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EVENTS DURING CHRISTMAS TIME 2021 by Daniela

During the period of the Christmas holidays, Il Volo was a guest in several television and non-television programs.
We start with their presence on the evening of the eve (recorded previously) in a television program in Spain called “Viva la Fiesta :Nochebuena” broadcast by Telecinco.
Il Volo performs “SE” from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (video sync is not perfect).

Please click on the image below to view the video.

Really sweet this song and our boys, what about pure elegance.

On the same evening , Il Volo is in Montecarlo, for a private event.
We have news of this event from the photos that Gianluca and Piero have published, unfortunately we do not see anything of the event.

But here we are at the most beautiful part of the evening.
After the Mass celebrated by the Pope, greetings from Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero are broadcast on RAI1 and, from the Frasassi caves, the sweet song: O Holy Night.
GIANLUCA = The most beautiful things in life are not that far away, they are close to us, they are within us.
IGNAZIO = I am inside this magnificent place that never ceases to enchant us.
PIERO = We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Fantastic. Finally we have been able to see another piece recorded in Frasassi.
This song always causes me shivers of emotion, the voices are wonderful, our young men are very elegant, and the place is enchanting, despite the low temperatures, you will have all noticed the puffs of breath during the video. 

Il Volo then delivered their vinyl record to some friends as a Christmas gift, and some of them thanked by publishing these photos and comments:

This was published by MCN Studio 17, the recording studio in Sicily where they recorded Ecstasy of Gold.
MCN Studio 17 had write this beautiful words:
“A year ago we had the privilege of being able to host in our studio, the beginning of this epic musical adventure, of the three golden boys of Italian bel canto, Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto, who with polite simplicity have demonstrated their artistic and human greatness. Today we receive the fruit of this meeting that we will never forget. Thanks ilvolomusic always go ahead.”

Please click on the image below to view the video from Saturino.

This video was published by Saturnino Celano, (he is a well known Italian musician, and also a producer and composer), here is what he says:
“Hello everyone, I wanted to show you one of the most beautiful gifts ever received, really never received, ever since I started attending the wonderful world of music, this is a truly amazing gift.
Look what I received today, complete with dedication, from Ignazio Piero and Gianluca, amazing double vinyl, look how wonderful, and to do justice to this work, which I had the honor of listening to while they were recording it. (He shows the photo of the internal disk) Look what a sight. (he shows the red vinyl and puts it on the turntable (Ecstasy of gold begins).
Thank you very much, thank you very much, thank you very much !!!
(He plays the start of Your Love and greets a friend live.)
Il Volo Sings Morricone, complete with dedication and autographs. Really wonderful, I recommend it at all, and thanks again to Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.”
This was published by Red Ronnie (very famous Italian TV presenter, his is the Barone Rosso and Roxy Bar programs).
“I got this wonderful gift from the guys of Il Volo: Il Volo Sings Morricone, look!
Yes, dear guys, but we said to ourselves that you were coming to the Red Baron, clearly the jukebox is there,  still broken, (Ignazio broke it), so Ignazio is armored, but I’m waiting for you. Thank you!”
The video above was published by Saretto of the Bam Bar in Taormina.
And this from Antonella Clerici, the one who presented them in 2009 in Ti Lascio una Canzone.❤
Gianluca also sent this sweet message:
“I want to send a special greeting to all the children of the AGBE (Association of Parents for Homopathic Children) and their families.
Unfortunately I wanted to come and see you, but my work commitments did not allow me to be there with you. But I send you many wishes for a Merry Christmas with the hope of hugging us again soon and that this situation will improve soon too.
Hello to everyone, I love you and see you very soon.”
Unfortunately, there was also sad news, such as that of the passing  of the singer of Il Divo and their dear friend, Carlos Marin. R.I.P.
Reposted from @ilvolomusic.
It hurts our heart to hear this news. We have lost a beautiful soul and a wonderful voice that will live forever.
Our deepest condolences to your family and friends.

Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero then published their Christmas greetings, in three different languages:

English

Spanish

Italian

Really many commitments and all fantastic, but there is still one more, a long interview with the RAI1 television program Domenica In, aired on December 26th.
But for that, there is a long translation and you have to wait a little longer.
See you soon: Daniela

 

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Merry Christmas from the Flight Crew!

And behold, Christmas time has come again this year.
Despite all the problems due to the pandemic, for better or for worse, the year has passed.
So, here we are exchanging the best wishes !!

We thought we had already passed the period of the pandemic which, unfortunately, has taken away many loved ones from us.
But instead, here we are again, fighting, but we will win, we must be positive and we will do it !!
Many concerts await us, many opportunities to meet, get to know each other, listen to melodious voices.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca will lighten our days and we will fly with them.

So to all our readers, to all the crew a big wish from the bottom of the heart:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Jana, Pat, Daniela, Susan, JoAnn, Daniela Ci and Kelly

and of course a kiss from:

Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio ❤❤❤

Meanwhile, let’s re-look at their beautiful performance, on the night of Christmas Eve from St. Peter’s Square in Rome in 2020.

Please click on the photo below to view the video.

Il Volo, last Sunday, was a guest on Domenica In, a Rai 1 program, where he sang E PIÙ TI PENSO, dedicated to the actress Monica Bellucci who played Malena in the film.
Here is the video of their speech.

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Il Volo, tonight after the Pope’s Mass, (h.21,20 Italian time) will sing from the Frasassi Caves: O Holy Night and on Sunday 26  will be a guest again on Domenica In for a long television intervention.

See you soon! 😘🤗

 

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REPUBLIC DAY IN ITALY

How do Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca identify as Italians?
Today is a National Holiday in Italy. It is Republic Day. It commemorates the birth of the Republic of Italy with the constitutional referendum of 1946, when the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after World War II and the fall of fascism. After 85 years of monarchy, Italy decided on the abolition of the monarchy, ruled by the House of Savoy, and established the Republic.

Italian flag

Italians are the only people in the world who do not identify with their country. They identify with their region and their people. In America we are all immigrants. We all came from someplace else. If you ask a German where his family is from, he’ll say Germany, same with France, Spain etc. but if you asked me where my family is from, I would answer, my mothers’ family is from Abruzzo, my fathers’ father is from Calabria with roots in Marsala and fathers mother is born in New York and her family was from Campania. We never say we are from Italy. We associate with who our parents are and the region of Italy they came from.

Map of Italy and Regions

Think about the guys. Now we know they are Italian, born in Italy but Gianluca says I’m Abruzzese, Piero says I’m Sicilian and Ignazio, is the interesting one that proves my point. He says he’s Sicilian but, he was born in Bologna in Emilia Romagna. Why Sicilian, because his parents are Sicilian born in Sicily. Which begs the question, what will Ignazio’s children be?
So, 150 years after the unification of Italy, nothing has changed.
They are who their people are!

Green, white and red Italian heart graphic

Today, live from the Arena di Verona, for the feast of the Italian Republic, Il Volo will perform the “Canto degli Italiani” (national anthem).

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero standing in the Arena tunnel

The hymn was written by Goffredo Mameli, poet and patriot of the 1800s.

Goffredo Mameli who wrote the Italian national anthem

And here it is the beautiful interpretation performed by Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, certainly proud to sing ancient words of unchanged charm.
Click on photo below to hear IL VOLO sing the Italian national anthem.

Aerial view of Verona Arean

At the beginning of the video the boys say some thoughts.
Gianluca reads the first article of the Italian Constitution.
GIANLUCA = Italy is a Democratic Republic founded on work, sovereignty belongs to the people who exercise it in the forms and within the limits of the Constitution.
IGNAZIO = We want to honor this anniversary by singing the anthem of Italy, which is a Risorgimento song.
PIERO = And it is a resurgence, what we wish for Italy and for all Italians.

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero singing in the Arena tunnel

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero standing in the Arena tunnel

 

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Happy Easter 2021 by Daniela

Unfortunately, again this year, for the second year, Easter 2021 will be a subdued party, but certainly not for the anniversary that always has a great value in our hearts, but for the celebrations that flow from it.
The strict anti-covid rules do not allow us to celebrate in happy company as we would like, but to honor the feast of the resurrection in an intimate way, and for some it will even be solitary.

Closeup of Pope Francis praying

So once again yesterday, during the Via Crucis on Holy Friday, we saw the solitary Pope praying in front of a beautiful empty St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis praying in an empty St. Peter's Square

But the resurrection means the beginning of a new life, hope for all people, a new vigor that comes from a great sacrifice.
And so let’s open up with joy to this new beginning, nature gives us a great impulse, blossoming new life everywhere.

A hillside covered with flowers

During these long pandemic times, many people will be discouraged, but many people are working to restore serenity in us, because then we can all hug and smile happily.
Even our dear Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, are working for us, to make us rejoice with their beautiful voices, the rehearsals of the tribute concert continue:

 “Study days 🎧 Something special happens when we make music together … ”

While waiting to see their work realized, what better way to listen to their beautiful voices in a splendid “Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae” ❤

And therefore, hoping to soon be able to hug and kiss, hold people without fear of contagion , travel and attend some nice concert:

HAPPY EASTER

Buon Pasqua graphic with Easter eggs

Happy Easter to those who are alone

to all those who have the joy of a family next to them

Happy Easter to each of us, so that love and serenity dwell in our hearts.

 

A warm hug to all of you, from the whole staff:
Daniela, Pat, Jana, Kelly, Daniela Ci, Susan, Jo Ann

Photo of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero inside an Easter frame with flowers and Easter eggs

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2021 HAS ARRIVED by Daniela

And so here we are, 2021 has begun, with all our hopes and all our intentions. Above all health, because if there is not that, nothing can be !!

I read this nice thought on “If I were poetry” is a nice quote that I share with all of you.

WISHES for a wonderful 2021 !! 

Daniela

I want to wish you the strength to think that things can improve,

positively exploit the time that passes,

feel alive which is different from being alive,

especially when you have no reason to continue.

I wish you strong shoulders,

outstretched hands to help you up when you are on the ground,

smiles born out of nowhere, warm hugs,

dates to remember, exciting departures, changes,

to shorten the distance with the people you love,

a pair of serene eyes . . . and everything you deserve.

 . . . and I add, many, but many concerts of Il Volo!! 

 

. . . and we laugh with this backstage video of the recording of the wishes for the new concerts in Verona.

Always cheerful and nice, these guys always know how to make us smile !! 😁

 

And here is what we all hope for this New Year !!

And we end with the wishes of Il Volo with the policemen of the Vatican Inspectorate.

Piero = Hello everyone, we are Il Volo, we are here with the policemen of the Vatican Inspectorate.

Ignazio = Together with them we want to wish a Happy New Year to all the state police.

Gianluca = We hope to see you soon and of course to be able to go back to life as always.

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