Valeria Bosch offers us a beautiful analysis of IL VOLO’s success. It is always a pleasure to read and confirm what we all think in our hearts.
Once again, thank you Valeria!❤️
The last part of the Latin-American tour of Il Volo, which takes place in Brazil, Argentinaand Chile, has begun. Thus comes halfway the long celebration of the trio’s ten-year activity, which started last January with the event in Panama, on the same altar next to Pope Francis, then continued with the participation in Sanremo, the tour in Japan, the series of concerts in various Italian cities, in Mexico, in Eastern Europe and in Central America.
The second part of this event will take place in 2020, with a long tour that will start from Canadaand touch the main North American cities, and then with other surprises that the tireless trio preparing for us.
No music star ever celebrated in such a solemn way an anniversary of their activity, so much so that you get the feeling that the boys want in this way to pay homage to all the public of the world that always support them and have made them of the first-rate stars. If we consider that these artists who after a 10-year career can afford such a celebration, are only 24, 25 and 26 years old, really curiosity deepens about the reasons for such extraordinary success, so inter-generational, so planetary of the guys who, starting as teenagers from three provincial areas of our beautiful Italy, to conquer the world took less than Caesar when, after a battle, could proudly exclaim: “Veni vidi vici!”(I came, I saw, I won!)
But it’s enough to attend even one of their own concerts to understand all the elements that, together, form that explosive mix called “Il Volo’s success”, which makes people move from one continent to another and makes sold out continuous, and makes the public of all latitudes repeatedly stand up in endless standing ovations.
Let us then examine these elements.
A) THE MUSICAL GENRE – For most of their performances, Il Volo prefers the operatic pop or pop-opera, a genre that results from the contamination between “opera” and pop, an operation brought to worldwide fame especially by Luciano Pavarotti and which now, among a thousand imitations, finds the most famous followers in Andrea Bocelli and precisely in Il Volo. The repertoire is mainly aimed at the tradition of the great classics that are part of the history of Italian, Neapolitan, American and Spanish music. The boys also perform several unreleased songs, which always follow the path of bel canto, of melodious and elegant music. Although there are some critics clinging to the stereotype that this is old and demodé music, which only appeals to the elderly, the truth is that these songs have a great success even among young people, who learn the lyrics by heart and sing them by voice explained during the concerts: therefore this beautiful romantic music, which creates emotions and envelops the heart, always appeals to many people, even very young people, probably tired of the boring and senseless rappers and trappers.
B) THE VOICES– No one, not even the most convinced haters, will ever deny that Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero have in their throats not only three beautiful voices, but three golden voices, formidable devices that very few others in the world can boast. Their added value, compared to those who have a beautiful voice, is the set of the three voices, voices different from each other, but equally extraordinary, which complement each other giving rise to a concert in the concert, as if they were three instruments that, played together, create such a myriad of musical combinations that those who listen to them feel transported immediately to the sky. Among them there is no front man: their interventions follow each other in an absolutely equal way, each having its own precise reason to be in that particular musical passage. All that gives rise to a result of a unique excellence, which no one else’s interpretation is able of rendering.
C) THE FEELING WITH THE AUDIENCE– The three boys of Il Volo don’t limit themselves to appearing on stage and singing, albeit in a formidable way, but give rise to real entertainment with the audience, sometimes moving (as when they dedicate moments of tenderness to their fans and especially to the children), sometimes funny, with a whole series of dialogues and jokes in which Ignazio usually acts as a star, and Gianluca and Piero follow him in a way worthy of the most consummate actors. All that creates moments of great empathy and fun that, combined with the emotion created by the music, transports the audience to a different world, something that you would like to never end, the 2-3 hours of the show pass in a flash and, then, a feeling of loss takes over, that will last for days. In this relationship with the public the three boys are greatly helped by the fact of speaking with fluency both English and Spanish, languages that allow them to talk practically with people from all over the world.
D) THE ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY – Gian, Ignazio and Piero are undoubtedly three handsome boys, their young age and the care they take in keeping their bodies trained with the practice of sports and gym, make them present at the public, despite the hard efforts caused by concerts and continuous travels, always in the midst of their freshness and vigor. They also possess that natural, typical Italian elegance of attitudes and posture that led them to be models in various photo shoots. This beautiful presence, let us not deny it, also contributes to their success, together with the extraordinary voice and the ease on the stage.
In conclusion we can say that, although the entertainment world is very hard and these guys have navigated through risks and difficulties, their ship, after 10 years, is in a safer and stronger harbor than ever. The relationship between them, over time, has clearly improved, becoming a friendly, even fraternal relationship; they have continued to study, incredibly maturing their voice and the interpretative ability; they are surrounded by an immense and ever increasing affection of fans from all over the world. Even their relationship with the mass media has improved, despite an Italian press small group surviving that deliberately (and inexplicably) hide their sensational success. In short, if the current ascending curve continues in its direction, we can safely say that in the near future Il Volo will become the first Italian musical reality and will access the Olympus of international music.
Today I want to amaze you and even have a little fun! ☺️
A friend of mine, she posted a video on Facebook and when I saw it I really enjoyed it, in fact it moved me.
This is a reaction to the execution of the Eurovision 2015 final song. Of course, I am biased, seeing IL VOLO, but observing the reaction of this boy, I become more convinced of the greatness of interpretation of our Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.
I hope that not all of you have seen this video, in any case it is always nice to see it again.
This time there is no need for translation!
Really fantastic and absolutely sincere his reaction.
“That was amazing, it really was …. I’d never three male vocalists perform like that. It was like hearing one person in a studio performs all three parts, that’s how strong their harmony was and how their voices complemented each other and blended together …”
Then I also found this good reaction.
It’s really a great satisfaction to see such positive reactions and given by young guys who are certainly not traditionalists but who appreciate the skill.
And finally, again to emphasize how our boys are taken as a model, I propose this video of PER TE CI SARO performed by three young and modern Asian boys at a race like XFACTOR.
It’s great to hear these three guys singing in Italian, and it must also be very difficult for them to learn the pronunciation well, also look at how young they are.
What pride to see the effect that the songs of our beloved boys make on a genuine audience.
Also, I’m so happy to see young boys imitating our fantastic young men, because they are the TOP, and their example is absolutely positive.
Begin with the speech of the defense minister Elisabetta Trenta.
“Hi guys (she turns to the military) , tonight, I had to be with you, but I can not, because I’m here in Afghanistan with your colleagues, here behind me, and they greet you with me.
I take this opportunity to give you many Christmas greetings, to wish your families best wishes, to bring you my greetings, greetings from the government and the whole country.
Thank you for what you do, thanks to your families who, perhaps, will look at us right now, thanks to everyone and, very soon.
The guys are picked up at the airport as they leave for Lebanon. (in the background you can hear My Way)
and on their arrival received by the military.
On the bus to the base, Captain Gianluca Rosa explains that they are approaching the base near Shama, about 10 km from the Israeli border.
At the Millevoi base, they are welcomed with these nice words:
“I welcome you on behalf of everyone, it is an immense joy to have you here, when a piece of Italy comes here, makes us less distant from home, not just for me, but for everyone”
G = It will be an adventure that we will certainly tell, first of all to our families, but then also to our children and grandchildren.
To Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are assigned a room like those of real soldiers.
The following morning they witness the raising of the flag and the singing of the Italian anthem. (very moving)
Welcome is given with applause to Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca de IL VOLO.
P = Beautiful
Military = For us it is the most significant moment of the day.
I = I have to say that behind me I heard people in tune.
P = Behind me, a little less !!
From the theater of Tiro, White Christmas.
The guys go to visit the souk, the typical Arab market.
The mission of the blue helmets is explained to the guys.
The blue helmets must be impartial towards the people, they must understand and deepen the knowledge of the people of those places in order to have their trust.
From the canteen of the military: Santa Claus is coming to town.
Ignazio = I was born in Bologna from a Sicilian family, I always lived Christmas as a return to Sicily to my grandparents and uncles, then, the true spirit of Christmas, I’ve been feeling it now in recent years, since we started traveling, is the only time of year, Christmas, more beautiful, because we can return home to families, I personally to my sister, that I, I hardly ever see.
Piero Ignazio and Gianluca then visit the archaeological site of Al Bas di Tiro, of Roman and Byzantine culture.
Gianluca = At Christmas I always sang in church, I sang the Ave Maria and Panis Angelicus. My grandfather very happy in the front row, even the parish priest of the village, because I live in Montepagano, a small town near the sea, in Roseto degli Abruzzi, so we all know each other and as a child they knew me as the singer of the country, we are a big family in my little country.
This is nice, because everyone loves me and I love everyone, as when I go out in the morning to have coffee at the bar, even Christmas is wonderful because everyone gathered in the square and we celebrate Christmas together as a big family.
From the theater of Tiro,Silent Night.
The boys are made to wear a blue helmet, symbol of military in peace action UN.
Piero and Gianluca enter a tank.
Ignazio explains the function of the automatic defensive turret.
I = It is a beautiful responsibility and a great tension every time you use a vehicle of this type, of course it is your job, but behind it there is a series of sacrifices and study.
From the canteen of the military:Christmas Medley.
Ignazio asks the commander what UNIFIL means.
The general of division Stefano Del Col explains that UNIFIL is very important because for 12 years it is the guarantor of peace in the area, controls and recalls those who border and guarantees that the borders are controlled.
It includes 43 nations, 10,500 peacekeepers and 1,000 civilians.
The blue bins delimit the dividing line and are spread over 120 km and guarantee a strip of peace.
Ignazio says that they are honored to have been part of the story in the few days they stayed in Lebanon.
Piero thanks the general for dedicating part of his time to them.
The general thanks IL VOLO for bringing a piece of Italy in this Middle Eastern context. Together they wish Merry Christmas.
From the theater of Tiro and from the canteen of the military: Grande Amore.
The guys visit the helicopter hangar and get on one of them. (in the background you can hear IL Mondo)
There are always two helicopters ready for any mission.
P = Today, as soon as you breathe Christmas air, you breathe the air of home, because fortunately for the work we do, we turn a lot, we are hardly ever at home, but Christmas is a must return, also because our families have separated, some cousins have left for abroad. Unfortunately in Sicily there are not so many job opportunities and some have been forced to leave home. So Christmas is a moment of recollection for everyone, I can only think of a “moment of joy”.
From the canteen of the military: Smile.
From the theater of Tiro: Adeste Fideles.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, sing, in the canteen of the military, along with the children who were orphaned, and who now live in the military base.
I = Today we sang with the children, a Christmas song. Even more beautiful, it was hear them sing in Italian.
P = This morning, singing along with those “magic” children, was a set of indescribable chills.
G= Today we had the great privilege to sing along with some children who unfortunately were orphaned because of the war. That gave us an even stronger emotion and it was really moving.
From the theater of Tiro: O Holy Night.
A moment of leisure, a game of football in the military base.
And Jingle Bells played with Arabian atmosphere.
From the canteen of the military : ’O Surdato Nnammurato.
From the theater of Tiro: Volare (Nel Blu dipinto di blu).
P = For us it was a very special Christmas, we hope to have given you a smile.
I = Special because … starting from playing soccer with the children, doing crazy experiences inside a tank, by helicopter, letting us explain the life of these soldiers. Everything was exciting.
G = Also because these experiences make you a better person, enrich the soul, and we can say that, despite our different characters, this experience has united us three even more.
I = Being here, has made us more proud of being Italian.
P = Now is the time of the good wishes, from Il Volo …
PIG = Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Torpedine = The next event will be in Panama, at the end of January, on the World Youth Day, the meeting with the Pope. We hope to travel with him and sing the Ave Maria during the Pope’s Mass.
Here are the guys with the RAI troupe who followed them in Lebanon.
Still some beautiful shots.
This program has thrilled me so much, I was very proud of my “Italian being”.
These guys are really UNIQUE, immense treasures, sensitive, educated, humble and good.
The idea of the program was Torpedine’s and I must say, honor of merit, he always has some brilliant ideas.
The topics were treated in a delicate way and the songs were followed with such sweetness and involvement.
The latest news given by Torpedine, the presence of the boys at World Youth Day, where they will sing before the Pope was another twist, another step that makes me even more proud of them.
2019 will be a very intense year indeed.
But no fear will come on tour in America, wait and see!
Of course, despite VOCI DI NATALE was broadcast on RAI 1 at 11.00 pm, you must know that it has made the record of ratings !!!! News that makes us even happier.
We thank Il Volo Sicilia for the photos and Il Volo Mundial (Oficial) for the Facebook video.
My wish is that you can spend a beautiful and serene day, surrounded by the affection of your loved ones, reviewing in your thoughts of those no longer with us ….. cheering the whole, with beautiful songs of our sweet PIERO, IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA .
GREETINGS TO EVERYONE FROM THE DEEP OF THE HEART
These days many pages have published many fan art or collage, concerning Christmas and our guys, I enjoyed gathering them all, they are many and all beautiful, have fun watching them.
Jeannette also found some very funny videos, which made me laugh a lot, thanks Jeannette.
Come in and share the love of life, friends and Il Volo!