The last concerts in Slovenia and Croatia are finished too.
IL VOLO has been very applauded.
Everywhere they have been admired for bravura, modesty and kindness.
But let’s go in order:
And this is the tweet of the U.S. Ambassador in Zagreb.
But now, let’s move on to the last great news:
IL VOLO will be back in the race at SANREMO !!!!!
Here is the moment of public news on television.
And this is the moment when the boys, at the end of the concert in Croatia, have become aware of their presence in Sanremo.
P = Hello everyone, we just finished a concert and we wanted to give you great news.
I = We have just learned that we too will be in Sanremo this year.
G = It will be the best way to celebrate our 10 years of career, returning to sing just in Sanremo, in the stage that saw us born.
P = Hello Claudio, see you in Sanremo.
You got it, right??
Il Volo will be back in Sanremo, but not as guests, as COMPETITORS, they will do the whole race, will suffer criticism, the votes from home and jurors, in short, a real race like almost 4 years ago.
My God, what have these 3 guys thought about doing?
If the result is not positive, they will be very criticized …. but they are already very used to this thing.
We have to say that they deserve all our esteem, just because they will redo the whole race. They could avoid, because they are already famous, and certainly it is much more comfortable being in cotton ……. but NO, they love the risk and we, volovers of the whole world, we must give them all our support.
They will be hard days, exciting, tense, but if they succeed in repeating the success, they would open the streets again for Eurovision.
If you are worried, because participating in Sanremo would mean that they will not make the US tour, my opinion is that you can rest assured, Sanremo will be from 5 to 9 February and Torpedine said the tour will start at Radio City Music Hall in March. I do not think the program will change.
Their song will surely be a pop-opera song, the title MUSICA CHE RESTA means “A music that remains” that you will not forget!
And we hope it’s really like that, I wish them with all my heart.
Good luck, guys, you deserve all the possible success!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
The couple Piero-Valentina, it seems that it is proceeding very well, or at least this is the impression that we have seen the various videos posted by Valentina. Yes, because Valentina does not hide the relationship with Piero at all, indeed does not miss an opportunity to publish moments even a little “personal” for the joy of the fans, but will be equally happy for Piero? For now it seems so, and to see him happy, it is very good for our hearts.
Here they are together in Siena.
V = Try to take pictures of me.
P = Hello Love
Together they went to see the concert of ULTIMO, which won the last Sanremo festival in the YOUTH section.
Together they go to the stadium to watch football matches.
V = This is our tree and our crib, finished.
Is it beautiful, honey?
P = Yes. There is also what flies
V = And all the boxes, to bring down now?
P = Do you bring it?
V = Nooo!
These videos seem to fix, “evidence of life together”.
Are really sweet videos.
This is a newspaper article that has appeared these days.
From the photos we can see, Valentina and Piero with Valentina’s father and brother.
On the photo where the couple is embracing, there is a sentence printed, “Valentina with Piero, has taken flight.”
Even the relationship with Francesco Barone and his girlfriend seems to work well, in fact here they are in a Sunday lunch together with Piero and Valentina.
This is a video, where the couple answers directly to questions that are written on the video.
QUESTION = What do you do if a pelican enters you at home?
V = There was a bug out of the car window and I did not want to open the window to get the ticket.
P = Who must drive to remove this bug?
V = Now? ….
QUESTION = Favorite song of IL VOLO?
V = I do not even know one! No, only GRANDE AMORE I know, that I know …… you too, you do not understand anything about football, so what do you want from me? We are even, Love.
QUESTION = (small incomprehensible word, perhaps Arabic)
V = Fully agree with him!
P = But I do not understand the last word.
V = You are not acculturated.
P = No, unfortunately.
V = We have to study a year in Dubai.
QUESTION = (to Valentina) Are you engaged?
V = (stroking Piero’s head) in reality he is my best friend, he just makes me, so much company (she laughs and kisses Piero on the hair)
P = There is nothing to do …
QUESTION = Was not Piero CR7 better? (CR7 is Cristiano Ronaldo IUVE football champion)
P = What would you say about my turtle? (abdominal muscles)
V = But in fact, since he came to the stadium, he goes to the gym every day to do his abs.
P = I have to become like CR7.
V = Then you have to work a lot !!!
P = The important thing is to start.
QUESTION = I’m a big fan of Piero, do you let me know?
P = But still … (laughs) I can not take it anymore, enough!
V = Enough (laughs)
P = See you tomorrow, what do you want?
V = Ginoble, take it back a little, bring it with you …
(It is clear that this question was made by Gianluca, who teases the couple … ha ha ha)
QUESTION = Do you know that Vale is an excellent singer?
V = The truth, Love, confess, who sings all day?
P = You. But me, what did I do wrong?
Beautiful girl Valentina …..
But how beautiful is our Piero here ???
But how cute these two are!
Really entertaining these two, Piero is looking for toy stores to buy board games.
They play “Guess who?” and “Tombola” and who always wins? PIERO!
Valentina says, “Dragged me to the gym, wants to be cool.”
Piero answers, “As Cristiano Ronaldo I become.” (ironically, he intends he will have abdominals like Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese soccer player.)
This photo was posted by Valetina with this message:
Emozioni forti come il primo giorno
Che fanno sparire le cose che ho intorno.
Non c’è niente al mondo che mi deconcentri
Non c’è cosa bella dove tu non c’entri.
Guardami negli occhi come fossimo
Complici di un piano rivoluzionario
Un amore straordinario. 🎼🖤
Strong emotions like the first day
That make the things I have around disappear.
There is nothing in the world to deconcentrate me
There is no beautiful thing where you do not have to.
Look me in the eye like we were
Accomplices of a revolutionary plan
An extraordinary love. 🎼🖤
V= And then they have the courage to say that we are women, slow.
Love, do you try to make yourself beautiful?
In these days Piero brought Valentina to Naro, to his house.
They have made the Christmas tree.
They went around Sicily.
V = There are 18, even 20 degrees Celsius, it’s hot, there’s a sun that breaks stones (very strong), the sea, and he sings Christmas
They went to see Ignazio.
Ignazio continues to wonder in amazement “Piero plays with the dog !!!”, because Piero has always refused the proximity of the dogs, also because of his allergy …….. but since he attends Valentina (which seems to have a little dog), things have changed !!
It will be Ignazio’s horse.
Very sweet, Piero.
In short, I would say a nice couple, maybe a little too “public”, but if they like it, everything is ok.
Here we say “let’s hope it’s not just a straw fire” that burns fast and goes out.
Expectations seem good, so we wish them all the best in the world!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Pat and I had already prepared a post on the latest news concerning the recording of the new record, but today was published an interview made to Michele Torpedine, it is really interesting and at the end it communicates some really good news about our guys.
The interview is long and at the beginning they are questions about Torpedine’s book, of which he seems to want to do a second part.
Later on, he talks about the non-recognition of certain artists and at this point Torpedine starts talking about IL VOLO and from there I will translate word by word.
QUESTION = Not everyone is like that.
Torpedine = There are exceptions, and I was lucky enough to meet one …. or rather three: the boys of IL VOLO, as we understand from the title of the book, dedicated to them.
When I met them and put them together as a trio, they were so young ……. think that 10 years have already passed!
With Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio and their families, good people, a relationship was born that goes well beyond the professional one.
Together we joke, we laugh, then we are serious, collecting world successes: but the human side, their being true and clean, for me is an added value that, in this environment, is a rare commodity.
QUESTION = What is there in the near future of the boys?
TORPEDINE = They are leaving for Lebanon, they will perform for a Christmas concert in an area of peace and, at the end of February, will release a new record with the most beautiful songs in the world.
QUESTION = The Grande Amore?
TORPEDINE = Arrived for Piero, who is living a beautiful story with Valentina (daughter of Massimiliano Allegri), a true relationship, capable of transforming him for the better.
I hope it’s a contagious thing (he laughs) I’m single, looking for my soul mate.
I’m really curious about to know your opinions on what Torpedine said !!
Here is the original post:
We are all awaiting the release of the new CD of the guys, and from the last messages they have posted, it seems that the CD has been completed and soon, we can hear it, but let’s go with order …..
This article just came out, written by the good Antonella Esposito, I will translate it for you.
IL VOLO from “Noche Sin Dia”, “Duets” and the tour. All the news.
Il Volo is about to return. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have posted some shots that portray them in the recording room with the producer Michela Canova. Meanwhile, “Duets Forever” came out for which they collaborated with the unleashed Cristina D’Avena.
Il Volo is preparing a return in style. After the breath of news with the song “Noche sin dia” which in the summer had shown the Latin American spirit of the three artists, was released yesterday “Duets Forever” last album by Cristina D’Avena that collects her greatest hits and for which the boys of Il Volo have lent their voices.
The “Noche sin dia” by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca
We had left them about to take off the elegant Armani black tuxedos to wear leather with nails, stylish sunglasses and alluring Hawaiian shirts. This is the unusual atmosphere of “Noche sin dia”, the summer teaser launched exclusively for the Latin market that saw Il Volo dueting with Gente de Zona, a well-known reggae group.
The announcement of the single CD had a little ‘destabilized the minds of lovers of pop-lyric, iconically attributed to the three and who had watched them as children all the way to the conquest of a worldwide reputation. Subsequently, some clues had suggested that the page of lyric music would not be completely abandoned and so it was.
THE 2018 TOUR
In fact, the second round of the Tour 2018 will start in December and, after the Italian dates of July, will see them engaged in another five stages in Eastern Europe. Again with the repertoire dedicated to “Notte Magica” and again with the unmissable voices of the guys from Il Volo.
Here are all the stops of the European Tour 2018:
12/08/2018 Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena
10/12/2018 Budapest, Hungary Papp Laszlo Sportarena
11/12/2018 Bratislava, Slovak NTC
12/20/2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
12/21/2018 Zagreb, Croatia Arena Zagreb
THE NEW ALBUM
The last post published by Il Volo on social media dates back to yesterday. From the group’s Instagram page you can see the three smiling guys, in the recording room, in the company of the record producer and arranger Michele Canova. The caption reads:
“WE’RE COMING BACK! MANY SURPRISES ON ARRIVAL”
“DUETS” and the meeting with Cristina D’Avena
Waiting to know what these irrepressible talents have in store, the trio has enjoyed singing the well known “D’Artagnan and the King’s Musketeers” alongside of the Queen of TV, theme songs for kids. Performing a piece with Cristina D’Avena represented a true return to childhood and at the same time the demonstration that it is really true that everyone sings Cristina. You can listen to this singular version on Spotify.
So many novelties are boiling in the pot. It is unclear whether in the input Il Volo is spreading alludes to the release of the new album, in which – we remember – should be important names among the collaborations, including Ermal Meta and Tiziano Ferro. What shines through is a restless and irrepressible enthusiasm.
Whatever the nature of the surprise, it is to be expected so much by these artists that even in different shapes and facets they continue to capture the admiration of endless crowds of fans, coming from every part of the globe and belonging to different generations. Il Volo above all continues to generate sincere affection in those who believe in them and a strong sense of sharing. Good guys.
….. but to whom will have referred in the article, when they spoke of “fans coming from every part of the globe and belonging to different generations” …….
Here they are in the recording studio with MICHELE CANOVA.
P = So guys, we are in the studio with our producer.
G = The great Michele Canova
P = Actually he is a personal trainer.
G = Exact (laugh)
CANOVA = Mom, what a face!
But who is Michele Canova?
He is a record producer, arranger, composer and Italian sound engineer.
Lately, the most successful Italian singers have been produced by him.
Moments of relaxation in the recording studio, together with Francesco Renga, hint at one of his songs.
I would say that there is so much news they are adding and the works in the recording room are not finished yet but will have to be temporarily abandoned due to the tour.
What do you think of the Christmas concert in Lebanon?
I think that to be finished by February, the guys will have to work a lot, also considering the commitments made.
Come on guys!!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Everyone surely knows that in boys last week they were in Zagreb (Croatia), and in Slovenia to promote their next concerts.
They did a lot of interviews and lots of beautiful photos that you have seen published on the countless Facebook pages.
I also propose some good photos and a couple of interviews and some details that maybe ….. I hope you have missed!
Stupendous photos in a park in Zagreb, but how beautiful are our guys?
…. and tell me about these wonderful photos where the boys have conversed with a couple who walked in the park? Simply delicious, it could not be that way, we know their kindness!
Interviews for Croatia TV ….
And then they flew to Budapest (Hungary).
During their visit to Hungary, they were also in a car dealership, PAPPAS AUTO, where they were involved in a test drive on a new Mercedes car, so they got in the car launched at high speed.
G = We are here in a circuit near Budapest, I show you, there is Ignazio, and Piero on the other side. We will have to drive but it is not a race, so I promise you that I will go slowly.
P = Guys, today is a special day, because we will do this interview by car but in a rather strange circuit.
(In this video we see the guys who are signing a letter …… and on the video there is the inscription “we sign the will before the race” … ha ha ha)
P = Guys, we are ready for the driving test, you know that I love you so much, I love you so much, (he sends a kiss), goodbye!
… but what do you answer Ignazio, are you crazy?
They have fulfilled the dream of a Hungarian fan, to meet her idols.
What a magnificent picture!
And they made this interview for Slovenian television….
These were really intense days, full of appointments.
As usual, our boys did not escape these dutiful appointments, but they faced them, always with sympathy and good humor.
But fatigue definitely made itself felt and we understand this message posted by Gianluca.
“After 2 intense days, passing through Zagreb, Frankfurt, Budapest, I am finally at home, even if for a short time.
And there’s nothing more beautiful.
Again, you did a great job guys.
Rest well deserved, but for a while, soon the concerts begin.
Always stay that way!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
It all started in July, while IL VOLO was in Taormina for the Notte Magica 2018 concert.
Salvo La Rosa, is a great friend and admirer of the boys, who has always supported and presented them, on various occasions in Sicily.
“In July, in front of a granita (al Bambar) I invited Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to the GDS SHOW on September 15th in Taormina.
With generosity, IL VOLO, will participate in this magical evening.
The proceeds will be donated to charity.”
Then, even our friend Dave Monaco, (remember, the first singer taken under the new label of Torpedine and IL VOLO), lets us know that he will be present at the evening, with this message:
“Good morning friends, I am glad to tell you that I will be taking part in the GDS Show! It will be a great honor to share the stage with many artists and my friends of Il Volo, thank you very much to Salvo La Rosa for the invitation!
The entire proceeds of the evening will be donated to charity associations, so in addition to enjoying a great show, your participation will be a work of good.
I wait for you!”
The boys have returned to Taormina (I think with great pleasure). Here they are during the rehearsals of the show, together with the presenter of the evening, Salvo La Rosa.
Missing Piero, ultimately skipped the rehearsals, the scoundrel!
Piero has arrived!!
Here we are at the evening, the show started, in the splendid setting of the Greek Theater.
Thanks to our Deborah Georgini Beaupre, we have some very beautiful photos and videos.
Good thing that Deborah was able, at the last moment to find a ticket for the show.
The guys sang three songs: they started with L’AMORE SI MUOVE.
During the presentation, Salvo la Rosa, says that when the boys were in Taormina in July, he joined them and asked them if they would participate in the show and they immediately said yes!
Immediately after, they sang the splendid CARUSO.
In the interview after the songs, Salvo la Rosa asks the boys if they have a particular memory to tell. In fact, he himself, remembers when there was the first Italian concert, after the great success they had abroad and their first Italian concert was held here in Taormina.
Piero says it was frustrating for them, to be so successful abroad and not to sing in their country.
Salvo La Rosa remembers having hosted in one of his programs the guys from IL VOLO who said “We want to sing at home”.
Ignazio intervenes to point out joking, that they sing at home in the shower, but they wanted to sing in Italy.
Salvo goes on to say that Taormina has brought them luck.
Gianluca continues by saying that Taormina is now a fixed stop.
Piero adds that there are many friends, that Gianluca is Sicilian by adoption, that Ignazio taught Gianluca to speak Sicilian.
Gianluca pronounces two or three words in Sicilian and everyone laughs.
Salvo asks them for what they are preparing. Piero answers that they are working on a new album, because next year will be 10 years of their career.
Salvo says they were children, but success has been steady and growing.
Gianluca says that there is still a lot that they have to show and that they will be ready to surprise the public and their fans who have been following them for many years.
Salvo says that every time they post a photo of the guys or a video of them on social media it’s a success. He says that in an evening where love is celebrated, you stay and sing your GRANDE AMORE.
The beautiful GRANDE AMORE begins and as usual the audience sings with them.
This show has been recorded and will be streamed on September 27th at 9:30 pm Italian time at this link: www.gds.it, so those of you want to see, connect.
Some photos from Deborah:
But the most beautiful pictures Deborah made them in the afternoon, naturally in front of the Bambar.
Two out of three, Deborah, I think you can be satisfied, you also attended the show, we say you were in the right place at the right time. I’m very happy for you!!!
What a thrill, and then, as usual, Taormina offers a magnificent scenery, and the guys feel they are “at home”, so many people were there for them, and the guys, as usual, did not betray their fans’ expectations.
Thank you guys!!
Credit to owners of photos and also credit to Deborah for her photos and videos.
“MUSIC IS LIKE LIFE, IT CAN BE DONE IN ONE WAY, TOGETHER.”
Music makes you happy.
It brings emotions to you and makes every person feel part of something bigger, like a symphony.
After announcing it a long time ago, and after a long wait, on September 12th the premiere of the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE was held in Rome. The film will be in Italian cinemas from 20 September.
At the premiere were the producers director and actors. IL VOLO was represented by Michele Torpedine.
Here is an article dedicated to the film which I will summarize for you.
Once upon a time there were the musical films, the director De Mattheis signs with UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, a lyrical music film.
The story revolves around Vladimir, called Vlad, a young talent of opera singing, who at the death of his mother, a former soprano with whom he lived in St. Petersburg, came to Verona to look for his father, who had abandoned them when he was a child. To support himself, Vlad starts performing as a street singer. That’s how he meets the high-bourgeois Veronica with whom he is immediately struck by lightning.
In the meantime, by chance, the director of IL VOLO hears him singing and offers him a great opportunity. Life for Vladimir seems at a turning point, but many traumas and twists still await him …..
Michele Calì is the producer of the film to explain how their involvement was born: “We started from the love story, but we needed a link to reach the public, especially the younger one.
It was natural to turn to Il Volo, which only in Italy has a huge following, the ‘volovers’ are more than 400 thousand. We have made them an integral part of the story, and they have become an added value to the film.
De Mattheis loved the possibility of telling the simplicity of a love story that recalled those of opera.
How was it to work with Il Volo? “We thought to transmit mainly what they are in life, here they represent the ‘mentors’ of the hero, simply being themselves.”
Federica Andreoli, the producer of the film, wrote these words:
“A big thank you goes to all the Volovers and Il Volo fans, for the help they are giving me in these weeks to promote UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE … Thank you for what you are doing and for the love and interest you are showing for this movie. I will never cease to thank all the Il Volo fans enough for their precious collaboration …. you are fantastic.”
And here are some photos taken from the film and backstage moments:
Francesca Loy is VERONICA
Francesca Loy and Giuseppe Maggio: VERONICA and VLADIMIR
Here is an article from the premiere entitled UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, crowd at the Adriano (the cinema) IL VOLO and the debut on the big screen.
The day after the premiere, a clip from the film was also broadcast on the RAI2 news program.
At the beginning of the month of August, this release appeared on the facebook page of IL VOLO:
We learn from the production of UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE and as disclosed by some media that the film will be screened in cinemas from next September this year and soon in the Mediaset channels. We take this opportunity to congratulate the producer Michele Calì, the director De Mattheis and the good actors with whom we had the pleasure of working on the set for our brief participation in the story of the story. On this occasion we think it is right to point out that our presence in the script is reduced only to a couple of scenes not to create false expectations from the public or incorrect communications that could confuse us with the real protagonists of the film that instead used to this role of other characters, professional actors.
We therefore thank the production for giving us the opportunity to perform in this musical “cameo” and wish everyone a well deserved success.
After this release, I immediately thought that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, would not have been at the premiere, and in fact, the boys, last night were not there, but, they have entrusted to three short videos projected before the film, their best wishes.
Here they are.
P= Best wishes to the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, unfortunately for appointments previously fixed, we will not be there with you.
We wanted to thank you for this wonderful adventure, experience, and I wanted to give you a big “good luck”, see you soon.
G= Hello everyone, I want to make a big “good luck” to the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, and thank everyone, starting from directing, producers and actors, who have given us the opportunity to be part of this beautiful project.
See you soon, a hug.
I= Hello to all the friends of UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, we regret not being part of the premiere of the film, it was a wonderful experience, I know that I will become a great actor one day ….. I joke.
A big hug to everyone and a “good luck”, bye.
But at the premiere, and on the red carpet, who was there of our knowledge:
But they are our dear MAURA PUCCI and PATRIZIA CIAVA, congratulations volovers, you are our nice and beautiful representatives!!
And here’s what Maura wrote in the aftermath of the premiere !!
Notice to “sailors”, in particular those interested in IL VOLO. I saw the movie UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE and doing a review is not my job. But I can tell you that it is a love story with a happy ending, like those of other times: without violence, without sex and without vulgarity, but with lots of music and breathtaking images of the beautiful Verona.
I’m here to talk about the participation of our guys and I do not do it at the request of production, for which this “sorti” will be a, I hope, pleasant surprise, nor to win the benevolence, which I presume that I do not need it, nor for gratitude for consideration in my regard. I do it for you. Do not be fooled by the clip of a few seconds that Federica Andreoli wanted to give us as an anticipation. Neither from the announcement of the site of Il Volo, aimed at minimizing their stage presence. Cameo? …. Not even for idea, it is not a cameo. According to the definition of the term. It is instead a scenic presence, remarkable and substantial. We see them and hear them sing in a dimension never seen, thanks to the huge screen, It seems to be able to touch them, other than front row seats in the concerts, other than screens at the sides of the stage! And in the same way we see them and hear them recite, absolute novelty, spontaneous, natural, credible. It seemed to me to identify in their parts a different vein, certainly established by the script. Piero always serious, Ignazio a bit ‘serious and somewhat’ playful , and Gian a bit ‘serious and a bit’ angry. If I think that the “hunger” that we have of them leads us to watch any broadcast even squalid and ridiculous that you talk about it or show us, then for intellectual honesty, I have to tell you: go and see this film which is for all just what it takes: a breath of oxygen! (quote “Ricomincio dalle tre” by Michele Torpedine 😁😁)
And Michele Torpedine answered her like this:
Mick Torp = A spokesperson like you in politics … you would have won anyone!
I do not know about you, but all these innovations, especially what Maura wrote, made me want to see this film, certainly for me the wait will not be long, the next week will be in many Italian cinemas, but I think the wait for you will be longer.
Meanwhile, we are waiting for a complete and professional review that surely Patrizia will do for all of us ….. do not make us wait too much Patrizia !!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.