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Finally a light can be glimpsed at the end of this long tunnel of isolation and this light is getting closer and closer.
The news came yesterday. The shows in the Arena in Verona will restart. And what a better way to start, “great”??
But with a beautiful tribute concert to Morricone performed by Il Volo.

View from behind of IL VOLO on stage in the Verona Arena

All true!!!
On June 5, the Arena will reopen with all the limitations due to the virus, but it will be a real restart followed by the opera season and live concerts.
The first concert for the opening will be the tribute to Morricone, performed by our beloved Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Overhead view of Verona Arena

This is the official news, and of which I translate the essential parts.

L’Arena Article – Click Here

“Live music restarts from the Arena, we are ready to rekindle the amphitheater”

At work to restart, and to ensure that the restart is, on an international level, made in Verona. More precisely, starting from the Arena, temple and symbol of music under the stars all over the world.
The effort is to recover all the shows that could not be staged last season, in the fundamental hope of having an Arena with a capacity of 6 thousand people (usually about 20 thousand people).
“The opening of the season in the Arena, which could also be the first live after the worldwide lockdown, will be entrusted to Volo, which on June 5 will be on the Arena stage with a tribute to Morricone: but in a few days on this we will be able to more precise”.

Exterior of Verona Arena

And so here we are, the great live concerts start again and the first will be entrusted to Il Volo.

Certainly a pity that the concert cannot be held in Rome in the splendid square in front of St. Peter’s Square, but remember that that square has no limits for people and therefore it was impossible, during this persistence of the pandemic, to make the necessary checks and limitations of people.
In the Arena in Verona, the capacity has been significantly reduced. The Arena has numerous entrances, from which people, strictly controlled, will be able to access without problems, and the streets surrounding the Arena are very large spaces that allow the flow at the end of the concert.

IL VOLO on stage at Verona Arena

I have read that even for orchestral players there will be different entrances from singers.
Certainly there will not be the physical contacts we are used to, and seeing the Arena with 5/6 thousand people will be disappointing. There will certainly not be the warm embrace of the audience, but we must be grateful that all this can be done.

Video capture in black and white of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero in the Verona Arena

Certainly the event, albeit in a large environment like the Arena, will be resized, compared to what was planned for Rome, but at least now we are sure that the concert will take place and there will also be the other two concerts in 2020 moved to 29 and August 30, 2021.
I am very excited, because Verona is practically very close to Brescia, where I live and therefore, even easier for me to reach.
Now we will have to understand how people will be able to book for the event.
And so I will keep you informed about the next news, and, as the Il Volo page published:  “Molto presto!” (Very soon) !


Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio in the recording studio


Credit to owners of all photos.


Il Volo Professional – L’Arena

Today Il Volo was on the television show L’Arena.  Click on the link below to watch Il Volo.  Slide the counter on the bottom of the video to 1:59 where Il Volo’s interview begins.


Daniela was kind enough to send a translation as follows:

“Giletti has always been a friend of IL VOLO and after the presentation of duty, makes them sit down and begin a familiar interview. He asks if all three work the same and they make clear that they split the roles, everyone follows certain things, but Ignazio says that Piero’s what good or evil always puts his face.
Giletti then introduces their band that accompanied them in three cycles of concerts and calls for non-prepared performances, as it does sometimes in the house of friends.
Ignazio begins with a piece of Pino Daniele “O’ Scarrafone”.
The atmosphere is very informal, even Giletti tries to sing.
Then we speak of the Sanremo victory and passes a short video of the winner Gabbani this year. Gianluca says it’s a good song, but he sided with Ermal Meta, his friend, who was third.
Giletti ago revise Sanremo victory of IL VOLO and is always exciting, even Ignazio says there still seems true.  They admit that their notoriety from Sanremo in Italy has changed.  Ignazio also said to have been shown to not only kids but people who have much to give beyond music.
Piero sings a song by Cocciante “A mano a mano” .  Is introduced to the subject of their “refusal to Trump” and Piero insists that a singer must have the right of choice.
Then it was the turn of Gianluca who plays a song by De Gregori, “Sempre per sempre.”
Remember the tour dates both Italian and American as well as all of the IL VOLO collaborations with great artists. They end with a performance of Gianluca while Ignazio and  Piero and Giletti dance with the girls in the audience.”

For those that love the song A Mano A Mano, Daniela was kind enough to send the translated version of this beautiful song:

Gradually you realize that the wind
He blows on the face and steals a smile
The summer is almost over
He blows on heart and steals your love
Gradually it dissolves in tears
That sweet faded memory by time
Of when you lived with me in a room
There was no money but a lot of hope
And you lose a hand to hand and lose you
And what was it seems more absurd
When the night it was ever true
And not like now in Saturday night
But, give me your hand and back close
It can grow a flower in our garden
That even the winter will never freeze
It can grow a flower from my love for you
And gradually you will see with time
There, on his face the same smile
That the cruel wind had stolen
Returning faithful
Love is back
But, give me your hand and back close
It can grow a flower in our garden
That even the winter will never freeze
It can grow a flower from my love for you
Thank you again, Daniela, for translating these wonderful videos and beautiful songs!
– Leelee 🙂