As usual, no news was leaked on this event.
A pleasant surprise, which not everyone could access, a private event in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.
As usual, let’s go in order.
Some clues had been given by our guys, in fact in the early morning Gianluca had published this photo:
We all thought that Gianluca was in Milan for purchases, seeing Christmas just around the corner.
Then Piero has posted this picture where he shows his departure …. where? He had recently returned to Bologna.
Finally, does Piero resume the arrival of Ignazio at the entrance to their hotel?
P = But what a beautiful child we have below … (Ignazio makes a gesture towards Piero) …. thanks Ignazio, very kind!
But what would our boys want to tell us?
Why were all three in Milan?
Towards evening there is another clue …
Ignazio and Piero are in the car, there is also Valentina. Elegant clothes, where are they going? Valentina tries to unveil but is stopped by Piero.
P = This evening we go to the streets with the escort ….. Love, where are we going?
V = We are going …
P = ….. and who knows !!
Begin to filter the first gossip, IL VOLO will perform in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.
But why all this secret?
Milan, damn a few steps from my house, I could go and see them !!
Everything is explained by this short video.
On stage, Ennio Doris, owner of the most famous Milanese bank, the MEDIOLANUM Bank.
After making Christmas wishes to all those present, (shareholders, supporters, customers, friends), Mr. Doris announces that he has adopted one of the spires of the DUOMO in Milan, and his bank will pay for the restoration of the spire. Then he introduces the guys from IL VOLO who will start the concert offered by the bank, for all his guests.
Here are his text words:
“I do not want to say anything else and I leave you in the company of this great orchestra and with this concert of these three great young Italian artists, who are our pride, in Italy and around the world. When I hear them sing, I am proud to be Italian like them, so I leave you to this evening and take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas”.
And here are some short videos and shots of the evening.
Ennio Doris does not hold back, bewitched by the trills of the three young men of the bel canto of Il VOLO and launches to embrace them at the end of their talented concert, offered by Banca Mediolanum for Christmas greetings in the Duomo of Milan.
And here is a beautiful article of the event, which I translate for you.
The master is Matteo Parmeggiani, the orchestra La Filarmonia Veneta, and the lineup has the most beautiful pieces of the classical repertoire, Christmas declension. It starts with Nessun dorma da Turandot, and the first applause is even timid. Then O Holy Night, then Maria from West Side Story, the tension melts and the participation of the thousand special guests is released – the Duomo is neatly full – then Smile, Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, Panis Angelicus, and My Way … The ban on photographing and filming videos is kindly pointed out on the invitation. So much so. As the notes of the three of IL VOLO rise, the mobile phones are raised. Selfie and secular prayers.
The cathedral closed as always at 18.30. Then an hour of environmental reclamation for safety. And so for the private concert of Mediolanum the trio has tried for an hour, no more. Just how long the evening lasts. There is Astro del Ciel, O Sole mio, naturally Grande Amore that conquered the Ariston, year of grace 2015, and closes – in a climate of standing ovation – with Adeste Fideles. Even Milan, sometimes, is able to be moved.
They say that the three (former) boys, contacted by Mediolanum, have not discussed the cachet in the slightest, so much they wanted to sing in here, at least once.
And anyway, a concert like this – offered by a bank – is priceless.
And finally, a comment by our friend Valeria Bosch:
“Of course, listening to Ennio Doris, president of Banca Mediolanum to praise our boys, was a true balm on the heart, an immense joy, for all of us who follow them, but first of all for them, our young friends who deserve all these praises and even more!
While I watched them sing, in those few videos that have arrived, I thought that rarely a concert can offer an image of such perfection: a church of unique beauty in the world, a great orchestra, three beautiful and elegant young people, a music immortal, three sublime voices … what more could you wish for?
This is the true image of Il Volo, the image of which I fell in love, from the now distant December 21, 2014, when I saw them for the first time perform in the Senate. An image where the beauty of the place and the exceptional skill, the incomparable power of great music and the deep emotion of three angelic voices are closely intertwined. Thanks guys, thank you because you are certainly a great pride for us!”
How wonderful, a concert of IL VOLO in the Duomo of Milan, an event to which we all wanted to be invited.
To hear the magnificent voices of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca singing these beautiful melodies, performing them in an impeccable way, in a place like this ….. incredible emotions.
Thank you guys!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.