Even Cinquale (Arena della Versilia) has been conquered.
Wherever IL VOLO goes, it leaves a trail of new lovers – because their music enchants, because they themselves enchant.
Last time, I didn’t find a nice video of the solo by Piero, “WHERE DO I BEGIN”, and I was very sorry, so I asked my friend Silvia, who I knew was going to Cinquale and was in the second row, the pleasure to record this song.
I thank Silvia who did it, so that I can show it to you. You have made many beautiful videos that I will use in this post.
PIERO: “WHERE DO I BEGIN”
What can I say, I like it a lot. I like Piero’s interpretation, full of strength, imposing.
These duets performed together with Quarta are very special. I hope that Quarta is with them also in the US.
Also this time Alessandro said only nice words about our boys.
Thanks Alessandro, you are great!
“Because you are lucky to be there listening to them, because i can assure you that before any concert I’m always with my baby girl from 1723 (his violin) studying, they came instead, and compel me to listen to them. I was over there and I said myself ‘what a gift God sent to us!’ Thanks guys!”
The audience seems to agree with him, and I agree too, they are a gift from above! ❤️
“PEOPLE”(grazie mille to Christiane Chouery for some video)
Ignazio, “ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”, is a wonderful song, performed very well, with the support of the maestro Grani on the piano and Quarta on the violin. Too bad, it’s just a short video.
“L’AMORE SI MUOVE”
“IO CHE NON VIVO”
“FINO A QUANDO FA BENE”
Silvia also made a nice video of Gianluca and Alessandro Quarta. They are both fabulous and I had to re-propose it to you, they are too good.
Grand finale:“GRANDE AMORE”, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”
Some good shots of the night from Silvia.
There is nothing to say, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are very good and their program is varied, but always with remarkable performances. This year there is also the support of an excellent violinist.
It was their first concert in Genoa and of course it was a success!
But here are the first photos, thanks to Mr. Ginoble.
The audience seemed much more timid than usual. It was the first time here, for IL VOLO and probably also for the public it was the first time, they were all very firm in their seats.
Let’s start with “A CHI MI DICE”.
But now, I want you to analyze the videos of the solos well, because they are really beautiful.
Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, have certainly chosen songs that are absolutely suitable for them.
Gianluca, “MI MANCHERAI”
“SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN”
I believe that these two songs are really suitable for Gianluca. With how much love, with how much feeling, our perfect crooner performs, indeed interprets these two sweet songs.
Bravo Gianluca !! 👏
This song was a great news for us Italians. Battisti-Mogol (authors of the song) are considered among the greatest Italian authors. This is a sweet song and Ignazio interprets it very well, at first sweet and then going towards the high notes, which he performs so well.
This piece became Piero’s workhorse. It is now part of his fixed repertoire. He strongly interprets this song, he feels it “in his strings”.
“MUSICA CHE RESTA”
These following photos have been posted from the Nervi Festival page, and have been published with this comment: “Yesterday, fans of all ages filled the audience of the # FestivalNervi2019, to experience, a TOTAL experience, that left its mark: thanks to Il Volo and all the participants for giving us these unique emotions!”⭐ 💗
And these, some comments from the people:
Ottavia Primicerio = Good also as soloists, but together they are explosive, overwhelming, magnificent. And they are nice. And the orchestra … a mention for violin and piano. Great evening, young, and not so young, very old people, all happy, they sang, and they applauded for a long time.
Angela Pazzano = Three spectacular voices! Good guys with solid roots simplicity has been perceived a lot! 👏👏👏
Fran Ci = Wonderful concert! Very good, no doubt about it !! I went to accompany my mother, who has loved them for years, and I was also surprised by their sympathy and ability to involve the public. … a compliment also to the organization of the event. I found kind and helpful people. Thanks for the nice evening. 😊
Laura Tina = Fantastic location, they are great, great violinist, great orchestra … what more can we say? Let’s hope for a reply!
The regional television newscast also reported the news and made a nice article on IL VOLO. This is the title: Il Volo enchants the Nervi Festival, a great success for the pop-opera trio at the international festival.
And finally, the wonderful words of Alessandro Quarta at the end of their performance. They are beautiful words of esteem and affection: thanks Alessandro!
And thank you to Christiane Chouery for the video.
A = It is wonderful, I am breathless. I’m out of breath, not because I do the dance, even if I’m not brought for the dance, but because they force you to every concert, to always do one more beautiful than the other.
I played with the greatest singers and musicians in the world, it seems to me that I have NEVER had anything to do with the older ones.
Because for me, in this context, we have them, because they have heart, they have heart, boys. I pride myself on being Italian, (applause) but you must not applaud me, but you must applaud them.
G= Thanks Alessandro, you are great.
A = Because they really do wonderful things, thanks guys.
P= Thanks to you.
I= Obviously these words, were part of the script …. (laughter, while Alessandro waved his arm and hand to say no). I’m kidding.
In short, this time everything was fine, and the people, who seemed more detached, actually made beautiful comments and articles.
Guys go to rest, for a short while, the concert n. 5, Cinquale is ready !!
Nonna Maura went to the concert in Rome, I waited for her report of the day, and here it is, read and rejoice.
It is the seventh concert of Il Volo I am about to attend. At the Auditorium of Rome I arrive for the second time. In 2015, my first time, the boys had recently won the Sanremo Festival. I found myself in the middle of a stream of people heading towards the auditorium, and I well remember the feeling of enormous satisfaction I felt in seeing how many people shared my same feelings of admiration towards my beloved Magnificent Three.
Four years have passed and many things have happened …. But the emotion is always the same, perhaps greater.
It is around 18:00 when I arrive with my friend Patrizia, and already a large group of fans is waiting in front of the still closed gate to watch the tests. In the meantime, we know a Japanese couple, she speaks enough Italian … They came to Rome specifically for the concert, after having participated in three of their concerts in Japan. Patrizia gives us a video in which our young Chinese friend Xinjie, who lives in Rome and we already know, joins us. Among many almond-shaped eyes, I feel transported to the Far East!
Power of Il Volo, more and more … ecumenical! Once you enter the auditorium, the boys are already on stage and I immediately run into grandfather Ernesto and Francesca, Gian’s girlfriend, sitting in the front row. I greet them and … with my usual nerve, I sit next to them. The first is very well known to all, the second not so much because Gianluca administers it very sparingly, I would say with the dropper .. And it’s good!
Despite having exchanged a few words with her, I can tell you my impressions. She is a girl with delicate and sweet features, a discreet beauty, not showy, elegant in the way she behaves. In line with Gian’s tastes. In her features she struck my imagination, something that brought to mind a famous painting by Parmigianino(Italian painter). She is aware of her particularity, even if this artistic combination has arrived new, and, on the contrary, precisely for this reason she is taken fondly around, by those who perhaps ignore that it is a great aesthetic value, a sign of distinction .. She was very hot, and fanned herself with a cardboard. So I give her one of the two hand fans I have available.
The guys on stage sing small pieces of songs and sometimes go down to say hello to those they know. All three of them take turns to greet me too.
Later we settle in the seats corresponding to the tickets purchased. On the ground floor, …. they are not very beautiful, but we have not found anything better.
The lights go out and at the first notes we all recognize “IL MONDO”, one of the three songs, with “O Sole Mio” and “Grande Amore” emblematic and representative of their career, at least in my opinion. The ending of this song is of such beauty that they sing it a cappella whenever they ask it to give an example of their “singing in harmony”. But what does it matter if they sing other people’s songs, if they sing them SO?
Just like King Midas, they turn all the songs they “touch” with their voices into pure gold … The audience, which has already applauded their individual releases, explodes in liberating applause. In fact, it frees us from abstinence from this “soft drug” (cited by Patrizia Ciava .. 😁.) Of which we cannot, indeed we do not, want to do without.
The songs are running away fast, and everything ends too soon, as always.
The participation of the super-violinist Alessandro Quarta is amazing.
The boys are tender and charming, during the interpretation of “Vicinissimo”, for their to the little ones. And as if to close the circle of life, an elderly lady, a little wavering, appears at the same time in the powerful arms of Ignazio.
Only later will I find out that she came from England just for them. You are 99 years old … How I understand her! No concert is expected, at least for now, from its parts, and wanted to give itself another moment of happiness. These are the miracles of Il Volo. The vision of little Emma (the youngest child in Ignazio’s arms), next to the unknown centenary is the perfect demonstration of the transgenerational value of this group.
In fact I saw a different audience than the one of 2015. Many more young people, many more children, many more foreigners and many more men … active in the version of convinced fans and not only of passive companions .
In this regard, I quote a middle-aged couple, sitting right in front of us, who at one moment stood up, without sitting down again. Holding hands, they sang and waved here and there to accommodate the rhythm of the music. I, little one, was swaying behind them, but in the opposite direction, to be able to see a segment of the stage …. 😥😥. Less problems for the handsome and high Patrizia!
Final assault on the stage … a déja vu that is repeated always and everywhere and that makes me rejoice even if I can’t participate. An enthusiastic crowd, in a blaze of handshakes, selfies, bunches of flowers and small gifts ..
When we are about to leave, Gianluca gives me a last smile, a hug and a red rose.
And now I’m already waiting for the next big thrill! 😘
And here is the photo of Grandma Maura’s living room with the beautiful red rose in the vase on the table.
In this photo Grandma Maura with Gianluca, holding a sheet where it was written, to give a kiss to Gian by a fan named Rosanna. This fan published the photo on her Facebook page, thanking Maura with these words:
“Dearest grandmother. Maura, ….. thank you so much for what you did last night at the concert … you made me really happy … A kiss from my tvtb (I love you so much). Rosanna”
Dear Maura, we thank you for giving us your advice and for opening your heart to us.
I bet you will jealously guard that beautiful rose, and in your memories Gianluca’s beautiful smile that greets you.
Here we are at the third concert: Rome, Cavea della Musica, a beautiful outdoor space in the Eternal City.
Here are the boys signing the wall of the participants of the Cavea.
P = Guys, we have just arrived at the Auditorium 4 of the Music of Rome. G = The MUSIC TOUR continues and we have arrived, finally also here in the capital city. I = They said everything, so …… hello !!
But let’s go immediately to the photos of the evening, by Ercole Ginoble.
It is sold out! Really nice to see how many people are waiting for their songs.
In the left corner, we can see Grandfather Ernesto, who has come to see the Volo and in particular his beloved Gianluca.❤❤
Interpretano brani appartenenti alla tradizione classica italiana e internazionale, con stile e arrangiamenti moderni, e brani pop in chiave classica…sono @ilvolo e sono in diretta dalla Cavea del #RomaSummerFest! pic.twitter.com/Lmu8QLevlO
They interpret songs belonging to the classical Italian and international tradition, with modern style and arrangements, and pop songs in a classic key … they are @lvolo and are live from the Cavea of the #RomaSummerFest!
A CHI MI DICE
MUSICA CHE RESTA
ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO
VICINISSIMO(how sweet this video is)
L’AMORE SI MUOVE
LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO
NO PUEDE SER
LONTANO DAGLI OCCHI
SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN
IO LAVORO E PENSO A TE
Speaking of Alessandro Quarta, here’s what he said in an interview, talking about IL VOLO:
“It is very rare to find artists in the non-classical world who have a great mastery of multi-style, musical and major important stages, and I believe that Ignazio Piero and Gianluca are part of those rare artists who help art and musical culture to make it loved and wanted by everyone. And that’s exactly what I do in my music through the violin, undressing it from the tailcoat to embellish it with emotions, art and culture and innovation.”
What a great concert, and other songs, there are no videos.
This meeting instead took place before the concert.
In this short video, you recognize Nonna Maura, in the middle of the Japanese couple.
The couple came from Japan to attend the concert. They also went to three concerts in Japan.
At the end of the video also Xinjie(the girl from the Capri video) is added with a friend, who is one of the three selected to watch the preview of the concert with the boys.
On the sheet it says:
FOR TEN YEARS ALWAYS WITH YOU, THANK YOU!
Some beautiful photos of the evening. (Click on each photo to view a larger version.)
I sense that it was a fantastic concert.
There was a strong pop footprint, but how much talent, how much love, how much interpretation.
Lots of interaction with the public.
They love people and people love them.
I read a short comment from one of our crew, she wrote “the best concert ever”.
Guys, but this way, how can you resist until next year ???
The next appointment is in Palermo for the great concert of Radio Italia.
And the second concert also came. Since the morning, the concert was in doubt, as a strong storm and big black clouds were above the city.
But our boys have brought the serene, as well as a beautiful event.
The concert was held in the beautiful and fortified star-shaped city of Palmanova.
Here the first impact with people.
And here is a beautiful review of that evening.
Hello everyone, yesterday for “Musica tour” in Palmanova, as you know, there was some abrupt interruption coming from the sky that it did not appear at all of a blue, light blue but, in spite of all the forecasts, the work of the evening was continued until when we reached the soundcheck. The boys welcomed us with their smiles and from there the thought of those threatening clouds dissolved completely.
Among the fleeting notes, they chatted amicably, Piero and Ignazio finally embraced and greeted everyone while Gianluca tried to solve a problem of agreements for his solo …
Once the hour struck, between agitation and emotion, the triumph began with “IL MONDO” and from that moment to each of their vibrations corresponded laughter, tears and tremors that had nothing to do with the cold … all exploding in standing ovations impossible to restrain, we should live it to understand … I wonder how some press is so dull, in any case our dear boys continue to conquer with their immensity that grows undeterred, always wonderful.
Here is Luce holding Piero.
Beautiful solo by Gianluca who sings “MI MANCHERAI” from the soundtrack of the filmIL POSTINO.
And then, the other solo by Gianluca, “SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN”. Magnificent.
Here is another review written by Andras Karpati:
“There is no business, like show business!” We arrived up to Palmanova (Italy) to watch IL VOLO kick off the concert of their latest album: Musica. They will have the last concert of the Eastern European tour in Budapest on September 29th, brought to you by Csimborasszo Production. Some people call this work, I call it “VITA” and I consider it a blessing as I can follow my dreams every day! Two things marked on my bucket list within 48 hours. 😉 I also feel blessed for my fantastic partners / colleagues, who share the passion and show that teamwork and team spirit know no borders.
IL VOLO – these guys are always amazing on and off the stage.
In the picture, you see Andras with the yellow shirt. I believe I understood that he is part of the accredited press and he made a concert post, for Csimborasszo Production, here it is.
Il Volo, three fantastic voices, three charming gentle and open, inappropriately young and yet incredibly professional. It is always an experience to meet them, even more experience to see them on stage and hear them, but all this in their homeland. In the beautiful village, in the main square of Palmanova, under the sky and hearing thousands of people singing their songs, along with them, is something indescribable. No matter what they sing, opera, crossover, pop, For them all styles are good, “you got it right”.
These three young singers are surrounded by an endless love in Italy.
After their first concert in Budapest last December, we can see them and hear them live on September 29th in the capital of our country.
And here’s a nice service on the concert, aired on regional television. Translate for you.
The stars of IL VOLO conquer the starry city.
The new tour of the three Italian “tenorini” has passed from Palmanova, to be precise a tenor, a baritone and a pop tenor, star of world music.
An applauded concert, with over 3500 people, with many fans also coming from abroad, Austria, Slovenia, Eastern Europe and even the United Kingdom.
Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, accompanied by the orchestra, gave two hours of great music. In the lineup the classics of Italian and international opera and popular singing, from “IL MONDO”, to “L’IMMENSITA”, from “MY WAY” to “VOLARE”.
Great final with “GRANDE AMORE”, with which they won Sanremo 2015. For them, standing ovation, for this unmissable tour that will culminate with the show at the Arena di Verona.
A tour and a new album, MUSICA, which kick off the celebrations for the 10 years of their incredible career.
In autumn, they will travel Europe and Latin America, in 2020 the United States and Canada.
The artistic history of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, begins in 2009 by TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE, the song talent of RAI dedicated to children. From there, they conquer the world. Average age, 25 years, bols smiles, faces of good guys and talent to sell, Il Volo of the three “tenorini” seems really unstoppable.
And these are the beautiful, enthusiastic words of Maestro Grani after the concert.
Reposted from @giampierograni – A Palmanova è andata benissimo!! La prossima sarà a Roma! ✌️👌🎹#giampierograni(A Palmanova went very well !! The next will be ROME.)
Palmanova has also been successfully archived.
But how much I enjoyed reading the review of a man in charge of the press, who noted, all the love that these three boys dispense, because said by a woman (we are certainly more sensitive) is taken for granted, but it is not for nothing, said by a man.
But the master Grani said well, Rome awaits you !!!
Still, some beautiful photos of the evening.
And finally this beautiful video that talks about the Bel Canto, recorded in Matera.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
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