So many enthusiastic comments on the translation of a speech between one song and another from IL Volo, during the concert in Taormina, that I looked for another video where there was a speech to be translated and I found it.
GIAN = (Ignazio speaks to Piero) Anyway, opening the parenthesis, Gianluca told me the “cassate” (silly, meaningless phrases) that you say …. But do you realize? (many laughs)
GIAN = But I would never allow myself to say these things into the microphone.
IGNA = Saint Gianluca, who are you (referring to Gianluca), the fourteenth apostle?
PIERO = Could I please introduce the next piece?
GIAN = Maybe I’ll do it, also because you two will sing. I’ll be brief, I promise you.
IGNA = But why? Are you leaving?
GIAN = Yes.
IGNA = Ah, the Ave Maria is good for something! (applause and laughter)
GIAN = There are five thousand of you against me tonight, I’m the only one from Abruzzo, is there any Abruzzo here who gives me a hand? ….. Oh thank goodness!
IGNA = But we (meant the Sicilians) do not discriminate against anyone. It is I who discriminate against you.
GIAN = Indeed ….. but it’s not true, we love each other (and they shake their hands)
IGNA = Absolutely !! ❤
PIERO = (to Ignazio) But have you completely forgotten Italian tonight? (Ignazio speaks in Sicilian).
IGNA = I’m in Sicily (lots of laughter and applause) it takes a passport to come here. (Piero laughs a lot). It is since I moved to Bologna that this thing hasn’t turned out (the dialect of Bologna is very different from Sicilian).
You live here, you go to the baker and say “Will you give me half a kilo of bread?” (Ignazio says the sentence in Sicilian and then repeats the same sentence in Bolognese, the sentence is the same, but the sound result is very different), it’s not the same thing !!!
GIAN = No, it’s not the same …
IGNA = But it’s still beautiful!
GIAN = Come on, am I the presenter?
IGNA = Go!
GIAN = Ladies and Gentlemen, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, will sing only for you: “O Paese d’o sole” (applause)
These guys are really funny, and I like Ignazio a lot when he speaks the Sicilian dialect.
Gianluca does well the part of being rejected by Ignazio, but it is really clear that they love each other.
And what about this spectacular duet between Ignazio and Piero, this is one of my favorite Neapolitan songs, every time I get goosebumps.
Fantastic trio. ❤️❤️❤️
Credit to Alicja L. for the photos, to the owners of the video and music “O paese d’o sole”.
Since there is no interesting news on Il Volo, I searched through the old videos, and I found one of June 2017, recorded in Taormina.
The speech that precedes the song is very hilarious, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are really three nice rascals, who know how to entertain us.
I hope that the translation reproduces the nice atmosphere…
GIAN = Here we are! (applause)
IGNA = Sorry I’m late, but tenors pee too. (laughter from the audience) (he clears his throat)
I wanted to make a serious speech ….. we are fond of Italy, in particular Sicily, two of us are Sicilians, (he sees a white cloud from the audience) … but who smokes? What happened? Is there white smoke for the new Pope? (many laughs)
This cigarette hurts you, throw it away!
GIAN = DO NOT SMOKE!
IGNA = (he resumes the speech interrupted by cigarette smoke). However, we are mainly linked to Taormina. Taormina is very special for us, because we think it is one of the most beautiful towns in the world, (applause) but above all because we met some real friends here.
To name a few, like Saretto Bambar who makes wonderful granitas ….
Piero = Hi Saretto
GIAN = We love you!
IGNA = … then Giovanni of LA BOTTE (restaurant near the Bambar), then all our tennis friends ….
GIAN = Even the Metropole Hotel, who always treat us like royalty.
IGNA = The promise I want to make to the people of Taormina is to spend my summer here in Taormina. (applause) ….. but it’s not that now that you know, this summer everyone come to Taormina !!!!! I come around day 32 …. (lots of laughter)
GIAN = of December !!
Well, let’s move on to the next song.
IGNA = Yes, sorry.
GIAN = Maybe many of you know that our journey, indeed, our flight together, started more than eight years ago.
The first time we sang together was April 25, 2009. The years go by quickly …..
PIERO = Eight years old … you must understand that we spend most of the year together, so when we go home I happen to call my brother or sister, by their names. (Ignazio or Gianluca)
IGNA = It can happen, but one thing worries me, I don’t mean for your brother, but to call your sister by our names ….. (lots of laughter).
PIERO = It can happen, but the real problem is that when Ignazio comes home, he calls his dog, by our names (lots of laughter).
IGNA = It’s details …
PIERO = But I say, have I ever replied “bow wow?”
IGNA = No, but you must know that dogs become like children and …..
GIAN = This is a show of affection!
IGNA = Exactly.
And then Franzino (Franz, Ignazio and Alessandra’s dog), looks a little like you, has your features, look I’m complimenting you.
PIERO = Thank you, what a brother!
IGNA = Maybe even the cut of the eyes, the tuft ..
PIERO = Do you have a dog with a tuft?
IGNA = It’s hairy ..
PIERO = And am I hairy? (he refers that everybody knows Ignazio to be the hairiest of them three). Hairy me?
IGNA= (At this point, Ignazio speaks in Sicilian dialect. He is the hairiest of the three and I think this causes him a little embarrassment, since the current fashion involves smooth male chests. That summer, Ignazio shaved his chest, but the result was that his skin was not smooth at all, but full of small rashes, I believe that the meaning of the sentence said by Ignazio is this …)
And then, the hair removal must be done only on the legs of the women and not the men on the chest …. then I become a meteorite! 😁😁
Let’s move on.
GIAN = The first song we sang together that day, you know it true, you remember it, you saw that famous episode (of Ti Lascio Una Canzone).
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll all sing together O SOLE MIO !!(applause)
Did you like their comedy?
They are good singers, good guys, good entertainers, what more do we want.
Attending one of their concerts is a real experience, but now we are in a crisis of withdrawal from concerts.
We hope that the situation will return to normal soon, so that we can once again enjoy your voices, your beauty and even your antics personally.
During the beautiful presentation event of the D&G feature in Taormina, Il Volo sang a beautiful Sicilian song – “E VUI DURMITI ANCORA”.
It is a beautiful Sicilian poem written by Giovanni Formisano in 1910.The beauty of the text greatly affected Gaetano Emanuel Calì, to the point that in the duration of the trip from Malta, (one night), he composed the score to go with it.
Thanks to my friend Katerina Tsaousi, who published the text and the video, I thought of repeating these beautiful words, in the original text and below with the translation made by the Sicilian friend Rita Spera.
Thanks to both !!😘😘
E VUI DURMITI ANCORA
Gian= Lu suli è già spuntatu di lu mari E vui, bidduzza mia, durmiti ancora, L’aceddi sunnu stanchi di cantari E affriddateddi aspettanu ccà fora; Ignazio= Supra ‘ssu barcuneddu su pusati E aspettanu quann’è ca v’affacciati.
Piero= Lassati stari, non durmiti cchiui, Ca ‘nzemi a iddi, dintra sta vanedda, Ci sugnu puru iù, c’aspettu a vui, Ppi viriri ‘ssa facci accussì bedda; G+I+P= Passu cca fora tutti li nuttati E aspettu suru quannu v’affacciati. (The part sung by Il Volo ends here, but the song continues.)
Li ciuri senza vui non vonnu stari, Su tutti ccu li testi a pinnuluni, Ognun d’iddi non voli sbucciari, Si prima non si rapì ssu barcuni. Intra li buttuneddi su ammucchiati E aspettanu quann’è ca v’affacciati. Lassati stari, non durmiti cchiui, Ca ‘nzemi a iddi, dintra sta vanedda, Ci sugnu puru iù, c’aspettu a vui, Ppi viriri ‘ssa facci accussì bedda; Passu cca fora tutti li nuttati E aspettu suru quannu v’affacciati.
AND YOU SLEEP, AGAIN
The sun has already risen above the sea And you my beautiful, You sleep, again Birds are tired of singing And full of cold, they wait out here Above the small balcony, they are supported And they wait when it is That you, you lean out of the balcony.
You stop, Don’t sleep anymore because in their midst Inside this little street I’m here too, I’m waiting for you To see your face so beautiful. I spend all the nights out here To see when you look out on the balcony. (The part sung by Il Volo ends here, but the song continues.)
Flowers without you don’t want to be They are all with dangling heads Each of them does not want to blossom If this balcony doesn’t open first Inside the buds are wrapped And they wait when you look out onto the balcony.
You stop, Don’t sleep anymore because in their midst Inside this little street I’m here too, I’m waiting for you To see your face so beautiful. I spend all the nights out here To see when you look out on the balcony.
And now, as our eyes are never tired of beauty, let’s still enjoy our beautiful boys, elegant in D&G tuxedos. ❤️❤️❤️
Il Volo with Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Musumeci (governor of Sicily).
The words of this Sicilian song are really beautiful.
This song was often used by young Sicilian males to serenade their girlfriends, who listened to them from the window or from the balcony … how romantic.
Poor Gianluca who had to sing in a really difficult dialect.
But Il Volo has made a really good interpretation ….. of course they can, they are Il Volo !!
Thanks again to Rita for the translation from Sicilian to Italian! 😘
For those who do not know the “pearl of the Ionian”, Taormina, is a beautiful small town with a breathtaking view.
It is really small, you can walk quickly, and see it all, and in its alleys, time has stopped. It is a destination for great tourism, for its undeniable beauty, but also because there is a beautiful and panoramic and well-kept ancient Greek Theater where many events take place.
By the way, but how beautiful are our guys with D&G designer clothes?
From 1 to 10 I would say 11!❤😁
A nice video of moments in Taormina, shot by Gianluca. The weather is not beautiful, let’s hope it doesn’t rain!
But last night after a nice dinner at the Baronessa restaurant, the boys sent a singing message for you in the U.S.
In this period of Covid, Taormina shines as always, but there are fewer people, therefore, all the more reason it is even more livable and it is easy to meet the people we would love to see, maybe at Bambar, while we taste a good granita, by Saretto.
In fact, these are my two dear friends, Nancy and Luce and that’s who they met !!
I am so happy for them, but also jealous. 😁😁😘
Even Piero Ignazio and Gianluca are there and at any time, a good granita is not refused !!
Gianluca says, “A granita, at Bambar at midnight and twenty, guys, almond and pistachio granita, you don’t know what you are missing”.
It’s the day of the event, this evening at the Greek Theater, there will be the Dolce & Gabbana event, the film DEVOTION will be screened with Monica Bellucci and with music by Ennio Morricone, and at the end there will be a performance by Il Volo !!
The boys started the day early with a good gymnastic workout, great guys !!
Then it was time for rehearsals.
And here we are finally at night.
But how much more beautiful can Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio be with these D&G tuxedos ??
I would say amazing! ❤️❤️❤️
Beautiful and very elegant men.
The event is sponsored by the Sicily Region.
The few admitted public did not have to pay, only to book the few tickets.
What luck for them!
(Please click on each individual photo to enlarge.)
Il Volo with the governor of Sicily Musumeci.
Il Volo with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and actress Monica Bellucci.
Here is the performance of Il Volo.
Il Volo performed:
Nessun Dorma E vui durmiti ancora (typical song sung in Sicilian dialect also by Gianluca) E più ti penso (tribute to Morricone) Un amore così grande
Four beautiful and flawless songs.
What a wonderful evening, lucky that audience.
Wonderful and elegant Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, as it must be on a special evening like this.
How many of you have seen and heard such beauty in music?
Really special and we are happy to be their fans !!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
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