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A SPECIAL LETTER by Daniela

In these days, as you all know, there was Ignazio’s birthday.

Reading among the various loving messages that have been delivered to him from all sides, I found this by Melina, who is really special and I translate for you.

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LETTER TO IGNAZIO ON THE DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY. 

Ignazio, today is your twenty-fifth birthday. What to say that hasn’t already been said? Instead of the usual wishes, I would like to make considerations that go beyond the praise of your wonderful and amazing voice and your intense, expressive and emotional interpretative ability.

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There are those who are convinced that you are a buffoon, superficial and light, not understanding – that this is just a stage costume, that you wear for the show. The reality is quite different! In life you are serious and responsible in professional work. Humorous, profound and reserved, as you are easily embarrassed, you can sometimes seem overly shy, maybe even if you love your art immensely, the thrill of the stage and of the audience, sometimes you would gladly do without, of the exhibition that accompanies success. Your subtle intuition masked behind an apparent light-hearted nature, everything understands and warns, sees things that escape others and those you meet immediately perceive the affection or aversion and act accordingly. You are also cheerful and playful, your smile lights up around you, but always in you that bit of intimate melancholy, for those who knows how to look beyond the facade.

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You have many defects like every human being, however there are some that in the world where you work and live (and not only in that) are truly unforgivable, such as not knowing how to pretend, lack of hypocrisy, spontaneity and too much sincerity, not measuring gestures and words, for the use and consumption of those who observe you, always saying what you think, always showing yourself for what you are, without seeking admiration at all costs. Furthermore you are overly modest in hiding the charity you do, it would be all good publicity, my dear, realize it! And then there is also the tendency that you have, to reveal the emotion … well of course, some might say that: “Tears do not show the fragility of a man, but the greatness of his heart!” But anyway, you could avoid it. You know, basically you are too “normal”, you should give yourself more tone and more importance, as befits an international star. Less confidence with every guy!

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It has been said that you were supposed to be a technicolor film and instead you are a black and white film: it’s true! Because the black and white films are the most refined and sought after, they are soft, shaded, they are not aggressive, they leave room for imagination. In conclusion your being “normal”, your strengths and all your faults, preserving the child’s soul, which is the prerogative of great men only, are the things that define you and make you authentic, are what we love you for and we appreciate. Never change your essence, especially not to please the right-thinking people who will always have something to say, so keep yourself, the good man, who you are!

Happy birthday Ignazio, that love and joy will accompany you every day of your life.

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Melina, let me tell you that you sent a fantastic dedication to Ignazio, you interpreted the feelings of many fans.

Surely Ignazio was enthusiastic about these sweet and sincere words of yours.

Grazie Melina 😘

Daniela

Ignazio, you are unique and incredible!

 

Credit to owners of all photos.

Happy Birthday, Ignazio!! 25 Anni!

 

Happy Birthday you brilliantly talented young man!  From, Marie Crider

Dear Ignazio: Sending you big birthday wishes on your 25th !🎂🎂May your days be filled with much happiness and continued success! I look forward to seeing you in concert where I hope to hear your beautiful voice sing A Chi mi Dice. Buon Compleanno ❤️🎂🎉 Annette Naples, Fl & R.I.

 

I was in the Arena a few days ago, and I witnessed a magnificent show.
Your solo was something indescribable, the emotion you put into performing this song, was palpable to everyone and the audience rightly honored you.
So be it, your life, full of emotions, that you will be able to show to the whole world.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IGNAZIO : Daniela

Sara Hunter
September 6, 2019 at 6:31 am Edit
Happy Birthday Ignazio!!! You look good!!!You always make me laugh. You are wonderful!!! Many happy returns!!!!!!

My birthday wishes to Ignazio:
Dear Ignazio, I wish you to be always surrounded by decent and trustworthy people. Wish you to have freedom of choice in private and professional life, no matter what you decide be sure it is your decision, your success and your mistake.
I wish to both of us (I have birthday few days before you) that we see each other very often at your concerts. You, on stage with piano, singing your own music and me, always in the first row with butterflies in the stomach.
Your true fan and virtual soulmate Alicja

sassylady1937
September 6, 2019 at 7:19 am Edit
A special birthday wish for you Ignazio. May you always know laughter, sunshine, and beautiful memories of past. I think you are a fabulous man with so much to give the world. It warms my heart to see you and to hear you sing. Tears come readily down my cheeks because you sing with heart. Happy Birthday Ignazio and many more to come. Waiting to see you in America in 2020, probably in Chicago. I want front row seats and Meet and Greet…. I want it all to remember and at 83 it will bring countless joy. Happy Birthday to a very special person, may God watch over you and bless you each day. ❤️

Joan Guyon
September 6, 2019 at 9:52 am Edit
Happy natal day dear Ignazio. I may be one of your oldest fans at 90 . I have followed you and your Il Volo brothers from the begining of your career. You bring joy always with your personality. Keep on going Iggy.

Irene Kumbar
September 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm Edit
Dear Ignacio, I’m watching and following you from the shy, insecure three boys to world superstars, GG may be the most beautiful man in world, but you are instant second, your smiling eyes, the way you express emotions while singing, I was so close to you sitting in front row in Rome, my heart was so full of joy and happiness, words can not explain the emotions I felt… and I will see you again in NY in RCM hopefully soon.
Wishing you all the happiness, love and health, stay always way you are, sincere, humble, world loves you, God bless you,
Your best fan, Irene

Myron Heaton
September 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm Edit
I have felt that each of the guys has a totally unique place in the vocal pantheon: the best romantic baritone in the business. (you know who) The best helden tenor (heroic tenor). (you know who) But Ignazio is without a doubt the best lyric tenor I have ever heard. I refer to the Charlie Chaplin song – ” Eternally” – Ignazio’s solo work and especially the harmony work (which is much more difficult) on this song is SUPERB !!! Incredible vocal control and tone. Wish I could give him a hug on his birthday. Happy birthday, Ignazio from Myron Heaton of Las Vegas.

Eleanor Biehl
September 8, 2019 at 12:48 am Edit
Happy Birthday, Ignazio! May this coming year give you every happiness and everything you desire!! Stay as you are, and please keep singing!!! Much love from America…👏🏻🥂

Rose Marie
September 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm Edit
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IGNAZIO your heart is sooo BIG love you and wishing you the Best your smile is so infectious you are a beautiful man🎂🎂🎉🎉🌹🌹🎹🎼🥂🥂😘♥️🎂🌹🎉🎉🎈🎈🌹🌹

Kay radge
September 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm Edit
Ignazio is ‘always on my mind ‘
He is ‘ simply the best’
Obviously ‘mr wonderful’ and ‘ cant help falling in love’
‘My cherie amour’
Too many beautiful songs to describe a beautiful young man.
Happy, happy birthday.
Please come to the uk and ‘light my fire’
Always your biggest uk fan from Yorkshire, kay.xxx

Regina Hanna
September 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm Edit
My wish for you is that you continue to love life and never stop dreaming. May beauty and happiness surround you always. Happy Birthday Ignazio. Gina from Texas

Joan Hongo
September 7, 2019 at 7:04 am Edit
Wishes for a very Happy Birthday. Stay as you are, funny, playful. Keep giving me chills when you hit those high notes. See you in 2020. With love.

Joan Bohata
September 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm Edit
I love this young man. He is a joy to watch and listen to. His smile is beautiful, his heart is full of love and jot!! I hope your birthday is fantastic!! Happy birthday!!!!❤❤💕💕

Dear Ignazio,
I want to congratulate you on your birthday. I wish you continuing success in your career, the support of your family and friends and for the future I hope you will find someone someday who will stand beside you, understand you and love you.
I admire you as a very talented person. Everything you pick up seems to succeed.
Good luck and have a great day!
Looking forward to the concert in Budapest.
Nice regards,
Tineke Athmer (dutchtiny)

Mark
September 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm Edit
Happy Birthday and many more, to a most talented and generous young man who spreads great joy and enjoyment to a world full of Ignazio fans who can’t get enough of his voice with every note he sings, not to mention his wonderful persona.

penina honig
September 7, 2019 at 9:56 pm Edit
Happy Birthday to a beautiful man, with a beautiful voice and a beautiful soul. I hope all your dreams come true.

Dear Ignazio,
I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. You have made me laugh when days have been difficult, The charm of your personality has warmed my heart and your voice, that gift given to you by God, has delighted me over and over again. Thank you so much for those gifts you have given to me and millions of others. May your birthday and your life be long and continue to be filled with blessings.
Sincerely,
Jeanette Hicks

Jane
September 8, 2019 at 9:52 am Edit
Happy Birthday Ignazio! May your life be filled with the same joy and beauty you give to others by just being you. You and your music are a treasure.
Jane from Minnesota

Sally McConnell
September 8, 2019 at 10:43 am Edit
Happy Birthday Ignazio! I love your voice and your fun personality!

Sally’s
September 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm Edit
Happy Birthday Ignazio, the one who makes us smile!
This was so apparent recently in Merida, Mexico when, during the concert, the lighting person couldn’t find find Igna who was sitting on the piano singing in the dark. Watch this video on Instagram and see how Igna solves the problem in an hilarious way which endears him to the whole audience, without missing a heavenly note.
A typical Ignazio moment! He is a true treasure to watch, to hear sing and to admire.

Dear Ignazio,
Happy Quarter-of-a-Century Birthday. May the next quarter of a century and beyond, bring you continued good health, sustenance, tranquility, peace of mind, resourcefulness, personal and professional growth. Continue to surround yourself with people who respect and love you. You are a very special caring, sensitive, warm human being who exudes charm. May you reach new heights yet remain the humble, fun-loving man we all love.
On your birthday you have the ability to bless other people. My wish for you is that you be blessed with the myriad blessings you bestow on other people.
Love from your old-enough-to-be-your-Granda-fan in San Diego, CA/USA, and who looks forward to meeting you in person,
Doris Jaffe

Vincent Padovano
September 10, 2019 at 9:07 am Edit
Happy Birthday Ignazio. In a deck of cards you are the King of Hearts. The ladies adore you, us guys have an admiration for your magnificent voice and your goodness that comes from within. You make us all smile, you have a way of touching all bases with your kindness and caring. God Bless You on your special day.

Dear Ignazio
I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Stay as sweet and nice as you are. You make me laugh and turn my sadness into happiness. You and your brothers are great and I look forward to seeing you again in Tampa. Keep smiling it makes the world a better place.
Alice White in Florida

Loretta Foley
September 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm Edit
Happy Birthday to Ignazio the handsomest young man with the most beautiful voice that thrills my heart with every note.  Also Ignazio how caring you were when at one of the first concerts I saw you that when after the show you came up to me to ask if I got home alright because I walk with a limp I may be an elder lady now but you are my heartthrob forever. I so wish you could be my grandson.from Loretta forever.

Dear Ignazio I wish you all the best, all happiness you deserve so much. Let all your dreams come true. Let your wonderful voice and beautiful smile bring joy and happines your fans all over the world for many years.
Passano tutti i tuoi desideri avverarsi in questo giorno. Auguri.
Jolanta from Poland

dorothy henderson
September 18, 2019 at 11:28 am Edit
Dear Ignazio, may this birthday be “The Best Day of Your Life” with enough “Memories” to last you a lifetime! Mucho amore from Texas! Hurry back! from a Great granny fan ! With great affection, Dorothy! ♡

Marcia Wentzell
September 20, 2019 at 10:30 pm Edit
Happy birthday to a fine young man. I truly believe you are the most genuine of the trio. Your beautiful personality shines through in such a simple fashion, which draws your fans to you. Continued success and happiness in your life from one of your biggest fans. See you in Atlanta and last Vegas soon!

margaretdmirailh
September 29, 2019 at 9:21 pm Edit
Happy 25th Birthday Dear Ignazio,
I wish you the most amazing wonderful birthday surrounded by your dear family and friends. You bring sunshine light and love into my day every day each time you sing. Your beautiful smile, your charm and charisma have changed my life from the first time I heard you and your amazing brothers sing. You are magical because your special talent reaches far and wide to everyone lucky enough to see or hear you sing. May the angels above always watch over you, may you continue to have success and good fortune in your career, may you find your one true love that will melt your heart and will be beside you always and may you receive back tenfold all the joy and love you give freely to all you meet and come in contact with. Many blessings on this birthday and always.

Happy Birthday Ignazio….I love, love, love your new solo’s this year. I can’t wait to see your Anniversary show in Chicago in February. Enjoy your day! See you soon. Sharon Mullarkey

HAPPY BIRTHDAY<< TO A REAL DOLL WITH A SET OF DIMPELS<< THAT ALL THE GIRLS LOVE…HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN, KEEP SINGING THOSE HIGH NOTES THAT WE LOVE XO P.S your singing has helped my Cancer treatment jay dehaas

Happy Birthday gorgeous talented sweet Ignacio all the way from Jamaica WI have a wonderful peaceful & Blessed Birthday! Linda Hanna

Dear Ignazio,
Very Happy Quarter-of-a-Century Birthday. Feliz cumpleaños. Buon compleanno. Yom huledetg samayach. Gut geburtztag. In any language HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May your next quarter of a century and beyond bring you all that your heart desires. Doris Jaffe

Dear Ignazio,
Have a wonderful birthday and best wishes always! Thank you for all the joy, laughter and love. Looking forward to seeing you at RCMH and at Bethlehem. God bless you and your family. Margaret Ladolcetta

Dear Ignazio…
I wish you the Happiest Birthday with all the good wishes your precious heart can hold! Have a wonderful year, filled with everything you wish for …I am a Forever Follower and love you guys with all my heart! I would love to see you on the 2020 U.S. Tour!!! With love and best wishes…from one heart to another…🎂💕🥂. …Eleanor Biehl

Dear Ignacio,
Wishing you a Happy 25th Birthday!
May your day be filled with so much fun joy and Happiness, sure a Good Best Health, Celebrating with Il Volo Family Circle’s.
On Tour in America. Sending you
Smile for Every Moment of your Special
Day…Enjoy your day and may God Bless
you with many more years to come…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR IGNACIO🌹🌹🌹
Hope your Special Day brings you All that your Heart Desires.. Best Tenor and Best Comiker….Thank you…Love Always..Leonora A.🎂🥂🎁🎉🎈❤

Mis mejores deseos Ignazio en Mexico te queremos. Espero darte tu abrazo de cumpleaños Octubre 5 en Ensenada Mexico! NATALIA FIGUEROA

Happy Birthday to you, dearest Ignazio. ♥ You bring joy and happiness wherever you go. Your kind and loving soul emanates through your music and sweet personality. God bless you and your wonderful family every day. I’ll be so happy to see you again in Chicago, IL…U.S.A. in February. Nonna Harriett ♥

Happy, happy birthday, Ignazio. Keep smiling the smile. Ann M Calderone

Happy Birthday, my handsome Ignazio. Dònna

Happy birthday to you and to me!
Wish we could celebrate together so you could sing happy birthday to me and I could swoon over your beautiful voice. It would be a birthday dream come true. Hope you have a marvelous day and I will be thinking of you.
Lots of love from your number one English fan.xxxxx Kay Radge

💥Les pieds sur terre 🦵👣🌎 la tête dans les nuages 🦰☁️☁️ et le cœur flottant dans la musique, joie et le bonheur ♥ 🏊‍♂️🌊🎶🎸🥁🍀🌈 🍬 et que tu aies dont tu réves 🛌💤💭🗨Joyeux anniversaire, Igna🌹🌻🌺🥂🍾 🎁🎂🍣🍀 de Slovaquie !! Tanti Auguri !! Matja Martina

A Very, Very Happy Birthday, Ignazio! Hope to see you in 2020! Love from Minnesota! Allene S.

Happy Birthday Ignazio. I hope you have a great day!!! Give your Mom one of your fantastic son hugs. JoAllan Tsyitee

A very Happy Birthday wish from Me! Enjoy your beautiful day wherever you may find yourself !! You and your beautiful voice are a blessing to all of us who enjoy your music, your personality and your love of life and family! Happy 25th Birthday Ignazio! 🎂❤️🎈🎈😘Linda Henderson

happy 25th Birthday, Ignazio. I hope you have a wonderful time on this special day. See you at Foxwoods. Luv, gram in CT. Joan Hongo

Happy Birthday dear Ignazio! You are such a beautiful ray of sunshine, I wish you the best, may all your dreams come true and may you continue to wow every audience in the world. You are number one! ❤🎉🎊💝Anna Pazitny

Happy Birthday have a wonderful day
🎂💝🎂💝🎂💝Camille Greco

Happy Healthy Birthday, Ignazio! God bless you and your family and THANK YOU for all of the happiness, joy and entertainment you bring to us. Safe travels and will see you in USA in Bethlehem, PA. Can’t wait! Carolyn Santarsiero

Happy Birthday Ignazio! And many, many more. YOU will ALWAYS be FIRST in MY heart!! Joan Carabee

Happy Birthday, Ignazio. May God grant you many, many more. You bring so much joy to so many of us. God bless you. Anna Breeding

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WISH YOU WERE COMING TO CONNECTICUT IN LATE SPRING INSTEAD OF WINTER. I AM A SNOWBIRD SO WILL NOT BE BACK UNTIL MID APRIL AND YOU WILL BE SOMEWHERE ELSE BY THEN. KEEP THE MUSIC GOING. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU ALL.
MAUREEN LONGO

Ignazio, Best wishes for a most Happy Birthday. May you be bless with many many more years of great health, happiness and a joyful life and success.
You have brought endless joy to all your fans me included for sure.
Enjoy your day where ever you may be!!🎂😘Blanche Graff

Happy Birthday Ignazio!!!!! Sara Hunter
There’s only one song 🎶 to perfectly suit Ignazio:
♥️ Bello Impossibile by Gianna Nannini ♥️ (and she loves him!) Gayla Chiriaco

Dear Ignazio, You are going to have a great birthday even if you are on the road because no matter where you go the love of your fans follows you.. Tanti Auguri!
Rose Marie Paliobeis

Have a great birthday Ignazio, try to enjoy your birthday even though you are busy.
Youth is a gift from nature,
but old age is an art.
The best years of life are now in it
begin to shine again and again every year you are a star that shines let us continue to enjoy your beautiful voice.
Happy Birthday
Claudine from Belgium

Happy Birthday, Ignacio!! Always Number One!!!! Christine Amarosa

Best Wishes for a Happy 25th Birthday Ignazio. Your smile and your voice light up the world. Susan Medal

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IGNAZIO May you have many many more Can’t wait to see you in Ft Lauderdale in February at Meet and Greet. Beverley Foster 

Dearest Ignazio,
This is an important milestone birthday for you…congratulations on becoming 25 years old! I hope your day is filled with lovely food, fun and surprises! I am sending a birthday poem that might apply to you, as it did my grand-nephew: [this style of poetry is called a tanka]

lighted candles
amid blue swirls
on colorful cake
birthday boy awaits
blue lips grinning

Eat yummy cake, maybe even sneak the frosting, too!

Sandi E. from Ohio, USA

Unforgettable, that’s who you are!

I’m wishing you a spectacular 25th quarter century birthday, Ignazio!

May this year be filled with all that brings you joy and fulfillment. May your wishes unfold like butterfly wings, carrying you to your next highest and most joyous moments throughout the year.

You are loved, respected, appreciated, and enjoyed for every magnificent nuance of who you are.
Thank you for being uniquely you, Ignazio!

Loving birthday wishes from Jeanine

Happy 25th birthday Igna. Hope your 25th year is the best one yet. Your voice gets better every year and hope you keep on singing forever!
love
Janet from San Francisco Ca

And of course, the biggest and best wishes ever, Tanti Auguri, from the Detroit Il Volo Gals!  You make our heads swoon, our knees weak, and our hearts melt!  We cannot get enough of you!  Lots of hugs and kisses!  Jana/Ginny/Lorna/Donna/Sharon/Chris/Jeannette/Betty from New Orleans/Magdalena from Toledo/Emilia

 

 

 

LAST CALL!!! Ignazio Turns 25! – Oct 4, 2019

OK, LAST CALL FOR BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR IGNA!!

PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS!  🙂

Our dear Ignazio turns 25 this year – hey, he’s catching up to us now!  🙂  Yes, he has really toned up this summer and is looking fantastic, not that he didn’t 1-igna3always look most awesome!  He may have come in third place, but he’s always been number one in our hearts (ok, me, Marie, and I know there are quite a few of you others out there, too!)

So, you know the drill… send your best wishes to Ignazio and comment on this site, or send to the site email if you know what that is….

Also, Kelly is always up for suggestions on a 1-igna4theme song for his birthday video!

 

Tanti auguri, amico maschio!

1-1 ib1

 

Jana

Photo credits to:  Emilia T, from Detroit; Ignazio’s Poetry from Instagram, and me! 🙂

Ignazio Turns 25! – Oct 4, 2019

Our dear Ignazio turns 25 this year – hey, he’s catching up to us now!  🙂  Yes, he has really toned up this summer and is looking fantastic, not that he didn’t 1-igna3always look most awesome!  He may have come in third place, but he’s always been number one in our hearts (ok, me, Marie, and I know there are quite a few of you others out there, too!)

So, you know the drill… send your best wishes to Ignazio and comment on this site, or send to the site email if you know what that is….

Also, Kelly is always up for suggestions on a 1-igna4theme song for his birthday video!

 

Tanti auguri, amico maschio!

1-1 ib1

 

Jana

Photo credits to:  Emilia T, from Detroit; Ignazio’s Poetry from Instagram, and me! 🙂

IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO, A NEW CHANSONNIER? by Daniela

About a month ago, my dear friend Valeria Bosch, whom you all know well by now, asked me for help in translating an article on Ignazio into English. For me it was a real pleasure and an honor, to translate Valeria’s beautiful and appropriate reflections. Surely many of you will have already read them, but I repeat them here again, in order to re-cheer your hearts.  💖


Enjoy the reading!
Daniela

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IGNAZIO: the lights are dimmed on the stage, in the central cone only a young man dressed in dark, the sleeves of the shirt rolled up and a fashionable “gilet” (vest) of the past. For a few seconds he concentrates himself closing his eyes, then starts with the first notes of “Almeno tu nell’universo”, low, just whispered, to rise more and more, as the pathos of the music grows, in a conjunction between voice, music and text that captivates the viewer, keeps him suspended between earth and sky, in a region totally detached from reality and from matter. The passages of register, whispering, trembling, vibrating, acute, follow one another urgently, not as a mere demonstration of technical ability and artistic maturity, but as perfect emanations of the emotions of the mind and heart. At times a “divine violin” approaches him, it’s Alessandro, who, with pure magic, underlines, exalts, centuplicates the impact of the song on the public. 

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IGNAZIO is like this: his relationship with music is symbiotic, when he closes his eyes and sings, leaves for distant lands, goes beyond the mountains and the sea, and takes you with him into his secret world, where you can abstract from everything, in those few minutes you lose the connection with time and space, to get a taste of that beauty and that perfection that has always been the man’s ultimate intent, an ethereal and impalpable world, but perhaps for this reason eternal and indestructible, the world of true music. 

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IGNAZIO said it in the presentation: he chose the song, delivered to immortal memory by Mia Martini, because impressed by the story of this extraordinary singer, a sad and painful story, but at the same time full of greatness and genius. The text, by Bruno Lauzi, fits perfectly: in the eternal restlessness and discontent of human feelings (“people are crazy … when fashion changes … they change too”), the reference point can only be someone who can give sincerity (“tell me that you will always be sincere”), corresponding to ever-increasing love (“more, more, more”), as a promise of something finally lasting and indeed eternal (“you will not change … you will really love me, really more and more”)

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IGNAZIO was very courageous in choosing this solo, because the piece is linked in the collective memory to the unique and unforgettable Mia’s interpretation and therefore presented the risk of not being accepted by the public. But precisely for this reason he chose the way of not following the normal canons of a “cover”, but he made a real revisitation of it, focusing, more than on the intensely dramatic tone and on Mia’s tension, on a very modern interpretation (30 years passed since that 1989 in which the song was presented in Sanremo!!), made of fragments and continuous contrasts, deliberately disarticulated, marked by the intense passionate expression of the face and the beautiful hands that follow all the musical movements. 

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IGNAZIO, I thought looking at him, has the suffered and passionate execution and “le physique du role” of a chansonnier of the golden age of the Parisian “boites de nuit” (nightclubs), where in the 50s and 60s of the last century was formed that new movement of unique musicians who sang the craft of living, the discontent, the breakup of an era, a movement that in Italy became that of songwriters, some of whom, Paoli, Guccini, de Gregori, Finardi, delight us even today. Certainly Ignazio does not sing his own texts, even though we know that he has already shown that is able to compose, doing it, and also successfully, for other interpreters; but that his empathy, so intense, in the sung notes, that deep and emotional expression of the face, his interpretation so authentic descends directly from those noble fathers who lit the musical nights of the past. 

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Contemporary Italian music has an urgent need to revitalize itself and Ignazio, and with him, with absolutely equal ability and talent, his friends Gianluca and Piero, with their “Musica Tour” are really teaching everyone how this innovation can happen without breaking with the most genuine Italian tradition, without freakiness, without vulgarity, without pseudo-intellectualistic nonsense raps. It’s from them, from the young people of Il Volo, foolishly accused by brains without thickness to “make old music”, that is coming the proposal that will give new life to the Italian music scene. 

Ignazio 07

(Thanks to Danilo Video, for this wonderful video, “ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO” – AT LEAST IN THE UNIVERSE, from the concert in Rome.)

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.