It’s been a relaxing time for The Guys — for which I don’t begrudge them one minute. The pics and tweets they have been sharing show them completely relaxed and happy. I love it!
But it does make my job of tracking their professional work a little bit harder. Thanks to LiJoy for her help in pointing me in the right directions.
Photo Shoots in Newsprint
Several news and magazine articles have been released in Italy in preparation for Il Volo’s upcoming concerts in September, all of them including some pretty nice pictures of our guys.
The releasing of the articles has also inadvertently made a few things very clear for those less familiar with The Guys and their history by making some classic mistakes. So if you fall into that category, listen up. If you were watching Gianluca’s tweets this past Sunday, you might already have your facts straight: 😉
1.) They are IL VOLO. If you have another name or title in your mind, get it out. Get it out; get it out; get it out!
2.) They are two tenors and a baritone. Please give each of them credit for their individual voice.
3.) They do not sing opera. There is a difference between opera and Il Volo’s style.
Got it? Good! If you don’t, they would be happy to explain it all. 😉
Enjoy the pics!
Grazie a Elio D’Ascenzo per le foto! Prossimo appuntamento/concerto il 5 settembre al Teatro D’Annunzio a Pescara!; Gianluca Facebook
Bing Translation: Thanks to Elio D’ascenzo for photos! Next event/concert on 5 September at the Teatro D’annunzio in Pescara!
Il Volo Takes Flight in Abruzzo
Appears by the photos to be based on the press conference in Pescara.
It’s been all over this week that Il Volo is going to soon have a book written about them, and that seems to be true. The author is reportedly and independent, Italian journalist that has written about The Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber and One Direction.
While it is always exciting when we see more and more people recognizing The Guys and their amazing talent and becoming more and more enamored with their story, there is some question as to whether this book has been authorized by Il Volo or any of their management.
No date has been set for publication, and it appears that it has already been pushed back from February of this year.
Il Volo Invites You to FICH 2014; shared by All About Il Volo
By ICHICULT Representacion Juarez
Well, The Guys’ Invited us, so let’s hop on our virtual plane and head down to the Festival Internacional Chihuahua (FICH) 2014!
The Chihuahua International Festival is an artistic and cultural festival that takes place in multiple cities throughout the Chihuahua region of Mexico. The program includes over 400 cultural activities by artists from more than 20 countries. Each year a guest country is featured at the Festival, as well as a guest state and municipality. Activities take place both at indoor and outdoor venues.
Promotional Video; Come to FICH 2014; shared by All About Il Volo
FICH 2014 Program and Artists; shared by Athina Angelopoulos
We know from past experience that Il Volo has always been very well received everywhere they go in Mexico and South America, and that they seem to pick up a little bit of a different energy themselves. This year has not been any exception. Based on tweets and shared pictures, they have been excited about going to Mexico from the jump. They were greeted warmly at the airport before heading to their hotel in Juarez where they did a lot of relaxing, and it seems like they’ve been mixing it up informally with the fans as well.
But there has been a lot of working too, of course, giving the interview from which the above clip was taken and this press conference included:
Il Volo on Qrelajo TV; shared by All About Il Volo
TRANSLATION (by Athina Angelopoulos): The 10th edition of the International Chihuahua Festival starts today with the opening show by the Italian trio Il Volo whose tenor voices will vibrate the esplanade of the Cultural Center Paso del Norte.
At exactly 8 pm Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, the group members, will interpret their ballads including Italian classics and pop songs in Spanish, English, and Mexican themes.
With free mass events, the activity of the festival will last until 21 August with a series of concerts and theatrical presentations which this year include singers and groups of international stature, as Óscar Chávez, Lila Downs, Millions, Candlebox, and Yuri Buenaventura and the Mexican band Zoé, which will close the stage of the massive events on August 12.
Like every year, the evets will take place at the esplanade of the Cultural Center Paso del Norte, as well as in the theater Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, but also have been prepared some alternate venues as the Auditorium Benito Juarez and some settlements in the west and southeast parts of the city.
TRANSLATION (by Athina Angelopoulos): The time has come. The 10th edition of the International Chihuahua Festival begins tomorrow night with the presentation of the group Il Volo, for the first time in Juarez.
The trio of the Italian singers is in Ciudad Juárez, and with a relaxed and informal attitude, they posed for pictures, sang and flirted in perfect Spanish.
During a press conference that lasted about 17 minutes, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble declared that they had been sleeping since they arrived in the city on Wednesday night and all they know of Ciudad Juarez so far, is the way from El Paso airport to the hotel where they are staying.
The trio expressed their excitement to return to Aztec lands after a year when they performed at the National Auditorium in Mexico City in front of 10 thousand people.
When asked the name of a favorite Mexican song, without hesitation, Ignazio Boschetto started singing ‘Bésame Mucho’ (by Consuelito Velázquez).
“Mexico has been a great country for us, every time we come back is a pleasure and now is an honor for us to sing in the Festival of Chihuahua, here in Juarez.”
Ignazio Takes a Phone Call…???? *hmmmm*; Il Volo Juarez Press Conference; Nomada, Juarez Television Facebook
edited by All About Il Volo
😀 No, it wasn’t a personal phone call. It seems like the phone belonged to a member of the press, and I’m told by Athina that Piero actually answered the phone, but Ignazio is the one that spoke to the caller. Lucky caller!
Time for Rehersal!
Sound Check Preps; IVELS Con Il Volo En Latinamerica Somos amore. Facebook; @theilvoloversmx
I’m sure both days will be well attended, if past history of Latin American crowds repeats itself. And I’m anxious to hear about this tour Gianluca is talking about. That information seems to be a bit elusive. I’ll have to think of a nice gift for the first person or persons that can provide us with confirmed information…
***This just in: Il Volo announced today that they will give a concert in Naples, Italy on September 12th at The Arena Flegrea at 9pm.
****Gianluca just tweeted at 2:30, going to Cannes, France.
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