really hope that Piero has read it.

I also thought about translating it for all  the Crew.

(Daniela)

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Good morning Piero … and finally the last “Magic Night” has arrived.  I dare not imagine how you can feel, especially you.  Writing the fine word on this extraordinary project will not be easy for many reasons lived, expressed and felt .

“Magic Night” was difficulty, sacrifice, obstacles but also passion, love and countless, satisfaction and recognition …!

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You have grown both as artists and as people.   Every experience can bring as much or as little.   It can be beautiful or ugly, but something will always remain … and this something in any case is important and indelible.

You’ll see all is well … The wonderful journey you have undertaken with this project will not be the only one and will be remembered along with many others just as extraordinary, indeed certainly more, considering your young age!

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It will be foolish of me, and maybe you will find it exaggerated, but this does not change the fact that for me it is so .  My throat knot is for tonight, thinking of “Magic Night” that has combined everything I love most of music: the bel canto, the lyric and voices (especially yours), but also for the indelible memory of that particular magical night in the enchanting scenery of the Ancient Theater of Taormina, where I managed to meet you and embrace you … without words!

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For me, as for many other fans who follow you affectionately, it was an endless emotion.

A sweet caress for the soul and so will always be.  Waiting for your next adventure with the new masterpiece, I just have to hold you in a last and more than warm embrace.  From the first to the last note you will give joy to all!!!

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Ps:  if anything you have read up to here, I hope I did not  bore  you with my thoughts poorly expressed and outlandish to the end … thanks for everything. 

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Written by Luce Blu with translation by Daniela.

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

~ Good Singing and Good Looking ~ by Daniela

As everyone knows, IL VOLO is in Japan where they are preparing for the two concerts in Tokyo and Kawasaki.

Tokyo has long been sold out, but Kawasaki has also been sold out since yesterday.

During these days the guys are doing promotions and interviews and today this beautiful article was published and translated on the Facebook page, IL VOLO JAPAN FAN SITE.

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IL VOLO is currently staying in Japan. As you can see, they are a charming Italian threesome. When they got off the bus of the official they said, “We have been wanting to visit Japan for a long time.”  They gave a greeting in remembered Japanese as, “Ohayou Gozaimasu!” (Good morning!).

They shook hands and greeted  each and every staff member. During a walk in the town of Akasaka for a photo session, they saw a sample of food at the shop of Soba (Japanese noodle), took a selfee, and were sharing jokes.
Even though they debuted seven years ago, they looked like junior high school students on a school trip.

 

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If street people noticed and said “Oh, IL VOLO!?”  They cheerfully answered, “Hi!”   They even said hello to a child in Italian.
They were cheerful, energetic, friendly, bright and so to say, looked like very ordinary boys.

But when they stand on the stage, the atmosphere is completely being changed.  They are a vocal trio of  tenors  who sing everything from opera to pops. The tour received great success both in Europe, America and South America. They can be described as nothing but “Super Entertainer,” standing on the big stage in a tuxedo and singing ” ‘O SOLE MIO, ” or “Nessun Dorma.”

 

Received by the Italian Ambassador.

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The boys are extremely nice and playful, but when they start singing they become serious professionals.  This contradictory feature makes them very enjoyable to people.  We Japanese call it GAP MOE.
I guess the word of GAP MOE might be suitable for Il VOLO themselves.

This week’s YEO will shoot and interview with IL VOLO ( from the left, Ignazio, Gianluca, Piero).

We want to update their charm every day until Friday and introduce them. 

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Please enjoy “IL VOLO Festival” for 2 weeks!!

~~ Credit to owners of photos.~~

 ~~ Credit for article to Il Volo Japan Fan Site ~~

 

 

 

 

Vote for the Guys!! Rockol.it Awards!

Ciao!  Remember the “old” days when we voted in a frenzy just so our guys would win??  I think you can only vote once on here and I think it is just through this Friday, if I read it correctly.  The site is mostly in Italian, but the headers are in English.  Il Volo is just in one category – Italia Live.  And you have to go ALL the way down, they were in the last row for me!  You’ll get a chuckle out of some of the “oldies but goodies” in some of the other categories of “international!”  🙂

Below is the link.  Good luck guys!

https://www.rockol.it/awards2017/miglior-artista-live-italiano

 

As we know, our guys have been in Japan like for a week almost already and they are having a blast doing promos and being on various TV shows, etc.  Looks like Max joined them the other day.

Tonight is their first concert in Japonne!  I’m sure it will be amazing.  As with the other concerts when they had 2 in the same country, we will be doing just one post on it.  There is likely to be tons of material, so please bear with me if I only select a few things.  The good thing is that it’s likely to be in English because I don’t think they know much Japanese.  I did see a short interview somewhere and they were speaking English!  The last concert is on Dec 1, so look for a post maybe on Monday or Tuesday for the Japan concerts.

A few days ago, I also got an email from the Il Volo Fan Club, as many of you may have, with the link to the Japan interview TV show Asaichi?  Unfortunately, for one, it was all in Japanese and Italian. Only the songs they sang were subtitled, although in Italian!  You also couldn’t download it and they were pretty specific about that.  I tried several times, before I read where it said for FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!  Do not share, copy, download, etc.!  You didn’t miss too much, I think they sang 3 songs.   Although it is still cute to watch their expressions, even if you can’t understand a word they say!  I think those 2 ladies there were the Jap-It interpreters…

I know many say, why join the fan club?  Well, you get little treats like this one!  Yes, it’s about $25 and you get this cute little card with their picture on it and their logo on the other side.  Do be careful when you order it, as your confirmation purchase email is your actual ID number.  You get your card about 6 weeks later, but there is no member number on it.  There is also a “private” fan only Facebook like social site, as well, on the website.  Here is the website if you want to order it and sign up: http://www.ilvolomusic.com/en/  This is their official website and at the top you will see “shop.”  You can click on there and sign up!  All that is being offered on there right now is the membership.  I’m not sure what they did with all of their merchandise they had.  Maybe they are coming out with a new line of things? 

Another tidbit… the new Energetix catalog with the guys on it is coming out on December 1.  We were just informed of this the day after Thanksgiving.  I will do a short post on this with the link to the new catalog on December 1.  With each order guys catalogfrom the website, you will get a catalog!  There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50.  So, order early to get in time for Christmas.  It will be a 2-in-1 gift!  You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog!   Either way, it’s a win-win situation!!  🙂  https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en    A really big Grazie Mille to Susan T. and Anne Q. for being my 1st (2) orderers from this site!  🙂  It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!

Jana

 

 

~Il Volo Super-Guest to Sanremo ~ by Daniela

Today in Italy several pages have reported this news:  IL VOLO will be in Sanremo as super-guests.

Of course I can not describe the happiness  all of us feel with this news, but we will have to be very cautious because last year it was reported for certain their presence but then it was not true.

I chose the article published by ZON.IT and written by Antonella Esposito.   I will translate it for you.

SANREMO: ANNOUNCED THE PRESENCE OF IL VOLO

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Sanremo is coming closer and with it comes the first rumors about the hosts and the name of IL VOLO stands out.

Sanremo is always Sanremo.  Claudio Baglioni will present the festival. He is also responsible for the entire organization and choice of the songs and the list of international guests. He wants to  respect more than ever the historical phrase that has made it a world famous singing contest.  Baglioni,  (the Roman songwriter) is making his first Sanremo beautiful as he will be conducting (he is Sanremo’s artistic director) and also for the guest series which he will propose. 

In short, Baglioni will do his utmost to make a beautiful figure in conducting his first Sanremo festival.

Many different names have been mentioned, from Miriam Leone to Ilaria D’Amico, by Sabrina Ferilli to the brothers Fiorello, but no confirmation so far.  Half  certainty seems to concern the boys of Il Volo instead.  As announced by TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, the return of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca would be almost certain.  The three artists after winning the GRANDE AMORE song in 2015, would be ready to re-enter Sanremo 2018, the first time led by Baglioni and his co-conducting team still top-secret (at least until January).

The news of Il Volo in Sanremo had already been given in the previous edition and then denied. Fans of the trio representing beautiful singing in Italy and overseas, can not but stay on edge and trust in the confirmation of the announcement given by the weekly publication of music and television. However there are some details that leave us uncertain and hoping.

IL VOLO has recently been involved with recording tracks that will feature the new album released in 2018.   Also in October, there are photos that portray the three artists working on the disc, in the company of their producer, Emilio Estefan, husband of the famous Gloria.

Everything suggests that the stage of the ARISTON (the name of the theater) could be a launch pad for the single, which will open the brand new Sony Latin music CD.  What better place than Sanremo to present what the trio called “a pop revolution”?  

We will  learn exactly who will be on the list of international guests  at the preview press conference, scheduled for January.  Until then, the confidentiality, chosen by Baglioni, for this 2018 edition, will have the best of any chatter and gossip.

We just have to cross our fingers …… meanwhile, below is Il Volo in Sanremo 2015.

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Credit to owners of photo and videos.

~Personally Speaking~ Tribute to Ignazio via Cappiddruzzo di Ricotta!

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I am so happy to say, “We did it, we did it!!”   Penina and I made our first ever “Cappiddruzzo” di Ricotta…a Tortello in honor of Ignazio!

Jane says…

It was not hard.  The recipe is very easy. (See earlier post from 11/6/17 for recipe.)  I used the pre-made pizza dough you can buy in the refrigerator section at your grocery store.  I have to add a correction to the original recipe…roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick, NOT 2-3 cm!    The ricotta-chocolate chip-vanilla-cinnamon combination is delicious.  I think they taste best just fresh out of the oven!   Besides sprinkling the finished top with sifted powdered sugar, I dressed it up a little more with a drizzle of melted Nutella…all the while listening to IL VOLO serenading me in the back ground!

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Penina says…

I found it very easy. The dough that I had came in a big thick rectangle. I was able to pull it apart into two thinner rectangles because the dough looked layered and I just turned up a corner and started pulling. It was a lot easier to roll it out that way as it was already a lot thinner. I started out doing what it said–folding it over twice.  Then I had a lot of filling left, so I went back and cut off the parts that were just empty dough and re-rolled them and made a couple more to use up the filling. I have plenty of ricotta left–I may try it again with the pizza dough in a few days (after we eat these up!).

If you have bought dough this is a no brainer.  How hard is it to stir up the ingredients? My grandkids could do it (okay, two of them couldn’t!).  The hardest part is rolling out the dough.

 

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Now we are ready to sit down with a cup of Lavazza coffee, and feast on our creations!  The only thing missing is YOU, our fellow Flight Crew members.  How we wish we could all sit together at the same table and share our friendship in person, while enjoying a special treat in tribute to Ignazio, (and of course we can’t forget his brothers, Piero and Gianluca!)

 

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ENJOY…Godere!

 

Credit to owner of Ignazio photo and to Nina, for the inspiration of the Tortello!