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MATERA CONCERT by Daniela

Yes, we finally saw it, the Matera concert was broadcast by the Italian channel 5 television network.

The entire concert is sold on DVD, along with the CD. I have not deliberately watched the DVD these days, so as not to ruin the surprise and see it directly on TV.

The announcement of the program was given with several advertising passages like this:

The wait was sky high and the IL Volo, did not betray the expectations.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, were splendid, elegant, the incredible voices and the perfect video shootings.

The images of the beautiful Matera, are wonderful!

Too bad the audience was not included in the video, because between one song and another, the boys intervene with stories and videos of memories, of their beginnings and their events. All this adds value to the concert and does not exist on the DVD.

I will translate for you the words made by the boys, between one song and another of the Matera concert, words that will certainly fill your heart with admiration.

Daniela 

Matera 01

IL VOLO IN MATERA 2019 – Click Here

PIERO: Everything started as a game, three strangers put together, now after 10 years we are really like three brothers, we weren’t really aware of what we were experiencing, but the game, now it’s over, and it’s become our job, our daily life, our future. We hope to celebrate another 10, 20, 30 years of career together.

GIANLUCA: We met when we were children, and we grew up together, we created, really a unique alchemy, because we share the stage, we travel constantly together.

IGNAZIO: We will never have full awareness of what we are facing, because we always see beauty, we also see things with naivety.

IL MONDO

UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE

Matera 02

IGNAZIO: Our goal is to bring the Italian tradition, through music, to different stages and different cultures.

“Arriving in America” is always a bit of everyone’s dream, and getting to that audience was very exciting, because you realize how much you can be attached to a culture, a tradition, a flag. It is very varied, as an audience, of all ages, from the two-year-old girl to her mother.

PIERO: There is that Christmas song that says “From 9 to 92”.

GIANLUCA: And also the prestige that gives you this kind of music, because we do nothing but follow the steps of our greatest idols, like Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, the bel canto that is truly appreciated all over the world.

IGNAZIO: Surely we must say thanks to the American public that is the first who discovered us. Because after Italy, after that famous show, we immediately went to America, and with “O SOLE MIO” , they immediately sent us great affection and it was certainly nice to be able to share the emotions with all the American audience.

GRANADA

SURRENDER

Matera 03

PIERO: Italy, in our career, has always given us great emotions, perhaps the greatest emotions, because from 2010 to 2015, we sang only abroad, we did many concerts in America, South Ameica, Japan, but in Italy , we didn’t sing.

IGNAZIO: We must tell the truth, we suffered a little from this, we pretended nothing, but we suffered.

PIERO: Very.

IGNAZIO: Arriving in Italy and being practically unknown.

GIANLUCA: But you know, perhaps the “Made in Italy” musical genre has been increasingly revered abroad, especially in the US, a musical genre appreciated perhaps even more abroad.

PIERO: But in 2015 we had …..

IGNAZIO: The revenge …..

PIERO: The courage to participate in the Sanremo festival

GIANLUCA: … and to bring back the “bel canto”, also in Italy, after 20 years.

PIERO: With our song “GRANDE AMORE”, when Carlo Conti said Il Volo, the winners of Sanremo, it seemed like dreaming. But then, the Italian audience has always remained faithful, from the beginning.

E PENSO A TE

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IGNAZIO: I’m sure that if we commit ourselves for a moment let’s remember the emotion of the first time we sang at the Verona Arena. And knowing, being aware of being in that scene with your concert, is something that makes you think a little, and be excited, because a few years before it was unthinkable.

PIERO: In our career we have had the opportunity to do many concerts in the Arena, we hope to make thousands of them, yet. But I can say that I struggled to fall asleep immediately after the Verona concert.

GIANLUCA: It is precisely this, the point, also a piece of advice that we want to give to all the guys who dream of living for music, and they want to do what we are doing, that there will be many people who will probably not believe in you, but you must persevere, because you can truly reach the farthest dream. We believed in it and we still believe in it and we are studying, really hoping to continue to stay together for many years to come.

SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN

NO PUEDE SER

VOLARE – NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU

Matera 05

IGNAZIO: In USA for Haiti, we had the opportunity to have an experience, which we will never forget, we were three strangers, small, just arrived in America, and we found ourselves singing in the choir of WE ARE THE WORLD.

PIERO: We were among hundreds of artists, without knowing how to speak half a word of English.

GIANLUCA: Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Maroon Five ……

IGNAZIO: There was also Barbra Streisand, who knows, maybe it was the bell, which then gave her the idea to call us to do the tour with her!

GIANLUCA: Two years later, because in 2012 we went on tour with her, in America and Canada, and this too was an experience that made us grow, professionally but also personally.

IGNAZIO: I remember that the first time we met her was for my birthday, my 18 years (for us Italians is the age of maturity)

PIERO: Your 18 years.

GIANLUCA: You celebrated 18 years, on stage with Barbra Streisand, not bad!

PIERO: She perfectly studied our names and pronounced them perfectly, without the American accent, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, because the Americans, to speak our names …. what an effort!

PEOPLE

MY WAY

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GIANLUCA: One of the greatest emotions we experienced in our career was being able to share the stage with a great artist, Maestro Placido Domingo, in a concert tribute to the three tenors.

PIERO: The relationship with the master Domingo, was born thanks to his two grandchildren. He tells in an interview, that he returned to his son’s home in New York, and saw the grandchildren who were watching and listening on television on YouTube, our version of “O SOLE MIO”, and everything was born that way.

IGNAZIO: Surely we must also say thanks to our manager, Michele Torpedine, who then, in the end, was his idea. He wanted to do it for years, and surely we used a little the wake of the Sanremo festival and the success we had in Italy.

GIANLUCA: What then is a repertoire, almost untouchable, we didn’t even want to commit the sin of presumption, also because we are young, there is still so much to study, this is important to say it, also because we didn’t want to imitate or emulate the three tenors, but only to remember this great project, which really brought the “bel canto” the opera, out of the theaters, around the world, and it was an incredible success, which excited millions of people all over the world.

Being able to be joined by the great master Placido Domingo, after 30 years of that great concert, was a great honor.

IGNAZIO: And then we realized that 70-80% of the repertoire, was what we were already singing.

PIERO: It wasn’t so difficult to choose the songs.

MUSICA CHE RESTA

SMILE

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IGNAZIO: This year, to start the 10-year celebration, we started with a very special, very exciting event, we found ourselves on a gigantic altar, which was then a stage, turned into an altar, in Panama, for World Youth Day. We had the honor of singing for Pope Francis, being able to share the stage, with our music, with faith, above all, to see 700 to 800 thousand people praying in silence, to have Pope Francis in front of you, to pray together with all those young people.

PIEROWe are believers, and find ourselves, the only ones, there, in front of Pope Francis, who while he prays, listens to your voice, I believe it is an emotion that we will tell, to our children, grandchildren, we will tell it for life.

GIANLUCA: Being able to start the celebrations, of these 10 years, with a selfie with Pope Francis, it is not every day, and above all, to sing the “Ave Maria”, for him and for more than half a million young people, who found themselves there for WYD, and representing all the young people in this important event, was unique. We couldn’t have started the year in a better way.

ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO

Matera 08

PIERO: In life it also takes a little luck. On our last trip to Japan, something unexpected happened to us, in Japan the discipline of ice skating is very followed, and in the last Olympics, the Japanese skater, won the gold medal, skating on one of our tracks, doing the choreography on “Notte Stellata”.

CARUSO

Matera 09

GIANLUCA: There are so many Japanese people who come to study in Italy, especially opera. It is incredible, as some people have told us that they have learned to speak Italian, even listening to our songs. And it’s also nice to see so many young people who are approaching, all over the world, even this musical genre, which is our goal, we are young and we want to bring it to the new generations.

MI MANCHERAI

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

Matera 10

IGNAZIO: Often an artist does not have many opportunities to talk about himself, he is always engaged in interviews to say “we sang, we did …..”

PIERO: And it’s inconvenient.

IGNAZIO: It is uncomfortable. I think that an artist, to have a space, to talk about himself, to make people understand what he feels inside, and who he really is, is a rare and unique occasion.

WERE DO I BEGIN

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IGNAZIO: We are three guys who weigh a lot the words, and in these years, we have always given a particular weight to the word THANK YOU, because being grateful to someone, to something, is always beautiful, it makes you feel better, and we would certainly like to say thank you to several people in this interview. But the biggest THANK YOU, and I think I speak on behalf of all three, goes to our families but above all to our manager Michele Torpedine, who, despite the many difficulties we have encountered in these 10 years, has always been there to give strength to us, and constant determination …

PIERO: His constant presence…….

IGNAZIO: …… that he sent us in these 10 years.

A CHI MI DICE

O SOLE MIO

Matera 12

PIERO: The best thing about these 10 years is to see our fans, grow with us. We met 15-year-olds, who now have 25 like us, and our biggest THANKS goes to you fans, who supported us and endured us for 10 years. We hope to live this long adventure and we love you so much.

LIBIAMO NEI LIETI CALICI

NESSUN DORMA

Matera 13

GIANLUCA: We have had a 10 wonderful years. Unthinkable things have happened to us. We were 14/15 years old and always sharing the same passion that unites us, which is music and love for singing.

IGNAZIO: This is what we want to do in life, and it will be our goal for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years, until I have to accompany Piero by the arm.

GIANLUCA: 10 years of friendship, of music and above all of fidelity and respect.

PIERO: There will be lots of surprises, we promise you we won’t let you down and we’d like to tell you THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

GRANDE AMORE

 

❤️ PIERO ❤️

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❤️ IGNAZIO ❤️

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❤️ GIANLUCA ❤️

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WISHING EVERYONE IN THE FLIGHT CREW A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

THE RADIO ITALIA LIVE CONCERT by Daniela

It had been announced, Il Volo would be at Radio Italia to record an interview and a concert that will be broadcast by radio vision on November 25th.

Anyone who wanted could ask to be present, and so I immediately sent my membership and I got two passes, for me and my husband.

Here is the promo announcing the event.

 

……. and yes, in those people sitting on the floor at the end of the video, we’re here too.

To tell you that it was an unforgettable evening is really an understatement.
Everything was great, the guys close by. The room was not huge, so all those admitted (about 150/200 people) were very close to the boys. Everyone could see them and hear them very well.

The only sore point was that we had to sit on the floor, really very uncomfortable, but nothing stopped us.

This photo is by the master Grani.

Radio 01

“A CHI MI DICE”

In the confirm e-mail they sent us, it was clearly written that we could not take photos or videos, and so we left the camera at home, instead as soon as we entered, they told us that we could do both photos and video, but not use the flash .

Damn what a shame …… but with cell phone in hand, we did what we could

And here are my photos.

Radio 02

Radio 03

Radio 04

Radio 05

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The interview was short, but very funny. Manola (speaker), asked each of the three, to say something that was never revealed to anyone. Piero started and said that he does the depilation to Ignazio.😁😁😁

Great laughter, and Ignazio, a little embarrassed, said that it is something quite natural now among men, on the other hand he is called Boschetto (in Italian this word means small wood). Then Piero specified that he depilates Ignazio, only his shoulders and chest! More laughter.😁

Too bad that then Piero and Gianluca no longer told their secrets.

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Then the boys took the stage for the concert, but before starting, the director projected a video message from Antonella Clerici, who said only words of affection for our boys –  Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca and said that Antonella has always been very present in these 10 years, with messages of affection for them, without ever asking for anything in return.❤

While they waited for the direction to be ready, the boys sang “Grande Amore” in Sicilian dialect.😁

Then the concert started, we were really attached to the stage. It was awesome.

The boys, accompanied on the piano by the master Grani and two guitarists and a drummer, sang: (in random order)

IL MONDO

A CHI MI DICE

CARUSO

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA

L’AMORE SI MUOVE

IO CHE NON VIVO

MUSICA CHED RESTA

VICINISSIMO

VOLARE

GRANDE AMORE

UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE

And here is a collage of my short videos, I recorded short pieces of almost everything.

They sang two meters from me, I could hear and see them very well and it was really nice to hear and to see them so close, actually Vicinissimo!! ❤

Another fun moment, when the director stopped recording and sent two make-up artists on stage.

Look how the boys reacted, everyone laughed and the make-up artists ran away.😁😁

 

Still my other photos of the boys, but how beautiful they are.

(Click on each photo to view a larger version.)

And guess who I met at Radio Italia??? …… Xinjie Wang, who came from Rome to watch the evening.

It was good to see you again, Xinjie Wang, you are always very sweet and happy to celebrate your birthday, with this beautiful evening.

Too bad we forgot to take a picture of us together.

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And here is a beautiful photo made by Xinjie.

Radio 25

It was a wonderful experience, certainly to be repeated.

In my most optimistic expectations, I never thought that I would have enjoyed so much, that evening, I was thinking of a much more distant vision.

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca two meters from me all the time, priceless.

Daniela 

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO FROM RED RONNIE 2019 by Daniela

Red Ronnie had announced it, with great pleasure, a long live interview.

It lasted more than three hours, in which the boys, absolutely at ease, spoke, played, sang, all without rehearsals, in live, and freedom of serious talk and even laughter.

But before you see the whole video, I show you the precise moment when I thought intensely about you and your joy in hearing and seeing this.

There are no words. ❤️

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But now enjoy the full live, and I, broadly speaking, will translate what was said.

(I warn you that at the beginning the voices are not heard because they were not miked and sometimes the video freezes, but only for a few moments.)

The boys immediately feel comfortable in the studio, and they play and sing, but they make a big mess, none of them cares about the camera. Gianluca shows his cell phone to Red, Francesca is probably on the line, and in fact Red greets her by saying “Ciao bella”. There’s also Barbara who says the new studio is beautiful.

Michele also appreciates the new studio and tells Red he would like to be his partner, the two shake their hand.

Gianluca proposes to sing “Suspicious Minds”. This evening Michele has more fun for him, on the drums.

Red launches an advertisement and then tries to explain that they are live on many platforms, but fails because Piero enters and immediately starts singing. Red says it is not impossible to make a program this way and Piero replies that it is the most beautiful thing in the world!

Red leads Ignazio to see the jukebox with a ban sign and his picture on it. This is because during last year’s visit Ignazio was fascinated by the jukebox in the studio. He unplugged it, plugged it back in, opened up the front was touching the record inside. He just couldn’t keep his hands off it. So now there is a sign that states “I cannot”. 😂

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The guys are attracted to a basket of organic products, biscuits and honey, and ask if they can eat (they have just returned from a dinner).

The woman who produces the food is present.

Red says that Piero told him he was very tired, but he didn’t want to miss this appointment, because here, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have fun, with some musical instruments, they are like three happy children.

They talk about Torpedine and Piero says, he is the fourth member of IL VOLO.

There is a great confusion, and the phone calls begin, nothing is understood and Red shouts and tries to get everyone’s attention.

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The boys sing “SOMEBODY TO LOVE” and then sit down and answer a few phone calls.

Then, they dedicate to a girl “POR UNA CABEZA”.

Everyone laughs because Ignazio drops the guitar and the CD advertising sign, a disaster.

So Ignazio talks about a Sicilian singer he met as a kid and who is no longer here.

Red asks to promote their new CD, but none of them, not even Barbara or Torpedine, have brought a CD to show.

The boys perform the refrains of all the songs on the new CD.

Red reads some comments that arrived on Facebook.

Ignazio plays and sings a beautiful song by Gianni Fiorellino and then, “Tirichitolla”.

Red retraces the 10-year moments of IL VOLO and asks if they immediately agreed and Ignazio says no, because Gianluca was with a small group and not with them.

Gianluca joking and answering, he says that he is a prince and they (Piero and Ignazio), are the plebs. Piero, murmurs “….. a horned prince.”😁

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The boys say that at the beginning they were successful only abroad, in Italy they didn’t do concerts, they knew them but because their songs were considered “old” and they were not appreciated.

Red confirms, that even now, apart from the fans, here in Italy, they are still a little snubbed, by those who have “the stink under the nose”.

Ignazio says that in the musical field, being snobbish is a symptom of ignorance, because music can like or dislike, but it must all be respected. A person can say, “I don’t like it, but I respect”.

Gianluca replies that we are not all the same and if certain people think in this way, that they are free to listen to what they want.

Red confirms that Ignazio is right, because a person cannot buy a record of a singer that he doesn’t like, but if this singer is a reality appreciated by many people, he is an artist that must be respected. He also says that music can give or not give emotions, and they of IL VOLO, given the results, give many emotions.

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Piero says that their music represents the Italian melody, but many are ashamed to show their Italian character.

Ignazio says that we should never be ashamed of the country where we live, and says that they have felt the love for the Italian flag 🇮🇹 at Eurovision.

Red recalls, that at Eurovision they were first with the votes of the public but were penalized by the juries and Ignazio says that after what happened to them, they changed the voting system at Eurovision.

Then they talk about all the shows in the US in which they participated, but always with simplicity. They remember the concerts with Barbra Streisand.

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, eat biscuits and honey, Red is desperate.😁

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Piero talks about the 100 concerts that will take place from 2019 to 2020.

They start a debate about who the critics are and Red says that sometimes critics love a song but they would never admit it, because it would be like disavowing their words, because critics have good words for what they think can be good (even if they don’t like it).

Ignazio says that in Sanremo they were interviewed by all the journalists, except for one, who never called them, not even when they won Sanremo, because this journalist doesn’t really consider them, for stubbornness ……. (he is an overpaid journalist who works in the national television network, Ignazio does not say his name, but Red understands who he is).

Gianluca instead says he does not understand how some critics can still reject the evidence, Il Volo has made a great journey in 10 years, 24-year-old boys singing for Pope Francis in Panama, it doesn’t happen every day, and this reality has been ignored.

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Red says he has never met such simple, funny and clean guys, like Il Volo.

They sing “Musica Che Resta”.

Ignazio gives advice to Michele and Red says that a boy wants to give lessons to a master, but Torpedine says that Ignazio plays the drums better than him and that he also has some very beautiful insights.

Ignazio wants to sing with Piero and Gianluca, but those two refuse and then Red asks Ignazio to play Pino Daniele. ❤️

After Ignazio, Gianluca says he would like to sing “Henna”, a beautiful song by Lucio Dalla (author of Caruso). Red explains the story of this song and Gian sings accompanied by Ignazio (it’s the first time they sing it and play it). ❤️

Piero says that his musical tastes, instead, lean more towards the lyric genre and he admits that during the tour in Japan he had the courage to sing “PORQUOI ME REVEILLER” of the opera Werter, in French (a pity we didn’t hear it). Red asks him if he wants to do it at that moment, but Piero says he needs voice warming, and also that it’s very difficult.

Gianluca performs “IN THE GHETTO”.

And then, later they perform the beautiful American national anthem “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER”.

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Follows, a nice piece in Japanese language.

Calls flow in from all over.

Piero sings “O SOLE MIO” in English / Italian version.

Then they play a nice rock and roll.

Other phone calls and Red is amazed at how Gianluca remembers all the girls.

Piero plays the camera man.

Piero he says that in Guatemala, while they were in concert, the thieves entered the hotel and stole all the safe from the wall, which was in Piero’s room.

Gianluca says that every time they go to Guatemala, there is so much affection for them, on the part of the Guatemalans.

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Red looks for Ignazio, who is talking to Torpedine, in the next room. Michele says they have to register “GRANDE AMORE” in English, because they had this request, for the English and American market.

In addition, Michele announces that they will be on a famous Italian satirical news program STRISCIA LA NOTIZIA on 18 November.

Red asks why they go to that news and Michele says it is to promote their CD, there is no hotel destroyed .

Red remembers that, they had been interviewed by that news program, due to the hotel being destroyed, and ask to Ignazio if that thing was true. Ignazio replies that they do not destroy hotels, only here from Red, a little.

(At this point, there is a very important moment, which definitively silences certain unjust attacks that are still done to the guys, on the question of the Swiss hotel.)

Torpedine says, “It was so destroyed, that we won the case and then we gave that money to charity”.

Red adds that no newspaper wrote of this, they only wrote that Il Volo destroyed a hotel and not, that they won the case and gave the money to charity. Michele adds, that the newspapers say only what they want and never talk about the real things of the group and their successes in the world, they never write it, because it bothers them.

At this point the boys are attracted by a magnetic turntable, which has the disc plate that remains suspended in the air. Red is worried because he’s afraid they’ll break it 😁, Ignazio says he wants to have it.

Red asks Ignazio how they spend their money they earn. He replies that he bought a nice car and has a house, because it is important, even if they are away, to have a house to go home to and then he helped his family. He says that all three of them come from families full of feelings and emotions, but not economically speaking, so they helped their families, they allow to themselves some things, but they are very responsible boys, who don’t do crazy things.😘

Red asks Piero the same question. Ignazio says that Piero is stingy. Piero says he is not, he says that all three are quiet boys, that they give value to money, because they all come from humble families, artisans, so they know the value of hard-earned money. Now they are lucky enough to be able to live thanks to the work they do, they are three very privileged guys who therefore try to help the people who need it most.

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Ignazio says they are generous boys.

Piero confirms and says that they do not like to make it known, in fact Ignazio says that he was at the Santa Caterina (Hospital of Bologna). Red did not know it and says that it is right to tell these things, but Ignazio says that it is an act that he does for himself, not to make it known to others.

Beautiful things have been said, and Red says, that every once in a while, digging, a diamond comes out.

They made an evening in total freedom and made so many people happy that they saw the guys of IL VOLO, in a different way. With the phone calls that have come from all over the world, they have also shown (if needed) that Il Volo is really known everywhere.

Red then asks to do another evening, where they will be prepared to sing, with musical backing and Ignazio says they can come with their band. Red immediately wants to set a date before their departure in January.

Piero says that from Red they come willingly and Ignazio adds that they feel at home there, an evening with friends.

Torpedine remembers its beginnings. Gianluca says that Michele sees himself in them.

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Red sees the tattoos of Ignazio and one says SAUDADE (nostalgia) and Ignazio says, he is one who needs moments of sadness.

Red asks Torpedine to tell the difference between the first singers he has followed and Il Volo, and Michele says that he has been living these last 10 years big time, he has started breathing again and he says it to everyone, because boys and their families are honest people and special and he notices this even when they are traveling around the world with the band and the crew, everyone wants to be with them, like a big family.

Finally there are real relationships, they are serious, and then they play, but always with education, respect and gratitude. They consider Michele an important person.

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Torpedine says that he and Renis, at the beginning, saw in them some child prodigies, but then when they grew up, their value was very well understood.
Red asks to finish the show with a song.

Some more phone calls and Red is amazed because Gianluca remembers all the girls who are calling.

The last phone call is from Lucrezia, an Italian girl who at the concert in Rome, had a sign saying:
“I’m beautiful, I’m rich, I’m smart. Piero, want to marry me?”
Piero in Rome, he was joking and answered yes!
Piero remembers everything and now asks her if his two friends (Gian and Igna) are good as witnesses and Red can sing the Ave Maria. 😁

Gianluca shows Red the photo on his cell phone, a vegan breakfast and Red says he and Piero are planning a wedding and Gian shows him a breakfast? Red says these guys are crazy.

Piero dedicates the last song to Lucrezia: “Grande Amore”.

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Gianluca confirms that another evening will come, with the whole band, and will prepare and perform their songs.

Red asks them to set the date for January 13th.
They perform, “GRANDE AMORE”.

Red gathers all three for the final greetings. He takes Ignazio’s cell phone and sees that his mother, Caterina,sent him a message that Red reads: “You are all wonderful, I love you, my little one.” Then Ignazio shows the picture of his Arturo and says he lives with him , but now he is in Sicily, because they are always abroad.

Piero is very tired, sleeping on his feet, and Red calls his father Gaetano who is there with them. Gaetano is a very shy person and of few words. Red asks if Piero has his head mounted and Gaetano answers, absolutely not, then he says he lives in Naro.

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Red asks for a close-up of the faces of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, to show how tired they are.

Final greetings and thanks.

The boys say “A big hug to Red” and they all throw themselves at Red. ❤ 🤗

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

This video, instead, was published the following morning by Red Ronnie, many beautiful words for IL VOLO.

“What a night last night, we finished at 1:00 a.m., I went to sleep at 3:00.
It was incredible, to say that guys are happy, that is to say the least.
We have reached an impressive number of people around the world with this live.
We have demonstrated the incredible popularity of Il Volo.

What happened, it was fantastic, also because we had fun.
Everything was out of control, everything was spontaneous.
This morning I saw only the beginning and I had to force myself to stop, because I would see everything again, for how beautiful it was.

I’m very tired.”

(Red reads some comments.)
He says that the January date is not confirmed but Monday goes to dinner with Torpedine and they talk about this.
Red states that you cannot know what it’s like to do a live like last night, because it was a completely improvised program so you had to adjust the microphones every time, but it was wonderful.

He confirmed that it was incredible yesterday with Il Volo, something amazing, fantastic, they will repeat this experiment.

(Red reads a comment): What do you think of Il Volo?

They are fantastic guys, I I love working with simple people, I don’t like rock stars.
(Now he reads a comment from Ercole Ginoble) – Hard to keep them at bay, Ercole !

Don’t tell me, I know it!
With them it is always a great success.
The thing they have shown is that people believe that Il Volo are young-old, absolutely NO, they are fantastic, they are very punk, much more punk than they may seem.

I will go to lunch with Torpedine to talk about an evening with the whole group, where we mix the talk of everything, with live songs.
I talked about it with Piero this morning. The most meticulous is Gianluca and Ignazio is a disaster!
They were themselves last night.
I just wanted to say that last night was magical.

Francesco Facchinetti (the one who defended them this year, denouncing the Sanremo journalists) is in Mexico, and sent me a message with the words THAT SHOW.
Always good music from me.
Ciao guys, see you!


Beautiful evening in complete freedom.
Simple and fantastic guys.
In spite of everything, the boys took off some pebbles from their shoes, concerning certain journalists and critics.
Wonderful to know that they won the lawsuit for the Swiss hotel and that they donated the money to charity.
Fantastic audience response from all over the world.
Thanks Red, we look forward to the next live.

Daniela 

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INSTORE : MILANO MINI LIVE by Daniela

Sunday 10 November, an instore, this time Milan, with a mini-live from the Mondadori balcony, overlooking Piazza del Duomo.

The whole week there was bad weather, rain and cold, but on Sunday a sun 🌞 and a blue sky welcomed our boys!

In this video, the boys say that they have just arrived in Milan and are waiting for the fans in Piazza Duomo.

And here they are, from the balcony where they performed, happy to show their NEW CD with a sea of people behind them in one of the most beautiful Italian squares.

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Yes, among that multitude of people, I am there too, with my husband. We are there, impossible to recognize ourselves.

What a thrill, we arrived by train in Milan and, going up the underground staircase, and going out in front of the Duomo, white and magnificent that raises its spires in a precious blue sky …… priceless.

As soon as we arrived in square, here they are, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, who face the balcony of the library, located in a beautiful old building, right next to the Duomo.

The square is full of people, not everyone is a fan. A lot of people are walking around Milan, but they stop to listen, and we are all with our noses up, listening to these beautiful voices, the arms at the top holding cell phones, intent on recording this beautiful event. Nobody moves, everyone looks up, wonderful.

The event was very beautiful, the boys sang four songs and exactly:
IL MONDO
MUSICA CHE RESTA
A CHI MI DICE
GRANDE AMORE

and the square responded with so much warmth.

An incredible emotion, seeing them and hearing them sing from that balcony, with the Duomo a stone’s throw from us.

Fantastic!!!

And here is the video I recorded, I missed the beginning, but then I recorded the whole moment for you, without interruption. Good vision to you……enjoy! 😘

After “IL MONDO”, the boys say goodbye and Piero says they are here because their new album celebrating their 10-year career was released the other day and this is their way of thanking them for their support.

Gianluca thanks everyone for being here.

Ignazio says that this year they were in Sanremo and presented a song that he likes very much, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”(fans acclaim Ignazio)

Immediately thereafter follows “A CHI MI DICE”.

After the song, Gianluca says they want to remember one of the most exciting moments of their career, when they won the Sanremo festival in 2015.

Piero adds that it’s their way to greet everyone.

Gianluca adds that with this song they want to transmit all their “GRANDE AMORE”  to us.

Here are the few photos I took:

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Here I am, happy and proud, with my new CD, in my hands. ❤️

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Unfortunately I couldn’t get the CD signed. 😢

The day was beautiful, but when the sun went down, it started to get very cold. I was at the end of the long line, I was frozen, it was dark and there was still more than an hour waiting in the cold, and unfortunately also the train ride to return home. So, happy for the unexpected day (I wasn’t sure I could go to Milan), I returned home. 

 And here, below, other photos of the event in Piazza Duomo. 

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Very nice video from Radio Subasio.

 

This is also from Leggo.it.

The speaker asks the guys what they felt.

Piero replies that it is a great emotion to see all those people there for them, for an artist it is the greatest joy, looking out at a balcony and seeing all those people. Il Volo loves these people so much, and people love them. ❤️

Ignazio says that today they understood, what the Pope feels.😁

Gianluca says that for them it is like a birthday, 10 years of career, a great goal, and there will be other years of friendship, music and loyalty.😘

The speaker asks what was the most beautiful emotion of these 10 years and Piero replies, the honor when they sang in front of Pope Francis, a memory that they will carry with them for their whole life.

Final greetings.

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There are no words to describe the excitement of that square full of people and to hear Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca raise their beautiful voices up, up, even higher.

But there are still so many events awaiting us.

Thanks guys, it’s always possible to be with you.

Daniela 

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The boys, seeing this photo, said: 10 years of instores, the first photo is the first year, where there would have only been a dozen people and the second photo is today.  ❤️  😄

MORE photos and videos of the event:

 

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VERISSIMO 9 November by Daniela

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca are promoting their new CD, and these days they have many appointments with radio, TV and instore. One of the most popular appointments is certainly Verissimo, where they are expected by Silvia Toffanin.

In short, I translate what was said:

After the first pleasant and playful pleasantries, Silvia says that they have just arrived from overseas. Piero confirms that they have just returned from a tour in South America, where they have had great satisfaction and great emotions and says that they celebrate 10 years with a tour of 100 concerts.

Silvia says that, to celebrate these 10 years, she has prepared a video dedicated to them, where she will tell who they are and what they are in the world.

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(I literally translate Silvia’s words that accompany the images in the video.)

Dear Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, here we are.

Even if you’re young guys, you’re ready to celebrate an unprecedented career.
10 years of music and songs that warm the heart. It was 2009, when we were struck for the first time by your incredible voices.

10 years of career, of music, but above all of friendship and fidelity, in which you have become brothers, and it is precisely on this your indissoluble bond that you have built everything.

Those who have always followed you, know that this year you have marked a new goal in South America, where the Latin rhythm meets all the power of singing. Puerto Rico, San Salvador, Buenos Aires, San Paolo, Rio, you have enriched with magic their eyes, the views of those lands so far away, entering into the daily life of gestures, smiles and the eyes of those who have run to listen to you.

As in your last Latin stop in Santiago de Chile, or as when you sang for Pope Francis, in Panama.

Piero: there were 450,000 young people, there was a great silence.
Gianluca: a deafening silence

You have grown quickly, but thanks to the values that your origins have taught you, you have found the true strength, the ability to return where it all started, because for those who count, you are always and only: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

Your life for 10 years is made of journeys that continue. Next year you will be back on tour between the United States and North America, passing once again to the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York.

But the most beautiful thing is that in all these years, each of you has remained himself.

This is the power of dreams, to get anywhere, without ever feeling truly arrived.

Let me tell you, dear Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, you are an Italian pride.

With love: Silvia.

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The boys, moved, embrace Silvia (who is confirmed as a true Volover). Ignazio, jokes, pretending to cry. 😁😁😁

Gianluca states that Ignazio is the craziest of the three and Silvia responds ironically, that she didn’t understand it!

Gianluca says that without Ignazio, it would be a deadly bore, instead Piero jokingly says that are 10 years of endurance.

Silvia says they do everything together, travel together, eat together and Piero specifies ….. separate rooms. Piero confirms that they eat the same things and are intolerant to the same foods, then he says that they go to the gym and train together.

Gianluca says that they are profoundly different, but over the years the relationship has been strengthened.

Silvia asks if they fight and they say yes and Ignazio says that Piero and Gian are lower (shorter) because he hits them on the head. 😁

Piero says they argue but they don’t fight. Gian says that now they know what the things that annoy each other, and they avoid them.

Ignazio says that Gianluca is spiteful, while Piero is stubborn and wants to impose his ideas.

Then they talk about the physical aspect and say that Ignazio is happy with his newfound physical form and he says he is happy because he wants to show to those who have a physique like his, softer, which can get a slimmer shape.

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Now Silvia faces the topic “girlfriends” and immediately tells Ignazio, whom she has read in some interviews, that he is looking for his girlfriend.

Ignazio replies that he is indeed for the family, and when he meets the right person he will be happy. Silvia asks him about his last girlfriend and he replies that he was very much in love, but then, as often happens, everything is over.

Silvia says it’s difficult for artists like them, always on tour to have a bond, Ignazio replies that it’s not easy, but it’s nice to leave and know that there is a person at home waiting for you. ❤️

Silvia asks if it is true that Ignazio also knows how to cook well and Piero replies that he does not like knowing what a dish is made of, but Ignazio must always explain it to him.

Then Piero says that he and Ignazio both live in Bologna and Ignazio, every now and then he sends him some ready-made food, just like a grandmother!!

Then Silvia asks if it’s true that they eat pasta before concerts and they confirm it, but three hours earlier.

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Now Silvia, remembers Gianluca that last time he told him that he had a girlfriend and he confirms it and says that the girl becomes part of the family and she expects him, even if he stays out for months. Silvia asks for the name of the lucky one and Gianluca answers Francesca.❤️

Gianluca then, says that, they have learned to be selective with friendships and he says that boys of their age often confuse friendship with habit.

Silvia asks if the boys sleep close together and Piero says they have separate rooms well away from him, because Piero likes to sing when he takes a bath or a shower, so Gian and Ignazio want rooms far away from Piero.

Silvia takes a guitar and gives it to Ignazio, followed by a short performance of “Musica Che Resta”.

After playing the song, Silvia says she had goose bumps.

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Silvia says she saw gestures of affection between them, so she asks if they really love each other. Gianluca confirms that they are like a big family, living their lives on two tracks, occasionally jumping on one or the other.

Speaking also of their daily life and studies. Piero confirms that he recently graduated, Gianluca admits to having only the first two years of gymnasium (classical high school).

Then Silvia shows a video where the guys play sports.

(Ignazio says to Silvia …. “You show us, what we do in our spare time.” 😁)

All three are very sporty.

Ignazio says that before the concert he goes to the gym, because he already arrives with a warm voice.

Silvia asks Piero if he has a girlfriend. He replies no and that he is well and that he sings better with fewer thoughts.

Silvia asks for a piece of “Grande Amore” to be performed.

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Gianluca recalls that they have confirmed two new dates for Italy, Verona 30 August and Taormina 4 September for 2020. He says that they like to bring the beauty of Italy to their DVDs, in fact the last concert was done in the beautiful Matera . They confirm that their latest CD, IL VOLO The Best of 10 Years, was released all over the world on November 8th. Piero states that the Matera concert will be broadcast on Italian TV on Channel 5 on November 19th.

Silvia shows a video with a preview of the concert in Matera.

At this point, Silvia confirms the very important things, says that what is striking about the three of them, is that they are very different from their peers, who sometimes sing vulgarities, but they are very careful, good guys, guys of other times.

Piero says that they do not sing an ancient genre, but a classical genre, which never sets. It is the music that is part of the Italian cultural heritage, known to all, and they are only trying not to let it be forgotten and bring it to their peers.

Silvia confirms that they are really exemplary guys.

Ignatius says that they always try to give good examples.

They make the lives of three normal, regular, simple boys who convey love for what they do, and have gratitude for those who followed them from the beginning.

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At this point Silvia proposes a very nice thing, the boys have to perform all the 19 songs on their CD in a minute.

Beautiful and nice demonstration that the boys perform very well, without however performing the “Nessun Dorma”.

Silvia says that they are music that remains!

There are the final greetings.

Ignazio thanks all those who in 10 years have always accompanied them, starting with Torpedine, Sony Music, thanks to Silvia who manages to transmit an artist for what it is and above all thanks to their fans who always support them and always make them feel the their affection.

Silvia thanks them, as they are and says her program is their home, to travel the world, but remember that the doors of her show are always open for them.

Kisses and final hugs.

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What to say, it was a wonderful interview!

Silvia does not hide her genuine admiration for our boys and they are completely at ease and offer themselves to the people for what they are, beautiful, nice and cheerful.

Thanks for this nice interview.

Very soon,
Daniela

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