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.”
“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.”
“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.
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.”
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.
Massimo Troisi, in a photo taken from the film Il Postino. (The Postman)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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?
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.
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.
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.
Ieri magnifica serata a Roseto degli Abruzzi in compagnia dei miei cari amici Gianluca Ginoble e Michele Torpedine.
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.
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.
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…..
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……
Did you enjoy getting to know Massimo Ranieri better?
In these days Regina Hanna, who is part of the crew, sent me an e-mail and wrote “do a summer post on this video”.
Okay, I thought, it’s a beautiful video from almost four years ago, and maybe some of you haven’t seen it and, for those who have seen it, it’s certainly nice to see them again.
Unfortunately there is only one single video of that evening, but I remember well all that happened in the transmission and that now I am going to tell you.
Francesca Lorito, is a beautiful and good girl who participates in the program broadcast on TELEFE, called LATEST CORAZONES(an Argentine television program) , where the children sing with their parents. Francesca performs with her father Giorgio, of Italian origins. Giorgio taught Francesca the beautiful Italian songs and that evening they will sing “VOLARE”.
Francesca likes IL VOLO, which are fresh from victory, in Sanremo (we are in October 2015). What Francesca does not know, while singing, with her beautiful little voice together with her father, that Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, are behind the scenes, ready to go out during the live, to give her a nice surprise.
When the boys come out into the open, Francesca remains open-mouthed, but then, after the initial astonishment, she starts singing with them, and the voices of all four are very beautiful and well blended.
This beautiful video is really moving, but I remember very well, the emotion of Gianluca, while he was singing and holding little Francesca, the tears ran down his cheeks, and the presenter, seeing so much emotion in Gianluca, told him, not to be ashamed of show his emotion and sensitivity.
Definitely very excited Francesca, but perhaps even more our treasure of Gianluca. His gentle soul could not resist, sweet Gian.
Francesca told the camera that it was her mother who introduced her to IL VOLO and she immediately fell in love with Gianluca: “What I know about him is his name is Gianluca and he is the most beautiful of all.”
The conductor thanked Il Volo, describing them with words of respect and admiration, saying that they are great personalities of international music but also humble and very helpful boys.
At the end of the stay IL VOLO sang “Grande Amore” dedicating it to Francesca who was giving them big smiles. She certainly felt like a real princess! 👸
Thank you guys for making this little girl’s dream come true!
Crew, did you see this video before and know all the background?
I hope I told you something new.
On Tuesday 9 April 2019 Gianluca Ginoble was the guest of the Moretti di Roseto Institute.
The meeting between the component of “Il Volo” and the students of the Rosetan school will give way to the scholastic institution to start a path of official recognition for the high role of representation, under the cultural and tourist profile, that Ginoble is carrying out for the local community and for the whole of Abruzzo.
“For our Institute – explains the head teacher prof. Sabrina Del Gaone – it is a source of pride to be able to start a path of official recognition for the beautiful image that Gianluca Ginoble represents for the whole territory. In fact – the principal concludes – one of our most popular courses is the Tourist one and this has allowed us to understand in depth how important it is to have a testimonial of this level.”
A short but beautiful interview, activate the subtitles! (Click on the settings gear on the lower right, then choose Italian, auto generated to English.)
And here is Gianluca, during his speech with the students.
Gianluca talks about his past as a student, he says that he has always been a little lazy at school and his mother got angry with his father, because he didn’t do his homework or he didn’t study much.
Gianluca says that the goal to be achieved in life is to be happy, he tells the students that after the period of study life opens up and wishes the guys to always be themselves and he wishes them success.
Luca Maggitti, who interviews Gianluca, explains, with a nice episode, that the greatness of the IL VOLO boys is that of being recognizable everywhere. Because so many times there are very famous idols, but only at national level, outside their nation no one knows them, while IL VOLO, is IL VOLO everywhere, in Italy, in Europe, in America, in south-America, in Japan.
Therefore, he asks Gianluca if this world fame has taken away or given him something on a personal level.
Gianluca replies that surely he has had so much from this kind of life, he has been able to travel the world, learn foreign languages, be a better person and be happy because he is doing what he likes to do.
Gianluca believes he is a privileged person.
Then, Luca Maggitti, asks Gianluca, how important is studying for him.
Gianluca replies that the study is very important, but more important still to keep informed, to always maintain a form of culture, reading books, keeping always informed about the news, events, notional studies, but also the study of life events. Never stop learning.
Then Gianluca is asked, what kind of music he listens to and he confirms that he listens to many different types of music and then, as already said, other times, he says he would like to buy a piano and start playing a piano he would like to write songs and also take acting lessons.
Gianluca is asked how important family and territory are to him.
Gianluca says that all his family believed in his talent, but in particular his grandfather, the most important person for him, and recommends that students stay close to their grandparents, who are the greatest treasure of life.
The family is very important for Gianluca, there are no secrets, there is a very close relationship of love.
Even belonging to a territory is very important for Gianluca, he always speaks of his land, he feels proud of his Abruzzi origins and of being a citizen of Montepagano.
Luca Maggitti, points out to the students, how beautiful is the true love that Gianluca has for his land, a sincere love that can be perceived from every word, from every photo that he proudly publishes from his Abruzzo.
In the end, compliments are given to Gianluca, for his way of being a young man with healthy principles of love for the family. The importance of the worldwide success of IL VOLO is emphasized to the students, as opposed to many, many idols followed by the very young, but which are unknown to the rest of the world.
In addition, there is an incentive for all students to find their own way, just as Gianluca, while admitting he was not too brilliant in his study, pursued the path that was most important for him, THE MUSIC.
Final congratulations, because Gianluca has remained the same simple and humble boy.
The comment by Sabrina del Gaone, headmaster of the institute.
“When reality exceeds all expectations …
Spurred on by Luca Maggitti who had the idea, I invited Gianluca Ginoble through his brother Ernesto to my school: I expected, if not a refusal, an elegant reference to a date to be defined.
Instead, not only did Gianluca agree to come to school, he did it willingly (as well as early), he lent himself to unplanned interviews, repetitive photos, sudden hugs, and selfies galore… without ever losing his patience. On the contrary, he seemed to be happy with the invitation and excited about the Morettiano award we gave him.
I discovered a Gianluca Ginoble that is not only a star, not only a VIP … but human, helpful, serene, incredibly tied to his family and his country.
Thanks to Luca Maggitti for helping me ‘review’ my positions and thanks to Ernesto for giving his school a morning to frame.” 💕
Gianluca, never betray yourself.
You confirm what we all know, you are a boy, sweet, sensitive, lover of his family and his land, two great values that must be taken as an example for many young people today.
Thanks for your examples!
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