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IGNAZIO by Daniela

A few days ago, Ignazio anticipated a great news with a video message.

Here he is…

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This 2020 is giving us many particularly unexpected surprises and what can you do?

You sing from home and make videos for all the people who follow us, who love us. With this video, I would like to thank many people . 

First of all the doctors who during this time made their lives available to others. Here it is:  altruism. I think it’s one of the most important things in the world.

Then I would say thanks to musicians who accompanied me in this video that will be released in a few days. Because they immediately made themselves available from other cities, from other regions. We immediately got to work on making this video. 

For me it is one of the more important songs, because this song makes us understand that we are all part of this world and everyone has a piece of the universe.

And so I decided to propose “Almeno tu nell’ Universo”.  

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O my God, that song is beautiful and Ignazio can interpret it with a lot of feeling.

Two days of waiting and finally the video …..

“THANK YOU GUYS! And today the thought also goes to EZIO BOSSO.”  

How sweet, Ignazio, your caressing but firm and strong voice accompanied us in this sweet and poignant song.

You brought the memory of Mia Martini back to life very well, and you also remembered with a few heartfelt words the great Ezio Bosso, the one who with great passion had brought music everywhere in spite of his illness.

This video is so beautiful, so delicate but which manages to give you an inner charge, thanks also to the evident passion with which Ignazio performs this song.

Chills, chills on the skin.

The whole ensemble was beautiful, and well done, therefore we also remember all the musicians:

GIAMPIERO GRANI = piano
ALESSANDRO QUARTA = Violin
BRUNO FARINELLI = drums
PIERLUIGI MINGOTTI = bass
GINO DE VITA = guitar
ANDREA MORELLI = guitar

Congratulations to all, a really nice group.

Mamma mia, what a thrill !!

I had the pleasure of being present at the Arena in Verona when Ignazio excited the whole Arena with his interpretation and received a long standing ovation.

But even this version, so intimate, in black and white, what can I say ….. it is simply fantastic, the accompaniment is beautiful and the video editing is also excellent (I bet Ignazio), it is very beautiful.

Go Ignazio, amaze us again, we are here ready and waiting for you. 

Daniela 

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GIANLUCA and FRANCESCO RENGA by Daniela

And here’s another good call, this time between Gianluca and Francesco Renga, which I translate for you.

Gianluca starts immediately with a joyful phrase: “How beautiful we are !!” and Renga replies laughing, “Hi Gianluca, how are you.”

After the first greetings, Renga says he is making a red wine aperitif.

Gianluca explains that Il Volo returned from California on March 13 and have canceled the last concerts. They took the last Alitalia flight and the whole crew, about 20 people, fortunately they are all well.

Renga asks Gianluca if he is at his home and Gian confirms that he is in Montepagano and shows a view of the panorama from his home (very nice indeed).

Even Renga shows the view from his house and this is very nice too, in fact both claim that they are really lucky. (I remind everyone that Renga is from Brescia, my city. What you see above the hill in front of Renga is Brescia Castle, this means that to have this view, Renga lives on Monte Maddalena, a small mountain, from which dominates all of Brescia from above.)

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At this point they talk about future concerts and Renga asks Gian if he has heard that they will be able to return to concerts in a year.

Gianluca states, and says that he also heard Ferdi (Ferdinando Salzano, organizer of the concerts of many artists : F&P group).

Gianluca agrees that it will be very hard to resume for their singers, because restaurants or large companies, all have been affected, but in the field of music it is more difficult, (he is speaking for concerts) especially for fans, who are waiting impatiently, the dates of the concerts, to see them live.

Gian says fans will have to wait a long time and Renga replies that the solution could change if a vaccine is found, but certainly a year goes by. Gian confirms that he has read that it will easily return to normal life in March.

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In this photo, the wedding of Salzano, where many singers were invited. In the smaller photo is Gianluca with Renga.

Renga asks Gian with whom he is at home and he replies that he is with his brother Ernesto.

Gian remembers that a couple of days ago their 2015 concert was broadcast by RAI1, where they sang L’IMMENSITÀ (together Il Volo and Renga), and he also remembers that it is thanks to his brother Ernesto, (admirer of Renga) that IL VOLO sang L’AMORE SI MUOVE.

In fact, Gian remembers a fact that was also explained during the 2015 concert, that Il Volo was looking for a good song to make a new single and Ernesto told them to listen to the song IN MOME DEL PADRE (In the Name of the Father) that Renga had written for the birth of his son. Il Volo liked the song very much, so Gian called Renga and asked him to vary the words and make a version for them.

Renga found the right words and was born, L’AMORE SI MUOVE, and he says it is so beautiful that it is better than the original.

Gian instead says that the original is beautiful and also has an emotional value.

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Renga goes on to say that he sees Gianluca is in excellent shape and Gian replies that he has a small room used as a gym and does training. Renga says that he also has a small gym at home, but it is one thing to have it, another is to use it! 😁.

He admits to being very lazy. Both agree that if you have a goal, like a Sanremo festival, you have been training for a few months before to be fit, otherwise it is easier to lie on the sofa.

At this point Gian tells Renga that he wants to pay him a tribute.

Gian says he grew up with Renga’s music, and Renga claims that this makes him feel much younger thank you ….😁😁 (of course it’s the reverse.)

Gian sits on the piano and plays a part of one of the favorite songs written by Renga  (he is really a good songwriter):

DIMMI SE TU CI SARAI (Tell Me if You Will Be There).

Like a photograph
With uncertain outlines
And this life
My
I find it in a drawer
And then every day
Inside your eyes
If you want
talk to me
of how luck waits
And hold me
in your arms for a while longer
Tell me you’ll be there
When the weather is on us
It will have by now, imprinted
Signs you don’t want
Tell me you’ll be there
When melancholy
He will dress the memories
Of my life


Renga sends him a kiss, says it‘s fantastic, and that made him goosebumps and thanks Gian so much.

Affectionate greetings between both.

Renga says that Gianluca is an incredible person.

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Gianluca I must say that you improve more and more on the piano.

Of Renga I can only say positive things, he is a beautiful person, an excellent songwriter, his songs always have very sweet words.

He admires Il Volo and the boys reciprocate him with affection.

Hopefully there will be more Renga songs written for them.

Daniela

PS = For those who want to try singing the song with Gianluca, I also publish the verses in Italian.

 

DIMMI CHE TU CI SARAI

Come una fotografia
Dai contorni incerti
E questa vita
La mia
La trovo in un cassetto
E poi ogni giorno
Dentro gli occhi tuoi
Se vuoi
Parlami
di come la fortuna aspetta
E tienimi
tra le tue braccia ancora per un po’
Dimmi che tu ci sarai
Quando il tempo su di noi
Avrà ormai lasciato
Segni che non vuoi
Dimmi che tu ci sarai
Quando la malinconia
Vestirà i ricordi
Della vita mia

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IL VOLO and UNICEF by Daniela

Today, UNICEF has published an appeal made by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Il Volomusic also joins us and launches an appeal in support of our extraordinary campaign to guarantee masks 😷 and other safety devices ⛑️ for health workers 👩‍⚕️, at the forefront of Italian hospitals 🏫.

Together, we can make a difference!

P = In the daily fight against coronavirus, we stand alongside children and families in Italy and in the areas of the world most affected.

G = We are bringing: masks, respirators, overalls, gloves. Join us.

I = Let’s fight together for this emergency in Italy and worldwide.
Your help is precious.

Donate on the UNICEF site: unicef.it

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For those who don’t know, remember that in 2015 Il Volo in the people of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, were elected UNICEF Italy ambassadors in the world.

UNICEF Italy Article – Click Here

The musical trio “Il Volo” appointed UNICEF Italy Ambassadors

The three young singers of “Il Volo”, triumphant at the 2015 edition of the Sanremo Festival, have since yesterday been Ambassadors of UNICEF Italy. The appointment live during the “Porta a porta” broadcast.

March 6, 2015 – The popular trio “Il Volo”, winner of the last Sanremo Festival, has been nominated Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF Italy “to raise awareness and involve young people on the problems of childhood, witnessing and promoting with their commitment to world of music solidarity and support for UNICEF initiatives.”

“The Italian Committee” continues the motivation for the appointment “entrusts you with the message of hope of the millions of children that UNICEF helps so that you can be their spokesperson in all parts of the world.”


UNICEF Italy President Giacomo Guerrera appoints the trio “Il Volo” UNICEF Ambassadors.

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Guys with great values and immense hearts and us, more and more proud of you.

Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

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This is a video that has no connection with the post, but as UNICEF talks about children and we know this song well …….. here is NESSUN DORMA sung by 700 children. ️

 

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IL VOLO: REPLICA DEL CONCERTO 2015 by Daniela

Shortly before Easter, it was announced that the 2015 Il Volo concert in the Arena would be re-broadcast on RAI1 in the evening.

It was good news, a welcome surprise in these moments.

Shortly before the program, there was a live connection, on the TG, with our guys during the news.

PR = Great music returns in the early evening on RAI1, with the concert event IL VOLO UN’AVVENTURA STRAORDINARIA at the Arena of Verona.

Here they are, they should be connected with us, we see them: Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. Good evening to you guys, what is the emotion in this moment, it was a very special concert, today it would be, unfortunately, impossible to do it (because of the virus).

P = Hi, good evening, we are very happy that RAI 1 has chosen our first concert in Verona, hoping that it can give, at this moment, in this difficult period, a moment of joy to all the people who are at home.

G = We, on the other hand, are all locked in the house, but with so much hope that all this will pass soon.

I = There is a great desire to start again, to embrace us, to give a hug, perhaps immense, but we are at home and we will make it.

PR = Well, thank you, hope is this.

P = Thank you all.

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At the beginning of the recording of the concert, there is a brief appearance of the boys recorded now, where Piero Ignazio and Gianluca wish everyone a good viewing, here is the fragment.

P = Good evening, like all of you, we are also at home, but as you can see, even if separated, you can be united.

G = In this difficult period for our country and for the whole world, we are called to do our part. There are those in the front line, like doctors, nurses, to whom our thanks go, and those who continue to work to guarantee the necessary services and all of us citizens, staying in our homes.

I = Feeling united becomes a necessity, and so, in order to be close to all of you, waiting to be able to embrace each other again, we thought of bringing our music to your homes.

P = This evening you will see our concert at the Arena in Verona, a unique evening of great emotions has come and we would like to relive it together with you.

G = This time we too will be spectators like you, imagining spending this evening together.

I = Good viewing.

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IL VOLO 2015 Verona Concert – Click Here

It was the third time that the concert was broadcast on RAI, the first time, it had obtained the maximum audience of the evening, but it was foreseeable, it was the first concert immediately after the victory of Sanremo and Il Volo was at the maximum audience.

The second time it aired in 2016 and still did its best on TV.

This was the third time and second replay. Five years have passed since that concert, but we find out how it went this time through an enthusiastic message from Michele Torpedine.

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On RAI 1 Il Volo conquers viewers with 15% share, winning the TV ratings of the evening.

These are the words of Torpedine:

“Happy for yesterday!! But the best thing is all the messages that are coming, to me and the boys, from the people who are currently in the hospital and are not experiencing a good situation … and who despite everything have found the strength to write to us that thanks to the ilvolomusic concert yesterday they spent a more serene evening! I think this is the most beautiful result.”

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Throughout the concert, there were moments of commercial breaks, which were then removed from the entire video.

Before each of these moments the boys appeared with simple messages:

I = I stay at home, and you? Let’s come back after the advertisement.

G = The music continues, don’t go away.

P = The emotions aren’t over yet, in a little while.

And here are some photos of the concert, published by RAI1.

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What can I say, they are always great satisfactions!

Did you enjoy reviewing the concert?

~ Daniela ~

 

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IL VOLO TO PORTA A PORTA by Daniela

The day before Easter there was a short connection from Il Volo to the Porta a Porta transmission, conducted by Bruno Vespa.

For those who follow Il Volo recently, it is news like any other, but for those who have long been fond of boys, remember well the beautiful episodes of Porta a Porta, when the boys, here in Italy, had not yet won Sanremo and therefore still little known and then immediately after, when they were at the height of their popularity.

This time was short, but we all want a whole evening with who the boys called “Uncle Bruno”, and hopefully this will happen soon.

Remember the three guys from Il Volo?

Of course you remember them, they are now famous in Italy and in the world. We baptized them 10 years ago, then they really broke out everywhere.

This is the tenth anniversary of their activity and at the beginning of March they were completing an extraordinary tour with seven thousand people every night all sold out, through America and Canada, then at some point in America things started to go wrong, in Italy, very badly, and they decided to cancel some concerts and come back.

Returning from the US, they made the mandatory quarantine, then the quarantine that we all do. They are locked in the house, in three different houses and have put together their voices to sing a symbolic song: IL MONDO/THE WORLD, the famous 1965 song by Jimmy Fontana, which brought them a lot of luck, let’s listen to them.

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BV = Good evening guys, good evening, Gianluca Ginoble from Roseto degli Abruzzi, Ignazio Boschetto from Bologna, Piero Barone from Naro.

G = Good evening.

I = Hi Bruno.

P = Hi Uncle Bruno, how are you.

BV = Hi, I’m fine, with a lot of nostalgia to see you, the RAI1 audience will see you and applaud you again on Tuesday before Porta a Porta.
On Tuesday we will broadcast one of your 2015 concerts made at the Arena in Verona, you will comment on it from your homes, and then we will arrive (in the sense that Porta a Porta is broadcast after the concert).

Of course you are terribly young still, 25 years old, the oldest is Piero who is 26.
How did it go in America?
Sold out every evening.

P = This tour was full of emotions, especially at the beginning, from Italy worries came to us, but we honestly didn’t realize the situation, so we continued to do concerts.

The last three concerts we were forced to cancel, because they closed all the connections from Europe, to Italy from the United States, so we canceled the concerts and returned to Italy.

But we had a nice tour and now we are happy to be at home with our family members safe.

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BV = Honestly, you were never at home, what impression did it make you, being locked in a house, with the few movements allowed to each of us, you who are used to crowds of thousands and thousands of people?

I = (Ignazio and Gian answer at the same time, then decide that Ignazio continues)

Personally, I am used to it and I like to stay at home, when I can and we are here, I often stay at home, but now, the nice thing is to have re-found the love of the people close to us, our family members, they are always here, and it is often an affection that we take for granted and even though we always travel, we have had the confirmation that our family is a great reference point.

BV = This I think also applies to Gianluca and Piero, I guess.

G = Of course. We returned on March 13, justly the restrictions imposed by the government to stem the infection have forced everyone to stay at home and we must lead by example.

Staying at home for us who are 9-10 months a year away from home is not entirely negative, because as Ignazio said, our family is the most important thing and now we are together 24 hours a day.

I started playing the piano again, with my brother we sing and play all the time, therefore, in the tragedy, there are also positive things, so we try to have a little “spirit of adaptation”, stay at home and rediscover those passions that were hidden.

P = Objectively, Bruno, we are experiencing a completely new situation, but this moment, however extreme and complicated, calls everyone’s attention, in applying the rules that are indicated to us.

But we, like Il Volo and all artists like us, must lead by example and using today’s technology, to communicate to more people that the situation is serious and everyone’s help is needed.

BV = Guys, thank you, good luck, ready for a brilliant recovery in Italy and worldwide, the appointment is on RAI1 on Tuesday evening.

I = Can I say one last thing?

BV = Of course, Ignazio.

I = I wanted to say something that has been a point of discussion in many broadcasts, I want to tell people at home to listen only to official news, to follow only official sites, because fake news and misrepresented news are very dangerous for everyone, for everyone’s mood, for the Country and for the world. So just read the right news and stay at home like us.

Bruno, grazie mille, because you were one of the first to believe in us.

BV = I’m glad that this fake news is said by a young man, because young people are often victims of social media, and in these days we are listening to everything.

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Below is the video of the promotion of the Il Volo concert, made in the Arena in 2015, and which will be re-transmitted on RAI 1 on Tuesday 14 April at 09:30 pm, Italian time.

The concert will be commented directly by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca from their homes.

For those able to connect and view RAI 1, it is always a good concert to see and also the guys will sing many songs, and also LA VITA, whose words are really significant in this period.

Daniela 

 

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