~VILLA ZANCHI-GRANDE AMORE

As we are all waiting for news from the boys, and for the moment everything is silent, I thought to translate this article that appeared immediately after the victory of Sanremo in the newspaper IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA that has so titled:

AFTER SANREMO, THREE MILLION CLICKS, AND WITH IL VOLO TAKE OFF VILLA ZANCHI.

On January 15th they made the filming of GRANDE AMORE, the video shot in Stezzano. 

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Some find them snooty for the classic style, the tuxedos and the voices set. Those who meet the three singers of Il Volo, triumphers in Sanremo, tell us instead that they behave like any three teenagers. At Villa Caroli Zanchi, in Stezzano, the trio spent a day, January 15, for the filming of Grande Amore. The video of the festival’s winning song has already totaled over three million views on YouTube. “They sang, sang classic arias, joked with models,” says Loris Olivato, managing director of the estate. There was the atmosphere of a happy company.

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The movie (video) opens in the central hall. The boys are standing and light beams filter through the windows. It is a scenic effect because that day it was raining heavily. In the other rooms the scenes that shoot famous love films have been shot. There is Ghost with Ignazio Boschetto, the tenorino with the goatee, Bolognese, 20 years old, grappling with the processing of the terracotta pot with a girl who reminds us with the haircut, of Demi Moore. And to think that, six years ago, when they were launched by Antonella Clerici in Ti I leave a song, he was chubby, not at all sexy. “On the day the video was shot, he ate one tangerine after another,” says Olivato. They worked without interruption from 9 to 22.

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A Gianluca Ginoble, from Abruzzo, 20 years old, has had the task of impersonating Spiderman.  The superhero descends from above, upside down, to kiss his beauty. Since the first is never good, he had to repeat the scene several times.

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Piero Barone, the eyewear of the group, Sicilian, 21 years old, met the greatest difficulties. His piece, which recalls Back To The Future, was shot late in the evening under water(rain).   He can be seen, glistening and with a bow tie, while he comes across a rival to get his woman back.

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The crew of IL VOLO for filming in Stezzano consisted of 35 people. To accompany them there was also the father of one of the three and their agent. On that day some students arrived at the villa and asked the singers for some autographs.  And  Olivato says they have proved to be very friendly. “They promised me that if they won Sanremo, they would come here to celebrate. Now – says Olivato – I was waiting for them to keep their promise.”

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Our golden guys are always kind and available.

For your information the video of Grande Amore was made by Oblivion Production in the beautiful  Villa Zanchi.

Villa Zanchi is located in Stezzano, a town in the province of Bergamo, which is the city adjacent to Brescia !!

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Translated by Daniela

Credit to all owners of photos and article.

~ Italian-American-Venezuelan Il Volo Fluff ~

Marie recently sent me two video clips she thought we would all enjoy.  She coined them “Il Volo fluff.”  The first is a clip from an interview in Venezuela and as an added plus it has English subtitles!  

Our guys can sing acappella any time, any where.  They are just that good!  Love seeing Piero spontaneously throw his head back, cracking up in laughter.

Enjoy this little tidbit of Il Volo just being their charming selves!

 

 

 

The second clip is from a television news show where Lou Maglio, who claims to be 100% Italian, gets the results of his DNA ancestry search.  This is a very popular thing to do now.  Many of you may have already done so.  Who knows…maybe we ALL have a little or a lot of Italian lineage in us!!  

 

 

 

Thanks Marie!

Credit to owners of videos.

~ OBLIVION ~ by Daniela

A few days ago a post of OBLIVION PRODUCTION  aroused much excitement for many fans ……. but maybe not all of you know who we are talking about.

OBLIVION PRODUCTION specializes in making music videos and we are talking about videos like:

GRANDE AMORE that has reached 100 million views.

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OBLIVION PRODUCTION has posted some backstage fragments.

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But also CANZONE PER TE.

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Some backstage fragments:

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But we also talk about L ‘AMORE SI MUOVE.

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Some backstage fragments.

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……… but back to the post of these days, here it is:

Hello,

We are the experts who make the videos of this fantastic TRIO.

Follow us in the coming days, (especially on January 1) because we will have some big video surprises for all the fans of IL VOLO.

Our facebook page is Oblivion Production and on our website www.oblivionproduction.com you can find all their videos and backstage photos.

Thank you all!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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What do you think????

In addition to celebrating the new year we will also celebrate a new video?

Fingers crossed!!!

Meanwhile: GOOD YEAR TO ALL!

 

Credit to all owners of video and photos.

~ Article From Bologna Newspaper ~ by Daniela

In the newspaper of Bologna, IL RESTO DEL CARLINO, this article was published.

In the first picture you see our boys and Torpedine, together with another guy named Dave Monaco.

Dave Monaco will participate in the selections on December 15 to be admitted to Sanremo. These days in several posts the boys have supported Dave’s candidacy, asking everyone to give preference by voting for this guy.

 

I will translate the most important points for you.

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The boys speak…

“It’s the big news of our professional life.

Together with our manager Michele Torpedine, we have created a record company, which will develop and give an opportunity to the future stars of the Italian song.

The authentic one, the one that looks at tradition, our roots, melody and beautiful singing, but covering it with a contemporary feeling, which allows us to reach such a vast audience.”

“………………we are particularly proud of having decreased the age of opera lovers, which in Italy had always been considered the patrimony of a very adult aged and elitist public, that habitually frequent the traditional theaters. We managed to achieve this by mixing the classical repertoire with our songs, showing that the most beautiful romances are truly timeless and can excite, seduce and make people dream, like a pop song.”

 

“We are now engaged in the production of a very young tenor who will participate in the selection of” Sarà Sanremo,” with the song L’ETERNITA ‘ PER CHI SA VOLARE, on December 15th on RAI 1.”

To the question …. and your new record ??   The boys answer like this…

 

“We will publish it in 2018 and will amaze fans, we are convinced, because it will be very different from the previous ones”.

 

 

What do you say about all this?  Beautiful gesture from the boys really!

Last curiosity, Dave Monaco was born in Brescia !!

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Credit to all owners of photos.

~ Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae ~ by Daniela

 

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The only new theme of the album Notte Magica – Tribute to the three tenors is Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae, composed by Giorgio F. Pintus and Romano Musumarra. This song, although it was included in the album, was not interpreted by Il Volo in the concert held on July 1, 2016 in the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, during which the Notte Magica album was recorded live, because it had to be performed during the World Youth Day, in front of Pope Francis.

 

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Unfortunately, Il Volo could not keep up with the Krakow appointment due to technical problems, and the live performance of the song had to be postponed until March 2017.   Il Volo sang live for the first time Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, on March 2, 2017 in Easton (USA), although its official presentation was at the concert of Radio City Music Hall, in New York, on March 4, 2017.

 

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Since the first performance, the song has become a favorite of the Magic Night tour viewers. It is a small jewel, in the purest style of Il Volo, which perfectly adapts to the vocal characteristics of the group. The song, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, begins softly in a low tone with the voice of Gianluca Ginoble, followed by Ignazio Boschetto and increases in intensity in the refrain by Piero Barone. But the climax comes at the end of the song, when Ignazio Boschetto attacks the highest notes and the three voices finally come together in a great harmony. The text is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and manages to be poetic without being antiquated.

 

Below is a video of the execution of the Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae on the day of its presentation in New York on March 4, 2017.

 

 

Published by Carmen Garcia on blog Il Volo en clase.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/ilvoloenclase/home/canciones/ave-maria-mater-misericordiae-italiano

 

translated from Spanish into Italian by Valeria Bosh and from Italian to English by Daniela.

 

Credit to owners of video and photos.

~Personally Speaking ~ A Tortello…In Honor Of Ignazio

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Ignazio’s sister, Nina, has posted this delicious looking creation on her pizzeria social media!  She says it was made “in honor of Ignazio.”  I’m not sure exactly what is inside of it.  Ricotta?  Nutella?  Pistachio?   I am going to try and get her recipe for all of us IL VOLO…IGNAZIO fans here to make at home!

 

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What could be “sweeter” than these photos?  

Eating one of these Ignazio Tortello’s  while looking at his photos??

 

 

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Look for future post with the recipe included!  Wish me luck!!

 

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

 

 

 

Gossip on the new CD ~ by Daniela

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have returned to Italy!

 Seeing their show in Miami one could see how happy they were and relaxed while they were enjoying themselves.

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Gianluca made this message on twitter.

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They quickly recorded the new album because everything was already prepared, as in the music bases, lyrics, etc.  It lacked only their voices.  Nothing has been said, but some facts make us think of a collaboration at least in a duet with ……. Natalia Jimenez.
Of course, all of you will remember this great Spanish singer with which our guys performed at the Latin Grammy Awards last year.

Here is the song they sang, entitled “Creo En Mi.”

Natalia Jimenez, in addition to being a  good singer,  is also a good songwriter.  The beautiful “RICORDAMI” was written by her.

Jimenez’s presence right during the video recording and the camaraderie between her and the guys, as true friends, makes us think of a likely duet.

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They are really all very happy in these videos.

Natalia Jimenez has a really beautiful voice that is amalgamated with Ignazio, Piero, and Gianluca’s voices.

In the videos, Gianluca and Natalia talk about the new album and they say it will be different but very nice.  Natalia says it’s just gone to the studio just to make a greeting ……… but we really do not believe this version !!!

We’re all waiting for the release of the album that seems to be already in the early months of 2018.

 

 

Credit to all owners of videos and photos.