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Notte Magica! The Euro Tour Begins! April 24, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland!

Ciao a tutti!

First off, I’d like to wish all of the “Administrative Professionals” in the United States and other parts of the world that recognize “Admin’s Week/Day” – including us on this site, a heartfelt thank you for “all that you do!”  This also includes Barbara Vitali, although technically “Road Manager,” she has the most important administrative position there is to our guys, making sure their schedules and calendars are always on track, among many other things, I’m sure!  (ever notice how the admins get a whole week and the bosses just one day?  We are clearly more important!) 🙂  Ok, on with the show! 

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While the United States is still a bit starstruck with the guys having been here for the month of March, the magic has now moved on to the starry, night skies of Europe, beginning with Zurich, Switzerland!  A lovely picture posted by Il Volo Music FaceBook page…Zurich

The guys, after close to a three-week rest, lit up the night and the stage once again, to commence their European tour.  Their voices impeccable; their dress, varied blue/gray suits and ties.  Their eyes bright and shiny, and everything as perfect as always.  They once again teamed up with Maestro Diego Basso, who accompanied them on most of their USA tour last year, as well as several of their other performances.  I’m sure Joseph Modica is missing the guys right now!  🙂

Although not travelling to the Netherlands, they will be close to them while in Brussels, Belgium and Düsseldorf, Germany.  Like the famous painting of Van Gogh, “Oh Starry Night…,”  Ilvolover’s minds will be spinning like the stars in the picture, starry nightafter having seen them.  Especially those that will be able to meet them in person this time.  There were about 24 lucky persons that had meet/greets for the Zurich concert.  Here is the link to the OMGVIP site!  https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-april-24-2017/  Look at those happy and smiling faces!  🙂

Here is also a link to some professional pictures by Kaul….  http://www.mkaul.ch/gallery.php?mode=gallery&id=247&page=1

Also, thank you to FaceBook and lemammeilvolovers, we have a nice link to you tube of about the first 35 minutes of their concert, including their 3 solos, along with their Ave Maria, for your viewing and listening pleasure!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3uL3ZelCvg


Well, hang in there guys, only 31 more concerts to go!  Next stop Brussels! (a nice Instagram photo from Il Volo Italian Fan Club from Zurich)

Get your tickets!  Remember there are 2 for sale for the June 1 Taormina concert!!

Ciao, a presto!



Who’s Going Where ~ Europe ~ Update

Here they come Europe!  Treat them well!  Let us know how much you loved them!

Si avrà una meravigliosa notte magica! Buon divertimento!

“Notte Magica” VIP Meet & Greet Upgrade includes:
– Meet & Greet with Il Volo
– Photograph with Il Volo
– Autographed VIP Laminate
– Exclusive VIP Merchandise Item

Don’t forget your badge!

Some idea of what you will be seeing very soon.

If inquiring minds want to know…The story of the opera, Turandot – http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/opera/qt/Turandot-Synopsis.htm

Here’s The List so far.  Please update me, in comments, if I have it wrong or your name is missing.  

Look for these folks!  Here we go:

Notte Magica Tour

April 26th ~  Brussels, Belgium
~Sue Hamshall
~Graham Hamshall

May 3rdRoccaraso, Italy

May 5th ~ Turin, Italy

May 6th ~ Bologna, Italy

May 9th ~ Milan, Italy

May 12th ~ Rome, Italy
~Jannette & Friends
~Sue Hemshall
~Graham Hemshall
~Dr. Jay and Victoria Wilson

May 13, ~ Rome, Italy

May 15th ~ Ancona, Italy
~Sue Hemshall
~Graham Hemshall

May 17th ~ Livorno, Italy
~Maura Siena
~Maura’s husband

May 19th ~ Verona, Italy
~Daniela Perani
~Daniela’s husband, Beppe
~Donna Pother
~Mary M
~Mary M’s Husband
~Susan’s brother
~Jeannette & Friends
~Dorothy Vessey
~Sue Hemshell
~Graham Hemshall
~Maura Siena
~Maura’s husband
~Wendy Keighley
~2 accompanying Wendy
~Maura Pucci
~Daniela Ci
~Marie Crider (that’s a lie, but I really really, really want to be here)

May 20th ~ Verona, Italy
~Jeannette & Friends
~Patrizia Ciava
~Janet D.
~Jane D.’s husband
~John from CT

May 23rd ~ London, England
~Sue Hamshall
~Graham Hamshall
~Bernard Duffy
~Bernard’s wife Rosalba
~Kathy Pritchard
~Kathy’s husband
~Jeannette and friends

June 1st ~ Taromina, Italy
~Jeannette & Friends
~Betty Young (Bubby Young)
~Mealani Evensen
~Mealani’s cousin Melinda Walker

June 3rd ~ Taromina, Italy 

June 4th ~ Taormina, Italy
~Kathy Pritchard
~Kathy’s husband

June 8th ~ Malta

June 10th ~ Naples, Italy
~Bernard Duffy
~Bernard’s wife Rosalba
~Bernard’s sis-in-law, Eleonora

June 15th ~ Dusseldorf, Germany

~Astrid Scheck

June 16th ~ Hamburg, Germany

June 18th ~ Moscow, Russia

June 20th ~ Kief, Ukraine

June 22nd ~ Odessa, Ukraine

June 24th ~ Madrid, Spain

June 26th ~ Warsaw, Poland

June 28th ~ Vienna, Austria

June 30th ~ Sofia, Bulgaria

July 8th ~ Palmanova, Italy

July 9th ~ Piazzola sul Brenta, Padua, Italy

July 14th ~ Soverato, Catanzaro, Italy

July 21st ~ Provence of Lucca, Italy

July 28th ~ Pula, 09010 Pula, Provence of Cagliari, Italy


The Miami Concert With Kathy

Hi Flight Crew, I do look forward to your emails each day. My husband and I had a great night seeing the boys in Miami on 1st April and I thought you would be interested to see some of the pictures I took that evening. It was quite something to hear them sing the songs from Notte Magica live after watching the DVD (I’ve lost count how many times). I have found that it sounds even better with a glass of Sicilian wine! The power of their voices blew us away, especially Piero, who I must admit is my favourite!

We are now counting the days to the Royal Albert Hall in London and Taormina in June.

Keep up the good work. Very best wishes to you all who keep us Ilvolovers up to date.

~~Kathy Pritchard.



Notte Magica – more to come! (and a few other things…)

Ciao a Tutti!

Although short, this tour seems to be a very memorable one for most of us, for many reasons.  We asked you to send in your reviews and quotes, and pictures, and you did!!  I must apologize, though, on behalf of the staff here, that we weren’t able to publish everything as quickly as we wanted to.  So, this post is to let you know that we will, indeed, publish your personal reviews as soon as we can Of course, the Euro tour is starting soon and we will be getting that out to you as well!  Even though we all attended the same concerts and they sang the same songs (more or less), we all come back with a different spin on it.  Each concert is unique and personal to each one of us and we want you to know we value everyone’s input here.  🙂

If anyone still wants to send in a review of the US concert tours, please feel free to do so, along with any other pictures you may have.  Again, the email is:  FlightCrew.NotteMagica2017@gmail.com.  (all lower case is fine)

We know there are many that will be going to Italy and perhaps other countries from the US or other parts of the world – we’d love to hear from you also!  Please send your comments to the same email address.  🙂

And, segueing in (is that a word? lol), speaking of the European Tour – did you see the latest?  There is a contest to enter to win a pair (2) meet/greet tickets and merch pkg.  All you have to do is sing your favorite Il Volo song – I kind of feel sorry for the guys if they have to pick it!  Lol!  Here is the website:  http://www.pepmerch.com/ilvolofactor/   I just checked it and it works.  A real bummer for the US tour though.  Looks like it is sponsored by OMG and this Pep Merch company.  However, those of you going from the US to Italy – you have a chance!  So, warm up those vocal cords and get singing!!  Lorna, Ginny, and I will be happy to coach you and join you if you need a few back-up singers!  Lol!

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And one last note…. someone has (2) tickets to sell for the June 1 Taormina concert.  Unfortunately, this person had a little surgery and is now unable to use the tickets, as she won’t be recovered in time to go on the long flight.  Picture of tickets are below.  She resides in Louisiana.  She paid over $200 each for them, although face value is 100 euros. Although it may be difficult to see, they are Row H, Seats 11/13This is a sold-out concert.  If you are interested, please send an email (subject line: Taormina Tickets) to the FlightCrew.NotteMagica2017@gmail.com address and we will put you in touch.  Picture below:

betty tx

P.S. Did you know you can buy removable picture decals of Italy (and other places) from Amazon to put on your walls?  They vary in price from about $10 – $100+ (depending on size…)  They are gorgeous, just to let you know…the normal regular cities, like Rome, Venice, many Tuscany pictures, but even San Gimignano and Monte Riggio!  They must have been on our Siena tour!  There is even one of the Abruzzi mountains!

Ok, a presto!  🙂