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UNTITLED CONCERT, GIAPPONE by Daniela

While in Japan, IL VOLO participated in the registration of a program called UNTITLED CONCERT.

It’s really a lot of fun, in this video you will see a version, made in four, of MY WAY, you will witness joking moments, you will hear “O SOLE MIO” and “GRANADA” and a particular version accompanied by the orchestra alone: “MUSICA CHE RESTA”.

Enjoy the beautiful video!

Really nice and engaging to our boys, and the public certainly appreciated.

Here is a nice sequence of photos.

UNTITLED CONCERT 01

UNTITLED CONCERT 02

UNTITLED CONCERT 03

UNTITLED CONCERT 04

The translation of the tweet: Three great tenor’s coming again! The world’s attention now. The musicians of the Italian trio. Young people of young people will play famous songs with stable bright singing voices!

And here, a list of Japanese iTunes. Even if it is a daily ranking, it is really nice to have these satisfactions.

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I can say that IL VOLO’s charisma has reached as far as the Far East.

The land of the rising sun welcomed Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio with a big hug.

Beautiful music is always and everywhere appreciated, beyond the momentary fashions, the abilities of our boys, are visible to everyone.

Daniela

 

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REQUEST FOR A LIST AND… BYE BYE JAPAN by Daniela

Today I need your help.

In these days, an article has been published, which is concerning in a limited way, also IL VOLO.

The article speaks of Italian singers who are more successful abroad and writes a list based on notoriety.

Now I kindly ask you to draw up your own personal ranking, so as to check whether this article has made careful evaluations or has written inappropriate things.

Of course I will not tell you the order in which the article published the names, I will tell you after you have made your ideal list.

The names of Italian singers are these (in alphabetical order).

BOCELLI Andrea

Carrisi ALBANO

CELENTANO Adriano

CUTUGNO Toto

FERRO Tiziano

MENGONI Marco

PAUSINI Laura

RAMAZZOTTI Eros

Il VOLO

ZUCCHERO Fornaciari

Please make a list by putting at number one the singer you think is best known where you live.

You got it right – the best known. I don’t want you to list who is the best for you, but who is best known.

Of course, even if all of us are fans of IL VOLO, I would like your list to not take into account the affection for our guys, which absolutely does not change, but I would like a truly impartial list.

And now we continue to list what happened to our guys these days.

The tour in Japan is over, and I would say in the best way.

The boys have had great success!

The last concert in Osaka.

From Tokyo, we received this video of Piero singing “Pourquoi Me Réveiller” taken from the opera WERTER, really very good Piero!

I would say that guys are very popular !!

Some shots of the boys between one concert and another.

They even found a store that sold their CDs, what a thrill!!

The tour in Japan was also filed, but there was another official announcement, that of the partial dates of the South American tour.

Many new dates and Mexico and Argentina are still missing.

Well, the next dates will be for Canada and the US, time is approaching!  

Well guys, congratulations on the Japanese tour, concluded beautifully and …… wow, how many new dates, but you never get tired?

 

 

I now turn to you volovers, I wait for many of you to respond by publishing, in addition to comments, the list of the most popular singers, so we can make some nice comparisons.
Thanks for the help: Daniela

 

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INIZIA IL TOUR: YOKOHAMA by Daniela

The tour has started.

Japan, first stop, Yokohama.

The theater that will host IL VOLO is very beautiful.

Everything is ready, last moments in the backstage, sent by our beautiful baritone.

The evening program booklet is also very nice.

The concert will be set to the NOTTE MAGICA program, but there will certainly be variations.

And here is the list of songs that will be performed in the concert.

A really intense program.

It is very similar to the NOTTE MAGICA program, but with some variations.

The following have been introduced:

“QUESTA O QUELLA” taken from IL Rigoletto,

“NOTTE STELLATA” (lately they sing this only in Japan and instead we would like to hear it everywhere),

“LAMENTO DI FEDERICO” from the Arlesiana,

“BE MY LOVE” and “MUSICA CHE RESTA”  from the last CD.

Furthermore “O ‘PAESE D’O SOLE” is sung by all three and not only by Piero and Ignazio.

Unfortunately in Japan, it is not allowed to make video footage while the concert is taking place, therefore there are no videos, only a very short video of the concert already finished with standing ovation, taken by Mrs. Lenora.

And here are the only photos of the concert.

The Japanese are very observant of the rules.

However we can guess that it was a success, and we wish Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca to continue their tour with great success …… and we hope, for us, to be able to see some videos!

The boys continue to be hosted in the various programs, here they are in the UTACON show, where the boys sing a small song in Japanese.

Very nice as usual and always available for photos.

What do you think about the concert program and the new songs included?

It is clear that the program will not be the same here in Italy and also in the US.

I think it’s a very intense program and honestly I’m curious to hear Rigoletto and Arlesiana.

I also think that these guys can do everything, and range from a classic program to a pop with great ease and this is certainly not for everyone.

Well guys are you ready for the next concert ???

Tokyo awaits you !!

Daniela

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START THE TOUR: JAPAN by Daniela

We’ve known it for a long time Japan was on the horizon.

The boys arrived in “the land of the rising sun” and have already had some commitments.

Here they are upon their arrival.

Visit to Sony Music Japan and the announcement of the start of the tour.

The promo link from Sony Music Japan, of “NOTTE STELLATA”.

Short interview in the program Music Station, in Tokyo.

I = In these photos, there are our passions: fashion, football, music.

G = It is also an honor to be close to these great characters, whom we dreamed of meeting as children, and whom we then met.

P = Singing in front of Pope Francis was a great thrill and also in front of a million people and this is the most beautiful selfie of our life.

P = Hi, I’m Piero

I = I am Ignazio

G = and I’m Gianluca

P = and we are IL VOLO.

I = Our favorite song, lately is “Shallow”, by Lady Gaga

P = and Bradley Cooper

G = also has also won the Oscar, is one of the most beautiful songs ever, of the last period.

P + I + G = Goodbye, goodbye.

But here we are at the most important moment of the program, IL VOLO performs “NOTTE STELLATA”.

There are no words, this short video of “Notte Stellata” gives us a sweet execution made by our boys. Superb, even if shortened for program needs.

Magnificent words related to this video by Valeria Bosch:

HOW YOU CAN FALL IN AN “ENCHANTMENT” – A video of just over two minutes, shot in Tokyo, in a television studio: three young and handsome boys with unique voices, already beautiful at the beginning, but now, as that the maturation proceeds, even more penetrating, passionate and sensual, a timeless music, “The swan” by Camille Saint Saens, arranged by Tony Renis (“Notte Stellata”), a skater who designs magical evolutions on the ice. It is possible that all this could cause an enchantment, indeed I would like to say, with the permission of Dante Alighieri, an “enchantment” why does it seem to me that I can capture the state of grace in which I felt immersed ?

The degree of perfection to which these youngsters have arrived in solo interventions, in the fusion of the voices, in the musical harmony, in the understanding between them, I think has no worthy comparison in any other musical group in the world: Gianluca starts with that voice persuasive and velvety that immediately immerses you in a special world, made of dream, love, pure romanticism; Piero then softens his powerful voice to prolong the magic and dilate it so much that you seem to be completely enveloped in it, and Ignazio takes you to the stars, enchants you, fascinates you, forces you to hold your breath, until Gian returns to you with his singing an incomparable sweetness.

Three male voices of a poignant beauty, more and more ductile, ever more melodious, sweet and powerful at the same time, singing the eternal law of love, passion and dream.

Valeria Bosch.

Some shots of “life in Japan”…

Here is the full video of IL VOLO’s stay at the MUSIC STATION show.

Yes, the tour is officially starting.

And then it will be a very long run from Japan to Italy, and then Europe.

In lightning will also come from you and the long wait will be over.

Did you enjoy performing Starry Night?

Daniela

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IL VOLO AND THEIR MOTHERS by Daniela

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio arrived in Japan, the tour begins and it starts from the east.

At the airport in Japan, they were greeted by fans who kindly waited for a welcome.

Always followed by the inevitable, sweet Barbara, who does not abandon them for a moment.

But there is also another female presence, Mrs. Lenora, Gianluca’s mother, followed her son in this oriental adventure.

And because today is Mother’s Day, let’s talk a little about the mothers of these fantastic boys.

Here they are:

Eleonora, Caterina and Lenora, are three very sweet women, not at all intrusive or obsessive with their famous children.

Surely, at the beginning these women suffered the distance and all the worries, for these children, little more than little boys, distant thousands of kilometers.

At home there were other children, and the presence could not be divided, but the maternal love, that one, could overcome the enormous distances and make itself felt strong and vigorous, always.

For this reason the role of their fathers, associated with that of the extraordinary Barbara, was also fundamental.

Lenora,  Gianluca’s mother.

Caterina,  Ignazio’s mother.

Eleonora, Piero’s mother.

Mamma Eleonora, mother of Piero, has a big problem, she has the phobia of flying, so on tours abroad she didn’t follow her son, except perhaps rare cases.

For this reason we have often seen photos of Lenora and Caterina together, that during the tours of the children, they keep each other company. 

Do you recognize Piero’s gaze in Signora Eleonora’s eyes?

For this reason Eleonora  was not there during the special PBS, when the boys sang and were filmed with their mothers.

Really sweet this video !!

But let’s also see the splendid concert in Taormina, where Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca sang “MAMMA” clutching their mothers warmly.

Fantastic, what adorable kids.

Who wouldn’t want to be in place of those three moms ??

They will be very proud to huddle with their children, in front of all those people.

Really beautiful images, which move us and prove the great love that binds these guys to their mothers.

An interviewer, one day asked the boys, if they considered themselves “mammons” (very close to their mother, often said in the negative sense) and they answered, “What is wrong with loving their mother?” We have to admit this is a sign of a great son’s love.

We owe a great thank you to these women for having raised children with sound principles, with great education and respect. 

A mother’s love goes beyond time and circumstances, and is forever.


Naturally we are all linked to our mothers, certainly is not a party to remind us of them, but it serves to make us linger a little and distract ourselves from the daily life of this frenetic world and send our thoughts, to the one who created us, our mum, wherever she is.

I think of you too, mum, and I know you’re always here with me.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone !!!

Daniela

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