Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, are once again guests online, I translate briefly.
Eleonora Daniele, leads the program on RAI 1, Storie Italiane (Italian Stories), announces the arrival of Il Volo online, with these words:
“Italian artists, known all over the world, are three young, very young, who started from RAI 1.
They represent the new generation of great artists, but not only that, they have made very important appeals for the cities where they live. They are three and only Il Volo: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio.”
After the greetings, Eleonora asks the boys, how they are experiencing this moment and what message they want to give people.
Gianluca replies that it is a difficult moment for everyone, something that has never been seen, and they try to be an example for young people by giving this message on their social profiles: to be strong, to stay at home, to be responsible, because nobody is immune. There are many people who are suffering not only in Italy, but all over the world.
They also had to cancel concerts and return ten days earlier to stay at home with their families.
So you all have to be responsible, respect above all for many people who are suffering, but also for doctors, nurses, who are saving lives and risking theirs.
Piero says that every morning we wake up looking for good news and this morning we start to glimpse a small light at the end of the tunnel.
This is thanks to our doctors, to the people who are helping us, but also to all of us, in the commitment that we are putting into all this.
The commitment of us artists, thanks to the notoriety, is to spread the messages like that of staying at home.
Piero confirms that Sicily is not well equipped in his hospitals, therefore he has proposed this fundraiser with other artists in order to purchase what is needed.
Ignazio says it is a moment of solidarity.
A great praise to all the doctors and nurses who are helping, they are showing great love, helping many people not knowing them, because they love their job and love their neighbor.
Italy is now more unique than ever, we have to be careful, stay at home, not just think about ourselves, but also about others, altruism is the key in these times.
Eleonora plays the song Hallelujah sung by Ignazio.
Then she asks the boys to perform a small song sung by them, and although there are small differences in connection times, the boys sing a verse of Grande Amore.
Ignazio wishes Eleonora well (she is going to have a baby) and she says that she will be a fan of Il Volo, as Mum is already.
Below is the photo of the victory of Sanremo 2015.
A big success.
Piero says that their way of exulting (jumping) is exaggerated and they laugh at this.
Ignazio remembers that at the Billboards, Gianluca was a grasshopper that kept jumping.
Gianluca says it is difficult to control emotions.
In the interview is shown the video of the victory of Sanremo and Eleonora says that they made Italy’s dream come true at that moment.
Piero says that they owe everything to the Italian cultural and musical heritage.
Eleonora introduces the video of Sanremo 2019, MUSICA CHE RESTA.
So she shows the videos of the American tour.
After the video, Eleonora asks if any of the three found love. Piero asks if she has another question ….. Ignazio says it’s nice to go around and sing ….. Gianluca does not speak, only a small smile. 😁
Last message from Piero, who publicly asks all people who arrive in Sicily, to communicate to the authorities their presence and to undergo quarantine (15 days) in isolation. This is very important and they also did it when they came back from America, and it is a fundamental thing.
Eleonora thanks Piero for remembering this, then thanks and affectionately greets Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio. She then announces the event that will be tonight, a concert with the online presence of many singers including IL VOLO.
….. and what about this beautiful Ave Maria that Piero gave us yesterday?
Thanks Piero. ❤️
And what about this video posted today by Ignazio?
“I wish that together we would remember, but above all we would not forget, who will not be able to see the end. It is only a minute and a half to pray together with you, in the way I prefer.”
On Sunday 22 March, IL Volo was a guest on a television program conducted by Mara Venier, DOMENICA IN.
Of course, during the C19 period, the guests were not in the recording studio, but connected via Skype, each from their own home where they are confined.
At the beginning of the connection, the wonderful images of the success of the beautiful American tour are sent on TV. Sensational images, which made goosebumps.
Mara welcomes Piero from Naro, Gianluca from Montepagano and Ignazio from Bologna. Mara thanks the boys for being connected and says that they have recently returned.
Piero confirms that they had been in America since January, have been on tour for two months and have had to cancel the last three concerts to return to Italy. He says that from there they did not realize the situation that was in Italy.
Mara asks how they learned about the serious Italian situation.
Ignazio replies that being in daily connection with their parents who were here, they knew what was going on, and made the decision to return, when it was announced that flights to and from Italy would be canceled.
They thought about the many people who are on tour with them and who have families, children at home. And they (Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca) even since their returned, have not yet seen their families, because they are in quarantine.
Mara asks who of them is with the family.
Gianluca replies (the connection with Gian is not beautiful, his voice is breaking up) that he is in quarantine with his mother, who has been with him on tour. Now he and mom are in Gian’s house, he explains that the parents’ house is bordering on his.
Gianluca explains that the virus has totally changed people’s lifestyle, the right restrictions have been put by the government, to avoid contagion, therefore Gian turns to young boys, who must understand how important it is to stay at home, because nobody is immune to this virus, in addition to the respect for the enormous work that doctors, nurses and all the rescue personnel are doing, risking their lives every day.
Mara thanks Gianluca and hopes that, although there have been audio problems, everything has been understood.
Then she says that Il Volo is very popular all over the world, therefore she considers their appeal to young people important, also because, they too are young boys.
Piero says it is the duty of those who are part of the show, and therefore has more audiences, to make their support felt in these causes. He says that when arrived in Naro, he spoke to the mayor and felt her serious concern. Unfortunately there are people who have not understood the seriousness of the moment and try to avoid the rules.
These people, not very intelligent, have no respect for the gift of life and not even for the people who risk their own every day, to save the lives of our loved ones, especially the elderly.
Mara says it is so and thanks all three again for being in touch with her and says that they are the right people to give these messages.
Ignazio adds that, despite the inconvenience we all suffer from the virus, he realizes how much, everything that was taken for granted yesterday is actually very important, like a hug or a kiss. Today you think of it as a precious thing, a gift that life has given us.
On all the negative sides, there is always the positive to be found.
Mara says that she is experiencing this period like a nightmare. She says that until a month ago, the topic was to talk about the songs of Sanremo, and now we are experiencing all of this and when everything has passed, we will all be better people.
Then she sends the video of Piero and Jovanotti: NESSUN DORMA.
Piero says Lorenzo is number 1. To Jovanotti, Piero said that hospitals in Sicily are not well equipped, and would not be able to endure an epidemic, therefore with fellow Sicilian artists, they launched a fundraiser, with which they will buy equipment for hospitals. (remember that Gianluca and Ignazio are also supporting fundraising for hospitals in their area.)
Mara thanks again Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio and recommends staying at home and wearing a medical mask.
Ignazio adds, that one must stay at home, but one must not stay still.
Mara asks Ignazio how he spends his day and Ignazio says that they are all sportsmen, he trains, plays, sings, plays with the Playstation, then he has fun with his dog.
Gian adds that he is learning to play the piano, and then he is pampered by his mother, who is his treasure.
Mara asks Piero if he is alone or if he has his girlfriend and Piero with his hands makes the sign “zero”, and says that he has no girlfriend, he is in isolation alone, fortunately with the microwave, because he cannot cook.
Ignazio has tried several times to teach him without success, while Ignazio cooks well.
Mara asks Ignazio what he cooks, and he says that he likes to experiment with vegetables lately, since he is now vegan.
Gianluca says that he is not vegan and that he likes arrosticini very much. (Arrosticini are typically made from sheep meat, or lamb, cut in chunks and pierced by a skewer. It is cooked on a brazier with a typically elongated shape.)
Ignazio resumes the speech he had started saying that everyone must stay at home, but they must not stay still, because there are so many fundraisers to help, and therefore from home, you have to give your help and support these good things. Helping doctors and civil protection, giving what everyone can, with a small gesture anyone can be helped.
Mara thanks again Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio for this connection and sends a kiss to them. 😘😘😘
Grazie per le vostre parole: Piero, Gianluca e Ignazio.
Non avevamo dubbio del vostro buon cuore. ❤️
Thanks for your words: Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.
This post was prepared before the C19 infection to list the various cities touched by Il Volo during the tour. We post it anyway now, thinking of doing something pleasing for you. 😀❤️
Il Volo, did a great American tour, many cities were visited.
Let’s summarize this long journey together.
But how did our young people travel? Let’s find out together. 😁
Gianluca, kindly introduces us to the means by which they traveled from one city to another, is a beautiful and comfortable sleeping bus, equipped with 12 beds.
In the video, Gianluca takes the place of the perfect “landlord” and makes us visit the bus. Gianluca says. “We travel on the bus, I’ll show you, here is the kitchen, here are the beds, 12 beds, we are a dozen people, then there is the living room.”
Way to WASHINGTON…..Ignazio, you are too strong, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA !! ❤
Way to CHICAGO
In this nice video, while traveling from one city to another, Ignazio says: “I have to say that today I ate really well, let’s say that I enjoyed like a hedgehog, because according to my theory, when you eat well, the hedgehog is born, and enjoys. I have enjoyed today as a hedgehog. Do you understand? Do you understand???”
It had been announced, Il Volo would be at Radio Italia to record an interview and a concert that will be broadcast by radio vision on November 25th.
Anyone who wanted could ask to be present, and so I immediately sent my membership and I got two passes, for me and my husband.
Here is the promo announcing the event.
……. and yes, in those people sitting on the floor at the end of the video, we’re here too.
To tell you that it was an unforgettable evening is really an understatement. Everything was great, the guys close by. The room was not huge, so all those admitted (about 150/200 people) were very close to the boys. Everyone could see them and hear them very well.
The only sore point was that we had to sit on the floor, really very uncomfortable, but nothing stopped us.
This photo is by the master Grani.
“A CHI MI DICE”
In the confirm e-mail they sent us, it was clearly written that we could not take photos or videos, and so we left the camera at home, instead as soon as we entered, they told us that we could do both photos and video, but not use the flash .
Damn what a shame …… but with cell phone in hand, we did what we could
And here are my photos.
The interview was short, but very funny. Manola(speaker), asked each of the three, to say something that was never revealed to anyone. Piero started and said that he does the depilation to Ignazio.😁😁😁
Great laughter, and Ignazio, a little embarrassed, said that it is something quite natural now among men, on the other hand he is called Boschetto (in Italian this word means small wood). Then Piero specified that he depilates Ignazio, only his shoulders and chest! More laughter.😁
Too bad that then Piero and Gianluca no longer told their secrets.
Then the boys took the stage for the concert, but before starting, the director projected a video message from Antonella Clerici, who said only words of affection for our boys – Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca and said that Antonella has always been very present in these 10 years, with messages of affection for them, without ever asking for anything in return.❤
While they waited for the direction to be ready, the boys sang “Grande Amore” in Sicilian dialect.😁
Then the concert started, we were really attached to the stage. It was awesome.
The boys, accompanied on the piano by the master Grani and two guitarists and a drummer, sang: (in random order)
A CHI MI DICE
L’AMORE SI MUOVE
IO CHE NON VIVO
MUSICA CHED RESTA
UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE
And here is a collage of my short videos, I recorded short pieces of almost everything.
They sang two meters from me, I could hear and see them very well and it was really nice to hear and to see them so close, actually Vicinissimo!! ❤
Another fun moment, when the director stopped recording and sent two make-up artists on stage.
Look how the boys reacted, everyone laughed and the make-up artists ran away.😁😁
Still my other photos of the boys, but how beautiful they are.
(Click on each photo to view a larger version.)
And guess who I met at Radio Italia??? …… Xinjie Wang, who came from Rome to watch the evening.
It was good to see you again, Xinjie Wang, you are always very sweet and happy to celebrate your birthday, with this beautiful evening.
Too bad we forgot to take a picture of us together.
And here is a beautiful photo made by Xinjie.
It was a wonderful experience, certainly to be repeated.
In my most optimistic expectations, I never thought that I would have enjoyed so much, that evening, I was thinking of a much more distant vision.
Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca two meters from me all the time, priceless.
Il Volo celebrates 10 years of songs, concerts, tours and records on YouTube with 10 Years, the best of album of their songs from “Grande Amore” to “Caruso”. The three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, “from strangers to brothers who grew up together”, apply as heirs of Pavarotti and Bocelli and reveal the 4 most beautiful moments, the “quarrels for some girl” and a surprise for Easter. The “party” will last two years: the trio tells the press and celebrates its tenth anniversary with concerts around the world, the live return to Italy at the Verona Arena and at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, over 2 million albums sold, 500 million views and more than 1 million subscribers on the official YouTube channel.
10 YEARS.On Friday 8 November 2019 10 Years will be published worldwide, best of CD and DVD with images of the live in Matera and with the best of Il Volo’s career: “The Musica album was a consequence of Sanremo, but this record will be released internationally, because in the world those Italian pieces are unpublished. Since May we have held 83 concerts and 10 more have been added in America, Brazil and Japan. We try to follow the steps of Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to bring good singing to everyone: one day we would like to be their heirs.”
The three singers will return to perform in Italy in the summer of 2020 for two special concerts, on August 30th at the Verona Arena and on September 4th at the Teatro Antico in Taormina: “They are special places for artists, we have opened the dates one year first to tell the fans of our country that we have not forgotten them.” Tickets will be available in advance for the fanclub from 11:00 tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November, and for everyone online from Thursday 14; while they will be in the stores from November 14th.
10 Years will be released in various versions, including one made ad hoc for the Latin and one Japanese market, enclosing the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “‘O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore”, from bel canto of Italian tradition to American evergreens. The track list consists of both tracks recorded in the studio and new live recordings, like the show in Matera in June. The best of is available in pre-order in 10 Years digital version – The best of with 27 tracks + digital booklet and in physical version 10 Years – The best of (Italian and International version) with 19 tracks or CD + DVD of the concert held at Matera in June 2019.
TOP 4.Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca “met” in 2009, when they were 14-15 years old: “It’s not always all roses, like in 2014 when there was a moment of transition from a record company to another .” Here are the four most beautiful moments of these 10 years together, in addition to the “cazzeggiano” before the concerts, the many trips and the live on stage:
1- The Haiti concert with Quincy Jones for We are the World 2- The tour with Barbra Streisand 3- The concert with Placido Domingo 4- Live in front of Pope Francis for World Youth Day
Here is how the relationship between the three members has changed in this decade: “Ten years ago we were quite different, now we are very close. In the early years it was not easy because we have three different heads: the whims were a bit bad. We fight and we discuss, like all the brothers, even for some girls … Now the priority in our group is to maintain serenity. When one of the three is ill and we have to bring a concert home, true friendship comes out there.” Gianluca is the most susceptible: “I get nervous easily: it’s a beautiful life but staying out of the house for two months means finding things changed on the way back, in the family and out; I always carry the melancholy, which also allows me to convey emotions on stage.”
And the future? “Later we will think of a new album: we will evaluate whether it is right to do new works, covers or projects … We are already working on future works, we have done experiments but one thing is certain: we must remain ourselves. We tried to do more pop and lighter things, our age required it too, but we understood that our dimension is lyric pop. People appreciate cover more, like the Nessun Dorma: even if we are not tenors and we still have to study. The difficulty is to find authors who write songs for lyric pop and for Il Volo in particular. However we already have unpublished works that we will be recording soon. And there is a great idea for Easter …”
MUSICA CHE RESTA.Il Volo “brings the Italian tradition around the world, not the culture of Sfera Ebbasta (an Italian rapper) and the trap”, say the three singers, “We accept musical evolution and every genre, we listen to everything and we are not like this stick to the past. We really appreciate Salmo (another Italian rapper), for example.” Gianluca reveals: “My 19-year-old brother and I listen to that music: but the musical culture, from the Beatles to Lucio Battisti (known Italian pop singer), is important. During the soundcheck we sing Sting, Police, Pink … I am the farthest from the work of us three. Then I realized that the three tenors project was right: it was a great idea, it was our greatest success so far. I was looking for something more youthful, with different sounds and productions: instead maybe that is the most suitable way. This is our personality.”
Piero declares: “Today we should check some texts and messages that are sent to young people, because they are our future: we do not generalize and do not judge, but some texts should be checked first. In the world, Italy is always considered the first place for music and fashion.” Ignazio explains: “Some things should not be touched: La Boheme should be done with the orchestra and not with electronics; evolution is not always the right thing. We sing a classic genre, which therefore will never die: fashions pass instead. We try to make the classic modern, from the visual and sound point of view, without distorting the melodies .”
3 PHRASES.Here are some statements from Il Volo at the press conference: – “There is no collaboration in sight with Ermal Meta (after approaching the social media, ed)” – “In our concerts we often ask young musicians, perhaps from the Conservatory, to give them an opportunity: we want to discover new talents among young people who share our passion for music.”
Here are the titles of the songs of 10 YEARS:
CD “10 Years”:Il mondo: ‘O sole mio; Surrender (Torna a Surriento); Smile; Caruso; Un amore così grande; Granada; My Way; Grande amore; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare); Turandot: Nessun dorma; La traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; People; Arrivederci Roma; Musica che resta feat. Alessandro Quarta; O Holy Night; A chi mi dice; El triste; Be My Love.
DVD “Live in Matera”: Il mondo; Un amore così grande; Granada; Surrender; E penso a te; She’s Always a Woman; No puede ser; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (volare); Arrivederci Roma; My Way; Musica che resta; Smile; Almeno tu nell’universo; Caruso; Mi mancherai; People; Love story; A chi mi dice; ‘O sole mio; La Traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; Grande amore; Turandot: Nessun dorma.
TOUR.Il Volo is back from a tour in Latin America in front of over 70 thousand fans in 17 concerts and ten-year celebrations that began in May 2019 with live shows in Japan: “It was a risk to go back to South America because there wasn’t a new album but they are lots of requests arrived and the lives were packed.” Piero recounts a curious anecdote: “I never carry documents with me at concerts, I leave everything in the safe in the hotel: in Guatemala, after the live, my briefcase with the documents was found in a mall. In the room there was the PC and the suitcase but not the safe: they had eradicated it but they were good, they took only the money …”
To continue the celebrations for the 10-year career, Il Volo announces the North American Tour: the three singers will be involved in a series of prestigious live appointments from January 2020 in 12 states, which testify to the authentic success of the trio all over the world. Tickets on sale soon.
Here are the dates, including the Radio City Music Hall in New York:
28/01 TORONTO (ON) – Meridian Hall 30/01 LAVAL (PQ) – Place Bell 1/02 MASHANTUCKET (CT) – Foxwoods Casino 3/02 BOSTON (MA) – Boch Center Wang Theatre 6/02 NEW YORK – Radio City Music Hall 8/02 ATLANTIC CITY (NJ) – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 9/02 WASHINGTON DC (Oxon Hill) – MGM National Harbor 11/02 BETHLEHEM (PA) – Sands Event Center 13/02 DETROIT (MI) – Fox Theater 15/02 CHICAGO (IL) – Chicago Theater 17/02 ATLANTA (GA) – Cobb Energy Center 20/02 ORLANDO (FL) – Dr. Phillips Center 22/02 FORT LAUDERDALE (FL)(Sunrise) – BB&T Center 24/02 TAMPA (FL) – Straz Center 27/02 DALLAS (TX) – Winspear Opera House 1/03 MESA (AZ) – Ikeda Theater 3/03 SAN DIEGO (CA) – Copley Symphony Hall 5/03 LOS ANGELES (CA) – Microsoft Theater 7/03 INDIO (CA) – Fantasy Springs Casino 9/03 SAN JOSE (CA) – Center for the Arts 11/03 SAN RAFAEL (CA) – Marin Center 13/03 FRESNO (CA) – Saroyan Theater 15/03 LAS VEGAS (NV) – The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
A short video of the conference, where Piero, in the end, explains the hotel theft in Guatemala.
Here are other statements of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio reported by BLOGO.
GIANLUCA: “It’s nice to see you again. In May the world tour started in Japan and will end next year, but it is South America that has given us beautiful emotions. It was our first public, if we can say. In Buenos Aires, in one of the most important arenas of the country, made us understand when we have to say thanks to the musical heritage, to the bel canto. We try to follow the steps of great artists like Bocelli and Pavarotti and try to get this genre to reach even the most generations young people. We would like to be their heirs one day.”
IGNAZIO:“It’s always nice to meet different cultures and see the joy in their eyes. It’s nice to see that Italian culture is always appreciated and it’s nice to be able to do it. It would be something great to be Luciano and Andrea’s heirs.”
PIERO: “There have been other requests from South America, this tour has been challenging. For now there are 83 concerts, the 100 is close. Now an important part of this year with the South American tour has ended and we are back in Italy to announce this album. The album Musica was a consequence of Sanremo and was released only in Italian, in the world the songs that came out in Italy as “A Chi Mi Dice” are unpublished because they weren’t published. The international release and will be published everywhere.”
Here the video of almost the entire conference:
“If Il Volo celebrates 10 years it is not only thanks to our voices, but it is thanks to the work behind it and to our supporters. The merit is also of Michele Torpedine, who is not a simple manager: as he believes in us, no one else. He works 24 hours a day for us. Our goal is to discover new talents and give an opportunity to those he deserves.”
“With TV we have a good relationship. Il Volo is not a streaming product: it manages to convey its own message on TV. People have become attached to us and we have to say thanks to TV. It’s the only one. “A means to promote and make ourselves known. We were born on TV. We have to say thanks to talent: we were born into a TV talent, and fortunately there was no rivalry between us.”
Dear boys, beautiful news, still intense days for you, to publicize your new CD, which will be released
I wish you a great success with all my heart, which you certainly deserve !!
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