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CONCERT IN THE DUOMO OF MILAN by Daniela

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:

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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.

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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 !!

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Begin to filter the first gossip, IL VOLO will perform in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.

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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”.

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And here are some short videos and shots of the evening.

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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.

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And here is a beautiful article of the event, which I translate for you.

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/cronache/volo-canta-sorpresa-duomo-1608740.html?mobile_detect=false&fbclid=IwAR3hv2BZBLJh-iIS4OqkQwl4hoKSrHJAzbDFx5sgN

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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.

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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!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO / RADIOITALIA by Daniela

And here we are also at the concert of RADIO ITALIA, the great concert was held in Milan in Piazza del Duomo.

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The boys arrived in the afternoon for rehearsals.

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And here’s the short video of the rehearsals, they will sing L’AMORE SI MUOVE and GRANDE AMORE !!

 

Mamma mia, how beautiful they are !!!

I would have liked to have been there, but I think I saw them much better from my television than in that screaming crowd !!

But it’s a show !!

So the boys were interviewed.

Usual questions, nothing new.

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And finally here we are in the evening.

The Piazza is very full, the wait is spasmodic.

Seventeen singers have already performed, now it’s their turn, the fantastic PIERO, IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA, in two words IL VOLO.

 

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Immediately after the performance the boys were interviewed by Gordon backstage.

After the pleasantries, Gordon says that it is the first time that IL VOLO has taken part in a Radio Italia concert (in reality, although it is only an Italian radio, it never transmits the songs of IL VOLO and NEVER invited them to their concerts, Daniela).

The boys confirm that they are happy to be there and they say the audience was singing well.

Gordon warns them that in the afternoon, during the rehearsals, there was a live on Facebook, IL VOLO had the peak of views on Facebook.

The boys are very happy and hope to have had positive comments, and Gordon says they have ONLY had positive comments.

After an exchange of jokes and laughter, Gordon asks what they feel, to bring Italy to a high level, because they are our flag-holders.

Ignazio says that it is not easy, because sometimes there are many prejudices, he says that they do not make a strictly classical genre, but this is what reflects them, that represents them and that is really appreciated by the public all over the world.

Piero says that they must thank the Italians anyway, because even if they are almost 10 years into their career, in Italy they only started to be followed for the last 5 years.

They end up laughing and joking.

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But the thing that I personally liked the most was a comment on Paoletta’s Twitter.

Paoletta is a radio speaker, long ago, while on the radio they were broadcasting the song by Nek, she commented that Nek was the moral winner of Sanremo 2015. I was very sad and angry.

Here is his tweet from last night:

#Twitter @Paoletta_F Grande impatto, Piazza Duomo abbraccia @ilvolo. Per me è LA prima volta che li sento live e ho voglia di un concerto! @GianGinoble @IBoschetto @piero_barone #RILIVE @RadioItalia 🔊🗣#IlVolo #IlVoloSicilia grazie per la condivisione

I translate:

Great impact, Piazza Duomo embraces IL VOLO.
For me it’s the first time I hear them live, and I want a concert.

And also this comment on twitter of MUSICA TV OFFICIAL:

#Twitter @MusicaTvOfficial
Unico grande amore: e piazza Duomo tira fuori la voce! @ilvolo @GianGinoble @IBoschetto @piero_barone #RILIVE @RadioItalia 🇮🇹❤

I translate:

Unique GRANDE AMORE and Piazza Duomo brings out the voice: IL VOLO.

And finally an article that speaks well of our boys and their performance:

RadioItalia Article – click here

In Piazza Duomo also “L’AMORE SI MUOVE”: only applause for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

It’s time for another first time to RADIO ITALIA LIVE – THE CONCERT: on stage in Piazza Duomo, in Milan, IL VOLO debuts.

The power of the voices of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca resounds throughout the square: “L’AMORE SI MUOVE” in the audience, right in front of the Milan Cathedral. The trio takes in the applause of the crowd, full of amazement for the three prodigy boys.

“It’s time to sing together”: so IL VOLO anticipates their encore in “GRANDE AMORE”. One by one, the three singers walk the entire catwalk and approach the audience: first Gianluca, then Ignazio and finally Piero. “You are my only big love” is the statement that the trio launches with force and enthusiasm to all the spectators, who return with a full voice singing the piece that, in 2015, had triumphed at the Sanremo Festival.

The phenomenal voices of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca come together in a shivering finale. Then, the trio intones the refrain again to hear one last time the impressive choir of Piazza Duomo. “Hurray, the music!” Is the cry that closes the show.

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What to say, it was simply fantastic, the guys were amazing and people reacted by singing.

The people present, not all fans of the IL VOLO, could hear and appreciate the magnificent voices of the boys.

I feel very proud.

Tell me your thoughts.

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Nostra Grande Avventura Italiana~Milan

We are finally back in Milan which is where our adventure began.  We have mixed emotions.  We are tired, but floating in happiness and satisfaction knowing the entire trip was a huge success beyond our wildest dreams!   From the time we arrived in Milan to the day we left Milan for the airport again we had logged 2,060 miles in two weeks while taking our large circle tour!  That number paled in comparison to the total number of miles logged for the entire trip which was 12,647.  No wonder we were a wee bit tired.

 We arrive at Milan Centrale train station which is HUGE.  By now we were pretty good at finding the Trenitalia office for help with train issues, bagnos, food areas and were really proud of ourselves that we could stand along with throngs of others and stare at the huge billboard of train arrivals and departures and actually know what we were looking at!  

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Making our way through this immense station we were suddenly looking at a fantastic advertisement for Il Volo’s upcoming concerts in Italy!  WOW, it looked great!  Marie was so excited she kissed her hand and touched each face on the marquee.  No,  Marie, I am sorry, but as far as I know you can not extract DNA from a picture.

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We had good intentions of shopping and site seeing on our last day, but soon realized our bodies were begging us to do something else…REST.  A quick decision was made to shop at the airport the next day and rest up today.  A very wise decision I might add.  

The next day we get on a train that is taking us to Malpensa Aerporto, a one hour ride from Milan Centrale.  I am sitting across from Marie so we both have different views from where we sit.  She is smiling ear to ear and NOT at me.  She then informs me there is a “Gianluca look alike, especially the EYES” sitting directly in her view in a seat just beyond ours!  I take my time, but have to peek a look at this vision that is tantalizing Marie.  Yep, she’s right!  Now we have spotted many handsome Italians along our journey, but Marie realizing these visions of  good looking men will soon be but a memory, decides she will have one lasting close up encounter with our Gianluca look alike.  Keep in mind we have only been on this train for maybe 10-15 minutes of an hour long ride when this handsome man stands up in the aisle right next to Marie as he is getting off the train at this point.  Marie quickly leans into his handsome face and is eye to eye asking him if this is the Malpensa Aerporto stop?   He kindly replies that no, we have 4 more stops to make before the airport.  Marie thanks him, “grazie” (using her best Italian skills) sinks back into her seat with a smiling glow about her.  She is now looking at ME with this ear to ear grin.  I can only think, “smooth Marie, R-E-A-L smooth”.  If only I had had my camera ready to capture that Kodak moment.

 

~~Jane~~

 

 

 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live Palasport Tour 2016: Milan ENGLISH TRANSLATION

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Hey Everyone!

I’m trying to be choosy with how many videos are put on each post because we just got the site working again, but this is too good to pass up!  Our friends at Il Volo – English Translations have translated the entire concert from Milan to celebrate reaching their 100th translation!  Enjoy the show, then head over to their Facbook page here  to give them all of your love and appreciation!

 

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On a related side note, you can access their page with ease using the link we added to the site a few weeks ago.  Go to the top left side of your screen and choose the link, “English Translations.”  There, I have included their instructions on how to navigate their Facebook page to look for translations you might be interested in.

Without further chit-chat, Milan … with English Subtitles!

~~ Kelly

 

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NEWS FLASH!! GIANLUCA Really Is SPIDERMAN!!

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Here is a photograph of the crowd in Milan that Piero posted on his twitter. If you look closely you can see that several people have spotted Gianluca “webbing” in to the Piazza Duomo. He’s cleverly just out of the picture.  Up until now, this information has been kept secret. But we knew all along that they were Super Hero’s.

Now, which one of you is really Superman?

~Marie

Il Volo Professional ~~ Italy CD Signing Tour–Milan and Rome

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Hey Everyone! 

Well, the time has come.  The time that our guys have worked for, dreamed of and –most importantly–deserve.  Even if it is something of a bittersweet time for us.   😉

Italy has finally learned what we already knew and has embraced their countrymen with wide open arms after resoundingly ignoring the critics in San Remo. 

Now don’t misunderstand me.  Nothing warms my heart more than to see The Guys happy and to know that they have that little hole in the heart of their success filled.  Everyone wants to and should be loved and respected–especially at home, and I always smile simply because they do.  But there is a little piece of me that will miss feeling that they “belong” only to me.  But only a little piece.

They are too happy for me to be any less.  🙂

They are three days into a CD signing tour and already about a million steps ahead of me.  Enjoy their stops in Milan and Rome while I try to catch up in Pescara.  😀

~~ Kelly

 

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Il Volo Professional ~~ March, 22

Il Volo On Hand to Celebrate Business Opening in Milan

If you follow Gianluca on Twitter, you might remember this tweet:

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Ready to go to Milan

As is often the case, he left us wondering just what he was up to since neither Piero or Ignazio mentioned it (I double checked.  And of course we know that Ignazio has an especially compelling reason to be out of social media right now).

On March 20, we found out what he was doing there.  Singing, “Il Mondo,” Il Volo participated in the opening of Eataly Milan Smeraldo, a place described as “ a temple of taste dedicated to the incomparable flavors of Italian cuisine.” EatalyMilanSmeraldo

The video was provided by Eataly Milan Smeraldo and can be seen

here —> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=430100440426338

I think the general consensus among the comments from our friends at All Things Il Volo is that  we always love to see the guys, but the video clip including them is too short.  😉

To read more about Eataly Milan Smeraldo, you can read this article from, “Where Milan” at http://www.wheremilan.com

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or visit Eataly Milan Smeraldo’s Facebook page (and work on your Italian 😉 )

here —> https://www.facebook.com/eatalysmeraldo

The Il Volo Experience…in 80 Seconds

In honor of the upcoming concert tour, enjoy this time-lapse video of a concert in Detroit from ilvolomusic: