Tag Archives: Luciano Pavarotti

Answers to yesterday’s “So ya think ya know ’em”

So who’s tied to who (whom…whatever)?  Can you make the matches?

G = Gianluca
I = Ignazio
P = Piero
A = Connects to ALL of the above
N = Connects to NONE of the above

Connects with….
(you get extra credit if you also know the names)



1.  A/I – It’s Loretta!  One point for “All”.  Two points for “Ignazio”.


2.  PPiero’s Brother, Francesco Barone.


3.  GGianluca’s Grandfather, Ernesto.  (Jane and I met him in Montepagano.)


4.   N – Justin Bieber.  Just…No.


5.  G – Martina, Gianluca’s gal.


6.  A – Myron Heaton.  Is there another Fan Fare in our future?


7.  IIgnazio’s Mom, Caterina Boschetto.


8.  AMichele Torpedine, Manager, mentor, friend.


9.  IFranz, Ignazio’s dog. (You’re a good boy.  Yes you are.)


10.  AGiampiero Grani.  Il Volo’s Pianist, arranger, friend.


11.  A/P – Our Mary Bohling.  Take partial credit if you said All.  One point if you said Piero.


12.  PPiero’s Dad, Gaetano Barone.


13.  I Ignazio’s sister, Nina.  (Yep, Jane and I met her too).


14.  N Luciano Pavarotti.  One regret of the Guys is that they never met him.  He died in 2007.  The Boys were 12, 13 and 14 then.  They certainly would have won his heart too.


15. GGian’s mom, Eleanora Ginoble.


16.   AFabio Ingrassia, artist and friend.  Fabio drew the Boys picture on stage during several 2016 concerts.


14+ correct – You can move in with any of them.  They won’t notice you’re not family.

11- 13 – You can move in but they will wonder why you’re there.

8 – 10 – You can live next door.

5 – 7 – You can buy pizza from Nina.

3 – 4 – Just stay in your own country, at home, in your room.

0 – 2 – you are on the wrong website.

Well, How’d ya do?


Luciano Pavarotti 10th Anniversary Concert

It seems unbelievable that a decade has already passed since September 6, 2007, when the world mourned one of the most beloved and legendary singers, Luciano Pavarotti.

Luciano Pavarotti

A special tribute concert dedicated to the unique and unforgettable tenor will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Verona Arena in Italy. This is a Roman amphitheatre internationally renowned for its large-scale opera productions as well as pop concerts.

Pavarotti 10th Anniversary

Verona Arena
Arena di Verona

Plácido Domingo and José Carreras will be paying tribute to their friend Maestro Pavarotti as part of the concert, having performed together several times as The Three Tenors. The extraordinary trio (who shared a common passion for soccer) changed the perception of opera around the globe and their incredible performances gained them legions of fans and brought classical music to the masses at a level never seen previously.

Many more stars, both from the opera and the pop field, will join Plácido and  José  to celebrate Maestro Pavarotti. Among them are Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Zucchero, Giorgia, Angela Gheorghiu, Eros Ramazzotti, Nek, IL VOLO, Fiorella Mannoia, Vittorio Grigolo, Francesco Meli, Nicola Piovani, Fabio Armigliato, Andrea Griminelli, Massimo Ranieri, Massimo Ranieri , Ron Howard, Alessandro Del Piero, and Fabio Fazio.

The music gala will be broadcast live on Rai Uno TV and hosted by Carlo Conti. I found a free live stream for Rai Uno TV at http://www.freeintertv.com/view/id-1711 . I am hoping this will work to view the concert.

The concert will also be live on RAI Radio 2 at 21:25 (Italian time), on air and online. The link to Radio 2 is  http://www.radio2.rai.it/dl/portaleRadio/media/ContentItem-05f13d4b-c252-4a9f-a2d0-a2e423964250.html . Click on “IN ONDA” in the red box in the upper right screen to listen live. It also shows a nice video clip of the upcoming event. I did not hear any sound when it played.

I found a couple different times for this concert. I decided to go with the time listed on the TV and radio websites. Please forgive me if the concert time is off a bit.

Credit also to all owners of photos, logos and websites.

Il Volo Professional ~~ “Qui dove il mare luccica”


On September 6, Il Volo participated in a musical tribute to Luciano Pavarotti in his hometown of Modena, Italy.  It was a free concert held on the ninth anniversary of his death.  I can only imagine how our guys felt being a part of such an event.

Enjoy!  ~~ Kelly






Granada, Torna surriento, O sole mio, O surdato ´nnammurato , Libiamo ne’ lieti calici, Caruso


Photos: Restaurant “Europa 92” BIG LUCIANO – dinner in memory of the maestro , ~~ Ristorante “Europa 92” Facebook




TRC news
Il Volo at 1:58 and 3:25


Photos: “Qui dove il mare luccica” ~~ Luciano Pavarotti Foundation Facebook



Il Volo Interview to Gazzetta di Modena on Youtube



Photos: “Qui dove il mare luccica” ~~ Enrico Ballestrazzi Facebook


Il Volo Professional ~~ Some Upcoming News

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the professional dealings of Il Volo


Hey Everyone!

Here are some quick “sound bytes” of what Il Volo is going to be up to..



Visit To Poland

Translation: Famous Italian trio will visit Poland on September 16-17!

Sony Music Poland wrote today on Twitter that Il Volo will be at September 16 and 17  on a short promotional tour of “Notte Magica – A tribute to The Three Tenors” in Poland,  Warsaw.


Participation with Novak Djokovic Charity Gala


In Memory of Luciano Pavarotti

Bing Images
Bing Images

Italian radio channel Radio2 will be broadcast “Qui dove il mare luccica” –, the event organized on September 6  in Modena to the memory of Luciano Pavarotti. Il Volo will be there, as Piero mentioned in Detroit.

Article here: (Italians  will  be able to listen to the show live on Radio2.) “Qui dove il mare luccica”

Edit: This event has taken place, and a piece highlighting it will be next.  🙂


~~ Kelly