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A Sad Loss – The Tragic Fire of National Museum of Brazil

It is with heavy hearts that we share in the sadness of this grave tragedy that afflicted Rio on Sunday.  To AAIV and all fans of Il Volo in Brazil and South America, please know our thoughts are with you.  My current boss was born in Rio, Brazil, so I, too, have a connection to this.  😦

There is a very nice and in-depth article published by the NY Times, of which I am providing the link:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.html


It said the museum did not have a fire suppression system, but was due to get a $5 million dollar grant/overhaul soon, which included a fire suppression system.

From Wikipedia & https://travel.sygic.com/en/poi/national-museum-of-brazil-poi:29978 :

The picture above is also from this site…

National Museum of Brazil
Local name:  Museu Nacional
Location:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The National Museum is the oldest scientific institution of Brazil and one of the largest museums of natural history and anthropology in the Americas. The museum is located inside the Quinta da Boa Vista park, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and is installed in the Paço de São Cristóvão. The palace served as residence for the Portuguese Royal Family between 1808 and 1821, housed the Brazilian Imperial Family between 1822 and 1889, and also hosted the Republican Constituent Assembly from 1889 to 1891, before being assigned to the use of the museum in 1892.



Notte Magica – Brasilia! Curitiba/Sao Paolo – Sep 19 – 24, 2017

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The guys are quickly making their way now through South America with just 3 more concerts to go.  It is hard to believe and what events they have been through so far, earthquakes, just missing hurricanes, etc.  Things seemed to have settled down a bit, weather-wise since they actually got to South America.  We are certainly glad of that!

ercole sao paolo planeThe Latin crowd seems to be getting an all-around concert, kind of what I’d hoped for in the US – a little of this, a little of that, but as we all say, it doesn’t matter what they sing, it is awesome and never long enough!  However, they are getting to hear Volare, Canzone per Te, Il Mundo, Mas Que Amor, and maybe even a few others people haven’t shared.  Through these last few video clips, I think the guys are finally having fun again.  The clip from Il Mundo, reminds me of “old” Igna, where he was bouncing on his toes during the refrain.  Their voices just keep getting richer and richer.  Their tones continuously awesome.  Adding nuances here and there, just to keep it interesting!

Very special thanks to the AAIV group, who appeared to attend all of the concerts inercole audience sao paolo Brazil and uploading their clips to Instagram.  Also thanks to all owners of the videos and pictures and of course Ercole, Piero, and Gianluca, for always keeping us entertained.  🙂

I’d also like to welcome all the fans from the AAIV site, to enjoy our site.  Please forward to all of your friends!  🙂 


OMG PICS!  (we of course do not have the group from Sep 24 because it is tonight’s concert)



https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-23-2017/   (look, a REAL Igna fan at the end of this one – the look on Igna’s face is priceless!)  Sorry Marie, that should have been you – wait, I think there is one of you like that?  lol!

My doctor said I should add more cardio to my exercise routine, do you think he would approve of this?  🙂 Picture3

Piero – looking up and down at life!

The picture was a little gift from the hotel….was Piero trying to be incognito?  🙂 

I think he might just have to retire that shirt….

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Hey, guys, can you let us in on the joke?   🙂 



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And now a few videos…





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Muchas Gracias Todos!  🙂

Hasta luego!  (3 more to go, Igna gets to spend his birthday at home with darling Alessandra, then it’s off to the Ukraine, Japan, and home for the holidays – and a night on a cruise ship? 🙂 ) And can’t forget Australia!


Il Volo Professional ~~ Concerts with Mariah Carey Cancelled

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the professional dealings of Il Volo


With regret,  the concerts in Brazil on the Sweet Dreams Tour of Mariah Carey  in which Il Volo was scheduled to appear have been cancelled as confirmed by Mariah.


Bing Translation of article’s opening: If Tuesday was not good for the ilvolovers, Wednesday is not expected to be better. After the cancellation of the show at Il Volo and Mariah Carey in Curitiba, in Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre are also cancelled, according to the American singer.

Article: Mariah Carey ataca produtora e cancela shows no Brasil com Il Volo ~~ http://www.latinpopbrasil.com.br


Mariah has apologized to her fans:

~~ Kelly

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live in Concert LatinoAmerica Tour 2016: Rio



And now to Rio de Janeiro, home of the upcoming Summer Olympics…

~~ Kelly


New Album Cover Il Volo New CD
New Album Cover
Il Volo New CD




Photos: Il Volo @ Rio de Janeiro – Brasil ~~ All About Il Volo


O sole mio



Photos: Il Volo #LatAmTour2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brasile – 03/05/2016 ~~ Il Volo Abruzzo


Grande Amore


Photos: Latinoamerica tour 2016 Brazil May 01- 07 ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook


Duet Gianluca, Ignazio


Photos: Il Volo – Latin America Tour 2016 / Rio de Janeiro, Brasile ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Facebook






Bridge Over Troubled Water


More content from Rio here.

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live in Concert LatinoAmerica Tour 2016: Curitiba



Let’s take a turn around Brazil for the next few days.  First stop: Curitiba.

~~ Kelly


New Album Cover Il Volo New CD
New Album Cover
Il Volo New CD




O Sole Mio


Photos: Latinoamerica tour 2016 Brazil May 01- 07 ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook



Gira El Mundo Gira/L’immensita



Piove/Beautiful That Way




Photos: Il Volo – Latin America Tour 2016 / Curitiba, Brasile ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Facebook



Grande Amore


Unchained Melody




Photos: #IlVoloNoBrasil – Show de Curitiba 01.05.2016 ~~ Via Palermo 42 Facebook





More content from Curitiba on my Facebook page here.

Congratulations Ignazio, Gianluca, Piero! YOU DID IT!

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca we salute you!

You never let us down!  You carried on in sickness and in health.

Here’s to Il Volo’s awesome 2013 Tour,

We are Love and  Mas Que Amor!

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By MFA 9/14

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By MFA Tower Theater
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By MFA Tower Theater
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By MFA Tower Theater September 12, 2013
By MFA Tower Theater
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By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013        Costa Rica
By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013
Costa Rica
By Il Volo Venezuela  October 17, 2013      Costa Rica
By Il Volo Venezuela October 17, 2013
Costa Rica
Angles on stage
Angels on stage
By MFA 9/14
By MFA 9/14

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By Gianluca Ginoble    October 13, 2013
By Gianluca Ginoble
October 13, 2013

Yep, Beautiful (did use that one?)

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Piero Barone
Credits: Radio City Music Hall
Credits: Radio City Music Hall
Credits: Ercole Ginoble
Credits: Ercole Ginoble
The Dream Came True!
The Dream Came True!
Gianluca, "MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!!"
Gianluca, “MIAMI!!! Are you ready for tonight????!!!”

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     By Piero Barone Guatemala October 23
By Piero Barone
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   By MFA Boston September 14, 2013
By MFA Boston
September 14, 2013



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Credits: Piero Barone Twitter
Credits: Piero Barone Twitter
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Credits: Il Volo
Gianluca, "With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!"
Gianluca, “With some beautiful fans after the concert in Tampa!”

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By Il Volo Venezuela October 11, 2013 Valencia, Venezuela
By Il Volo Venezuela October 11, 2013
Valencia, Venezuela




Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow 11/16/12 is Il Volo’s last concert in South America. The concert will be  Figali Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.

Figali Convention Center is an indoor sports arena, in Fort Amador, Panama City, Panama. The capacity of the arena is 10,275.

Built in 2003, as the main venue for the Miss Universe 2003 Pageant, which took place in Panama that year. Since then, it has been used mainly for many concerts and sports events, such as boxing and ice skating. It has a high-class structure and architecture, making it one of the best, if not the best, Convention Centers in Central America. In June 14 2012, American popstar Jennifer Lopez kicked off her first world tour, Dance Again World Tour, at the convention center.

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Few cities in Latin America can match the diversity and cosmopolitanism of PANAMA CITY: polyglot and postmodern before its time, its atmosphere is surprisingly more similar to the mighty trading cities of Asia than to anywhere else in the region. The city has always thrived on commerce; its unique position on the world’s trade routes and the economic opportunity this presents has attracted immigrants and businesses from all over the globe. With nearly a third of the country’s population living in the urbanized corridor between Panama City and Colón, the capital’s metropolitan melting pot is a study in contrasts. East and West, ancient and modern, wealth and poverty: they all have a place in Panama City.

Panama City’s layout, too, encompasses some startling incongruities. On a small peninsula at the southwest end of the Bay of Panama stands the old city centre of San Felipe, a breezy jumble of ruins and restored colonial buildings; 4km or so to the northeast rise the shimmering skyscrapers of El Cangrejo, the modern banking and commercial district. West of San Felipe, the former US Canal Zone town of Balboa retains a distinctly North American character, while eastward from El Cangrejo, amid sprawling suburban slums, stand the ruins of Panamá Viejo, the first European city on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Isles of tranquillity far from the frenetic squalor of the city include Isla Taboga, the “Island of Flowers” some 20km off the coast; the islets of the Amador Causeway alongside the Pacific entrance to the canal; and the Parque Nacional Metropolitano, an island of tropical rainforest within the capital. Panama City is also a good base for day-trips to the canal and the Caribbean coast as far as Portobelo.

Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:

Gianluca tweets “Thanks Brazil!! what a wonderful experience! we’ll come back soon!! XOXO”  Yesterday “Time flies” and “In Panama”

Piero, this one tweet from Piero says it all, very poignant. He also sends a picture of him and his dad at the airport.

“The person back to me is my Dad! I’m at The airport and I just said bye to my Dad after 3 months that we are together on tour! I can’t explain for I’m feeling right now ;( i miss you already dad but I’m happy cause he’s going back at home t…o see my Mom and Sister and whole my family! He has been and he is the most important person for me and he protects me like nobody else. I’ll see my family in 1 month!!! I love you Dad with all my heart!!! “
Ignazio, “Going to Panama…last show of tour!!!”

Check out Team Il Volo for 2 excellent interviews: “Il  Volo, a story of a dream come true” This is a 10 minute video of interviews that took place in Italy with all three “Guys” and their families, the interview is from “Le Lena”, The Boys tweet that it’s an important Italian TV show! The interviews are in Italian, but it gives you a good look at them at home with their families and friends. The other interview is “Il Volo, meet 3 young tenors that are successful world wide” ( we’ll let the tenors thing go for now)

Look at All Things Il Volo for good photos and videos. see the new “Fan Story” from Ruth Rapp!

Mundial had 1 picture among others of the Guys enjoying an evening out in Panama.

The tour will end tomorrow and Il Volo will return to The USA for the LA Tree Lighting Ceremony on 11/17. They, I’m sure, will have more appearances , whether TV or signings, in the next few weeks. Piero says they’ll be home in a month! This tour has been very successful and very long! We are glad they can see the light at the end of the tunnel and be home soon with their families and friends!! We will greatly miss them, but they deserve the rest and comfort of home.8f7bb29ccf7411e2bcd822000aa80037_7

Love and Luck In Panama Il Volo, we’ll see you soon!!