In these days, as you all know, there was Ignazio’s birthday.
Reading among the various loving messages that have been delivered to him from all sides, I found this by Melina, who is really special and I translate for you.
LETTER TO IGNAZIO ON THE DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY. ❤
Ignazio, today is your twenty-fifth birthday. What to say that hasn’t already been said? Instead of the usual wishes, I would like to make considerations that go beyond the praise of your wonderful and amazing voice and your intense, expressive and emotional interpretative ability.
There are those who are convinced that you are a buffoon, superficial and light, not understanding – that this is just a stage costume, that you wear for the show. The reality is quite different! In life you are serious and responsible in professional work. Humorous, profound and reserved, as you are easily embarrassed, you can sometimes seem overly shy, maybe even if you love your art immensely, the thrill of the stage and of the audience, sometimes you would gladly do without, of the exhibition that accompanies success. Your subtle intuition masked behind an apparent light-hearted nature, everything understands and warns, sees things that escape others and those you meet immediately perceive the affection or aversion and act accordingly. You are also cheerful and playful, your smile lights up around you, but always in you that bit of intimate melancholy, for those who knows how to look beyond the facade.
You have many defects like every human being, however there are some that in the world where you work and live (and not only in that) are truly unforgivable, such as not knowing how to pretend, lack of hypocrisy, spontaneity and too much sincerity, not measuring gestures and words, for the use and consumption of those who observe you, always saying what you think, always showing yourself for what you are, without seeking admiration at all costs. Furthermore you are overly modest in hiding the charity you do, it would be all good publicity, my dear, realize it! And then there is also the tendency that you have, to reveal the emotion … well of course, some might say that: “Tears do not show the fragility of a man, but the greatness of his heart!” But anyway, you could avoid it. You know, basically you are too “normal”, you should give yourself more tone and more importance, as befits an international star. Less confidence with every guy!
It has been said that you were supposed to be a technicolor film and instead you are a black and white film: it’s true! Because the black and white films are the most refined and sought after, they are soft, shaded, they are not aggressive, they leave room for imagination. In conclusion your being “normal”, your strengths and all your faults, preserving the child’s soul, which is the prerogative of great men only, are the things that define you and make you authentic, are what we love you for and we appreciate. Never change your essence, especially not to please the right-thinking people who will always have something to say, so keep yourself, the good man, who you are!
Happy birthday Ignazio, that love and joy will accompany you every day of your life.
Melina, let me tell you that you sent a fantastic dedication to Ignazio, you interpreted the feelings of many fans.
Surely Ignazio was enthusiastic about these sweet and sincere words of yours.
A few days ago was Ignazio’s birthday and my friend Valeria Bosch wrote a beautiful post.
Once again Valeria interpreted our thoughts and managed to analyze some of the attitudes of our dear Ignatius, who certainly did not escape those who love him.
I translate for you, with great pleasure: Daniela
What makes us feel so much fondness, so much affection, so much continuous interest for a public figure, be it actor, singer, writer or other? Of course, first of all is the emotion that he knows how to communicate to us with his art, the feeling of enchantment and uniqueness that he creates around him, and, of course, also what means a lot is his physical appearance, his way of posing himself, what in short is commonly called “body language”.
But what do we really know about these characters? If we want to know them in depth, we must not rely on the tamed, plasticized official biographies or even the news we read in newspapers and mass media, always affected by interested intentions, positive or negative, but we must rely only on our eyes, on our ability to observe, especially small details, signs that can act as a litmus test to define with confidence the personality of our darling.
So I did for Ignazio, intending to pay him a tribute for his 24th birthday: I closed my eyes and I tried to review, among many images that crowded in my mind, some moments, some gesture that could work as a mirror or introspector for understanding his feelings, his intimate reactions. And I share them here with you, chronologically rearranged, although obviously this is not the sequence with which they resurface to my memory.
1. The embarrassment of the boy – 2009
We are at “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE”, the guys (future “IL VOLO”), from soloists who were, have recently been composed in a trio that debuted with “ ’O sole mio”. Antonella Clerici, who admires the three teenagers , says to them with great affection: “In short, they already call you ‘the three tenors’ – which of you is Pavarotti?” The three little boys, frightened and awkward in their little clothes, remain silent. Only Ignazio, the most plump, manages to murmur with a voice that barely comes out, almost choked: “We do not know ……” A boy a more grown up would have responded with a joke or a brilliant answer. He takes seriously that strange question, still unaware of the incredible future that fate was preparing them.
2. The childish joy of Sanremo – 2015
It is the evening of 11 February 2015 and the trio Il Volo has performed for the first time on the stage of the festival with “Grande Amore”. As soon as the performance is finished, the audience snaps up and gives to the very young singers a resounding and interminable “standing ovation”. An applause never seen in Sanremo at the first performance, a round of applause that leaves them breathless: Piero is annihilated, cannot even grumble thanks, Gian (who turns 20 that day) breaks out in tears and takes refuge on the shoulders of Carlo Conti, Ignazio tries in every way to cope with the situation, thanks the audience, but, just like a happy child, he cannot help but let slip a smile, which he covers childishly with his hand. It is a gesture of infinite tenderness, which I will never forget.
3. The tears of “Alleria” – 2016
During the concert at the Forum Mediolanum of Assago, 29 January 2016, Ignazio performs as a soloist the wonderful song by Pino Daniele, “Alleria” – a cry that rises from a sad soul, who suffers a lot for love and continues to suffer, despite the passing of time. Ignazio is in symbiosis with Pino, it is as if he had tattooed it on the heart, in the head, on the skin: he interprets the song with such force, such an identification that, at the end of the execution, he cannot hold back the tears. The intensity of the interpretation has overwhelmed him, his emotion is true and profound. Tears are the testimony.
4. The wonder for the beauty of Florence – 2016
A date that will remain a milestone in the history of IL VOLO: 1 July 2016, the joke of the words of Antonella Clerici has become incredibly real. With great humility and without wanting to compare themselves to the Three Tenors in the slightest, but as an act of homage and remembrance, the three boys who became incredibly beautiful and elegant, perform an unforgettable concert in the presence, and partly direct, just from one of the three celebrated tenors of the last century, Placido Domingo. The concert is a sum of excellences: the beauty of music, the skill of the boys, but above all the beauty of Florence. It takes place in Piazza Santa Croce, dominated by one of the most beautiful churches of our Renaissance, an inestimable example of art, culture and Italian genius. The church stands out against the backdrop of the square in the dim light of the evening, a square full of people, the lights are turning on, the show is breathtaking: Ignazio, on the stage with the master Domingo and his companions, cannot restrain himself from saying, “Look how beautiful Piazza Santa Croce is!” and joins hands, raising his eyes to the sky in a gesture moved and full of amazement. Master Domingo uses the right adjective to answer him: “Divine!”
5. The disarming sincerity in the Red Ronnie study -2018
On 3 May, in a long 4-hour interview, the boys met with Red Ronnie. An evening of positive sign, jokes, joy, interaction with fans of all the continents. The old musician was amazed in the face of fame and the international success of the three boys, and of course, also confidences, revelations, work projects. Ignazio as usual is the fool, jokes, not standing still for a minute, makes Red desperate because it causes a small failure to a precious jukebox that stands in the studio. But to specific questions of Red, responds to questions with an unexpected and disarming sincerity.
The person Ignazio most loves in the world?His sister, who acted as stand-in mother and a reference point in the sad period when his mother was forced to long absences to cure a serious illness.
Relationships of love?To be taken with great seriousness, to be men also means to prove to be able to resist temptations, a principle that he never failed during an engagement lasting more than two years, even if now that bond is over “Because we grow, we change, and there are new demands that life inevitably puts in front of you.”
An Ignazio, in short, who is very mature and very sincere.
The portrait of Ignazio that emerges from the small episodes recalled here is that of a boy with disarming sincerity, not yet counterfeited or “corrupt” from the environment in which he is forced to live for work. Contrary to what is his outward attitude, especially on the stage where he is lively and restless, often comedian and joker, is a serious and concrete boy. He once said, “The first thing for me is to stay down to earth.” But Ignazio is also very emotional, strong and fragile at the same time. His particular sensitivity leads him to live emotions in a profound way, with an intensity that puts everything in his song, and it is precisely for this reason that he manages to establish a special pathos with the audience. For him, music is everything. When he closes his eyes and sings he seems to leave for distant lands, of which only he possesses the key of access; music is his second skin, and it is perhaps also for this that he has made contact with Gian and Piero, who are certainly not less, a perfect artistic and professional alliance!
Ignazio — THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy schedule to thank everyone for their birthday greetings! We hope you had a very special October 4, 2013! IVFC
“ignazio boschetto @IBoschetto I just Wanna say thanks to all the people Who wished me happy birthday..!! Love you..!!”
Our Il Volo Flight Crew digital card and posts “ABOUT YOUR BIRTHDAY CARD” and “HAPPY BIRTHDAY IGNAZIO!” were among the thousands of birthday greetings we all know Ignazio received. So for him to acknowledge them all on Twitter = amazing!
His Il Volo bros tweeted:
“Gianluca Il Volo ?@GianGinoble Happy birthday to my bro @IBoschetto ! ti voglio bene ! ??#HappyBirthdayIgnazioBoschetto #Happybirthday #19″
“Piero Barone Il Volo ?@piero_barone Happy BirthDay @IBoschetto! Ti Voglio Bene ??”