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IL VOLO : PRESS CONFERENCE by Daniela

On Tuesday, November 5, Il Volo, had just returned from the South American tour and held a press conference for the launch of the new “10 Years” CD.

Here is what was reported in this article by Radio Italia.

Radio Italia Link – Click Here

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Il Volo celebrates 10 years of songs, concerts, tours and records on YouTube with 10 Years, the best of album of their songs from “Grande Amore” to “Caruso”. The three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, “from strangers to brothers who grew up together”, apply as heirs of Pavarotti and Bocelli and reveal the 4 most beautiful moments, the “quarrels for some girl” and a surprise for Easter. The “party” will last two years: the trio tells the press and celebrates its tenth anniversary with concerts around the world, the live return to Italy at the Verona Arena and at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, over 2 million albums sold, 500 million views and more than 1 million subscribers on the official YouTube channel.

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10 YEARS. On Friday 8 November 2019 10 Years will be published worldwide, best of CD and DVD with images of the live in Matera and with the best of Il Volo’s career: “The Musica album was a consequence of Sanremo, but this record will be released internationally, because in the world those Italian pieces are unpublished. Since May we have held 83 concerts and 10 more have been added in America, Brazil and Japan. We try to follow the steps of Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to bring good singing to everyone: one day we would like to be their heirs.”

The three singers will return to perform in Italy in the summer of 2020 for two special concerts, on August 30th at the Verona Arena and on September 4th at the Teatro Antico in Taormina: “They are special places for artists, we have opened the dates one year first to tell the fans of our country that we have not forgotten them.”  Tickets will be available in advance for the fanclub from 11:00 tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November, and for everyone online from Thursday 14; while they will be in the stores from November 14th.

10 Years will be released in various versions, including one made ad hoc for the Latin and one Japanese market, enclosing the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “‘O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore”, from bel canto of Italian tradition to American evergreens. The track list consists of both tracks recorded in the studio and new live recordings, like the show in Matera in June. The best of is available in pre-order in 10 Years digital version – The best of with 27 tracks + digital booklet and in physical version 10 Years – The best of (Italian and International version) with 19 tracks or CD + DVD of the concert held at Matera in June 2019.

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TOP 4. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca “met” in 2009, when they were 14-15 years old: “It’s not always all roses, like in 2014 when there was a moment of transition from a record company to another .” Here are the four most beautiful moments of these 10 years together, in addition to the “cazzeggiano” before the concerts, the many trips and the live on stage:

1- The Haiti concert with Quincy Jones for We are the World
2- The tour with Barbra Streisand
3- The concert with Placido Domingo
4- Live in front of Pope Francis for World Youth Day


Here is how the relationship between the three members has changed in this decade: “Ten years ago we were quite different, now we are very close. In the early years it was not easy because we have three different heads: the whims were a bit bad. We fight and we discuss, like all the brothers, even for some girls … Now the priority in our group is to maintain serenity. When one of the three is ill and we have to bring a concert home, true friendship comes out there.” Gianluca is the most susceptible: “I get nervous easily: it’s a beautiful life but staying out of the house for two months means finding things changed on the way back, in the family and out; I always carry the melancholy, which also allows me to convey emotions on stage.”

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And the future? “Later we will think of a new album: we will evaluate whether it is right to do new works, covers or projects … We are already working on future works, we have done experiments but one thing is certain: we must remain ourselves. We tried to do more pop and lighter things, our age required it too, but we understood that our dimension is lyric pop. People appreciate cover more, like the Nessun Dorma: even if we are not tenors and we still have to study. The difficulty is to find authors who write songs for lyric pop and for Il Volo in particular. However we already have unpublished works that we will be recording soon. And there is a great idea for Easter …”

MUSICA CHE RESTA. Il Volo “brings the Italian tradition around the world, not the culture of Sfera Ebbasta (an Italian rapper) and the trap”, say the three singers, “We accept musical evolution and every genre, we listen to everything and we are not like this stick to the past. We really appreciate Salmo (another Italian rapper), for example.” Gianluca reveals: “My 19-year-old brother and I listen to that music: but the musical culture, from the Beatles to Lucio Battisti (known Italian pop singer), is important. During the soundcheck we sing Sting, Police, Pink … I am the farthest from the work of us three. Then I realized that the three tenors project was right: it was a great idea, it was our greatest success so far. I was looking for something more youthful, with different sounds and productions: instead maybe that is the most suitable way. This is our personality.”

Piero declares: “Today we should check some texts and messages that are sent to young people, because they are our future: we do not generalize and do not judge, but some texts should be checked first. In the world, Italy is always considered the first place for music and fashion.” Ignazio explains: “Some things should not be touched: La Boheme should be done with the orchestra and not with electronics; evolution is not always the right thing. We sing a classic genre, which therefore will never die: fashions pass instead. We try to make the classic modern, from the visual and sound point of view, without distorting the melodies .”


3 PHRASES. Here are some statements from Il Volo at the press conference:
– “There is no collaboration in sight with Ermal Meta (after approaching the social media, ed)
– “In our concerts we often ask young musicians, perhaps from the Conservatory, to give them an opportunity: we want to discover new talents among young people who share our passion for music.”

Here are the titles of the songs of 10 YEARS:

CD “10 Years”: Il mondo: ‘O sole mio; Surrender (Torna a Surriento); Smile; Caruso; Un amore così grande; Granada; My Way; Grande amore; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare); Turandot: Nessun dorma; La traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; People; Arrivederci Roma; Musica che resta feat. Alessandro Quarta; O Holy Night; A chi mi dice; El triste; Be My Love.

DVD “Live in Matera”: Il mondo; Un amore così grande; Granada; Surrender; E penso a te; She’s Always a Woman; No puede ser; Nel blu, dipinto di blu (volare); Arrivederci Roma; My Way; Musica che resta; Smile; Almeno tu nell’universo; Caruso; Mi mancherai; People; Love story; A chi mi dice; ‘O sole mio; La Traviata: Libiamo ne` lieti calici; Grande amore; Turandot: Nessun dorma.

TOUR. Il Volo is back from a tour in Latin America in front of over 70 thousand fans in 17 concerts and ten-year celebrations that began in May 2019 with live shows in Japan: “It was a risk to go back to South America because there wasn’t a new album but they are lots of requests arrived and the lives were packed.” Piero recounts a curious anecdote: “I never carry documents with me at concerts, I leave everything in the safe in the hotel: in Guatemala, after the live, my briefcase with the documents was found in a mall. In the room there was the PC and the suitcase but not the safe: they had eradicated it but they were good, they took only the money …”

To continue the celebrations for the 10-year career, Il Volo announces the North American Tour: the three singers will be involved in a series of prestigious live appointments from January 2020 in 12 states, which testify to the authentic success of the trio all over the world. Tickets on sale soon.

Here are the dates, including the Radio City Music Hall in New York:

28/01 TORONTO (ON) – Meridian Hall
30/01 LAVAL (PQ) – Place Bell
1/02 MASHANTUCKET (CT) – Foxwoods Casino
3/02 BOSTON (MA) – Boch Center Wang Theatre
6/02 NEW YORK – Radio City Music Hall
8/02 ATLANTIC CITY (NJ) – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
9/02 WASHINGTON DC (Oxon Hill) – MGM National Harbor
11/02 BETHLEHEM (PA) – Sands Event Center
13/02 DETROIT (MI) – Fox Theater
15/02 CHICAGO (IL) – Chicago Theater
17/02 ATLANTA (GA) – Cobb Energy Center
20/02 ORLANDO (FL) – Dr. Phillips Center
22/02 FORT LAUDERDALE (FL)(Sunrise) – BB&T Center
24/02 TAMPA (FL) – Straz Center
27/02 DALLAS (TX) – Winspear Opera House
1/03 MESA (AZ) – Ikeda Theater
3/03 SAN DIEGO (CA) – Copley Symphony Hall
5/03 LOS ANGELES (CA) – Microsoft Theater
7/03 INDIO (CA) – Fantasy Springs Casino
9/03 SAN JOSE (CA) – Center for the Arts
11/03 SAN RAFAEL (CA) – Marin Center
13/03 FRESNO (CA) – Saroyan Theater
15/03 LAS VEGAS (NV) – The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

A short video of the conference, where Piero, in the end, explains the hotel theft in Guatemala.

Here are other statements of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio reported by BLOGO.

Statements of IL VOLO – Click Here

GIANLUCA: “It’s nice to see you again. In May the world tour started in Japan and will end next year, but it is South America that has given us beautiful emotions. It was our first public, if we can say. In Buenos Aires, in one of the most important arenas of the country, made us understand when we have to say thanks to the musical heritage, to the bel canto. We try to follow the steps of great artists like Bocelli and Pavarotti and try to get this genre to reach even the most generations young people. We would like to be their heirs one day.”

IGNAZIO: “It’s always nice to meet different cultures and see the joy in their eyes. It’s nice to see that Italian culture is always appreciated and it’s nice to be able to do it. It would be something great to be Luciano and Andrea’s heirs.”

PIERO: “There have been other requests from South America, this tour has been challenging. For now there are 83 concerts, the 100 is close. Now an important part of this year with the South American tour has ended and we are back in Italy to announce this album. The album Musica was a consequence of Sanremo and was released only in Italian, in the world the songs that came out in Italy as “A Chi Mi Dice” are unpublished because they weren’t published. The international release and will be published everywhere.”

Here the video of almost the entire conference:

“If Il Volo celebrates 10 years it is not only thanks to our voices, but it is thanks to the work behind it and to our supporters. The merit is also of Michele Torpedine, who is not a simple manager: as he believes in us, no one else. He works 24 hours a day for us. Our goal is to discover new talents and give an opportunity to those he deserves.”

“With TV we have a good relationship. Il Volo is not a streaming product: it manages to convey its own message on TV. People have become attached to us and we have to say thanks to TV. It’s the only one. “A means to promote and make ourselves known. We were born on TV. We have to say thanks to talent: we were born into a TV talent, and fortunately there was no rivalry between us.”

 

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Dear boys, beautiful news, still intense days for you, to publicize your new CD, which will be released

worldwide.

I wish you a great success with all my heart, which you certainly deserve !!

❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

UPDATED TIME: Il Volo Professional ~~ Press Conference; December 7

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the professional dealings of Il Volo

UPDATE: conference will start at 11am in Mexico. Convert your time with the link below

On December 7,  Il Volo will be holding a press conference which will be broadcast by Sony Music Mexico.  Tune in Below.  Time:  6 pm – 7pm CEST.  Convert Your Time Here.

 

 

Sony Music Mexico Press Conference on livestream.com

 

Thank you, Lydka!

Il Volo Professional ~~ Chillin’ — and Working — Chihuahua Style Part Two: Chihuahua

"To Chihuahua...Tonight Concert"; @piero_barone
“To Chihuahua…Tonight Concert”; @piero_barone

 

Hey, y’all!

Did you get some sleep?  No?  Well, grab a cup of coffee and your running shoes:  The Guys have got a busy day!

 

Press Conference

 

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Highlights from the press conference and concert

By egochihahua

People Who Take Drugs are Stupid

Click here —> http://www.segundoasegundo.com/sas/?p=124712

Translation (provided by <3 IL Volo <3 Pittsburgh fan club Facebook):

The wait is over and the tenth edition of the International Chihuahua Festival began today with a press conference with Il Volo, the great trio of young Italians, who said they were happy to be the ones who will open this great festival.

They said that Mexico is a great country and that it is one of the countries where they most want to share their culture, their music with their fans there.

Also, they said that they felt that young people are not the future but that they are the present world, and there is not much difference between the young people there than in their native country, Italy.

They said they have never tried drugs, and that that is for “stupid” people and that the only “drug” for them is music, something they enjoy doing, which shows with their songs and when they are on stage.

They further said that having money and fame at such a young age is a great responsibility, because now their lives are public, and everything they do is captured on camera. They enjoy their lives but reiterated that it is a great commitment, because they are an example for other young people.

Il Volo consists of three male Italian singers: Piero Barone , Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, who sing classic songs, as well as pop songs, in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian.

The trio was formed after they participated as three individual singers in the second edition of the Rai 1 talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone in 2009. They are the first band of Italian origin to sign a contract directly with a major U. S. record company, Geffen Records, part of Universal Music Group.

Beginning promptly at 8 PM tonight in the Plaza Mayor they will be giving a great show. The concert is free and will inaugurate the tenth edition of the International Chihuahua Festival.

 

Off to the venue for sound check!  Everyone still good?   😀

 

Getting Ready; a look at the venue

By Tiempo TV Noticias

Sound Check; Un Amore Cosi Grande

By Martin Daniel Parra

 

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Nap time!  Then get pretty for tonight!    😉

 

 

Il Volo Sets Record For Largest Audience in Chihuahua; Conciertos de Chihuahua; Athina Angelopoulos

Click here –> http://conciertosdechihuahua.tumblr.com/post/93699373577/rompe-record-de-asistencia-noche-inaugural-de-festival

25 Thousand Tonight...!; @piero_barone
25 Thousand Tonight…!; @piero_barone

Click here for a review of the concert from All About Il Volo —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/08/il-volo-concert-in-chihuahua-review/

 

Tous les visages de l’Amour, Mas Que Amor,

La luna hizo esto

By purelove46 (see her YouTube channel for more videos:  http://youtu.be/LbBhrI88OsU?list=UUp_rFmd2vQXab52rTSEKTYQ )

 

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Click here —> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.665327356870096.1073741930.401699279899573&type=1 for the complete Fernando Fabela album at All Things Il Volo

 

Besame Mucho

By Pamela Dour

El Triste; Segundo a Segundo Facebook; shared by <3 IL VOLO <3 Pittsburgh fan club

Granada; Segundo a Segundo; shared by All Things Il Volo

Translation: “Masterful presentation of iL Volo in the Plaza Mayor in Chihuahua, in the framework of the International Festival of 2014”  Highlight video; Conciertos de Chihuahua;  by Athina Angelopoulos

Well, it’s time to say, “Goodbye.”  What a whirlwind trip–but such a success!  Congratulations, Guys!

 

 

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Fireworks in Chihuahua; @giangionoble11

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A post shared by Gianluca Ginoble Il Volo ✈️ (@gianginoble11) on

From Ignazio: Nuestras fan de Mexico (Our fans in Mexico)!!!!; shared by All Things Il Volo

 

Bye!

~~ Kelly

Il Volo Professional ~~ Chillin’ — and Working — Chihuahua Style Part One: Juarez

Il Volo Invites You to FICH 2014; shared by All About Il Volo

By ICHICULT Representacion Juarez

 

Hey, Everyone!

Well, The Guys’ Invited us, so let’s hop on our virtual plane and head down to the Festival Internacional Chihuahua (FICH) 2014! 

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The Chihuahua International Festival is an artistic and cultural festival that takes place in multiple cities throughout the Chihuahua region of Mexico.  The program includes over 400 cultural activities by artists from more than 20 countries.  Each year a guest country is featured at the Festival, as well as a guest state and municipality.  Activities take place both at indoor and outdoor venues. 

 

Promotional Video; Come to FICH 2014; shared by All About Il Volo

By ICHICULT Representacion Juarez

 

 

Certainly looks like beautiful country! 

Check out Wikipedia here —>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_%28state%29

FICH 2014 Program and Artists; shared by Athina Angelopoulos

 

We know from past experience that Il Volo has always been very well received everywhere they go in Mexico and South America, and that they seem to pick up a little bit of a different energy themselves.  This year has not been any exception.  Based on tweets and shared pictures, they have been excited about going to Mexico from the jump.  They were greeted warmly at the airport before heading to their hotel in Juarez where they did a lot of relaxing, and it seems like they’ve been mixing it up informally with the fans as well.

But there has been a lot of working too, of course, giving the interview from which the above clip was taken and this press conference included:

 

Il Volo on Qrelajo TV; shared by All About Il Volo

By QRelajo TV/Magazine

Il Volo on El Diario MX

By All About Il Volo

Articles from Diario MX

Click here —> http://diario.mx/Local/2014-07-31_cf2b2cdd/hoy-la-inauguracion-con-il-volo-gratis&cm=1/

TRANSLATION (by Athina Angelopoulos): The 10th edition of the International Chihuahua Festival starts today with the opening show by the Italian trio Il Volo whose tenor voices will vibrate the esplanade of the Cultural Center Paso del Norte.

At exactly 8 pm Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, the group members, will interpret their ballads including Italian classics and pop songs in Spanish, English, and Mexican themes.

With free mass events, the activity of the festival will last until 21 August with a series of concerts and theatrical presentations which this year include singers and groups of international stature, as Óscar Chávez, Lila Downs, Millions, Candlebox, and Yuri Buenaventura and the Mexican band Zoé, which will close the stage of the massive events on August 12.

Like every year, the evets will take place at the esplanade of the Cultural Center Paso del Norte, as well as in the theater Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, but also have been prepared some alternate venues as the Auditorium Benito Juarez and some settlements in the west and southeast parts of the city.

 

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Click here —> http://diario.mx/Espectaculos/2014-07-31_d25e0d79/presumen-su-espanol-en-juarez/

TRANSLATION (by Athina Angelopoulos): The time has come. The 10th edition of the International Chihuahua Festival begins tomorrow night with the presentation of the group Il Volo, for the first time in Juarez.

The trio of the Italian singers is in Ciudad Juárez, and with a relaxed and informal attitude, they posed for pictures, sang and flirted in perfect Spanish.

During a press conference that lasted about 17 minutes, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble declared that they had been sleeping since they arrived in the city on Wednesday night and all they know of Ciudad Juarez so far, is the way from El Paso airport to the hotel where they are staying.

The trio expressed their excitement to return to Aztec lands after a year when they performed at the National Auditorium in Mexico City in front of 10 thousand people.

When asked the name of a favorite Mexican song, without hesitation, Ignazio Boschetto started singing ‘Bésame Mucho’ (by Consuelito Velázquez).

“Mexico has been a great country for us, every time we come back is a pleasure and now is an honor for us to sing in the Festival of Chihuahua, here in Juarez.”

Ignazio Takes a Phone Call…???? *hmmmm*; Il Volo Juarez Press Conference; Nomada, Juarez Television Facebook

edited by All About Il Volo

😀     No, it wasn’t a personal phone call.  It seems like the phone belonged to a member of the press, and I’m told by Athina that Piero actually answered the phone, but Ignazio is the one that spoke to the caller.  Lucky caller!

 

Time for Rehersal!

 

Sound Check Preps; IVELS Con Il Volo En Latinamerica Somos amore. Facebook; @theilvoloversmx

Sound Check; Il Volo Mexico Official Facebook

 

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It’s…Show time!!!

 

Il Volo appears…..Un Amore Cosi’ Grande

By Dario de Juarez

Constantemente Mia

By Luis Chavez

 

 

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Review from All About Il Volo —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/08/a-concert-in-juarez-il-volo-on-10o-fich/

Concert Highlights; shared by All About Il Volo

By QRelajo TV/Magazine

 

So, did you enjoy?  I hope so!  Now hurry and pack; we’re off to Chihuahua!

~~ Kelly

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ New Wave 2014, Abruzzo Press and Taormina Wrap Up…Just Because

Hey Everyone!

I think I’ve–dare I say it?–finally caught up with our busy globe trotters and can take a bit of a rest until they hit Mexico at the end of the week.  Perhaps a drink right in the middle of that group of guys in the picture Gianluca Instagramed a little while ago….no…?  OK…fine…. *pouting*   😉

 

Il Volo Performs At the New Wave Music Festival

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After an emotional and amazing week in Taormina, The Guys headed to Riga,  the capital of Latvia, and Jurmala to participate in the New Wave Music Festival.  The festival is a six day event with two days dedicated to international competition, though Il Volo did not compete; they appeared as special guests, singing two crowd favorites.  To read more about the event, 

 

Click here —> http://www.hotelbaltpark.com/en/blog/new-wave-2014-in-jurmala#!  ,

here —>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga to learn about Riga,

and enjoy the pictures and videos below. 

 

Il Mondo; New Wave 2014

O Sole Mio; New Wave 2014

By NovayaVolna

Click here for All About Il Volo’s New Wave Gallery —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-new-wave-2014-gallery/

“Grazie!” Grazie #newwave #newwave2014 #latvia #jurmala #riga #lettonia; Il Volo Facebook

They Talk Fashion

By All About Il Volo

 And they gave an interview to Mix TV, a Latvian music television station geared toward young people.

Mix TV Interview… *raised eyebrows*….

By Mix TV, проект портала Mixnews.lv

Yes, Gianluca; we love your looks from Brioni.  Ooh, la la!  Unfortunately, I’m not blonde.  Dang!

 

Press Conference in Pescara

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From Latvia, they headed “home; sweet home,” or more correctly: Gianluca did.  Ignazio and Piero went with him to prepare for their press conference in Pescara to talk about their upcoming concert in Abruzzo in September.  In attendance were: Pescara’s mayor, Marco AlessandriniGiovanni Di Iacovo, Council Member of Culture, Massimo Fregnani, the Italian tour promoter  and, of course, their faithful manager, Michele Torpedine.

Click here — > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescara for information about Pescara.

Interview in Pescara; found by Athina Angelopoulos

Click here —>  http://www.rete8.it/it/component/allvideoshare/video/latest/spettacoli-il-volo-a-pescara-il-5-settembre.html for the video, and

here —> http://www.rete8.it/it/cultura-e-spettacolo/15797-il-volo-a-pescara-il-5-settembre.html for the written article (how are you all doing with your Italian?)

You can also see a video of some of the conference with a translation at All About Il Volo here —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-antenna-10-italy/

 

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Oh…one more: Gianluca Jokes About Ignazio’s Appetite

By All About Il Volo

 Good Luck, guys!  I know you’ll have as much success in Abruzzo as you did in Sicily!

 

Tormina Wrap Up

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I’m guessing that everyone has seen about everything that there is to see about Taormina, but I found a few more things.   Enjoy!

 

 

Small mention of Il Volo with them holding their Tao Award during the presentation; Found by Anthina Angelopolous

By Sestarete

All About Il Volo Links:

Rai 1 Taormina Interviews —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-interview-rai1/

Estate en Diretta English Translation —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-estate-in-diretta-translated-to-english/

Playlists from ilvolo_russia

Thank you, Maria!

 

Just Because

If you don’t know that The Guys believe in faith and family, you need to read this interview from Zenit.  If you already know, read it and fall in love with them more.   😉

Click here —> http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/il-volo-award-winning-trio-taking-world-by-storm-speaks-to-zenit-on-faith-family-franciscropped-a-mlla-linked-feb-5th.jpg

Ciao!

~~ Kelly