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CHRISTMAS IN VOLOLANDIA by Valeria

Our talented Valeria Bosch, gave us this beautiful story-summary of the path of our dear boys.

I translate it immediately and I renew my best wishes!!

Daniela.

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A DREAM LONG 10 YEARS

There is a country on this earth which is called Vololandia: it is a country without walls, without borders, without limits of horizon, because it is everywhere, wherever there are women and men endowed with musical passion, sensitive to love, to beauty and harmony. This country is governed by three princes, all three very nice for the truth, but above all with an incomparable voice, a voice that makes the soul of those who listen to them fly above the clouds, up to the sky, a voice that it is more powerful than a bomb, because it does not destroy, but builds joy, love, and passion, as well as melancholy, emotion, tenderness …

When they were little more than children, the three princes, led by their mentor Michele, began to travel the world, from Canada to the United States, from Latin America to Australia and New Zealand, from Japan to Europe and their dear land, Italy. Just in Italy they debuted in 2009, participating in a talent of RAI, “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE”, where for the first time they had enjoyed the joy of applause, their name known by the public, the pride of their image transmitted throughout the nation. 

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From there began their incredible adventure, a kind of dream that was difficult even to believe: they, the three kids from the Italian province, who conquered the world, an immediate success, thousands of copies of records sold, the celebrity, the their name that began to be known from one continent to another, and to bounce on all the media, including social media.

And in a vertiginous follow-up, a whole series of events that would have seemed unimaginable until a short time before, the participation in 2010, as unique Italians, to “We are the world for Haiti” with 85 internationally renowned artists; the trip the following year in Australia and New Zealand; in 2012 the invitation from a legend, Barbra Streisand, to participate in his tour “Back to Brooklyn”, and in December of the same year the performance of “We are Love” and “The World” in Oslo, before the Royals of Norway and Sweden, for the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

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And in 2014 the Billboard victory for Latin Music, plus various Billboard and Grammy nominations, repeated gold and platinum records, collaborations with the most established names in music, Eros Ramazzotti, Placido Domingo, the Pooh, Laura Pausini, and the virtual duet with Elvis in “It’s Now or Never” in the posthumous album “If I Can Dream”. In December 2014 it was a particularly important event, not only because of the meaning it contained in itself, but because it marked a trend reversal for Il Volo with respect to the goals that until then had been set: from many foreign nations to Italy, to homeland, and right from its institutional heart, the Senate where they performed an unforgettable Christmas concert in the presence of the highest personalities of the State.

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The rest is recent history, of the last three years, with the victory at Sanremo in 2015 and the song “Grande Amore” became a worldwide hit, with 138 million views on You tube; the “stolen victory” (stolen to them!) at the Eurovision in Vienna, where they are declared third, but in reality they are first in terms of public votes and where the prestigious “Marcel Bezancon” critics award is assigned to them by accredited journalists ; and then the appointments to UNICEF ambassadors, ambassadors of Abruzzo in the world, of Sicily in the world, of lyric for young people in the world (title given by the city of Verona).

But it is not over, a new leap in quality awaits them: 2016 sees the launch of the project “Notte Magica”, a tribute that the three young artists want to address, with admiration and respect, to the great tenors of the past Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras. The project starts from the beautiful S.Croce di Firenze, precisely with the collaboration and support of one of the three great, the maestro Domingo, and will then continue with tours all over the world, in the most prestigious theaters of the major American and European cities and even in Japan, with cheering crowds, and places all exhausted, more and more numerous.

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Often the three young princes, which the long tradition has turned them into brothers rather than friends, gather in Bologna, in their recording studio that is the beating heart of Vololandia, the forge where they forge their work and the products that in 2019 they will donate to the millions of admirers on the anniversary of the beginning of their successful union in trio. They often abandon themselves to memories and then, in front of their eyes, the images of what they have lived in these 10 years, the theaters always overflowing, the enthusiastic crowds, the audience standing in the frequent standing ovations, the contact with many authoritative people, the laurels obtained, the love shown to them by people of all ages, all races and all continents.

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And now? ten years later? do you stop, did you struggle enough? not even for a dream, now it starts again, for new adventures, for new beaches, for new productions: because three princes that are called Il Volo cannot be stopped, they know that their audience awaits them because they need their closeness and their music , that reassures, that comforts, that keeps company, that makes the smile bloom on the lips.

Merry Christmas, guys of Il Vologive us your melodies for a thousand years more!

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One Soul with Love For the Holidays

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“Christmas Gift Suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, [good] service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ~~ Oren Arnold

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Hey, Everyone!
Has this holiday come up on all of you as fast as it has on me?  I’m usually a little bit behind, but this year, it’s ridiculous!  When I tell you that your Christmas card is in the mail, I’m totally telling the truth.

But I digress.

In looking for a little inspiration for this piece (I don’t ever seem to have an abundance of it at the time I need it…), I took a break from the craziness, ignored Marie’s plea to stop listening to Buon Natale until she can find her car in all the snow (I might be in a little bit of trouble for that…) and surrounded myself with the guys and their three voices but one soul.

I thought of the recent Yahoo interview when they tried to explain what they meant by that and how that feels when they are on stage.  They seemed to have a little difficulty trying to put that feeling into words, but that didn’t matter because I knew exactly what they were trying to describe…which made me think about all of us IlVolovers around the world and how different we all are, yet we have this one thing in common: we feel at one with Il Volo…which is demonstrated everyday here on this website.

And all of that made me wonder how all of you might be spending this holiday season.  I can think of a few holidays that are celebrated at this time of year,but while individual religious and/or familial traditions may differ, one aspect seems to transcend them all: love.  Love for family and friends and for our fellow-man in general.

We seem to put aside the typical things that separate us and willingly wish everyone well.  We think about things that we are blessed with and are reminded of which are most important to us.  We make a wish that everyone around the world is feeling the same, because it seems that everyone deserves to and should be happy at this time of the year.

During this season, we have one soul.

And in that spirit, we wish you and yours health, wealth (remembering that the richest among us can be the poorest of church mice) and most of all: Love.

We wish the same for you too, Gianluca, Piero and Ignzaio.  Buon Natale with love!

~~ Kelly2008-12-24_merry-christmas