Category Archives: Gianluca

Don’t Forget! Tanti Auguri, Gianluca! Buon 25 Anno!

~ Please remember to send in your birthday wishes! ~

Yes, it’s finally time for Gianluca to join his brothers in the quarter century club!  Over 75 years experience for the 3 of them!  🙂  Life, that is… but 30 singing, can you believe it?

I know those going to Radio City are impatiently waiting for the date to arrive – just a month or so away now!  🙂

OK, Kelly has a special request for those of you suggesting any songs for Gian’s video.  She is moving her dwelling a bit closer to her work and it is scheduled the week or so of Gian’s birthday.   So, she is asking those with song requests to submit them NO LATER THAN, Saturday, January 18 – that’s just a few weeks away!  She chooses a song, then chooses the pictures.

Send your song suggestions to the Outlook account below, as she checks that one.  🙂

ilvoloflightcrw@outlook.com

You can still send in your wishes up to Friday, February 7, 2020.  Please send all wishes to the blog site (respond to this post – as always, it will be our Friday post until his birthday on Feb 11).  Please DO NOT put wishes on the Facebook page.  If you access our blog through Facebook, please just click on the link and it will take you to the blog site.  Thank you!!

Jana and Kelly!  🙂

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Tanti Auguri, Gianluca! Buon 25 Anno!

Yes, it’s finally time for Gianluca to join his brothers in the quarter century club!  Over 75 years experience for the 3 of them!  🙂  Life, that is… but 30 singing, can you believe it?

I know those going to Radio City are impatiently waiting for the date to arrive – just a month or so away now!  🙂

OK, Kelly has a special request for those of you suggesting any songs for Gian’s video.  She is moving her dwelling a bit closer to her work and it is scheduled the week or so of Gian’s birthday.   So, she is asking those with song requests to submit them NO LATER THAN, Saturday, January 18 – that’s just a few weeks away!  She chooses a song, then chooses the pictures.

Send your song suggestions to the Outlook account below, as she checks that one.  🙂

ilvoloflightcrw@outlook.com

You can still send in your wishes up to Friday, February 7, 2020.  Please send all wishes to the blog site (respond to this post – as always, it will be our Friday post until his birthday on Feb 11).  Please DO NOT put wishes on the Facebook page.  If you access our blog through Facebook, please just click on the link and it will take you to the blog site.  Thank you!!

Jana and Kelly!  🙂

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MI MANCHERAI: by GIANLUCA – Daniela

Cynthia from the Philippines, who is part of our crew, sent me this message:

“When I saw the video of “Mi Mancherai” for the first time, sung by Gianluca at the concert in Rome, I was no longer able to look at other things.

Every night I saw that video several times. I could not watch other videos or follow other posts, I was as bewitched by that performance.”

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“Gianluca’s execution of the song:
seamless
powerful
sublime
delicate

It fascinates me and takes my breath away.

Enters the depths of my soul.

It makes me cry … in a purifying way, purging the muck out and lets shine what is pure and true inside.”

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“Every note by Gianluca, every half note, every nuance, every breath … comes from the depths of his soul … truly honoring the music … giving (the) music (the) maximum respect …

I can only pay him homage, with so much dedication to his craft. What is kindled within me is that reverence to music, that awe…. ”

And here is the video that Cynthia is talking about.

Scrolling through the various comments, under this video, one immediately caught my attention:

Myron Heaton = I think the audience is on drugs – such small response ! This is one of Gianluca’s best songs ever and so beautifully done. This should have been shouts and tears and cheers. Bravo ! 

Gianluca is allowing his passion to show more and more these days. This is an example of that growth. From the shy kid 10 years ago to a stunning young man with exquisite musical heart.

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A friend of mine, Rita Spera, after attending the concert in Palermo, wrote these beautiful words about the execution of Gianluca.

With a tribute to Massimo Troisi, on the notes of the soundtrack of the film IL POSTINO by Bacalov, who received the Oscar for these music, Gianluca did not deny it, on the contrary, with “Aranjuez” he made me know the power of his voice, this time I saw and heard other aspects. He touched all the notes I never imagined could be sung, he modulated his voice like so many musical instruments, sweet deep and poignant before, in a crescendo then up to make his voice tremble inside me. Like rising from the ground and then descending down, sitting on the steps to end his enchanting performance.
Tears did not stop me from observing his elegance in his posture, and in his gestures, which were used as an ornament, to his song.

Thanks, my boy, for the beautiful emotions you make us live, and the surprises that you reserve for us.

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And here is the text of the beautiful song from the movie IL POSTINO

Beautiful Italian film, last work played and directed by Massimo Troisi, a good Italian actor who died prematurely due to a heart attack.

Candidate for 5 Oscars, got only the one for the soundtrack, by Bacalov. The words of the text are instead of Josh Groban.

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Massimo Troisi, in a photo taken from the film Il Postino. (The Postman)

MI MANCHERAI

Mi mancherai se te ne vai
Mi mancherá la tua serenitá
Le tue parole come canzoni al vento
E l’amore che ora porti via

Mi mancherai se te ne vai
Ora e per sempre non so come vivrei
E l’allegria, amica mia
Va via con te

Mi mancherai mi mancherai
Perché vai via?
Perché l’amore in te sé spento?
Perché, perché?
Non cambierá niente lo so
E dentro sento te

Mi mancherai mi mancherai
Perché vai via?
Perché l’amore in te sé spento?
Perché, perché?
Non cambierá niente lo so
E dentro sento che

Mi mancherà, l’immensità
dei nostri giorni e notti insieme a te
i tuoi sorrisi, quando si fa buio
la tua ingenuità, da bambina tu

Mi mancherai, amore mio
ti guardo e trovo vuoto dentro me

E l’allegria, amica mia
va via con te

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I’LL MISS YOU 

I’ll miss you if you leave
I’ll miss your serenity
Your words like songs in the wind
And the love that you take away
 
I’ll miss you if you leave
Now, forever, I do not know how to live
And the joy, my love,
Goes away with you
 
I’ll miss you, I’ll miss you
Why do you leave?
Because the love inside of you is dead
Why, oh Why?
Nothing will change, I know that
Inside of me, I feel you

I’ll miss you, I’ll miss you
Because you go away
Because the love in you is dead
Why, oh Why?
Nothing will change, I know that
Inside of me, I feel you

I’ll miss the immensity
Of our days and nights together
Yours smiles when it was dark
Your being naive like a small girl
 
I’ll miss you, my love
I look and I find emptiness inside of me
 
And the joy, my love
Goes away with you

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There is not much to add, this music is really poignant, the words touch the heart and the voice of Gianluca …… caresses us deep into the soul, creating strong emotions.

Impossible to resist such sweetness.

Bravo Gianluca !! ❤️

Daniela 

Mi Mancherai Black and White

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

INTERVIEWS BY LUCA MAGGITTI by Daniela

Luca Maggitti is a good journalist who lives in Roseto degli Abruzzi. In these days of early August, he interviewed, for EMOZIONI MUSICA FESTIVAL, Gianluca Ginoble, Michele Torpedine and also Marino Bartoletti.

Of these three interventions, I will translate the most interesting moments.

Let’s start with GIANLUCA.

After the various initial pleasantries, where Luca Maggitti asks Gianluca the importance of his Abruzzo and thanks him for always bringing the knowledge of his land up high in the world, they remember together the first meeting with Massimo Ranieri, which took place in Roseto, again before Gianluca became part of IL VOLO.

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Luca asks Gianluca if Massimo Ranieri is an example for his life, as he is a singer, actor and director, and that’s what Gian answers.

GG= Surely Massimo Ranieri is a great example, he is a complete artist, but I, as you know, am a big fan of American music, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and they too were great actors.

I am closer to the type of music, but also to the type of acting, more American, but Massimo Ranieri, has always been an artist that I greatly admired.

Towards the end of the interview, Maggitti asks Gianluca the plans for the future of IL VOLO.

Gianluca replies that they are celebrating their 10-year career, with a tour that started in Japan and will end in the US, and the first date will be at Radio City Music Hall in New York, for the third time.

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And now let’s continue with the interesting parts of the interview with Michele Torpedine.

Maggitti asks Michele, why every year, he comes for a week in Roseto, what he likes about this place, since he could go anywhere, but he chooses to come here.

Michele answers that Roseto is his second city, perhaps more than the first, because in Bologna he lead a retired life, he live in a reserved manner. Here he has many friends, beyond the relationship with Gianluca, everyone loves him here, and for him that’s important.

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Maggitti shows the book RICOMINCIO DAI TRE and asks Torpedine for an explanation of his phrase “I love music, but not the world of music.”

Michele explains that there is a lot of ingratitude in the musical world and his book served to explain this fact.

Maggitti congratulates Michele, for his cover photo, of the book, confirming that it is a shot made by Gianluca.

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Michele admits that Gianluca is very good with the camera and confirms that the photos that Torpedine uses on his Facebook page are made by Gianluca.

Maggitti asks how important the figure of the manager is. Torpedine confirms that if there is a good relationship, the figure of the manager is of considerable importance. Below he talks about his experience with Pavarotti and the importance of having understood the success of combining classical music with pop music.

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But in my opinion, the interview where really important things were said, is this of the dear friend Marino Bartoletti.

At the beginning, Maggitti recalls the early days when Bertoletti came to Roseto, but then, confirming that for him this place has become a fixture, for him, he admits that the second reason for his coming is to re-embrace Gianluca Ginoble.
(His exact words.) “Everyone knows my respect for him, but I should say, my friendship, my affection for him.”

Maggitti’s question is very strong: “What has IL VOLO to do 11 consecutive world tours and still fills all the theaters and what is the appeal of you, great music expert and journalist, who talks about them as famous and well-liked in the world?”

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Bartoletti = I could answer you by reversing the question, that is, by asking me how there are still people (even our journalist colleagues) who still do not understand, this success of theirs and their talent. I admit, that I am attached to them by affection, friendship and admiration towards them, but they have everything that is asked of bel canto, skill, the ability to transmit the Italian genius abroad. But it’s the same Italian genius that should be better understood in Italy, and then I wonder, what else do these guys have to prove?

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They are boys who have reached their tenth year, and sold out everywhere, even here in Italy. I can only say that I admire them very much, that I admire their “spirit of sacrifice” which is extraordinary, because they could “sit on their laurels”, instead they continue to improve, to improve. This year they were very good, even in Sanremo, where they achieved third place, so very elegantly. I would like the Italian guys to look more like them, especially as the families of the Italian boys were more like the families of Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, because I always say this publicly, that the strength of these guys is what they have behind them, family, culture, education, humility.

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I don’t know for you, but for me to read the beautiful and deserved words of Marino Bartoletti, towards IL VOLO, is like taking a sip of fresh and clear water, when you have a throat burned by thirst.

Thanks Marino, you are a true friend !!

Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

MASSIMO RANIERI, A DEAR FRIEND by Daniela

Surely in these days, this beautiful photo has not escaped you, but perhaps (Italians aside), not everyone knows who this man is that warmly embraces Michele and Gianluca.

He is a very good singer, indeed a true complete artist.

For those who do not know him, Massimo Ranieri is a fantastic singer with excellent vocal talents, but also a good actor, a historian, in the true sense of the word.

The photo below has been posted by Ranieri himself, with a beautiful dedication.
He was in Roseto degli Abruzzi, for a concert, which was very successful. Michele and Gianluca also went to his concert.

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The dedication:

Ieri magnifica serata a Roseto degli Abruzzi in compagnia dei miei cari amici Gianluca Ginoble e Michele Torpedine.

Translation:

Yesterday wonderful evening in Roseto degli Abruzzi, in the company of my dear friends Gianluca Ginoble and Michele Torpedine.

Il Volo, in 2016, had already been a guest of a transmission conducted by Massimo Ranieri, entitled SOGNO O SON DESTO?

During that transmission, Gianluca showed the photo with Ranieri, whom he jealously kept in his cell phone.

Here is the video of the evening, it is not of excellent quality but it is seen and feels quite well.

Massimo, at the end of the song “QUANDO L’AMORE DIVENTA POESIA”, presents IL VOLO with these words, “Here they are, these three fantastic, wonderful boys”.

After the pleasantries, Massimo says he was moved when Gianluca showed him the photo, stored in his cell phone. 

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There is a lot of respect and affection between Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero and Massimo Ranieri.

Another thing you may not know, is that the beautiful song “VENT’ANNI”, sung in concert in 2016 by Gianluca and Piero, is a song brought to success by a young Massimo Ranieri.

And here is the video of Massimo Ranieri who sings “VENT’ANNI” during Canzonissima (a transmission of songs) of 1970. Massimo was 19, the song was a great success.

And here, the beautiful words of the lyrics of the song.

VENT’ANNI

La mia vita cominciò
Come l’erba come il fiore
E mia madre mi baciò
Come fossi il primo amore

La la la la la
La la la la la

Nasce cosi
La vita mia
Come comincia
Una poesia

Io credo che lassù
C’era un sorriso anche per me
La stessa luce che
Si accende quando nasce un re

Una stella una chitarra
Primo amore biondo e mio
Con l’orgoglio dei vent’anni
Piansi, ma vi dissi addio

E me ne andai
Verso il destino
Con l’entusiasmo
Di un bambino

Io credo che lassù
C’era un sorriso anche per me
La stessa luce che

si accende quando nasce un re.

Io credo che lassù…..

Translation:

TWENTY YEARS

My life began
Like grass like a flower
And my mother kissed me
How I was the first love

La la la la
La la la la

Thus was born
My life
How it begins
A poem

I believe that up there
There was a smile for me too
The same light that
It lights up when a king is born

A star a guitar
First blonde love and mine
With the pride of twenty years
I cried, but I said you goodbye

And I left
To destiny
With enthusiasm
Of a child

I believe that up there
There was a smile for me too
The same light that

It lights up when a king is born

I believe that up there……

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Did you enjoy getting to know Massimo Ranieri better?

What do you think of his performance at 19?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.