It seemed like yesterday that Il Volo was about to leave for the Latam Tour 2023, and instead we have already reached the last three concerts: Panama, Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico, but let’s go in order.
The PANAMA concert takes place in the Anayansi theater. Also here, many people and a warm affection towards Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero.
Thanks to the presence of Eva Wasner in the audience, there are some very good full videos, thanks Eva!
NO ME DIGÁS QUE TE VA
HALLELUJAH (dedicated to all the people who suffered during the Covid and to all those who have left us)
MAS QUE AMOR
LA NAVE DEL OLVIDO
LA HISTORIA DE UN AMOR
RELOJ(Truly impossible to sing with all the people around!) + SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA
RELOJ(and people submerge them!)
The day before the concert, a good interview, turn on the subtitles.
Triumph for Il Volo in the Dominican Republic! 🇩🇴
An absolutely dedicated and in love audience! 🤩🙌🏼
Message from the show producer: “We experienced a show overflowing with passion and energy. Without a doubt it was a magical and unforgettable night, full house, which in addition to music, they added important elements to feed the soul! Thanks for your art Il Volo!” 🇩🇴 🏻
O SOLE MIO
Beautiful this article that I translate for you. Here is the original link.
Classical music and opera, genres that have transcended throughout history, Italy being their cradle, have always been associated with the most mature or knowledgeable public. However, Il Volo, the trio of Belcanto-loving Italian musicians, have dismantled this myth, bringing their passion for classical and romantic ballads to the listening of the younger generation.
The baritone Gianluca Ginoble and the tenors Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone have shown since 2010, with their first debut, that the love for this type of music is ageless.
After four years away from the Dominican stage, and ten years after their first time in Santo Domingo, the classical musical trio returned this Wednesday the 29th with “Il Volo Live in Concert”, under the production of Cesar Suarez Pizano.
Their show achieved a “full house” in the main hall of the Eduardo Brito National Theater, where adults, youth and even children came together to enjoy these memorable voices.
The stage opened its curtains at 8:55 p.m., at which time, among the lights, the applause, and the excited shouts of the audience, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, appeared before the public as a whole of the orchestra. symphony, which was under the baton of Amaury Sánchez.
They opened the night with a tribute to Ennio Morricone’s memorable piece “The Ecstasy of Gold”, followed by “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot, an emblematic aria within lyrical singing.
”Buonasera tutti, buonasera!”, they exclaimed in their native language when appearing before the public. The three young people showed great presence on stage, it is inevitable to bring out the great sense of humor that this trio possess, who, between jokes, anecdotes and stories, broke the ice and won the sympathy of each of the spectators, because if something can characterize this show would be the laughter, the warmth and the contact with the public.
Among their repertoire, apart from paying homage to pieces of classical art, they also included songs from their most recent album, three voices, one soul, interpreting hits such as “Forgive me” or “Tan enamored”. Likewise, they paid tribute to the great Latin classics and the legendary artists of Hispanic music, giving life to songs by Julio Iglesias, José José, Luis Miguel, among others.
Il Volo, although it is known for being a musical trio since its inception, it is also true that each one of its members has a marked personality and distinctive character, for this reason, for approximately 5 years they have decided to give a space in their concerts for that everyone can express their tastes and open up personally with their viewers.
This event has not been the exception, since halfway through the presentation, everyone had the opportunity to interpret their favorite piece, beginning with Ignazio, who sang “All by myself” by the iconic Celine Dion.
He was followed by Gianluca, who sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by the legend Elvis Presley, who he noted was his greatest inspiration to follow his dreams in music. Finally, Piero sang the notes of a piece of classical lyrical art.
The concert lasted approximately two and a half hours, in which the public remained euphoric and energetic until closing. At the end of the concert, Il Volo said goodbye with a final performance of “Volare”, the classic Italian song that brought the entire audience to their feet to dance and sing along.
Here’s what People music Puerto Rico writes: “Italians Il Volo close their world tour in Puerto Rico🇵🇷.
Voice trio Il Volo closes its world tour in Puerto Rico.”
and Puerto Rico Magazine:
“The Coca Cola Music Hall was the setting for the presentation of the famous, authentic and prestigious Italian trio composed by Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, as part of their long concert tour which toured the whole world and culminated in Puerto Rico, where they also took the opportunity to celebrate their 14 years of music.”
ECSTASY OF GOLD + NESSUN DORMA + IL MONDO
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE + NO PUEDE SER + ALL BY MYSELF
Il Volo posted this beautiful video made in Mexico with these words: Thanks Latin-America, it was amazing!!
Gianluca instead wrote these beautiful words: (what a sweet and deep man ❤)
“Music has given meaning to my life. The goal has never been to desire and pursue ephemeral concepts such as fame, success or money, but to do what makes me happy and serene and express my essence.
But to understand who we are we need to get to know each other, dig deep into our inner self, dialogue with ourselves daily to discover what our vocation is and persevere in the search for what we were born to do, always recognizing our potential and humbly our limits and with tenacity and ambition everything else will come by itself…
Thank you for the love you have shown us every day since the beginning of this wonderful journey. ✨
With love, Gianluca”
The tour is over, but the fans still manage to amaze with their affection:
And still some fans (note that they are also male, not only female), waited for Il Volo after the concert and as they passed they started singing Il Mondo. Obviously Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero stopped to talk to them.
Gianluca also posted this photo of the team that follows Il Volo.
Between hugs, screams, emotions, love, lots of love, the tour is over.
I would say it was crazy, theaters were packed, tickets were sold out on very short notice. The people were enthusiastic and Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, euphoric for the affection received, for the reconfirmation of what had already happened in the past, despite the forced arrest by Covid.
Surely this tour, also attended by a lot of young people, both male and female, has given a big boost to Il Volo’s pride, which has understood that the road is right, that there really is room for their type of music, and that it is not only relegated to mature people.
Now Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca are at home in Italy, you would think a well-deserved rest…….but no, on Friday 7th April they will be guests of a new television show and then there are the two concerts in Verona to prepare.
“Guys, you are truly tireless and this does you credit.”
But I want to finish this long post with the beautiful words of Luz Adriana Toro Arango, which you will surely appreciate a lot.
They leave Latin America and surrender at their feet, waiting for them again right now!
Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, we were filled with your charisma, that fraternal love, your perfect and blessed voices, your wonderful staging, his dialogues, his kind words for each of our countries, his concerts that passed so quickly and that are an indelible mark on our souls, his bitter little touches, which are also necessary for balance and, above all, that Love that they give to all of us who love them intensely forever and ever. Thank you!! Thank you!! and thanks.
Total Admiration, Much Respect and immense Affection from Colombia.
~ Luz Adriana Toro Arango ~
Happy Easter to all the members of the Flight Crew!
Piero had said it in an interview with Red Ronnie, he would have liked to visit the area of the Mexican pyramids: and in fact Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, as soon as they arrived in Mexico, before the concerts, had visited the site of the pyramids of TEOTIHUACAN and made some beautiful photos. They were also reached in Mexico by Torpedine!!
Beautiful video from Gianluca!
And of course there’s Barbara too!
Then Il Volo participated in the live radio and television program ME LO DIJO ADELA, hosted by Adela Micha, Mexico’s most renowned journalist.
A chat between friends, this interview seemed to me, total relaxation. The usual questions about the first meeting of Il Volo, about how they chose the music of the last CD, about the similarity and diversity between Italian and Latin music, the bel canto, a memory of Carlos Marin of Il Divo, the duet with Montaner, the dates about the concerts they will do in Mexico, but all this between one chat and another, talking about their clothes, shoes, food, how beautiful Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are in the photo, and of course the amazement generated when Il Volo sings a cappella. In short, a chat between friends!!
And then they participated in a television program ENTREVISTA UNO TV MEXICO.
Here too the questions are almost always the same, however, while they are talking about the food, there is a rather humorous moment that makes Ignazio exalt, the conductor says that there is always a dilemma with them whether to put the pineapple or not on pizza …….. (you must know that for us Italians it is inadmissible to put pineapple on pizza) and Ignazio categorically says NO and Gianluca also confirms and justifies Ignazio and Piero who points out how the conversation got heated talking about pineapple pizza. Really fun!!!😁😁😁
And here we are at the moment of the concert, the Auditorium National is sold out! ☺
The beginning of the concert, ECSTASY OF GOLD + NESSUN DORMA + IL MONDO . Hear the explosions of people’s screams!!
NO ME DIGAS QUE TE VAS
HALLELUJAH.How exciting for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to see all these lights in front of them!! ❤
What do we want to say about the beautiful tribute to Mexican culture made by Il Volo who sang the song for the first time accompanied by 11 Mariachis? Simply wonderful!!
Here is the comment written by Auditorium National:
The music of Il Volo has been accompanying us for 14 years. Today Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio give this special gift to Mexico in front of a full Auditorium.
There is so much love in the air and the Mexican fans have also decided to give Il Volo this nice gift:
‘O sole mio is one of the most famous Italian songs that exist. And for Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio it marked the beginning of their greatest adventure, Il Volo. This song is very special for the boys and for the fans, because from back then we only saw them grow up and fly away. That’s why the Mexican fans decided to give them a very special gift; to light up the National Auditorium with the colors of the Italian flag while the boys performed this song. We hope they keep this moment in their hearts. hearts as we are. We love you very much.’
And it seems that Il Volo saw and were happy, Gianluca said: ‘Look, the colors of the Italian flagand ofMexico.’ (bandiera italiana e Messicana)
A huge success, 10,000 voices, one soul!!
The happiness of Gianluca Piero and Ignazio at the end of the concert!! ❤❤❤
Just one day before the concert in Monterrey and this day was by no means restful, there were several interviews with Il Volo.
This conference held at the Monterrey Arena where they will perform is very beautiful, our boys say many beautiful things, turn on the subtitles.
Ignazio’s opening words: ‘The most beautiful thing is when a fan arrives and tells you that your music saved her life, this is something that fills your heart…..’
The words of Gianluca in the final part are also very beautiful: ‘When a person achieves fame, he has a responsibility, because you are famous and you can also be an example for people. It can also be a dangerous thing, because some famous people can negatively influence people. That’s why it’s a big responsibility and our aim is to transmit our music, but also to be good people, to be a good example, to be very responsible, we have fun, we enjoy life, but without exaggerating, always with great seriousness and responsibility, we want to be an example for young people and for all people. It is not true that age means maturity, it is the experiences you live in your life, and the people you meet. And we are very proud of what we have achieved in our lives, always with humility and thanks to our fans.’ ❤
Also nice is this interview with Jessie Cervantes. (turn on subtitles)
At first Piero says they only slept two hours to be there to do that interview, poor people!!
Maestro Giampiero Grani is also present at the interview.
Furthermore, Ignazio explains the difficulty of singing a song by the ‘mariachis’, because everyone seeing the ‘mariachis’ thinks of fun, of a party, while the ‘mariachis’ sing sad love, therefore one must put one’s heart, and Gianluca explains that one must study the words and the culture of what you are going to sing, because it is not only important to sing, but to interpret.
The acapella song they perform at the end is beautiful!!☺
And this interview withPOSTAmx .
Il Volo, happy to meet the Mexican public again. In an exclusive interview with POSTAmx the guys from Il Volo revealed how they feel about returning to Mexico after almost four years of absence.
On the road to Monterrey.
ECSTASY OF GOLD
HISTORIA DE UN AMOR (Piero with one lucky fan. ❤)
(Note the hugs of Ignazio and the happiness of Gianluca who runs from one side of the stage to the other, the final photo with the audience)
Beautiful words of a fan, in this video.❤
Being a fan is complicated and even a little risky,
Because the life of a fan is always based on dreaming, dreaming of concerts, dreaming of meetings, dreaming of hugs, which we may never have.
No wonder they call us ‘crazy’. We are aware that sometimes euphoria overcomes us, and it is something that many will fail to understand, that what you laugh, cry and scream about, is what you have dreamed of since you were a child.
It is inexplicable to have so much affection and admiration. How do I explain that a person so far away feels so close?
And that’s when everything makes sense, when you remember who was with you, even in solitude, their songs weren’t lacking, and obviously, growing up together everything becomes more complicated, because the reality of a fan is based on waiting, waiting for ephemeral moments that he will keep inside his heart.
SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA + MAS QUE AMOR + COSTANTEMENTE MIA + O SOLE MIO
SI NO DEJAN
At the beginning of the video, Piero explains that during the soundcheck Il Volo rehearses in front of the fans of the fanclub, and a fan gave him a very special letter. Then she asks the fan, who is in the front lines to approach and Piero hands her something, it also seems to me that she says “It’s a very special thing, it’s not the phone number from Italy, and she says it was a very special letter” ……that maybe it touched him! 😘
Then Piero presents a very special song, a union between the three Italians and the Mexican tradition. Lights out, the Mariachis enter.
There are no words to describe the great success of this beautiful tour, which sees packed arenas, extraordinarily screaming audiences full of love, and what about the captivating happiness of Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero? A contagious happiness that produces other happiness.
These young men are loved more and more, not only because they are excellent singers, but also for what they say, for what they want to be. Thank you!! More and more proud to be a volovers!!
Translation: They came out more handled than market fruit but happy. 💗💗💗
But who wouldn’t have been happy after such a welcome, after 4 years of not returning to Mexico, certainly their fans haven’t forgotten Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero!! 😘
They held a press conference early on Monday morning in the presence of many journalists.
Here is the video. (there are English subtitles)
The words said at the beginning by Gianluca are beautiful, thanking their Mexican fans and saying that it is wonderful to return after 4 years of absence due to the pandemic, in this country that has always welcomed them with so much affection.
Piero also explains that the TRE VOCES UN ALMA project was conceived as a gift for their Latin fans who have not been able to see them for 4 years.
Kindly, Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero also performed IL MONDO a cappella. I think I understand that the journalists were very happy with the interview, in fact there were numerous newspaper articles and tweets that talked about Il Volo!!
IL Volo was also interviewed by Sergio Mejia for the OYE DIGITAL program.
In the place where the press conference was held, Ignazio noticed something 😁, always funny our Ignazio!
Since the world situation of Covid-19 infections is arousing so many concerns, I thought I’d translate a carefree old video from 2015.
Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio were in Mexico, the Facebook direct started to be more and more beautiful and long and this one made on December 8, 2015 in the “Infinity Room” shows us some very funny and cheerful guys, in all their spontaneity!!
I = Put it straight, otherwise they won’t see us, Piero, turn it like this.
P = Like this? Yes! (he straightened the image)
P= Hello everyone
I= Hello everybody (he shows the laptop) here we keep the questions.
P= We are in the infinity room.
G= ( He speaks in English) We must also speak English for the fans, from the US and Canada and Europe. We have all the questions here and we will answer them ……
P= We have all the questions…. also speak Italian …. we have all the questions, in Italy it is 12:05 am, but there are still people awake.
So we will answer all questions ….
I = The problem is that all questions are in Spanish.
P= We answer questions in Spanish in Spanish and questions in Italian …
I= But are all in Spanish !!
P= And then we only answer in Spanish!
G= Of course, because now in Italy it is midnight!
I= Well, the first question (he reads a strange name) but what name is it?
“What did you like most about Mexico in all your visits.”
P= Guacamole (Mexican food)
G= No, come on. We can say, the warmth that when we are in concert, we go to receive, is incredible, the Mexicans are so warm and love us very much and we love them very much too, we remember the concert we did in 2013 in the National Auditorium.
P= Go with the next one.
G = I’m texting my family who sees me live, one second …. (He chat with his family on mobile)
I= Question: “What a Mexican song …….”
P= Wait, wait …. listen, listen to us …. because he tells me that he can’t listen to us …. can you hear us guys ??? Ok!
G = Yes, yes …. my father (he gets up and touches the video) hello dad.
P= Ok they hear us.
I= But wait, if someone has a normal Facebook, can they see us anyway?
I= Ok, if one has normal Facebook …
P= He can see us.
I= … go to Facebook and find Il Volo …
P = Il Volo live …
I= Cool !!!!
I= Well, second question: “What Mexican song do you like and with which Mexican artist would you like to sing?”.
G= (he starts singing a Mexican song)
P= No Hace Falta, all my life, with Cristian Castro, because we have this song on our album (they start singing No Hace Falta).
P = (start greeting some fans connected via Facebook from all the world)
I= So, third question: “Do you like Mexican food?”
P= Why do they always ask for food?
G= Wait, this comment: an hour ago we were in a very good Mexican restaurant, we ate chicken fajitas (typical Mexican dish). Try tweeting Fajitas de pollo, with guacamole and other stuff (kiss his fingers to say the food was very good).
P= There were also … what are the beans called?
I + G = Frijoles (in Spanish language)
I= So, next question of .. (he reads a very long Spanish name), but a shorter name? no, quite right?
P= Only the first, Mariele. But there are no questions on the album?
G= Greetings from Bergamo (Italian city in Lombardy)
P= Hello from Gela, Rachele. (Gela city of Sicily)
I= Please, do you listen to me or not?
P= Yes we listen to you.
I= “What is it like to be in the world of successful music, all over the world?”
P= It is a great responsibility, because we are always an example to young people of our age …. (Gianluca is half hidden by Piero and continues to chat with his cell phone, Ignazio gives him a pat, to make him understand to stop)..… and we feel it a lot.
I= Karito, from Colombia.
P= Hi Cristina!
I= But if I said Karito, why do you say Cristina?
G= Because he (Piero) is reading on the video.
P= I am greeting people.
I= But listen here, we have the questions! From Colombia: “What do the fans mean to you?”
G = The fans. I believe that if we are here today, we must thank all of them, for the support they have given us, 5 years have already passed, since we were 15 years old. Today we are 20 years old, a lot of things have changed, look we have grown up, we have a beard, and many of you are women and were girls, and we are growing together and it is a very beautiful thing. 😘
P = (he continues to read the names of the fans that appear on his video)
I= (reads a question) ”The thing that amazed you the most, said by a fan.”
P = Igna, you answer, because I didn’t understand .
I= Well, let’s move on to the next question !! (laughter … and he reads the next question).
“Hi beautiful, I would like to know what you do with all the gifts you have received.”
P= Hello beautiful! We keep them in our home.
G= How much Nutella they gave me.
P= We put them all under the tree (Christmas tree) and we open them on Christmas day.
I= Arboles (he keeps saying the word tree in Spanish -arbole-, adding the final “s”)
G = “Arboles” are two trees, “arbole”, one tree. You have to say “arbole” one.
I= (Ignazio is not at all convinced and keeps on saying “arboles”), but we are three, therefore our “arboles”. 😁
G= You can’t imagine how much Nutella they gave me. I’m gaining weight, look, I have a belly …. (lifts his shirt to show his belly).
P = Cover up !!
I= The next question is from Venezuela. “What does the Grande Amore CD mean, to you three?”
P= The Grande Amore CD, for us, is the best CD we have made in our career, because there are also new songs from our repertoire. In truth we are looking forward to coming to concerts in Latin America and around the world, to play our new songs and to listen to you fans, sing our songs………… oh my what an answer !!!
(Ignazio kisses the video).
G= What a fool !!
I= Another question ….
P= Let’s say hello … (he reads several Italian names)
I = (turns to the Italian fans) But what are you still awake at this hour?
P= (he reads Korean names and all three imitate the Korean language, what a confusion)😁😁
G = What is the next question?
P= Hello from Malta !!
I= Another question from Argentina. “Which song on the new album do you identify with, each of you?”……
I really like SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA, which in Italy is IL TUO SGUARDO MANCA.
P= For all three of us, our favorite song is of course GRANDE AMORE, but we also have other song (Gian’s shirt continues to open on the chest) … do you want to lace up? ……
G = I’m covering up!
P= …..But each of us has a favorite song.
I= You, what song do you identify with on the album?
G= (he starts singing a cappella, SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA)
I= (he says two Italian words, a little vulgar, used in a film by Antonio Albanese, an Italian actor).
P= Come on, Ignazio, there are microphones open !!
I= But I mentioned the words of the actor, Albanese!
G= (laughs loudly and claps his hands) Only Italians understand this.
P= The problem is that there are also Italians in chat! 😁
I= And what’s the problem? Indeed it is beautiful ….. I LOVE YOU !!! (and blow a kiss)
Another question: ……
P= Say hello first. (and starts reading the names on the chat)
G= Greetings to Roseto Montepagano !!
P= Greetings to Naro, province of Agrigento, and you Ignazio ??
I= And I greet all the “Marsalesi” (inhabitants of Marsala ….. and then he lists a series of names of his friends).
G= Sorry, but it takes a moment of madness!
I= Another question from Colombia, but it’s not clear ….
G= (takes his mobile phone because a message has come to him) Look, my mom ….. my mom Eleonora, she sent me a message, I read it: (and shows her mobile phone in the foreground) “leave the phone “….. mum look I’ll put it in my pocket!
I= This question is from Brazil.
P= From Brazil wow, a lot
I = “What are the dreams of Il Volo and your individual dreams?”
P= Il Volo’s greatest dream is to win a Grammy.
G= We came close in 2012, because we had two nominations in 2012 and now let’s see what we get with Grande Amore, we hope to win a Grammy next year.
P= Individual. My dream is to sing one day, an opera at the Scala in Milan or at the Metropolitan, it’s my big dream!
G= At the stair ….. (he makes fun Piero for the name of the Scala theater which means stair) …
I= At the emergency exit.
P= (he laughs and points to a stair with his hands) Yes to the stair, it’s the biggest dream for me.
G= And for you Ignazio?
I= You speak, you start.
G= My dream is to always live singing. It is the dream of a lifetime. To live singing, and sing while living..
I= My dream is to find a beautiful girl, with beautiful long hair, intelligent and why not, who dances.
G= That she dances?
P= What dance, let’s dance! Wait, let’s say hello to some fans. (and he reads some names)
I= (a message arrives on his cell phone and he reads the name aloud) There is Sonia Mosca, hello Sonia !!!
G= Sonia wrote to me too, bye Sonia.
P= Hi Sonia, have you forgotten about me? (he checks his cell phone), yeah you forgot me, really !!
G= You see that there are also many Italians.
I= (He screams) There are so many questions still …..
G= Ignazio, don’t scream!
P= (He shows his cell phone) Sonia wrote to me too, ciao bella!!
I= Piero, can I? Another question: “What is the most important thing in your life now?”
P= One answer each. For me FAMILY and MUSIC!
G= The same thing, the negative part of this life, is the distance from the family, but on the tours they accompany us, we stay out for 4/5 months and my dad accompanies me and then later, my mom too.
(He sees his brother in chat) My brother, hello Erne, (he blows a kiss), hello Erne, I love you, even to grandfather Ernesto.
I= For me it is important: my family, my sister, another person, …. stop it (he says to Gianluca) ……. and if I were a Miss: the peace, in the world!
P= (He laughs) …. peace, in the world!
Wait Ignazio, five more greetings (and reads more names, also Italians names, one is Martina)
G= Hi Martina …. what a beautiful name Martina..
I= Ok, another question: “What is the good part of your career?”
P= There are negative things and positive things. The bad thing is that we see little of our family.
G= I already said that.
P= And the good thing is when people think of us, the fans who wait for us outside the hotels and sing our songs, and they don’t make us feel alone.
I= Another question from Lupita Chavez.
P= Hi Lupita.
G= I have to say goodbye to Elisa, a friend of mine, bye Elisa!
I= Can I? “What inspires you, every day?”
P= Hi Irene!
G= Hi Irene.
(To Ignazio) Repeat the question.
I= “What inspires you, every day?” Well, it’s the affection and the love that the fans make us feel ….. (look at his face in the video) I only see half of my face and the back …… and the love for the music.
P= E L’AMOR VERDADERO ! (L’AMORE SI MUOVE in Spanish, and they start singing a cappella.)
G= The next question?
I= From Venezuela “What are you doing, in a moment of maximum tension?”
P= Listening to music. (The boys joke about what to do to release the tension and Ignazio also names Ercole).
Ok, guys calm down, and cool blood (Italian way of saying to mean to calm down and don’t lose control).
G= I apologize for Ignazio, who at times cannot control his instincts.
P= Has no self-control.
G = Exactly, so we apologize.
I= But sorry for what? The spontaneity you two don’t have?
G= (At this moment he is very close to Piero, hugging Piero and giving him a little kiss).
P= Aho !! What are these little kisses?
I= Can I? (refers to continue reading questions)
P= Wait Ignazio, we greet ten people (list the names).
G= Lara from Malta, hello Lara!! People are asking that we go to Peru.
I = A Lima, so I arrange my hands!
Question: “I’m from Puerto Rico, what is your favorite animal and why?”
For me, the horse !!
G= Ignazio really likes the horse.
I= The horse and the dog. I have to buy a beautiful one, a cocker spaniel (Franz?)
G= I like ??? ….. Piero what do you like?
P = You say it first.
G= The dog, but also the cat.
P= At home I keep a …. how do you say turtle? (they mention a beautiful Italian song LA GATTA by Gino Paoli) ….. wait, how do you say turtle?
I + G = Tortuga
P= I have kept two turtles at home for at least five years, but I enjoy it a lot ………. (at that moment Barbara enters with a note that passes to Ignazio, the boys read interested)
P= What happens?
I= I don’t know!
G= Ah, yes, we must remember …… practically secretly they sent us a note where it says: “Remember the photo with you on December 10 in Piazza Loreto at 6 pm.”
I + P = Of course, of course !!
G= So, on December 10th, we will sign the autographs, in Piazza Loreto, here in Mexico City.
P= At 6 pm, we will sign all the GRANDE AMORE CD, we can take selfies, and we can greet all the fans. We want it very much.
I= Another question: “What do you do at home, when you have free time?”
G= What we do ….. because we are always traveling. We do nothing when we are on vacation at our house, we are with our family, with our friends, especially now, during Christmas Time. Christmas is coming and so we can’t wait to be home with the family, with the people we love.
I= The question is what you like to do in your spare time.
G + P = Being with the family.
P= Ignazio, listen when we speak. (Then he greets a dozen fans.)
I= I’m dying of heat, I have a boil! (and he takes off his sweater, Gian laughs).
P= (He starts singing PIOVE and immediately Gian and Ignazio join a cappella, then continue singing SMILE. Gian wants them to sing it softly, Ignazio and Piero collaborate, but in the end they laugh).
G= Why are you laughing, it was beautiful.
P= I know, but I felt like laughing. (and he starts to repeat the ending of the song)
I= Again??? But what do we do: the replay???
G= Why are you two doing this, there are people who look at us and think “But these guys are crazy!!”
(Then he reads a question on the video chat.)
“Hi guys, I don’t know if you answered any of my questions, the internet is very slow, and I can’t see it live.”
I= Put the fiber optic, my love. However we said … another question, from Mexico: “How do you prepare, before starting a concert?”
P= Well, let’s get ready by doing exercises to warm up our voice. We don’t talk and we don’t scream and we do vocalizations. And then we shake our hands, like that. (They clench their three hands in one fist.)
G= Easy, Ignazio, you hurt me!
I= But is Piero, not me! The last three questions.
P= Come on Ignazio, the penultimate (next to the last).
I= (He can’t even begin to read the question as Piero begins to greet the fans). But Piero, damn you stop me every time.
G = Wait, there is a girl who asks me: “Tell me a sentence in the Abruzzese language.”
Ignazio, you know the Abruzzese, what would you say?
I= (He pronounces a sentence I don’t understand.)
G= But this is more of the language of Teramo. (another city in Abruzzo where the language is slightly different.)
P= (He speaks in the Abruzzese language.) And, how are you, are you okay?
G= Exactly, even better. (he reads a comment) “Gianluca, you have to get married with a sweet wife.”
P= (reads a series of names again, then all three speak at the same time)
G= Guys we make too much noise.
P = A girl tells me to say something in Sicilian.
I = Pirri-ciucio (Sicilian dialect word)
P = Guys the “pirri-ciucio”. The day before yesterday I had to explain to Ignatius what pirri-ciucio is.
I= A word that is used only in Naro!
P= The pirri-ciucio, would be a pirolino (Gian laughs embarrassed). This one, for example, (he points to the small button on Gian’s shirt) would be a pirri-ciucio.
(Ignazio continues to joke about the meaning of pirri-ciucio so Gianluca and Piero ask the fans to forgive Ignazio. Gianluca moves, in order to hide Ignazio.)
I= (reads the question) “What do you remember from the first time you went on stage?
P= The first time was in Atlantic City.
G= Caroline, a kiss!
I= You haven’t finished the question!
G= Ignazio, they ask that you sing something by Pino Daniele.
I= But why do you also have to tell me what to sing? (He starts to sing, but Gian suggests he sing “Napule”.)
G= Something beautiful, come on.
I= Why do I have to sing … but what do I have to sing?
G= Sing come on. Napule is ….. (he mentions the beginning of Napule)
I= No, I’ve already sung Napule.
G= Then “Quanno chiove” (other Pino Daniele’s song)
I = No, let me think ….. (and starts singing “Resta Cu ‘mmè” by Pino Daniele, Gian and Piero also follow the performance of the song.)
G + P = Bravo Ignazio. Last question.
I= From Colombia: “What is the most shameful thing that happened to you on stage?”
P= It happened to me in Cuernavaca (Mexico City), when the night before we had talked all night and the next day on the stage …
I= You know what? What’s the name of the part here with the zip (and he mimics the sliding of a zip).
I= In Verona, when we did the concert in Verona, on September 23rd, I kept the zip open!
G= It is nice to see that there are also many Italians, also because it is not very late.
P = Guys, last goodbyes, twenty people …
G= Piero, wait, I want to explain. There are 7 hours difference from Mexico to Italy. Here it is 05:36 pm, so, thanks to all the Italians who are following us. It’s late at night in Italy, so thank you all.
P= (starts singing ANCORA, the song in the first few words says, “it’s high night and I’m awake ….” and all three sing, a cappella. Ignazio, to Gianluca’s disappointment, begins to sing the first verse in Sicilian 😁, then they sing together in their version, the second verse.)
Barbara enters and says that Michele has sent a message. The three are happy and scream:
I= Hi Michele!
P= Michele, the Torpedine.
G = Greetings to Michele Torpedine.
P= Dear Michele, we miss you.
I= Our manager’s favorite song is ODIO L’ESTATE (and they start singing it).
G= Anyway I wanted to tell you that Michele Torpedine is a great manager, he discovered Andrea Bocelli and many others such as Giorgia, Zucchero and others. We send greetings to Michele Torpedine.
P= The most important thing is that Michele has discovered Il Volo.
Hi Michele, we send you a big kiss from Mexico. See you next week in Italy.
Now let’s say hello to all our fans, let’s quickly list some names.
G= Let’s end our live chat with GRANDE AMORE. (All together they sing a cappella GRANDE AMORE and at the end they say goodbye to everyone and send kisses.)
I started this translation at least a month ago, but then it was put aside, because the concert event in Rome in 2021 was announced.
Now, since there is no news, I resumed the translation and finished it, hoping to give you a breath of lightness and lightheartedness, in this period of viruses and contagions, which is hard for everyone.
It was nice for me to see so much joy and spontaneity in these three guys, just back from the victory in Sanremo.
Will these carefree times return?
Looking forward to a big event in June, enjoy watching and reading this video and tell me your impressions !!
Since the last time I wrote a post, it’s amazing how many things our guys have done, but let’s try to retrace all their commitments.
Milan was also embellished with beautiful IL VOLO posters.
On December 17, Il Volo takes part in the presentation in Bologna of the new book by dear friend Bartoletti: ALMANACCO DI SANREMO. The boys were kind and affable to everyone.
At the end of the evening, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca recorded a video message dedicated to Sinisa Miajlovich (coach of the Bologna football team, currently suffering from leukemia). Here are some of the beautiful words written by Bartoletti.
“When the presentation of a book ends with Il Volo that stands up to go to dedicate ‘Grande Amore’ to Arianna Miajlovich sitting in the front row (then asking her cell phone to send a private encouragement video to Sinisa) there would already be very little to be added. Yet before, there had been … everything else. Between participation, joy and even a little emotion. With the acquired certainty that the A of Almanac is the same as A of Friendship (Amicizia ): and also the A of Love (Amore).
Difficult to find the words to thank Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero who came on PURPOSE to give us their affection.”
Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, have also been to visit an exhibition in Bologna, dedicated to Italian music “NOI, NON ERAVAMO SOLO CANZONETTE”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Modugno while singing “Volare”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Dalla, author of “Caruso”.
On December 19th, Il Volo performed in Monte Carlo, in the “Christmas Time in Monte Carlo” event.
Then, Il Volo announces a surprise for all the fans, a freeandlive mini concert, which will be held on 20 December outdoors, in front of the Milan train station.
Unfortunately on December 20 there is a horrible weather, it rains a lot and there is cold wind, but as promised, the boys do the mini live as announced.
We must make a big and warm applause to the guys who performed despite the impossible weather, but also to the fans who attended, despite the cold, wind and tremendous rain.
On RAI1 there is a television program I SOLITI IGNOTI, which is done for charity purposes,TELETHON. During the broadcast there will be many guests, including IL Volo, the aim is to guess who the people are, through clues. In the end, Il Volo knows exactly how to guess and the result of the evening of the game and the phone calls from home will go to charity.
The program was a lot of fun, the boys also sang two songs. Many laughs. Here is a video of the whole evening.
If you have a problem hearing the audio part of “Grande Amore” a link below will take you directly to the Sicilian Facebook Fan Page. You should be able to hear it there. 😊
From Mexico, images of NAVIDAD ATZECA arrive, where Il Volo sings “O HOLY NIGHT”, recorded during their last visit to Mexico.
What a sweet and beautiful song, Christmas is coming !! ❤️
Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca extend their best wishes with this video.
Gianluca and Luna
New concert dates have also been announced: June 16 – Dusseldorf June 18 – Frankfurt June 29 – Barcelona July 11 – Lodz July 13 – Bulgaria July 15 – Bucharest
During the Christmas holidays, Piero went to Cortina for a holiday in the snow, together with friends.
A nice piano arrived at Gianluca’s house and, in a short time, Gian cheered us up with this nice video, where he sings and PLAYS his new piano, good Gianluca!!
Instead on New Year’s Eve, a short video published byRed Ronniemade us discover Ignazio playing the guitar during a song with friends.
And on the first day of the new year, this beautiful video was released. It was done with the aim of sensitizing young people to turn the radio volume down or off while parking, because loud music could divert attention from the maneuver.
Very nice guys, who lent themselves to this video !!
In short, a very busy period for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, but it did not end here, on January 3, they will be guests on RAI1 in the LA PORTA DEI SOGNI program, also they should be guests of PORTA A PORTA with Bruno Vespa.
I can’t wait to see them again at Porta a Porta !!
I want to apologize to all of you for being absent for a long time, without any explanation, from this site.
I am very sorry that this happened and that I was not present for Christmas and New Year greetings.
I have had a very difficult period, because of health problems in my family, which have not yet been solved.
It wasn’t very happy days, but I have thought of you all.
So even if late, accept my best wishes for a happy 2020 year, beautiful concerts are waiting for you!!
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