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LATAM TOUR 2023: BRAZIL by Daniela

And so came Brazil’s turn.

Here too Il Volo is much loved, in fact, there will be 7 concerts in Brazil.

(Rosa Elena Urzúa Ramírez)

Let’s start right away with the two concerts in São Paulo:




Once in Brazil, Ignazio wanted to pay a special tribute to the public, first of all, as we recall, he now speaks Portuguese well and therefore presented his solo with these beautiful words (I translate sparingly, but I think I interpret it correctly), I must say once more that Ignazio is a beautiful shining star!! 😘

(At the beginning of the video he is finishing a speech, then he leans on the piano and says these words).
I haven’t prepared this speech, (he has to present his solo) maestro make some music, I haven’t prepared these words, when you have a great understanding it’s difficult, I haven’t prepared words because it’s better if the words come directly from my heart, they are better than the written ones (applause).
For me being here is very special, not only because I’m coming back to Brazil but because Brazil is in my heart. Many of you know that I spent a lot of time here (with Ana Paula) and I really had the opportunity to really know Brazil, and I can say that I love Brazil and all the people of Brazil, you are simple people who love life, I learned this in Brazil and it stayed in my heart and so I wanted to dedicate this next song to all of you who are here tonight and to all the people who have been a part of my story here in Brazil, and they are many people.
I hope you can help me sing this next song, the words (of the song) I wrote here on the paper above the piano. (Ignazio sits down on the piano). Let’s begin. (He starts singing to everyone’s surprise: Ocean, a very famous song in Brazil, sung by the Brazilian Djavan) 
And here is a good part of the song sung by Ignazio.

On the second evening Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca wore their beautiful shiny jackets.

This short video is really nice, where at the beginning Ignazio interprets in Portuguese everything Gianluca is saying. Gianluca says that their music must also be known by young people, and then he talks about a great Brazilian interpreter….at that moment Piero pretends that they are talking about him and gets up and thanks (it’s a joke).😁😁… ..but instead they are talking about Roberto Carlos who was also in Sanremo with this beautiful song:

CANZONE PER TE! (while they sing Ignazio takes a Brazilian flag on his legs)





Piero with Maestro Adriano Machado that conduced the orchestra in Brazil.
And now off, Rio de Janeiro is waiting for Il Volo!!


These excerpts of songs taken only on Piero are very beautiful.


Gianluca with Maestro Machado.
Not even a day off…..in fact, just the day after another concert in Belo Horizonte. The venue is much smaller and the stage is central.
A really nice thing, Piero sat at the piano and played while Ignazio and Gian sang the national anthem of Minas Gerais (the State of which Belo Horizonte is the capital)


Another important moment, when Il Volo invited Paula Fernandez on stage who sang Grande Amore with them.
Here are the words posted by Paula:
“EXCITED, that’s the word that describes me! I’ve been waiting so long for this moment…
Il Volo what an honor! What a privilege! Thank you guys! Shine in our Brazil!”

And these are the words of a fan present at the concert.
“The happiest day of my life! Today I made my dream of meeting Il Volo come true! And even more I managed to hug Piero Barone, I still can’t describe in words what I felt at that moment. Thanks to God, to Piero for being so thoughtful and loving to me! Thank you, thank you my God! I fell even more in love! The best day of my life!” ❤️ 🔥
I think Maestro Machado is having a good time with our boys.


Maestro Machado with Ignazio.

And now Brasilia.

Here’s what Metropoles Music, organizer of the event, wrote.
“Il Volo enchanted the Brazilians in a breathtaking show at the Ulisse Guimaraes Convention Center this Tuesday (14/3). The unforgettable evening was marked by photos with gifts, declarations of love to Brazil and much more. Between music and the other, the Italian tenor trio was ovated by the audience, which crowded the room.
Throughout the presentation, the audience extended their show into their seats and did their part. Amid emotional screams and standing ovations, the audience went into tears and returned all their love and affection to the singers.
Entitled to an apotheotic finale, with the audience standing in front of the stage in communion with the audience, the Italian trio is back again for an encore.
And it wasn’t just the fans with more emotions. On stage, the musicians also clarified the happiness of returning to Brasilia and hugging each other. During an interaction with fans, Il Volo joked about the language they were going to speak and they remembered that Ignazio speaks Portuguese.
Il Volo continued to surprise and excite the public that crowded the Ulisse Guimaraes Convention Center. In addition to the onstage presentation, the Italian trio of tenors put on a show by reciprocating the love of fans offstage and walking through the crowd.
In addition to circulating through the corridors of the room, the musicians took the opportunity to take a photo with those present. Several people who were seated moved around the Congress Center and met the singers.
Shortly after the moment of pampering, the tenors invited the audience to sing Come Vai by Roberto Carlos. With full lungs, the fans responded to the invitation and accompanied the trio in the Brazilian song.



Among the fans present at the concert, there were also Ana Paula and her parents. Ana Paula sang “Como vai voce” loudly, it is clear that Ignazio has maintained great friendships with her and her parents. 😉
Ignazio also met Ana Paula’s parents, in his dressing room, who were really very affectionate with him and he with them. 😊
And how can you not love Ignazio when he embraces the security officer who helps him like this? 💓
Or when, at the end of a song, he kisses Gianluca? 😘
Or when he makes an admirer dance.
Then Il Volo participated in the television program THE NOITE hosted by Danilo Gentili.
Here are some videos.


In the videos, after the presentation of Il Volo, Piero asks Danilo if he has Italian origins and he says that his grandfather was Italian and came to Brazil by himself and was a painter, and painted many churches.
The rest of the interview is joking, Danilo asks the meaning of some Sicilian gestures and Piero performs the gestures and Ignazio translates. Danilo asks if a tenor or a baritone earns more and Ignazio says it depends. The direction shows some stages of Il Volo’s career (several videos cannot be seen due to the agreements with YouTube). Then they also talk about the pandemic and the moments lived with the family and also the video of Grande Amore made remotely with Paula Fernandez, with whom they had the pleasure of singing together for the first time in Belo Horizonte. Then Il Volo sings Como vai Voce in Portuguese.


We are at the last two concerts in Brazil, Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

Here is Porto Alegre, the Il Volo concert is opened by an Italian-Brazilian artist Fabiano Lafalce, and he was playing a song by Eros Ramazzotti, and surprisingly, Piero and Ignazio took the stage, in casual clothes and sang two verses from the song.
The video is not beautiful but it was really a surprise.

Fabian wrote this:
“What an honor guys.”

And now Piero and Ignazio immediately change clothes, it’s time for your concert!






Last concert in Brazil: Curitiba.






I would say that all the Brazilian concerts went very well, and despite the effort being really great, I don’t think I see Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca particularly tired, but certainly happy.
Now Mexico awaits them!!
Daniela 🤗
But before concluding, enjoy this nice interview with the translation below.😁😁😁
“Il Volo members accepted Caracol tv.com‘s challenge to show how well they know each other with a few questions about their tastes and personalities.”


(At the beginning there are two pieces that we find later, the interview begins with the photo of Il Volo, CULTURA CARACOL is the title of the TV program.
The nice thing is that everyone has to answer for the other, to understand if they really know each other well.)
 The question written under the photo is:
“How well do the three of Il Volo know each other?”
GIANLUCA= Hi everyone, I’m Gianluca.
PIERO= I’m Piero.
IGNAZIO= And I’m Ignazio.
PIERO= And together we are Il Volo.
QUESTION= When are your birthdays?
IGNAZIO= 11 February (he indicates Gianluca) and 24 June (he points Piero)
PIERO= 4 October (he points to Ignazio)
QUESTION = What is your favorite dish?
GIANLUCA= Pasta with tomato and basil (for Piero)
PIERO= Beans with oil and guacamole (for Ignazio)
GIANLUCA=….no, no, I know what Ignazio likes, Ignazio likes pizza…
GIANLUCA= …with tuna and you like grated lemon (obviously Gianluca is right because Ignazio confirms it by giving him a kiss)
PIERO= And he (Gianluca) likes the pizza his mom makes for him with tuna.

QUESTION= What would you have done if you hadn’t been singers?
GIANLUCA= Technical composer of sounds (for Ignazio)
IGNAZIO= Chef! (He doesn’t confirm what Gianluca said about him and says he would have been a chef) and Piero would have been an opera singer or piano teacher, and Gianluca an interior designer.
QUESTION= Your favorite movie.
GIANLUCA = (for Ignazio) The Truman Show, (and then Gianluca says)  all Robin Williams’ films are my favorite films.
QUESTION = What is the emoji you use the most in chat?
GIANLUCA= I’m using…..
PIERO= I say it, and he joins his hands making a heart
GIANLUCA= Yes, always, I like the new one (emoji), the heart with the hands.😘
PIERO= And he (Ignazio) replies this when I send him a message (the emoji is obscured) 😁
IGNAZIO= But he knows what I mean by this…
GIANLUCA= Or the one who laughs. 
PIERO= He, (Ignazio) never answers.
IGNAZIO= I use laughter or the little monkey that closes its eyes. 😁
QUESTION= What do you dislike about each one?
GIANLUCA= He, (Ignazio) is touchy, easily sensitive.
PIERO= What I don’t like about him (Gianluca) is that when lunch arrives on the table…. (he makes a quick gesture)
GIANLUCA= I eat everything, even the dishes.
PIERO= If you go to dinner with him (Gianluca) you don’t have to share … (Piero and Ignazio laugh)
GIANLUCA= But between friends we do…😁
IGNAZIO= But how….. is it done???
QUESTION= What are you addicted to?
GIANLUCA= Ignazio is addicted to videogames.
PIERO= I do the news, I like reading the news in the morning.
GIANLUCA= You don’t have to say it, we are the ones who need to know about you….
PIERO= Ah, it’s true!!!
IGNAZIO= Gianluca likes photos.
QUESTION = Who is the most jealous?
GIANLUCA= Ignazio is not the most jealous of the three of us, he is the most jealous of the world….
IGNAZIO= No, you don’t know me….
GIANLUCA= …..of the world…..yes, I know you……he’s the most jealous in the world, of the whole universe…..
IGNAZIO= It’s not true, but what are you saying???
GIANLUCA= (Asks Piero for confirmation) Come on, is he jealous?
PIERO= No, no (but Piero says no with his mouth, but yes with his head, he and Gianluca laugh). 😁😁
IGNAZIO= What do you say??
GIANLUCA= Don’t be touchy!! We just said it (that Ignazio is susceptible)
PIERO= (to Ignazio) Don’t get angry ….
IGNAZIO= But I’m not jealous!!
GIANLUCA= Of course, look!!
QUESTION = What shoe size do you have?
PIERO= (for Ignazio, laughing) 50 .
GIANLUCA= (for Ignazio) 46
IGNAZIO= 45/46
GIANLUCA= (for Piero) 42
IGNAZIO= (for Piero) no, 42 and a half
PIERO= (for Gianluca) 40 he is Cinderella
GIANLUCA= no, 41
IGNAZIO= 40 and one (confirm)
GIANLUCA= I have a small hand but a bigfoot.
IGNAZIO= Why is 41 big?? 😁 
GIANLUCA= 41 is big compared to the man I am (he means his body)😁
Then they talk about the CD TRES VOCES UN ALMA, the musical culture of Latin America, and how many South American songs they know, the homage to Josè Josè, why they included a song with the Mariachis. In the end everyone says goodbye.
I’d say it was fun watching them answer, and I can tell they know each other really well, good and bad!! 😉

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! Listen carefully to what Ignazio says in this video.


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.




After the June 5th concert in the Verona Arena, there were many new things.
But first of all, I want to start with a photo of the concert I promised you, to show you where the families of the boys were during the evening.

(Please click on the photo to view a larger version.)

Concert audience showing where the parents were sitting in the front.

On June 23, Gianluca Ginoble went to visit the Vatican museums. Beautiful museums, full of works of art that are envied all over the world.

Gianluca in the Vatican museums accompanied by a member of the Swiss Guard, two priests and two young women.

Gianluca was accompanied by two young women. One of them, Nicole, was considered Gian’s new “girlfriend”, but after this episode, there was no more gossip about the couple. In the photo above, Nicole is the girl in the light floral dress.
Gianluca, inspired by the environments, also sang some verses of the Ave Maria. It was wonderful to hear
Gianluca’s voice resound in the beautiful Vatican rooms.
Piero’s birthday was on June 24th. Surely you have all seen the numerous and beautiful photos, also because the birthday party lasted two days.
On the evening of June 23, to arrive at midnight, there was a nice “party in white”, where all the guests were dressed in white. But how beautiful were Piero and Gianluca in white?

Gianluca and PIero dress all in white with flower leis around their necks

Among the numerous guests, including Torpedine and Barbara.
Great justified absentee, Ignazio, who was in Brazil, seems to be in the company of a damsel.
Here, we say, “If they are roses, they will bloom”. 😉

Left to right: Barbara Vitali, Piero and Michele Torpedine dressed all in white with leis around their necks

There was a lot of fun, the party took place in Sicily.


Party attendees with Ginaluca kneeling in front and Piero standing behind him

Look what a nice gift Gianluca gave to Piero !!
The three hands crossed, really beautiful and meaningful.

The party continued throughout the 26th day together with friends and family.

Another photo of the party attendees in casual clothes

And then also in Taormina!!


…………. and could not miss Bambar and Saretto, with its excellent granitas!!

BamBar selfie by the owner,Sareto, with Piero, Gianluca and friends

June 30th,  Ignazio was at a cousin’s wedding.

Ignazio on left with two other cousins at wedding holding long stem roses

Piero also went to a wedding, but I think it’s wedding of his a friend.

Piero at a friend's wedding

On July 5, however, a little friend of ours we met during the concert dedicated to Morricone: Julian Iorio, was interviewed for the broadcast DEDICATED on Rai 1 and Ignazio Boschetto intervened during the interview.
IGNAZIO = Julian, how are you?
Meanwhile, I wanted to say thank you for keeping me company on the Arena stage, it was great to share the stage with you, you were appreciated by everyone, ah, what have you done !!
I send you a hug, a greeting and we hope to see you soon, there will be no lack of opportunity. Bye!
INTERVIEWER = Thanks to Ignazio Boschetto from IL Volo!!
JULIAN = Hi Ignazio!!
INTERVIEWER = He is your colleague.
Listen but what do you feel when you sing and play with these great musicians?
What do you feel?
JULIAN = Pleasure, much pleasure, because Ignazio, by now, we have known each other for a long time and we love each other, so I feel safe with him.❤
INTERVIEWER = Tell us something, but are you a little afraid, before performing, or are you really calm?
JULIAN = So, I was excited, but I knew that
I had mum and dad behind the scenes, and Ignazio by my side, and the whole orchestra was behind me picking me up. (he means that the orchestra was supporting him)😁❤
INTERVIEWER = Let’s review that moment together now, come on.
(here begins a short video of the fantastic performance of Ignazio and Julian)
How wonderful, this was a concert at the Verona Arena, dedicated to the great maestro Ennio Morricone.

Julian Iorio playing the saxophone with Ignazio singing

July 5: concert in Croatia.

Croatia concert view from the back of the arena

July 6: concert in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria concert view from the back of the arena

July 8: concert in Romania

Romania concert view from the back of the arena

July 8, also, Il Volo announced the definitive cancellation of the remaining Italian concerts (including Taormina unfortunately) and the new dates for 2022. Tickets already purchased remain valid.

Hello everyone!
Accordingly to the current regulations, today we announce that the entire “10 Years – Live” tour scheduled for 2021 will be postponed to 2022.
We would like to remind you that tickets already sold will be valid for the new dates.
Please find below the new dates:
11th of June 2022 at “Teatro Antico” in Taormina (making up for 4th of September 2021 at “Teatro Antico” in Taormina)
12th of June 2022 at “Teatro Antico” in Taormina (making up for 5th of September 2021 at “Teatro Antico” in Taormina)
3rd of October 2022 at “Mediolanum Forum” in Assago, Milano (making up for 23rd of October 2021 at “Mediolanum Forum” in Assago, Milano)
7th of October 2022 at “Palazzo dello Sport” in Rome (making up for 20th of October 2021 at “Palazzo dello Sport” in Rome”)
10th of October 2022 at “Pala Alpitour” in Turin (making up for 16th of October 2021 at “Pala Alpitour” in Turin)
See you soon! ❤️

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in tuxedos

On July 9, Il Volo released a video where they perform Grande Amore, with Brazilian singer Paula Fernandez.
”Grande Amore” video with the talented @paulafernandes has just been released and we hope you enjoy it! Watch it on YouTube!

Do you remember when I wrote you that the boys were in Rome at Villa Borghese for the shooting of a video? They were used in this video.
Did you like this performance paired with Paula?
Feel free to tell me your opinion.

IL VOLO with with Brazilian singer Paula Fernandez. ”Grande Amore” video

But on July 9, this short video was also released, from the Facebook page of the “Frasassi Caves”, with the comment:
Il Volo at the Frasassi caves, a perfect combination of Nature, Style and Quality! Coming Soon.
On July 18, the Facebook page of the Frasassi Caves published this second short video.

(Click on the logo below to view the video.)

Grotte di Frasassi logo

What can I say, many events have filled the days of our guys.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are back in a great way, they don’t have a moment’s break, and the three concerts in East Europe were great. Very good because as fans, we suffer when we don’t see or hear them for a long time.
I must say that the latest announcement, the one relating to the Frasassi Caves, gives me the chills, I just want to see what they will do in that beautiful context, it will be fantastic.
I can’t wait, what about you ??


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.