This post is dedicated to all those who have not followed IL VOLO from the beginning (including me), but certainly will be a welcome review for those, however, followed Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca since 2009.
Mamma Mia!!! They were really small, almost do not know each other, how much sweetness, three children.
In this video we are in December 2010, a Sunday television program called “Domenica In”.
I had never really seen this, a participation in the PEQUENOSGIGANTES program, in Mexico.
Really sweet with these little children.
Same year 2011 but Italy, still guests at “DOMENICA IN”, tribute to Ennio Morricone.
Year 2012, our little treasures, are growing, notable transformation of Ignazio.
Here they are in Pietralcina, at the charity event UNA VOCE PER PADREPIO.
Same year 2012 still a charity event, this time in France: TELETHON.
Year 2013, for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Year 2014 in Moscow, in concert with Toto Cutugno.
Same year 2014 Arena di Verona, in duet with Anastacia.
We have reached the year 2015, Sanremo and the victory, and immediately after the Italian tour. This video was filmed in Naples during the rehearsals of the concert in Piazza Plebiscito. Impressive to see the people present at the rehearsals and who will remain until evening under a scorching sun.
The boys almost can not try, but the affection of the public is really beautiful,an incredible chorus of voices.
Of course they have come a long way in singing, in life and in our hearts!
Winter or Summer, it makes no difference to me. Watching all the young, and sometimes not so young, athletes from all over the world come together in competition excites me and fills me with hope for the future.
There are many events in these2018 Winter Olympic Games that I like to watch – from snowboarding and luge to the increasingly popular curling that I fell in love with at the 2006 Turin games. But the most beautiful event, I think, is ice skating.
I have watched as much skating as I can, either live or recorded. Last Friday evening I turned on the men’s skating short program that had already begun and that I was recording. I stepped out of the room for a moment but I could still hear the music. All of a sudden I hear the familiar strains of L’Immensita and immediately knew who was singing it……our guys of IL VOLO! An Israeli skater named Daniel Samohin had chosen this powerful song for his short program.
So I thought I had better watch the competition from the beginning and was so surprised to find that another skater, Matteo Rizzo, from Italyhad skated to Torna A Surriento by IL VOLO.
After scouring the Olympic.org website (thanks for the link, Jana!), I found program lists for all the skaters including what music they skated to during their performances. There were a few songs that our guys have sung in the past but not in these particular ice skating performances. They are Historia De Un Amorchosen by a Korean pairs team for their short program. A Chinese pairs team performed to Turandot by Giacomo Puccini and an Italian ice dance team performed to La Vita e Bella (Smile) by Piovani.
I am happy to know that the music of IL VOLO is getting out there and being heard by an international audience who may have not previously been aware of them. You just never know where their incredible voices will pop up next!
Credit is given to owners of photos and to the Olympic Games 2018 logo.
There seem to be a lot of newer crew members who have missed some great concerts and videos. The one, Amore e amare l’amore, with Toto Cutugno, is one of them. They also sang Il Mondo and O Sole Mio at that concert. Whoever filmed the Il Mondo video was fixated on Ignazio, keeping the camera on him for the whole song. It’s fun to watch as he sings along under his breath when the others are singing. And they have some antics during O Sole Mio. Piero is wearing his red glasses, Gian is elegant in a white jacket, and Ignazio is wearing the same suit he wore for the Disney outing. The old faithful among us can tell what year it is by their outfits, hairstyles and the progression of Ignazio’s beard.
Let us go back to 2014 in Moscow.
~~~ L’amore e’ amare l’amore ~~~
~~~ Il Mondo ~~~
~~~ O Sole Mio ~~~
Thank you, Penina, for taking us back in time to enjoy this performance again!
Hello folks! I had planned something else for today, but my plans changed, so I thought I’d go back and find an old post. This post had 126 comments!! This was written by, I believe, Linda, one of the “foundresses” of this site with Marie. The comments are amazing. A few of you are still out there commenting – Loretta, Myron, Kelly, Allene, and several others I recognize, and many I don’t, and many that we haven’t seen for quite a while! Enjoy – it will take most of your morning to read through this – it’s over 7000 words! 🙂
(there are no pictures, but it looks like people had put links to various sites, as they were referencing articles and interviews, etc. Take a look and see what you might find. It is interesting to see these comments and see how much as come “true” 🙂 – what things have changed and what has stayed the same!)
The John Saroyan Theatre at the beautiful Fresno Opera House was sold out. More than 2400 people stood and gave Il Volo a standing ovation!! The Theatre was sold out and the applause was deafening for the more than 2 hour performance!!
Our Elaine drove 200 miles in Labor Day traffic to attend her second concert this week! She tells us it was well worth the trip!
1) Twitters, Tweets and Keeks: Gianluca tweeted last night “Thank you Fresno for the sold out! What a wonderful concert! Piero tweeted # feelings # live # concert.
See keek of Piero rehearsing with the drummer before concert on Mundial Facebook.
See Keek of Paul Sorvino singing “O Solo Mio” with Il Volo at LA concert, also on Mundial. Ignazio, no tweets? (some things never change! 🙂 )
2) Have a look at Il Volo Tumblr of the audience during the standing ovation last night. Anybody here recognize the age group of that audience? Hmm.
Please check our resource category on the left side of the site for things Il Volo.
The next concert is September 1st in Phoenix, wonder if they’ll ride the Il Volo bus to this concert?
After Phoenix they’ll be in Chicago on September 4th and Detroit on September 5th. Many of our Flight Crew are looking forward to these two concerts, as they’ll be attending! More on that later.
We know that when Ignazio is not working, he guards his privacy very closely. On social media–at least–he goes very still. Well, there is a saying that I think fits Ignazio very well:
“Still waters run deep.”
Now, I don’t know who said that–though I could probably find out if you give me a minute. But, I think they are absolutely right. Just because a person is quiet, doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot to say. I think Ignazio’s recent interview proves that.
The link to the interview is provided below, but enjoy some other deep thoughts from Ignazio as well–in case you missed them.
“Music for some means a source of income.. But the music is charm! The music is discipline! The music is character! Music is passion! The music is freedom, humility, simplicity, pure emotion!! Love and respect music!! Whatever genre it is!! Because once you find out how much it’s nice music feed will find a new world to discover!”
(translation by Bing)
Sometimes just a smile to change appearance to life.. Your smile changed my life!! (translation by Bing)
I hope you all had a great holiday! Now pack your bags and head to the airport. We’re leaving for Piero’s home town to see him named Ambassador of Naro!
Athina via LiJoy; Facebook
“Piero Barone is the pride of Naro. Piero will be named “Ambassador of Naro in the world” by the Mayor of Naro, Calogero Cremona, on Sunday, Dec 28th, at 16:30 in a ceremony held at San Francesco Church. Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto will also be present in the event.”
No one can ever replace our faithful reporter, Linda, and I know we are all missing her. Since The Guys have been mixing business and pleasure as they jet across the world and back, I dedicate my Professional to Linda and give you an In Case You Missed It crossover. Enjoy!
Get Well Soon, our friend!
In Case You Missed It…
Ignazio came home from Russia and celebrated his birthday with his sister, who was kind enough to share a bit of the celebrations with the fans. Thanks LiJoy for pointing them out!
Giuseppina Licari Ignazio lights the candles on Nina and his birthday cake
Giuseppina Licari Ignazio and Nina celebrate their birthdays together
Giuseppina Licari Nina and Ignazio celebrate their birthdays
Giuseppina Licari The Birthday Cake – Antonina and Ignazio Boschetto
Il Volo Professional…
We know The Guys have been all over recording, most recently in Miami, where they received a very warm reception (don’t they always?) , took random selfies/pictures,
And hinted that great things were happening…
@barone_piero Piero and friend Miami 2014
@GianGinoble Gianluca and friend Miami 2014
Which turned out to be joining the @SonyMusicLatin Family.
@ilvolomusic A bright new day – joining the Sony Latin Family 2014
@sonylatinsync Il Volo in Miami 2014
This is the 2nd situation in which we’ve heard the name, Sony, in conjunction with Il Volo, so I’m hoping this is going to be a great partnership between them. It seems like it will be because…
The Best is Yet to Come!
Come in and share the love of life, friends and Il Volo!