Ignazio has posted on Instagram this beautiful photo.
Ignazio’s sincere look gives a deep affection and respect to the person who is close to him.
From this shot, these comments were born.
Melina Anastasi = This photo does not require comments !!!
Ignazio has called it “life lessons.” It is infinite delicacy, affection, depth and attention, Ignazio’s glance is a caress of the soul!
Carmen Verdi = After the summer fun, the sea, the car races, the laughter with friends, the carefree, the time comes to stop, listen, and follow the advice. To listen carefully to the story of a difficult and tiring life as it would have been for the elderly relative and to take lessons. Not everything is taken in life, I imagine the wise man, strong in his experience, and Ignazio seems to hang from his lips, looks at him with respect, admiration, and even affection. These meetings are good, they bring to reality, they do not lose sight of reality, they remind, if they ever need to, always have their feet well planted on the floor and never forget where they left. We know how Ignazio is ready to listen.
Ignazio always amazes us, what is your thought?
Credit to all owners of photos.
Hi – just a shout out to everyone experiencing these crazy and unusual weather phenomenas we are having right now… fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, any flooding, etc. It’s been a really crazy year for weather and I’m sure we will all be glad when the new year starts. Puerto Rico had a direct hit with Maria and I read the entire island is without power. Let’s pray that the guys keep missing all of this tragic weather and stay one step ahead! 🙂 One more bit of news – just a reminder that we will only be doing ONE POST per country. Brazil has 3 concerts alone from Sao Paolo, as well as Curitiba. Look for Curitiba/Sao Paolo next Monday.
Ok, now on with this lovely story from Daniela… In search of….
Our very own Daniela surprised us all by sending us an email of her attendance at the taping and rehearsals for the Pavarotti Event on September 6th! Below, is her experience, as well as some editing and formatting by me. But still mostly in her own words…
This is the promo of the broadcast:
Here is the video of their song, as well as the beginning of the evening.
“Ciao a tutte,
Ten years ago, a great tenor died, Luciano Pavarotti. In his memory, a great event was scheduled at the Verona Arena broadcast live on Rai1, September 6, 2017.
Yesterday, September 5, from the official fanclub arrived an e-mail that if you wanted to attend the free rehearsals you just had to show up at 7pm. in front of the Arena gate and we can bring other people, the card was not required. I just wanted to tell you that I have just returned from Verona Arena where I and my husband have attended the event in memory of Pavarotti that will be done tomorrow. Lucky for us, we just lived less than an hour away from Verona.
All this was done because for IL VOLO, besides the rehearsals, there was also the recording of their participation, in short for them tomorrow will be a “fake direct” because will be transmitted how much was recorded tonight.
The big evening came.
The beginning of the evening it is announced that Il Volo will perform Granada together with the soprano Angela Gheorghiu. They were very good and there was a lot of support for them, but let me say I would have preferred they sing a song all to themselves.
At first, we were about 500 people but the rehearsal was long and in the evening, it was cold. At the end, we were about 150 people all arranged focused because during the television shooting you could see the audience. I was in a good position in the central corridor.
They were allowed to sing as if it seemed they were actually present in the Arena.
Their show was recorded on Tuesday night, the boys had to leave for Mexico, shortly afterward, as we saw from the pictures of Gian and Piero on the plane.
My husband and I had the pleasure of being there when the boys were recording their song at the Arena, it was a great experience and absolutely free. Piero Ignazio and Gianluca are wonderful as usual.
I enjoyed the show. I did some photos and a couple of videos. They asked us not to divulge photos and videos until tomorrow evening.
We have seen the tapes of the tenors: Carreras, Grigolo, Meli (I’m not sure he is), and of course IL VOLO.
The guys were very stylish, there was also the presenter Conti and the orchestra, all were elegant.
Carlo Conti asked Angela and Il Volo their thoughts on Pavarotti after they finished their song….lucky for us, Daniela translated the guys’ answers for us!
Piero: We did not know Luciano but for us he is the image of music, music in the world. I remember when the master disappeared in 2007, on the news in China raised the black flags and there I realized that we had lost someone important.
Ignazio: Surely for us it was a great inspiration, especially for the project we have faced to date. For me personally, I imitated Luciano when I was a little kid in my bedroom, then my mom came and said to me “but it was you Ignazio?” For me I grew up a lot with Luciano and we really bring him into our heart, and who does not?
Gianluca: The most charismatic man in the world, probably of the century, has succeeded in his mission of bringing lyrical music to everyone, to the people but especially to the young and this is the most important thing.
I finish with a phrase, today an important Italian newspaper has devoted a long page to Pavarotti’s memory and after describing not only the great artist but the simple man who had also succeeded in his spontaneity, this newspaper finished the article writing: “IL VOLO, like it or not like, are his virtual sons.” (I love this quote!…jmv)
Pictures below from Daniela:
These pictures below from RAI, but sent by Daniela…
I think Igna and Luciano have the same cheeks! 🙂
Til next time….a presto!
Our heartfelt wishes and thanks to all the Laborers of the USA and Canada, wishing them a safe and happy Labor Day, if they get the day off!! It’s a bit ironic, a day to celebrate the workers and unions, the government gives us the day off, but many in retail and other fields of work, have to work!
On September 2, our boys had a commitment to Berlin.
Little was known about this commitment, perhaps because it was a private event.
But the event had already been advertised by our guys with a video some time ago.
The boys made a photo shoot in Siracusa, Sicily, this summer for the new catalog of the ENERGETIX jewelery line.
On September 2, the new catalog was presented at this event!
The event took place at the Estrel Berlin where many people had the pleasure to see and feel the exceptional guests: IL VOLO.
Foto di Myrjam Minaer
Here are some photos in the catalog.
What about beautiful jewels worn by our wonderful home jewels: Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
What is your opinion of the cover photo as “Sicilian picciotti?”
This appears to be a recording of the guys singing, Grande Amore, put to a beautiful artistic impression, presented to the audience before the concert actually began.
You do not see very well but look at that presentation
Then the guests could hear a real concert of IL VOLO, were they not lucky?
The concert included:
O SOLE MIO
CANZONE PER TE
L’ AMORE SI MUOVE
IO CHE NON VIVO
LIBIAM NE LIETI CALICI
Grazie Mille and vielen Dank to die fruende Il Volo Bavaria for this beautiful video of the concert!! 🙂
Here is a link to the Energetix jewelry site. And as Jana put it, “Hey, this stuff is actually affordable!” 🙂
Credit to all owners of videos and photos.
Credit to all owners of video and photos.
Thank you, Daniela, for this wonderful translation!
On December 16, 2016, this article was published on Zon.it, by Antonella Esposito. Although it has been a while of time, I (Daniela) will translate it for you because it is worth reading.
GRANDE AMORE OF VOLO: BECAUSE WE DO NOT GET TIRED OF LISTENING TO IT
After the first listening to GRANDE AMORE, did the song really like you and did join your favorite playlist? Are you still irremediably attracted to the melody and lyrics of the song? That’s why GRANDE AMORE of IL VOLO does not tire you.
Grande Amore is the winning song of the 65th edition of the Sanremo Festival, interpreted by the trio opera lirico Il Volo. Although it seems to have been written specifically to brush the powerful and versatile voices of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, the piece had a tough road before cutting the finish line “Il Volo”.
Composed in 2003, by Francesco Boccia, songwriter and frontman of the music band I Quisisona, together with Tommy Esposito of Il Giardino dei Semplici, the romantic piece already having a precise layout designed for lyric lyricals, is presented at the selections of the Festival of the Italian Song, in 2005, with a negative result. So it remains to dust in the drawer for 10 years.
It is in fact 2015 when the song is enthusiastically evaluated by the commission of Sanremo Young and assigned to the duo Operapop. Even then, fate is a strange joke, because the duo is excluded from the competition for the age limit reached by one of the two components, Enrico Giovagnoli.
Grande Amore is also offered to Orietta Berti, who proves to be favorable to the song but she is, however, unable to participate in the singing contest for personal reasons.
Once again, bounced back and without interpreting the fate of the piece, it is entrusted to the hands of the artistic director Carlo Conti. At his first conducting of the Festival, using the help of the Operapop manager, convinces the producer of Il Volo, Michele Torpedine, to compete for the three young singers with the signed song Boccia-Esposito.
It’s the evening of 11th February, 2015, when IL VOLO sing for the first time, Grande Amore, in the slaps of applause from the Sanremo audience. The three different and perfectly complementary voices of the three singers, enter the heart and fill the audience’s eyes in the theater and viewers who are following the kermesse (festival) in the world. Grande Amore.
For some it’s a discovery, for others it’s a confirmation. The elegance of the guys of Il Volo, the stage presence with which they saturate with energy each single tile on the stage of the Ariston, and the dramatic might with which the three young singers sing the love all or almost conquer.
MELODY AND TEXT
Great love strikes, likes and creeps in the head with a basically simple and essential text and for this easy to memorize. The plain strode opens with the term “love” which in a vibrant and prolonged acute spreads the basis for the beginning of the refrain. And here comes the engaging redundant melody that never touches the nenia, by the way, draws a rhythmic curvature cleverly caressed first by the baritone basses of Ginoble and then raised by the strong and precise setting of Boschetto and then exploding with Barone in a Love screaming to all generations.
It is therefore a universal love that sang by IL VOLO declinable in all the nuances of loving sentiment, not by chance as revealed by the same authors: “The text is not inspired by a specific person, but it is a story always valid as it may be love declaration”.
Musicality, universality and pop-lyrical contamination are probably the key elements to place with a certain conviction the classical lyric passage for the song’s story. Grande Amore with an extraordinary rapidity of diffusion not only musical but cultural has already been able to fully fit within that pink of international pieces representing Italianity. Grande Amore has all the characteristics of symphonic sweetness needed to become the Caruso of the new millennium. It has that rhythmic and flamboyant stylistic cadence so that it can be sung by the middle world as has always been the case with O ‘sole mio.
It seems despicable and yet between different artists the song would not get the same feedback or maybe yes, but this is another story. The truth is that each song chooses its own interpreter and Grande Amore was born and struggled to end in the repertoire of Il Volo, altering in a shocking way the same artistic path of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca who so much to the song that made him disconnect the ticket to success in Italy. Not that the three were not good enough, just as often happens the masterpieces make a difference and Grande Amore is without too much delay the diamond tip that has given the group the gender specificity that has always been sought after.
These are the technical reasons why listening to Grande Amore does not tire and will not even tire in twenty or thirty years. Stylish stylistic lists that are merely fine to themselves, which, because the longevity parable is valid over time, then add other elements with the most irrational flavor. These are the emotional ones, those you can not explain and that with a song almost invite you to listen to it and listen to it again and again.