Yes, once again, the Detroit Il Volo gals, celebrated Ignazio’s birthday! It was a smaller gathering, just 7 of us, but we still had lots of fun!
Again, the day was threatened by rain and storms, but when the time arrived for the party to begin, the skies cleared and it was beautiful. One of our last warmer weekends for the year, actually!
We did not grill outside, but had homemade lasagna, green bean casserole, tomato and basil salad, lots of appetizers and of course lots of wine and 2 special bottles of Nero d’avola from Sicily!
No games were played, but we did have some fun hanging Ignazio over the fireplace… the old joke comes to mind – “how many does it take to hang a canvas over a fireplace?” A video was taken of this even and I think it’s somewhere on Facebook, but I’m not sure where! 🙂
And of course, we had cake! Chocolate with chocolate filling. Always so good! :)
Alas, that is all for the parties for this year – we always save the favorite one for last! Happy 24th, dear friend! Haha!
Next year, will be Gian’s – maybe he’ll be spending it in New York? We can only hope!
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL DAY filled with all the things that bring you JOY. Gina from Texas
Buon compleanno Ignazio! May life bring you joy and serenity. 🎂🎂🎂🍾🍾🎉🎉
Happy 24th Birthday to our wonderful, talented, funny and kind Ignazio!
You make me smile when you laugh and smile. It’s contagious!
Have fun celebrating with family and friends!
Patrizia from Missouri
Buon compleanno auguri igna
Compleanno famiglia louise
It is hard for me to believe that almost nine years have gone by since I first heard the magic voices of Il Volo. You, Ignazio, were amazing. You obviously were singing with pure joy and your eyes sparkled. I was hooked! Don’t ever lose that joy in singing! A Very Happy Birthday and many, many more years of joyous singing! With love from Minnesota, USA – Allene Shipman
Hi Igna from California. I am sending you my wishes for a very happy birthday. You have brought such joy into our lives with your voice and great personality, and I wish for you to have as much joy and happiness as you have given all your fans. Blessings on you on your special day.
TO GORGEOUS IGNAZIO
YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST LOVELY MEN ON THE PLANET
WITH A MAGNIFICENT VOICE THAT SOOTHES OUR ILLS
OR STOKES OUR PASSIONS
YOUR PERSONALITY GIVES US ALL IMMENSE HAPPINESS
YOU ARE TRULY A UNIQUE SPECIAL GUY
WE WISH FOR YOUR CELEBRATION DAY TO BE FILLED WITH FUN
LAUGHTER AND EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
Sue and Graham Hemshal
I celebrate you, dear Ignazio,
for all that makes you “You” ~
your magical, impressive, versatile voice
your humor and fun
your sincerity and forthrightness
your dedication to your beliefs
your courage and joy in BeingYou
and more than I can know!
I am grateful to you, dear Ignazio,
for the Love that emanates from
your heart, your voice, your life!
for the Joy that fills my heart
in listening and singing with you!
for the Play that makes me laugh
in watching your antics.
for the miraculous surprises
I have experienced with you and IL VOLO ~
March 2012 when my mom healed
in part thanks to your music played daily.
October 2nd, 2012, when you invited me to Meet & Greet.
(Was I ever more surprised & delighted?!)
March 2017 when you offered back
praying hands from the stage.
Every Day when I sing and dance and twirl
in nature to the music of you & IL VOLO!
Namasté & great love from Jeanine @jrd1776
Birthday wishes Ignazio!! You are so talented, so very handsome and your infectious personality draws fans to you from all around the world! Love your interactions with your Il Volo brothers while on stage. I can’t wait for another American tour to be drawn into that special magic you have with your audience! Buon Compleano & Tanti Auguri🎂🎂❤️❤️Annette Naples, Fl.
Ignazio, wishing you a wonderful day and an amazing life …… Happy Birthday! From Ineke in South Africa.
To the irrepressible Igna, full of passion and energy with a voice that touches the soul. You have a gift of connecting with people that is truly rare. Continue to use it and your splendid soaring voice in that positive, loving way you have. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. ~~ Ann
Ignazio – Have a very Happy 24th Birthday and many, many more. May God bless you and your family and keep you safe and healthy. Alice in Florida
Auguri di buon compleanno. Ti auguro il meglio del mondo e tanta salute. Successo continuo con Il Volo.
Buon compleanno Ignazio!!!
Hope you have a fabulous birthday with your family and friends. We miss you and hope to see you soon.
Love the Rosas Family ( Angelica, Ines, and Miguel)
Las Vegas, NV
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I HEAR YOUR VOICES AND ALL MY PAIN GOES AWAY.
A toast to you Ignazio on your birthday!!
Thanks for the joy you give us by sharing your
exceptional talents and your lively sense of
humor. Hope you never change.
Enjoy your day with friends and loved ones.
E’ così che ti immagino, uno spirito libero,
ma anche un ragazzo molto professionale, che nell’impegno lavorativo, dona tutto se stesso, con serietà,
che spesso ride e scherza, ma che ha un grande cuore.
but also a very professional boy, who in his work commitment, gives everything to himself, with seriousness,
who often laughs and jokes, but who has a big heart.
Best wishes, “free spirit” !!
with love: Daniela.
I want to wish you a really great birthday ! ! ! With family or with friends or both I hope it is meaningful for you. You are always easy to talk to either in person or by phone.
Looking forward to seeing you here in Vegas again.
Myron from Il Volo Fan Faire in Las Vegas
Happy Birthday May you have many many more from Denver Colorado (Frances P)
HAPPY BITHDAY SWEET MAN, YOU ARE A GOOD SOUL. KEEP ON KEEPING ON AND I HOPE AT SOME POINT YOU FIND SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BY THE WAY. I AM 73 AND I STILL LOVE THOSE DIMPLES, LOVE ALWAYS PAT DAVIS
Happy Birthday! Ignazio, it is the perfect time to celebrate your special day with you. You are a very special young man. You are so talented and have a beautiful heart of gold. You are everything a woman wants in a man. I pray you find the right woman to share your life with that is worthy of you. Enjoy your day and I cannot wait to see you in concert someday in the USA. Best wishes and Felicidades! Love you and The Flight. ~~ Linda Halbert
Happy Birthday my handsome Ignazio. You’ve brought so much joy into my life. I hope you have a beautiful day. ~~ Kitty Gatlin
You’ve captivated my heart from LA Showcase although I knew of you before. I have wondered if your magical heart has grown, I’ve chosen to seek you once more, what I’ve found has mesmerized me. I’m held captive and stagnated in another world of your magic. Your passion for your music has kept me in amazement of your soul. I loved everything of you from afar, I wish you one of the best birthdays you’ve had so far. I may not be around for the next one as I move forward with my life. I’m so blessed I’ve finally found you, Your magical power has engulfed my life I will carry it with me forevermore. May all your dreams come true on this special birthday. I wish you stay as Magical and never ever change. ~~ MB
A very Happy Birthday Ignazio with many happy returns I love when you sing feelings because you sing it with such intensity ~~ Betty Allan
Happy Birthday Ignazio. Have a wonderful day ~~ Camille Greco
Ignazio Ignazio…. Le Vita e Bella because of the joy and Grande Amore you bring to your audiences.. You have truly given all of your fans and audiences all ove IL Mondo….Somebody to Love. Ciao Ciao Bambino. ~~ rmlamonte
Warmest wishes for a lovely birthday filled with much love and happiness! Thank you for all the beautiful music and joy you give. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you on tour in 2019!
God bless you always.
Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
Love your voice!
Love your smile!
Love your personality!
Can’t wait to see you all again!
Dear Ignazio many good wishes to you on your Birthday. God has blessed you with your great tenor voice, a wonderful sense of humor. I admire your caring for people in need. Your goodness shows in your voice. You can go from the amazing beautiful Neapolitan songbook to Opera, and then to Broadway. The awesome harmonies you have with your brothers is extraordinary. I would love to hear you sing Andrew Lloyd Webber “The Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. You have the voice and looks to be the best Phantom ever.
Again a very Happy Birthday! Buon Compleanno! Vince Padovano, Brooklyn, NY.
Happy Birthday wishes to such an extraordinary, accomplished and gifted man. I am very proud of all you do and your generosity to others! I found a perfect birthday gift for you. I bought a small book of contemporary love poems, that I made me think of you. I could envision your ability to convert poetry to musical lyrics. So I am enclosing the poem, as a small gift. Consider it as a small gift from a granny to a favorite grandson.
Those rare times
you are near enough
for me to watch the gleam
of sun on the hairs
of your wrist,
smell the tang
of your skin,
you are always
busy with other
do not wish to
The kisses I
have never had
burn my lips,
and I build
do not fly well
The poet is Amy Jo Schooner
Happy, fun-day birthday,
Sandi E. Ohio, USA
My message to Igna: Ignazio you are my renaissance man, every thing you do, you do with passion and a maturity beyond your years.
I wish you a long and happy future. Even though you probably don’t know your impact in my life, I thank you for being a part of it, you are a treasure to me. Happy Birthday to you, Buon Compleanno. ~~ yiayiadawg
My dear precious Ignazio I cannot pass up the chance again to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the handsomest & best singer I have ever met. You are my heartthrob who is patiently hoping & praying you could make it back to Canada so I could see you in person & give you a special hug. I love you as much as I do my grandson. Please protect your precious voice & keep yourself safe along with your partners. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is praying for safe traveling for you boys. Please see if you can squeeze in a concert back to Canada then I will be on top of the world. Love & prayers are constantly sent your way. I will never forget how you came off the stage in Toronto to see if I got home safely the previous day. You are a very special young man to me who is constantly in my thoughts & listening to your music. Loretta Foley
Happy 24th Birthday Ignazio I wish you the happiest of birthdays – may you have a special day filled with love family and dear friends. You are the sun the moon and the stars – You are the universe. From the moment I heard your beautiful voice, saw your beautiful and handsome face and found out what a special and caring heart you have, I was hooked. Your amazing and beautiful voice lifts me way up whenever I hear you. Listening to your voice starts my day! Ignazio You Light Up My Life each and every day. I hope you will be able to see all the warm birthday wishes your IlVolover fans send to you today. I want you to know your joy is infectious, your sense of humor is endearing and I can hardly wait for your 2019 tour with with your brothers to arrive. May God always keep you safe and in the palm of His hand. Love always Margaret D. Mirailh
Happy Birthday Ignazio. Wishing you many more wonderful and exciting celebrations. You are the sunshine of my life. Connie Gagliardi
Happy Birthday many more mine is a day after you libras are good people love you many happy returns! Maureen Parucca
I call you “IL VOLO ” MY ITALIAN BOYS, KIND BOYS. IM 65 YEARS. I MADE MY PEACE WITH GOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NOW, IL VOLO. MY FLIGHT IS GOING UPPER TO HEAVEN.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I HEAR YOUR VOICES AND ALL MY PAIN GOES AWAY.
DON FORGET IGNA NIET – Louise van Hemert
Happy Birthday Ignazio Have a wonderful day. – Camille Greco
Happy Birthday May you have many many more from Denver Colorado. – Frances Pastore
Our Dearest Igna…
There is a phrase, “be still my heart” and a song sung by Keely Smith… “be my love, for no one else can end this yearning…” That is what you do to us, Ignazio…. With each breath you take to sing your lovely notes, our hearts stop beating and our lungs stop breathing, you give us our life’s breath and heartbeat, with each note you let linger on your lips. You breathe into us life and love beyond what any soul can possibly bare, and we drink in each drop of song that you share with us. Each note, each word, each soft breath and each long note you hold, you instill pure love and energy that nothing and no one can match. The love for your fans and the joy you share with us is so honest and true, we are humbled by your humbleness – in that, you are truly the epitome of a rare beauty, only known to you. If there were to be a new rose, it should be named Ignazio, for no other can compare to your beautiful soul. It would be of pure white with just a tinge of pink and orange on the edges. The purity of your soul and the warmth of your heart. We look forward to celebrating your birthday again this year on Oct 6. God truly blesses you, as well as He blesses us, for allowing us to experience all that is you. Many birthday wishes and blessings, to infinity, and back again!
You are, and will forever be, my beniamino! 🙂
Jana VandeLaare and the Detroit Il Volo Gals! (Virginia, Sharon, Lorna, Donna, Magdalena, Betty, Barb D, Barb T, Jeannette, Chris, Emilia)
ILVOLOVERS all over the world are joining hands to wish you a very HAPPY “24th” BIRTHDAY DEAR IGNAZIO !! You are a very special young man with a magnificent voice, kind heart,beautiful smile and vivacious spirit !! Always and Forever “ Dream, Dance, Smile and Sing Loudly !! Have a GREAT day full of Grande Amore !! WE LOVE YOU !! Love &Hugs, Joan Brenin (The Granny Groupies !! )
Buon Compleanno, Ignazio! I hope you have the most extra special birthday. Thank you for the gift of your sweet, kind and loving heart in all our lives. Your smile makes our days brighter and your happy, carefree personality reminds us of how important it is to fully embrace all the beautiful moments life gives us. Your voice is a blessing from above. Keep being the special person that you are and follow your heart always in all you do. We love you, Igna…auguri!!! Christina Q💛
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