Tag Archives: music

ONLY FOR IL VOLO – THEIR SONGS by Daniela

As we all know, IL VOLO mostly performs songs from an already known repertoire. But on every CD, there are texts written specifically for them, or songs that only they led to success, and are songs really beautiful. Too bad that, often in concerts, these songs are not always performed. So I thought I’d group them here.

Happy listening and enjoy!

2010  E PIÙ TI PENSO from the CD, IL VOLO, Music by Ennio Morricone. The lyrics was written by Tony Renis, for Il Volo.

2011  HASTA EL FINAL from the CD, IL VOLO, Spanish edition. 

2012  WE ARE LOVE  from the CD, WE ARE LOVE, it won the Billboard prize. This video was shot in Bologna.

QUESTO AMORE, Italian version of I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING from Aerosmith.

IL CANTO, written for Pavarotti, but he never sang it.

NON FARMI ASPETTARE 

2015  GRANDE AMORE, from the CD, SANREMO GRANDE AMORE winner of Sanremo 2015.

2015  SI ME FALTA TU MIRADA, from the CD, LIVE AT POMPEI,  the video was filmed at the Arena in Verona.

2015  L’AMORE SI MUOVE, from the CD, L’AMORE SI MUOVE, written by F. Renga for the birth of his son and the words rewritten by Renga for Il Volo. The beginning of the video is taken in Montepagano – Gianluca is sitting in the alley near his home.

2015  IL TUO SGUARDO MANCA

2015  PER TE CI SARÒ, video shot on Lake Tenno, in the province of Trento.

2015  TORNERÀ L’AMORE

2015  ASPETTERÒ

2016  AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAE, from the CD, NOTTE MAGICA, video recorded in Panama 2019 during the mass officiated by the Pope for WYD.

2018  MUSICA CHE RESTA, from the CD, MUSICA, third place in Sanremo 2019. 

2018  VICINISSIMO

2018  FINO A QUANDO FA BENE

2019  NOCHE SIN DIA, from the CD, AMAME – this CD was not released in Italy and the video is not visible here.

I don’t know your thoughts, but as we are forced home, nothing is better than enjoying these beautiful songs. And some videos have the words to the songs, so we can practice singing with Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

Their Songs 01

I would like to hear these beautiful songs several times in their concerts …….. and you?  😊

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

MUSIC THAT UNITES US by Daniela

In these days, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, do not make their absence felt. They put online many moments of dialogue, and also of singing, which make us a little forget a little the sad moments we are experiencing.

Just the moments of singing I want to bring together today, starting from their participation, Sunday March 31, at an online concert “MUSICA CHE UNISCE”, of many Italian singers, to raise funds for Civil Protection.

Of course, they sang, each from their homes, GRANDE AMORE. ❤️

I would say that the song went very well, the voices are there and powerful!

In these videos, you understand that the power of the voices is true and not amplified by technical instruments. Here everyone has been able to feel the strength of their individual voices !!

BRAVI! ❤️❤️❤️

And what about this acapella (voice only) execution of IL MONDO, made by Piero during an interview via Skype?
Gorgeous 😘

(Thank you to Viviana Viv for the video.)

But how much sweetness there is in this piece by Lewis Capaldi performed by Gianluca.

Gian your voice is caressing, but also very powerful. Your performances on the piano have improved a lot.

Very good 😘

I was so amazed at this splendid duet by Ignazio and Lidia Schillaci.

Magnificent, their voices are very well united, they blend very well.

Really excellent duet, both very good 😘😘

But I believe that not all of you know Lidia Schillaci. She is a Sicilian singer, exactly from Palermo. She is 36 years old,

In my opinion, she has a beautiful voice, yet, I didn’t even know who she was, it seems incredible, but here in Italy there are many talents who do not have the success due. It’s true, I read that she is in great demand, but certainly not known by most of the Italian audience.

Many compliments Lidia! 😊

Unites 01

This other duet is also fantastic, where Ignazio and Lidia sing “Shallow”. ❤️❤️

Wonderful, I would listen to them endlessly and nice also Ignazio’s comment:
“Well I only miss blue eyes! 📷📷
Besides, I have my Lady Gaga !!” 😁

And here is another video that amazed me: there are three of them: Ignazio, Lidia Schillaci and Nico Arezzo.

The song is the beautiful “That’s What Friends Are For.”

I like all three very, very well. 🤗

Now that we’ve met Lidia, we know the guy with the guitar. He is Nico Arezzo (Domenico Arezzo) is 18 years old and is Sicilian, from Modica.

Maybe not everyone knows that this guy is followed by Ignazio, because before leaving for the American tour, Ignazio opened his own record label, Floki Production, and the first artist that follows is Nico Arezzo, always under the final supervision of Torpedine .

We wish Nico and also Ignazio a deserved success.

Unites 02

This song has just been published on Instagram by Gianluca, really beautiful.

How much sweetness and how much feeling. Bravo Gian! ❤️

Well, I would say that the boys kept us company this time too.
 
I want to know your opinion on each of these performances.

Also I have a question to ask you, a question that was suggested to me by Regina:
“If Il Volo were to do a duet with another singer (male or female) who would you like to hear with them?”

I await all your opinions.

Daniela

Unites 03

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO to Storie Italiane by Daniela

Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, are once again guests online, I translate briefly.

Eleonora Daniele, leads the program on RAI 1, Storie Italiane (Italian Stories), announces the arrival of Il Volo online, with these words:

“Italian artists, known all over the world, are three young, very young, who started from RAI 1.

They represent the new generation of great artists, but not only that, they have made very important appeals for the cities where they live. They are three and only Il Volo: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio.”

After the greetings, Eleonora asks the boys, how they are experiencing this moment and what message they want to give people.

Gianluca replies that it is a difficult moment for everyone, something that has never been seen, and they try to be an example for young people by giving this message on their social profiles: to be strong, to stay at home, to be responsible, because nobody is immune. There are many people who are suffering not only in Italy, but all over the world.

They also had to cancel concerts and return ten days earlier to stay at home with their families.

So you all have to be responsible, respect above all for many people who are suffering, but also for doctors, nurses, who are saving lives and risking theirs.


Piero says that every morning we wake up looking for good news and this morning we start to glimpse a small light at the end of the tunnel.

This is thanks to our doctors, to the people who are helping us, but also to all of us, in the commitment that we are putting into all this.

The commitment of us artists, thanks to the notoriety, is to spread the messages like that of staying at home.

Piero confirms that Sicily is not well equipped in his hospitals, therefore he has proposed this fundraiser with other artists in order to purchase what is needed.


Ignazio says it is a moment of solidarity.

A great praise to all the doctors and nurses who are helping, they are showing great love, helping many people not knowing them, because they love their job and love their neighbor.

Italy is now more unique than ever, we have to be careful, stay at home, not just think about ourselves, but also about others, altruism is the key in these times.

Eleonora plays the song Hallelujah sung by Ignazio.

I FATTI 01

Then she asks the boys to perform a small song sung by them, and although there are small differences in connection times, the boys sing a verse of Grande Amore.

Ignazio wishes Eleonora well (she is going to have a baby) and she says that she will be a fan of Il Volo, as Mum is already.

Below is the photo of the victory of Sanremo 2015.

A big success.

Piero says that their way of exulting (jumping) is exaggerated and they laugh at this.

Ignazio remembers that at the Billboards, Gianluca was a grasshopper that kept jumping.

Gianluca says it is difficult to control emotions.

In the interview is shown the video of the victory of Sanremo and Eleonora says that they made Italy’s dream come true at that moment.

I FATTI 02

Piero says that they owe everything to the Italian cultural and musical heritage.

 

Eleonora introduces the video of Sanremo 2019, MUSICA CHE RESTA.

I FATTI 03

So she shows the videos of the American tour.

IL VOLO San Diego

After the video, Eleonora asks if any of the three found love.
Piero asks if she has another question …..
Ignazio says it’s nice to go around and sing …..
Gianluca does not speak, only a small smile. 😁

Last message from Piero, who publicly asks all people who arrive in Sicily, to communicate to the authorities their presence and to undergo quarantine (15 days) in isolation. This is very important and they also did it when they came back from America, and it is a fundamental thing.

Eleonora thanks Piero for remembering this, then thanks and affectionately greets Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio. She then announces the event that will be tonight, a concert with the online presence of many singers including IL VOLO.

 

….. and what about this beautiful Ave Maria that Piero gave us yesterday?

Thanks Piero. ❤️

And what about this video posted today by Ignazio?

“I wish that together we would remember, but above all we would not forget, who will not be able to see the end. It is only a minute and a half to pray together with you, in the way I prefer.”

Soon it will end….and a hug, a caress, a kiss will be the most PRECIOUS that life gave us.

 

Simply ….. you are UNIQUE !!!

Daniela 

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

MUSIC THAT IS GOOD FOR THE HEART by Daniela

In these moments, where we are all locked up in our homes, and we hear terrible news and we see images that we never would have thought to see …….. the notes of some songs really come to us and fill our hearts with hope.

IMAGINE : performed by some Italian singers and actors and of course, among them also Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

Enjoy! 🙂😘

Another song of a poignant sweetness touched our soul:

HALLELUJAH, sung by Ignazio.

These are the words of Ignazio:

“Stop for 3 minutes, close your eyes
And send a thought to those who,
Less fortunate than us, they are no longer there.”

Good for the Heart 01

Dear guys,

You are real treasures.

Your delicacy fills us with sweetness and happiness.

❤️ We are proud to be your fans. ❤️

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of the photo and videos.

IL VOLO CELEBRATES TORPEDINE IN FICO by Daniela

Bologna, 27 April 2019 – The Fico Central Eataly World Arena (photo) struggles to contain spectators for the presentation of Ricomincio dai tre. Young, very young and less young, they fill the stands enthusiastically, waiting to be able to hear the sweet and thunderous voices of their idols. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble. They are the three youngsters, from whom, ten years ago, Michele Torpedine, manager of VIPs, set off again.

Fico 01

You can perhaps call it a bet, the one that Torpedine faced when he decided to “take three small singers by the hand”. Who would have said that, at the time of pop, overseas music and digitization, two tenors and a baritone would have broken through the national and world music scene to the point of becoming the first Italian artists to sign a contract with Geffen Records, US major? “These three talents are here for their great friend – began Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly – who, in the world of music, worked with great artists like Gino Paoli and discovered talents of the caliber of Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia”.

Fico 02

Michele Torpedine, always in the world of music, has seen us along and perceived, right from the start, the potential of the trio ‘Il Volo’ and it is this that is told in his novel, autobiography, Ricomincio dai tre, published from Pendragon. “The first victory at Sanremo was with Bocelli – Torpedine recounts, digging into his memories – an enormous talent that was not easy to break into the music world because of his handicap. But as soon as I put him on the Zucchero tour, everyone noticed the power he had.”

Fico 03

A manager-mentor, who, after working for thirty years as a drummer for big names like Dalla, Orietta Berti wanted “to give” his knowledge to these three boys, today almost godchildren for him. “One thing that all the young people who want to emerge should know is that talent and application are not enough – Torpedine warns in his autobiography – you have to have your head, otherwise you end up off the road before you even get into gear.” Ricomincio dai tre covers the stages of the career of the manager from Puglia with anecdotes, stories, advice and experiences. At Fico, they discussed this, including laughter and chatter, Torpedine, the three of IL VOLO, Farinetti and Red Ronnie.

Fico 04

When, then, the three opera stars took the microphone to sing (video), the spectators reacted with enthusiasm and the boys dominated the Arena as true gladiators. “You have been fundamental for us – Boschetto emphasizes – it is not easy today to find someone to help you realize the dreams and you did this for us.” Piero Barone then underlines: “We are three privileged boys because we travel the world doing what we like.” At the end, they sang “Grande Amore” that moved and united all the fans who are then rushed to the center of the stage to greet the boys and Torpedine without forgetting to get selfies and autographs with the three of IL VOLO.

Fico 05

This nice article was published by the newspaper IL RESTO DEL CARLINO.

IL RESTO DEL CARLINO Article – Click Here

The boys sang:

“IL MONDO”

“MUSICA CHE RESTA”

“IO CHE NON VIVO”

 “GRANDE AMORE”

The exhibition by Dave Monaco is also beautiful, the tenor supported by Torpedine and our boys, sang a wonderful “Una Furtiva Lagrima”.

Here is the video of the entire event. (starts at minute 7)

FICO Event on Facebook – Click Here

Here are other shots.

Fico 06

Fico 07

Fico 08

Fico 09

Fico 10

Fico 11

Fico 12

Fico 13

Fico 14

A beautiful event, very spontaneous and funny to celebrate Torpedine and promote his book RICOMINCIO DAI TRE. Recall that the proceeds of the book will be donated to a hospital of children.

The event took place at FICO Eataly, you will have recognized Oscar Farinetti of Eataly as the host of the event.

FICO is located near Bologna and the logo means Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Peasant Italian Factory)

Fico Eataly World is a park, with a food theme.

Did you like this event?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.