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PIERO and the PROMISES to MAINTAIN by Daniela

June 20 in Italy is the first day of school exams for the baccalaureate.

But perhaps not everyone knows that among the many students, there was a person that we know very well: PIERO.

Piero Scolar

Here is the article that announced it:

Corriere Agrigentino Article – click here

I translate:

PIERO BARONE TESTS TO GRADUATE. FOR THE ARTIST OF IL VOLO THIS MORNING FIRST ITALIAN TEST AT THE FEDERICO II OF NARO INSTITUTE.

Promises are promised and those made to parents must be honored and maintained. For this reason, this morning, Piero Barone, voice of the musical group of “Il Volo” at the age of 25 will sit between the benches of the technical and commercial institute “Federico II” of his country, Naro, to support the first test of Italian in field of the 2018 graduation exams. School that depends on the Institute Galileo Galilei of Canicattì led by the head teacher Professor Vincenzo Fontana. Objective of the artist from Agrigento, – as the newspaper La Sicilia writes today – obtaining the diploma of maturity in Administration, Finance and Marketing, address to which he was regularly enrolled, concluded the junior high school, but who had to leave to devote himself to music with tours and commitments that in recent years have brought him to every part of the world.

Piero Singing

These days, those who know him well, told of Piero engaged in books and exercises. In short, struggling with a pre-exam tension like that experienced by millions of Italian students. But that morning, there is to bet, many tried to capture this event. Many would try to capture selfies, photos, dedications. However, it was necessary that the commission made sure that didn’t happen.

Piero Singing 2

Piero did the first two written tests, then on Friday, June 22 he reached Sorrento for the Agnes Award and while he was in the car, he was studying for exams. Monday 25 he hd the last written test and then will have to do the oral exam.

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In fact, Piero has published on the official fan club a video where he talks about the exams, unfortunately the video and the translation cannot be published, otherwise I would have added it.

But the translation of the video to you I can give. Read it, it’s so sweet…..

Hi fan club friends, how are you? As you well know, this year among the work commitments, I managed to take the exams to take the diploma. I did the first two exams. At the first rehearsal, I made the topic about the Constitution, and I think it was fine. The second test, Business Administration, was much more difficult, but we did a team work with the class and we succeeded (maybe it means that the students helped him). Now I’m in the car, I’m going to Sorrento for the Agnes award, which will air on June 27th, and I’m studying for the oral exam. I’m going home in a couple of days for the third test, I’m getting ready for that too. Now I’m reviewing French but I do not understand anything (he says a sentence in French) is difficult, but I will, I will let you know. I to the oral test harbor “the collapse of the Wall Street stock exchange”, interesting. Well, bye guys, I’ll update you. A kiss!!

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But I don’t understand why I see you always active in the fan club? Every time I enter the fan club, it tells me that you are online to be able to chat. But I sent you two questions but you never answered, so I thought it’s not true that you’re online.

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What to say, Piero is an extremely kind person, sensitive, serious, and I would also say very humble.

I do not know how many people in his place, already famous, would have faced this type of examination, in a public institute.

Bravo Piero, I respect you even more.

I believe your parents will be very happy that you have kept your promise.

INTO THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF (GOOD LUCK): Daniela

“In bocca al lupo” (into the mouth of the wolf) is an Italian idiom used in opera and theatre to wish a performer good luck prior to a performance. It is equivalent to the American actor’s wish “Break a leg”.  The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person “good luck” is considered bad luck.

Credit to owners of all photos.

IL VOLO TO PREMIO AGNES by Daniela

On June 23rd, the guys took part in the PREMIO BIAGIO AGNES event which took place in the beautiful BORGO MARINA GRANDE, a seaside village in Sorrento.

This award celebrates 10 years of activity and is given to journalists who uphold the dignity and function of journalism.

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The award ceremony was attended by several guests with performances, and among these, IL VOLO.

Here are the guys during the rehearsals, Gianluca is missing because he could not get to the tests in time, because of the traffic.

How wonderful, I cannot think of a better song than CARUSO to be performed in the Neapolitan Gulf.

Some photos from those lucky enough to meet the guys.

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I know, RoseMarie Paliobes, you were in Sorrento all day and you did not meet them !!!

It’s so frustrating, is it not?

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And here we are in the evening, the boys are ready, the evening and the type of award requires sobriety and the boys wear elegant men’s suits.

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There are no official videos because the show will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 27th on RAI 1, so there are only videos made by the public.

For now let’s be content with these.

 

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They also sang GRANDE AMORE.

 

 

 

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And here is a beautiful article on the evening and that Mr. Ercole Ginoble immediately shared, I think with great pride.

Il Mattino Article – click here

I translate:

Sorrento, dinner at Marina Grande for IL VOLO: fans in delirium

They had already been in Marina Grande at the beginning of their career, when they had not yet become one of the most popular Italian music groups in their homeland and in the world. So, yesterday evening, the three members of “Il Volo” took advantage of the final ceremony of the Agnes Prize to visit again the seaside village of Sorrento and the restaurant “Da Emilia”, an authentic temple of gastronomy on the Amalfi Coast. And it was enough for the fans, including the staff of the club, to recognize them and go into delirium.

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Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were guests of the final evening of the Prize which, recorded last night in Marina Grande, will be broadcast on RAI Uno on the second evening of Wednesday. Together with them other stars of Italian music such as Ermal Meta and Dodi Battaglia, without forgetting the team of dance masters of the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. The recording of the TV program has offered the trio, winner of the Sanremo Festival and third place at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the chance to return to one of the symbolic places of Sorrento and the Coast: Marina Grande, also famous for hosting the filming of a cult film like “Pane, amore e …” by Dino Risi.

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And just as Vittorio De Sica and Sophia Loren used to play in the film dating back to 1955, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca enjoyed a moment of relaxation in the trattoria “Da Emilia”. For them dinner based fried anchovies and marinades, grilled fish and tomatoes “crowned” in the end, by a regal lemon delight. As soon as they entered the club, where they had already been in the past with their respective families and then on the occasion of the Caruso Prize, the two tenors and the baritone aroused the enthusiasm of the fans seated at the table as well as the local staff. Including Irene Cacace, the queen of local cuisine and historical memory of the village of Marina Grande, with which they were immediately photographed.

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And then, it comes midnight and need to celebrate Piero.

BEST WISHES PIERO !!!!

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What to say, must have been a fantastic evening for those who could be present.

The guys were impeccable, elegant, and as always very good, and the Neapolitan public reacted enthusiastically.

Too bad not to be there, what do you say?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Happy 25th Birthday, Piero!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERO!!!

 

Buon compleanno!!!

Congratulations on turning a quarter of a century old. We wish you many more filled with lots of happiness.

🎂🍧🍾🥂🎉 

Ti vogliamo bene,

The Rosas family (Angelica, Ines & Miguel)

Las Vegas, NV


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Buon Compleanno, Piero.  And thank you for all the happiness you have
brought.

Jean Haines


Hi Piero.  Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
Hope you will be able to celebrate your 25th year
with  those people dear to you.  Thanks for another year of beautiful music 🎼, and I am looking forward to next year’s tour.
Janet in San Francisco


My Dear Piero,

I wish you the happiest of Birthdays.  May God bless you and keep you in all your work, and travels.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with the world, but especially for being an inspiration to all the young people who love opera and the bel canto.  When you make your operatic debut, no matter where it is, I will be there to cheer you on after every act.

Love and prayers from one of your Polish-American fans,

Hania


My Dear Piero :Time marches by very quickly!! Here you are celebrating a milestone birthday #25. Was it not that long ago you were a young teenager spreading your wings on an international stage?You and your fellow Il Volo Brothers are an inspiration to all. Looking forward to seeing you in concert again and listening to that beautiful voice !
Have a great 🎉 Birthday!! Buon Compleanno  🎂🎂Annette Naples,  Fl & Narr. R.I.

Wishing you a beautiful Birthday Piero. May God bless you always! ~~ Carolina Ogren


Happy birthday to you! You have given me so many beautiful moments due to your beautiful voice, I wish you the very best on this day, Piero. May you have the best birthday ever… XO  Stephanie Bruce


Happy Birthday to a true treasure. Your music brings beauty, peace and joy to my life. May God bless you with many more years. I look forward to enjoying your talents for many, many years to come. Much love from an adoring fan.  Julia NS


Piero, Best wishes and many blessings for a very Happy Birthday. May you enjoy many, many years of great success. You have added another dimension to my life.  I enjoy you guys so very much.  Keep up the very outstanding work. Blanche Graff


Happy Birthday Piero!! I hope have a great tim celebrating with friends and family and of course your two side kicks Ignazzio and Gianlucca! Be safe! .   Elizabeth Meyer


Piero- Happy Birthday ! Don’t forget that I told you it is ” your voice ” that makes Il Volo different from all the other singing trio / groups.  ~~  Rosemarie Ringenbach


Dear Piero
I wish for you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you, your friends and family have a spectacular day.. Thank you and your “brothers” for sharing your lives with us. 2019 is just around the corner and we are thrilled and excited to hear you will be coming to the USA on tour. Never forget that we love you as we love our own family. I thank God that I was fortunate to have able to follow you for the past 10 years. Buon Compleanno to a dear young man. May all of your wishes come true.  Rose Marie Paliobeis


Caro Piero,

sei un ragazzo che mi stupisce sempre,
perchè sai essere gentile , educato, dolce, spensierato,
ma poi se occorre, diventi serio, riflessivo, impegnato.

Lasciati abbracciare da tutti quelli che ti amano,
e non ti preoccupare di chi non ti merita.

Rimani sempre così,
e il mondo ti onorerà sempre!!

AUGURI, con affetto: Daniela

Translation:  Dear Piero,  you’re a boy who always amazes me,  because you can be kind, polite, sweet, carefree, but then if necessary, you become serious, reflective, committed.  Let yourself be embraced by all those who love you, and do not worry about those who do not deserve you.  Always stay that way, and the world will always honor you !! WISHES, with affection: Daniela


Dear wonderful Piero,
we wish you the best birthday ever, full of love, laughter and a tremendous amount of fun.
You give your audience so much happiness and pleasure, and we are very aware of the work and dedication that is involved . The results are magnificent . I have to listen to your music every day, I love it so much and it always makes me feel happy.
Thank you so much for this.
So on your special day we wish you all the happiness in the world
With all our love
Sue and Graham Hemshall 


This is a day of celebration not only because of your special day. It is also the day we give thanks for having you in our lives. You are a blessing. Gina In Texas


Dear Piero:

I wish for you a day filled with love and laughter and music and joy!
Thank you for all the love and laughter and music and joy that you have brought to us!
Happy Birthday, dear one. We love you.

LindaP
Fort Worth, Texas


Happy Birthday Piero from New Zealand – we came to your concert in wonderful Taormino June 2017 and can’t wait to see you guys in another concert. Il Volo are very special and we love all your music.  ~~ Annette Petroska


An American, Martin Luther King, is famous for his speech, “I have a dream”.  Piero, did you have a dream?   Could you even have dreamed you would be where you are today at 25?  Courage, dedication, and talent made this life beyond your dreams come true for you.

It has also been a dream for those of us lucky enough to wish you yet another happy birthday.   I have been fortunate enough to wish you six of them.

Hanno un compleanno meraviglioso, Piero!
Marie Crider


Dear Piero
Bless you for all you do, and all you are! You are a very special person and I wish for you all the blessings that life has to offer! Can’t wait to see and hear you again soon!
Love from Toronto from one of your grandma fans,
Penina Honig


Dear Piero Have a very Happy Birthday. May you have good health for many many years. You have made me realize how beautiful classic music can be. Keep singing. ~~ Alice Knight


Happy, Happy Birthday, Piero. You are such a fine young man filled with love, kindness and tremendous talent…so special to me!! It has been a blessing for me to be able to attend several concerts and meet you afterwards for the M&G’s. Carry on, Piero, I love the new Latin CD and look forward to meeting you again. Te amo, Nonna Harriett ♥♥♥


PieroHappy Birthday to you ! God Bless you in all your endeavors for He has taken you to your highest expectations. All life’s blessings for you dear golden voice. May your God given talents be used for good. ♥La Vita e Bella! Rose Marie Lomonte


Caro Piero, È un piacere poterti augurare, questa persona speciale, un grande compleanno. Spero che sia almeno una porzione meravigliosa come te e ciò che meriti, quindi sarà una celebrazione indimenticabile di 25 anni !! E che tutti quelli che seguono aumentino la vostra felicità ogni anno. Saluti!! Auguri! Il tuo amico Sharon Bear


Happy 25th Birthday, Piero!

Have fun celebrating with family and friends!

Auguri,

Pat from Missouri


Piero, Wishing you a Birthday filled with happiness, laughter and wonderful memories!
I want to thank you for the joy you bring when I hear you sing and your smile is priceless!  Happy Birthday 🎈🎂 🎈🙋

Birthday hugs,
Barbara in AZ


Happy Birthday sweet Piero, hope you come to NY soon I miss Il Volo ❤  Maureen Perucca


Happy Birthday Piero darlin’
Another candle on the cake!
More hugs, kisses and lovin’ wishes too!
Have the best Birthday ever!

Luv Ya,

Julie Bernache


Dear Piero,

Have a wonder filled and very happy birthday!
Thank you for your music that makes every day in my life a little sweeter. Thank you also for doing so many things for people through charities, benefits and personal contacts. Birthday Blessings. ~~ Jeannette Hicks


Piero, a very Happy Birthday to a special young man. You’ll been blessed with your incredible Dramtic Tenor voice. When you hear the voices of Mario Del Monaco and Placido Domingo you’ll know that your in a rarely class of Tenors. Singing together with Gianluca and Ignazio is something so special. God Bless you! “Buon Compleanno”  Vincent Padovano


Happy Birthday to a smart, handsome and mega-talented young man with the best voice (in my opinion) EVER. ~~ Lynne Gearhart


Happy natal day Piero. You have always been my favorite. Your beautiful voice and equally beautiful personality shines through whenever I see or hear you. Looking forward to your next tour. ~~  Joan Guyon


Happy birthday dear Piero. You are a priceless treasure to us. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of blessings and remarkable accomplishments.  ~~ Ineke


Per il tuo importante traguardo del “quarto di secolo”, da sue vecchietti che potrebbero essere quasi tuoi nonni e che hanno assistito a 7 dei vostri stupendi concerti, ti giungano i più affettuosi e sinceri auguri per un felicissimo compleanno . Un abbraccio forte ed un bacio. Laura e Ugo


Best wishes for a wonderful Birthday Piero. Have a fabulous day and following year. Thank you for all the pleasure you give to your fans.  ~~ Marion


Happy Birthday Mr. Barone and wishing you many more and all the joy that you give to those around you. You are truly an impressive young man, to be greatly admired.  ~~ Mark


Happy Birthday , Piero! I enjoy your music so very much. Wishing you a wonderful year. Thanks for being the person you are.  ~~ Connie Bruns


Dear Piero,
Buon Compleanno!!   25 annos.
Have a wonderful day celebrating with Family & Friends!  May all your dreams & desires for the  rest of the year be fulfilled!  Your voice is so beautiful!  It continues to gain strength & power!  I love any song you sing!  Thank you for the pleasure & enjoyment your beautiful music  brings to me!   I love the new video,  Noche Sin  Dia Gente de Zona.  Great  Latin  rhythm!!  Again, let me thank your parents for sharing their precious Son with the whole World!!
Happy Birthday!  Amore to you.    Nonna, Anne

Dear Piero – I want you to know you and your Il Volo “brothers” have brought me so much joy since I first heard you in 2009. My biggest wish for you on your 25th birthday is that you soon realize your dream to sing in an opera (but no leaving Il Volo, please).  And secondly, that you have a birthday full of love and surprises.  A Very Happy Birthday, Piero!  With love from Minnesota – Allene Shipman


Dear Piero,

Sending hugs and best wishes for a wonderful birthday filled with much love, peace and joy.  Looking forward to more beautiful music and concerts in 2019!  God bless you and keep you, your family and friends.

Margaret Ladolcetta


Dearest Piero,

Many happy memories on your 25th birthday!  I wish for you a wonderful, fun-filled day with family and friends. And, I thank you so very much, for your willingness to share with the world, and me,  your exquisite voice.  Continue to work hard, and remain the kind, generous and considerate man you are today!

Cheers!

Sandi E.

Ohio, USA


Dear Piero,
You are and always will be a bright shining beacon of light in this world. Your singing brings a joy that is hard to describe to all who hear you. Your kindness and sincere personality warm every heart who have ever had the pleasure of meeting you. You have such a brilliant future ahead of you. I feel privileged and honored to have met you several times. You are truly a genuine human being. Happy birthday and may you enjoy many years to come!
Sincerely,
Jane from Minnesota


Happy Birthday Dear Piero. You are such a special young man. Stay that way and never change. Enjoy your day to the fullest.
💛💛🎂🎁🎈💛💛
  Maria Marques


My birthday message to Piero:

Buon compleanno, Piero! Wishing you a birthday filled with endless sunshine, smiles, and beautiful moments that are as special as you are. Thank you for bringing so much joy into our days. God bless you in everything always. Auguri, amore e abbracci…..Christina (Ontario, Canada)


Happy quarter century!  Tanti auguri!

Jana, Detroit


Happy “25th” Birthday Piero !! Today we are celebrating 9125 days of amazing you !! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for enchanting us with your breathtaking voice, gorgeous smile and big, beautiful heart !!❤️
Last year you performed Notte Magica which was memorable and you sang many classical and operatic songs while standing still behind a microphone so I hope this coming year you and your brothers have a blast and let loose dancing around the stage and in the audience singing your new Latin songs !! I can’t wait !!🤗
Have a GREAT birthday and a year ahead filled with all that your heart desires !! Sending you big hugs !! 🎂💕🎂💕🎂
Lots of Love,Joan Brenin

Remember: Piero’s Birthday

 

Still taking messages for Piero’s  Birthday!

 

 

I apologize for not being able to post this on Friday, but there is still plenty of time to get your greeting in for Piero’s birthday post.  I will be updating the original post with the names of people whose message we have already received this week.

I hope you have a great Sunday!

1 Month & Counting — Piero’s Birthday

 

 

 

IT’S TIME TO GET READY FOR PIERO’S BIRTHDAY!!!

 

Please send your birthday greetings to us at:  ilvoloflightcrw@outlook.com by June 22nd to allow us time to prepare the post.

With your submission, feel free to include your suggestion for a song to be used for the video we will make.  If I choose your song, your name will be added in the credits at the end of the video.

Thanks!

~~Kelly

West Side Story by Daniela

West Side Story

A few days ago, this article appeared in the FLORIDA TODAY newspaper.

Florida Today Story – Click Here

 

Really great news, there will be a casting for the remake of WEST SIDE STORY.

The casting will be for the characters of Maria, Bernardo, Tony and Riff.

Of course, we do not think about Mary, but there are three male characters, who must be between the ages of 15 and 25.

Moreover Bernardo must have Latin features, Tony and Riff, instead, Caucasians.

They will have to know how to sing and dance very well.

IL VOLO has sung several times the spiffy songs of West Side Story.

Here are some interpretations.

Ok, let’s have a little fun, in which part would you have seen, one, or all three of our boys: Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca?

I believe that for the songs, none of the three would have problems, but for the dance, I have many doubts!

Tell me your preferences!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all videos and to the Florida Today newspaper for their article.

GIRO D’ITALIA by Daniela

On May 9th Piero was very busy. The GIRO D’ITALIA, stopped in Agrigento, and who lives near Agrigento? PIERO.

For those who do not know what GIRO D’ITALIA is, it is a cycling race in stages, very renowned internationally. This year the race started on May 4 from Jerusalem.

On Wednesday there was the fifth stage, starting from Agrigento.

And here’s who was at the start, who congratulated the cyclists.

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Piero says that the Sicilians have a unique way of welcoming people and cyclists will not forget this stage.

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And here is Piero in the company of our esteemed Marino Bartoletti, who is an excellent sports journalist.

Here’s what Bartoletti wrote on his Facebook page:

“Even the champions of music, accustomed to the audiences of the world, when they live close to a beautiful reality involving the Giro d’Italia become almost children with wide eyes. It happened to Piero Barone of IL VOLO in his Agrigento. He wanted to photograph himself with the pink jersey, shaking hands with dozens of runners, admiring their availability and humility, which are also its characteristics. It was missing only, that Piero asked the autograph of Aru. I think I gave him a little gift that he will not forget.”

And here is the video of Bartoletti’s interview with our Piero.

Translation:

B=Dear Piero, great member of IL VOLO, do you know what this is? It is the “WITHOUT END” trophy, welcome to GIRO D’ITALIA.

P = Thank you, thank you, it’s an honor for me and a truly, a living experience.

B = I see you almost excited, you who live the great theaters, the great masses, the great moments.

P = To know new things is always a pleasure, it is good for everyone. When you phoned me to invite me, I had to free myself from some commitments, but it was really worth it.

B = Do we want to say that we are in Agrigento, and therefore at your house?

P = Yes, I’m from Naro, a village near here, but Agrigento is my land, I was born and raised here, and I keep coming often.

B = Do you love your land a lot?

P = I am in love with my land.

B = Then Piero, an unpublished day for you, what impression did you have of this GIRO D’ITALIA, now that the cyclists are aligning at the start?

P = Definitely I will bring it in my baggage of experiences, I am excited because the GIRO D’ITALIA belongs to everyone, all the riders will not forget this stage and we Sicilians, Agrigentini above all, we will not forget this great experience.

Very good Piero, with your presence you have done a great job!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.