During the Musica tour, Ignazio Boschetto performs two solo pieces.
Today I want to talk to you about “ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”.
This beautiful song, was written by Bruno Lauzi and Maurizio Fabrizio , good Italian songwriters, and brought to success by Mia Martini. Mia Martini was a very good singer, sister of Loredana Bertè, very close sisters, but diametrically different.
Mia was a very sensitive and even reserved person. Thanks to her beautiful voice and her way of singing in 1973 she began her success at the age of 26. Unfortunately 10 years later she decides to retire from the scene, due to unfounded slander, perhaps the gossips started almost as a joke, but then the joke became heavy, unbearable, everyone said that Mia Martini brought bad luck to everyone and no one wanted to hear her sing any more , and no one engaged her to attend events.
In 1989 she returned to Sanremo with the new song “ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”, with which she was immediately successful.
Mia Martini’s life is full of ups and downs and unfortunately, on May 12th 1995, her body is found without life. The autopsy will establish that she died from an overdose of medicines, it will never be known if she deliberately took her life.
The video of Ignazio that I propose to you was recorded in Taormina.
Ignazio himself, presents the song with these words of his:
“And now the time has come to remember a great artist, who unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to know, because today she is gone, but a few months ago, on television I saw a fiction dedicated to her, and I stayed, as Gianluca says, stunned, sad, but happy to have known a little better this artist, to have known better her life, her dynamics, to such an extent that I also did a great research, and in everything I found about her, I arrived in my head to a great message: – In the end there is no one able to judge other people, because we ourselves know how much we are worth, always.- (applause)
And this year I wanted to remember the great Mia Martini.”
Here is the text:
ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO
Sai, la gente è strana Prima si odia e poi si ama Cambia idea improvvisamente Prima la verità poi, mentirà Continuamente Scioccamente
Tu, tu che sei diverso Almeno tu nell’universo Non cambierai Dimmi che, per sempre sarai sincero E che mi amerai davvero, di più, di più, di più
Sai, la gente è sola Come può lei si consola Per non far sì che la mia mente Si perda in congetture, in paure Inutilmente e poi per niente
Tu, tu che sei diverso Almeno tu nell’universo Un punto sei, che non ruota mai intorno a me Un sole che splende per me soltanto Come un diamante in mezzo al cuore
Tu, tu che sei diverso Almeno tu nell’universo Non cambierai Dimmi che per sempre sarai sincero E che mi amerai davvero di più, di più, di più.
Non cambierai Dimmi che per sempre sarai sincero E che mi amerai davvero
And here is the meaning of the text:
AT LEAST YOU IN THE UNIVERSE
You know, people are weird First you hate and then you love Change your mind suddenly First the truth then will lie Continuously Foolishly
You, you who are different At least you in the universe You will not change Tell me that you will always be sincere And that you will really love me, more, more, more
You know, people are alone How can she console herself Not to let my mind Lose yourself in conjecture, in fear Useless and then for nothing.
You, you who are different At least you in the universe A point you are, that never revolves around me A sun that shines for me only Like a diamond in the middle of the heart
You, you who are different At least you in the universe You will not change Tell me that you will always be sincere And that you will really love me more, more, more.
You will not change Tell me that you will always be sincere And that you will really love me ………more.
And here is the video of Mia Martini.
Very sweet the interpretation of Mia Martini, but I can say that even our excellent Ignazio, has not betrayed the expectations. He didn’t upset the song, maintaining its rhythms and respecting the passion, he only interpreted it in a way more suited to his vocals.
And what about his initial commentary on the song? I read between the lines, a veiled (not very) reproach to those who believe they have the right to judge you, and with a few words to destroy your laboriously built career. (certainly a parallel with certain press and certain judges of Sanremo).
All Music Italia was present at the Palermo date of the show that IL VOLO is taking around the world to celebrate ten years of career.
When we talk about Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto, we must put in sequence the words talent, music and success.
Talking about the concert is a bit like doing singing lessons at the conservatory, I’m not a good teacher but I can tell great stories with my reflex. Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio sing, very well, they talk (a lot) with the public, they joke (without stopping) between them, between dialects and jokes … And between a tribute to Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra and one to Modugno, time flies!
Over two hours of emotions, even this umpteenth concert by IL VOLO confirms themselves as a guarantee of great music, of great love.
And now let’s move on, to the definitely favorite stage of the whole tour.
T A O R M I N A
Yes, because all the stages are important, but some are really SPECIAL and Taormina is certainly the most special of all.
Here the boys are at home, not only in the theater, but everywhere, on every street, in every corner. Taormina loves them, and they reciprocate with the same coin.
Who among us fans wouldn’t want to be there for a concert?
Let’s start with the beautiful photo of Mr. Ginoble.
The concert is about to begin.
“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”
“O SOLE MIO” (Piero)
“MUSICA CHE RESTA”
Listen when Gianluca is good at speaking in Sicilian dialect, these guys too funny, to die for laughing. 🤣 😂 ☺️
The final greetings.
And here is the comment of my friend Melina, present at the concert (bless her!)
“Indescribable concert last night in Taormina. Impressive theater, standing ovation to every song, cheers, laughter, emotion. Words are not enough, they can’t make the idea. The boys are always magnificent, relaxed, happy and jokers. I still haven’t fallen from the pink cloud and I can’t put together coherent thoughts, so much is the wonder mixed with nostalgia and the sense of loss. As soon as I return to the real world, I will try to write something sensible.”
Another comment from Melina:
“The night before the concert, we had dinner at La Botte and the boys came to eat there too, very kind, helpful and patient. Ignazio, who had gone to pick up a granita at the Bambar, (which is in front of the restaurant) and then eat it at the restaurant table, by dint of stopping it before he sat down, made it melt, but he always smiling and affectionate, he didn’t get impatient at all and gave everyone attention.”
I would say that they were two fantastic concerts, too bad not to be there, but certainly with the heart, we were all there with them.
But I want to close this beautiful Sicilian parenthesis with a beautiful group photo, a dinner in the beautiful Taormina, with our boys and their friends and ….. Saretto Bam Bar among them.
And here we are in Emilia Romagna, in Cattolica, a beautiful town near the sea, for stage 8 of the tour.
Let’s start with the photos of Mr.Ginoble.
And here are some videos.
“IL MONDO” – “L’AMORE SI MUOVE”
“LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”
“MUSICA CHE RESTA”
Beautiful this thought of a girl, present at the concert of Cattolica:
“Spending an evening with the affections of these periods is a luxury. With all the news you hear going on, it becomes every time more difficult. It is as if the suitcase always weighed a little more. Evenings like this become therefore an exceptional normality where to see your grandmother clap her hands in time and be happy because for the first time she enters the beauty of the Arena to hear three boys who she loves becomes one of the moments to cut out and jealously guard.” (Elisa)
And this other short video of another girl present at the Cattolica concerts, her name is Andrea, she is 20 and is in a wheelchair.
She posted the video with this dedication:
“I will never be able to thank you enough for all this. I want for you an immense good, thanks for everything.”
During the concert, she kept a sheet with a dedication that Ignazio read aloud.
The message says: “I never walked, but with you I learned to fly.”
Despite the very strong wind, MERANO, at Ippodromo di Maia, was also done.
It was the first time Il VOLO had performed in Trentino Alto Adige, and despite the wind, the people were warm and it was a success.
Here is a twitter of the Regional TG.
Quarto e ultimo concerto del Maia Music Festival all'ippodromo di #Merano. 3.500 spettatori per ascoltare le canzoni del Volo, i tre cantanti lirici, due tenori ed un baritono, famosi in tutto il mondo. Accompagnati da un'orchestra, hanno eseguito i classici piu' noti.@TgrRaipic.twitter.com/Tmx3pVvlxJ
Fourth and last concert of the Maia Music Festival at the #Merano racecourse. 3,500 spectators listen to the songs of the Volo, the three opera singers, two tenors and a baritone, famous all over the world. Accompanied by an orchestra, they performed the most famous classics.
Here, a short video of “MY WAY”, you can hear and see the strong wind, but the boys have continued in their performance undaunted …… and the people, liked.
“LONTANO DAGLI OCCHI”
“LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”
“E PENSO A TE”
“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”
My friend Marina was present at the concert, and said it was a success.
There were many people from Germany and Austria.
Despite the wind, the curtains flew, and then the musical scores, the boys have not lost their way of making jokes. This is a video of their “siparietto” (witty, sequence of jokes).
(a spotlight fell on the stage)
G= A sudden gust of wind I= (turning to the orchestras and playing down) in the end you only took a blow from the lamppost. G = Even the lights can take flight !! (laughter and applause). The important thing is that you are well. (addressing people) And how are you? I’ve already seen some of you, we’ve known each other, some haven’t, because it’s the first time we’ve come here. I= I really see many new faces. P= The lady is from Germany. I= Wasn’t it better to wait until we came to Germany? P= Here you speak German, don’t you? (the people disagrees) I= That is, here they speak Italian and, as a second language, German. (this is an area on the border with Germany and Austria, but the identity is Italian)
(Ignazio reads aloud, a great message among the people) I wish I had wings to fly there from you ……… but you don’t need wings, lady, but your legs!! P= (reads another message)I would like a hug ……. love, later, later. I= What is it now guys? P= I don’t know. G= It’s time to sing, to go on, we all know this song.
These guys are too nice, real entertainers, Marina, also said that, at a certain point, as the wind was getting stronger (in fact Ignazio and Piero finally put a sweatshirt on), Ignazio said: “Okay that our name is Il Volo, but do not overdo it with this wind !!”
They are too funny.
This instead is a short video of amusing speeches, between Ignazio and Piero, taken up by another friend, Antonietta.
P = This is a fairly important year for us, in these 10 years, we have discovered that we have different musical tastes, even three personalities and three different vocalities. So for a couple of years, we started singing singly even during concerts. Tonight, the new silhouette of IL VOLO (indicates Ignazio, who has lost weight …. laughter), before we were 4 to sing, 1,2,3 and 4 (while he says this, he indicates himself, then Gianluca and two sometimes Ignazio), now, we are three. I= I too, I remember we were: me, Gianluca and Dumbo (refers to Piero’s ears …… laughter). P= I had a little ears like that! (he spreads his ears), then, like tonight, there was a gust of wind and they became like this (he squeezes his ears). I= But be careful that this wind makes them reopen to you !!
Really hilarious, and Antonietta, told me that so many people in front of and behind her, commented saying, “But how good, how nice they are.”
And here an interview published by the TG Alto Adige.
PR = You are in Merano for the first time, what was your impression? I= We arrived at night, so we didn’t get a chance to see the place, but it is a very beautiful place, in the mountains, really very beautiful and relaxing. PR = In a Hippodrome, have you never sung? I= No, never sang, but I’m a horse lover, so I’m in my habitat.
PR = And you instead? (addressed to Piero) P= This morning, I woke up, opened the window, and it really looked like a surreal landscape, I sent a picture in the family group, because it looked like a postcard. PR = Singing at the Hippodrome? (addressed to Gianluca) G= Surely it is something different, singing at the Hippodrome will be a beautiful emotion. We have had the opportunity to sing in different places, but we will surely remember this, a place as beautiful as Trentino, we love it and Merano is a wonderful city.
In this beautiful video of another TG of ALTO ADIGE TV, there are beautiful words for Il VOLO, I bring you the most important ones.
“Not just music, because Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are also true entertainers, last night, despite the wind and singing in chorus, the audience also enjoyed the joking words that framed the 15 songs sung by the three boys. Voices set for opera singing, vocal skills, out of the ordinary, but also the desire to revisit the best of Italian pop music.”
Some beautiful shots.
Perfect, even Trentino Alto Adige, has been successfully archived.
Wherever they go, there are only nice comments and nice articles.
The tenth year celebrations are going very well, and success is really deserved.
But there is still a long way to go, it’s time for Cattolica!
The MOON & STARS festival held in the square of Locarno was a success.
Here are some photos.
Great to see people in these photos.
Here are some short videos:
“ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”
On the fanpage LE MAMME ILVOLOVERS, I read a beautiful comment, about who was present in Locarno, I extract the most significant piece and I thank the fanpage.
I hadn’t heard them live for a year !! I thought that after Notte Magica in Taormina, where they had been great, they could no longer amaze me !! There are no more doubts about their greatness !!
Last night, instead, in Locarno, I had to think again !! Each time, they surpass themselves in skill !!
I don’t know where these guys are going, they are still so young, they have so many years ahead of them, but if they keep it up there is no one else who can have this success!!
I saw them so at ease, close-knit, happy to be on stage that transmitted joy to all of us present! I have seen their other concerts here in Switzerland, but to hear the square sing with them like last night, NEVER !!
“They came to steal hearts. There was a lot of love in the air for IL VOLO. The voices of the three boys come from another planet – even live. The three wonders transformed effortlessly between classical and pop music, international songs and Neapolitan songs. Pop Opera in a class of its own in Piazza Grande. Well done!”
(Scroll down on the webpage to see IL VOLO perform “Grande Amore”.)
The translation of the paragraph below the photo of IL VOLO:
But let’s start with the classic-pop Italian trio made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto(tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble(baritone) who may or may not like it as far as singing style (belcanto, although considered the emblem of Italianness all over the world, at home and from us does not enjoy too many consents) but that is absolutely impeccable. The voices of the three boys are in fact optimally set, the harmony is perfect and even the repertoire chosen by them does not make a wrinkle: a dozen classics of the melodic tradition of the Peninsula (from “Il Mondo” to the “L’immensità”, from “Lontano Dagli Occhi”to “Almeno tu nell’universo” to the inevitable “Volare”), four to five songs of their own (including the Sanremo singles “Grande Amore” and “Musica Che Resta”) and a couple of international standards like “My Way” and “Love Story”. All accompanied by a classical orchestra of about twenty elements (the Filarmonia Veneta) and a pop complex: a sumptuous organic capable of offering an ideal sound carpet to the performances of the three, performed both together and carving out their own spaces personal but always in the sign of a continuity and an interpretative balance that has never failed. The undisputed heirs of Bocelli, in short, that the public appreciated them with long and enthusiastic applause.
Beautiful this support from Abruzzo, who knows for whom will have given their warmest applause ?? 😉
This, their image is very beautiful.
And here are the beautiful words of Luce Blu, also present at the concert:
Hello everyone, yesterday I had the extraordinary fortune of finding myself in Locarno for the “Moon & Stars”, I don’t know what to tell you except under a different sky, other scents, a clearer night … the same intense sensations that you get straight to heart, they are impossible to hold and escape from the eyes. How can we not thank them for this? Always … it’s the minimum. But still for their availability and kindness, rare qualities in their world and perhaps also in the world in general.
All that immediately catches one’s eye is their serenity on stage and their great harmony, one can say aloud that they are back to being those three voices and one soul that in “Notte Magica” was perceived too, one can well understand, of the importance of that project so demanding that it weighed with considerable responsibility.
Quarta, then with that violin … an alien on earth that makes the strings of that instrument scream, and together those of the soul, the solos of our idols with its accompaniment cannot fail to make you shed tears.
And tonight Alessandro Quarta’s shirt is longer!!
What to say, although the program was shorter, for reasons of time, certainly, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, got a great concert.
BRAVISSIMI, but quick to rest, there’s another concert coming soon: Merano, al Maia Music Festival !!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
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