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PBS Special by Daniela

Well, the date of the PBS special arrived, 14 June 2019.

We are all very excited to have photos, videos, discover the songs that will be sung.
There are two Flight Crew members that have been selected by the official fanclub for this great initiative, and they are Crystaldawn and Antonia Guzzo.

We are very happy for them, we hope they can send us some nice news.

Yesterday there were general rehearsals and little was leaked, just some afternoon photos and a video of TRM Tele Radio Matera.

Here they are.

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And here is the TRM video, remember to activate the subtitles.

And TGR Basilicata.

And here is the opinion of Crystaldawn, who published in the comments of the post of Matera and that perhaps, not all of you have read.

The concert was very intimate with only approximately 20-25 round tables seating 6-8 guests. Upon arrival we were offered a glass of sparkling wine. The evening warm and the backdrop of Matera skyline lit up was spectacular. Our fan table was in the front row near the center. Due to PBS filming, we were not allowed to use our cell phones to video the guys.

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Their voices were amazing and being so close it was a powerful sound. The guys were great of course, but somewhat reserved due to the filming. Ignazio the most active—but that is to be expected. 

Now for the songs, it was a mix of everything. Beginning with “IL Mondo” and ending with “Grande Amore”. Alessandro Quarta was their special surprise guest. He played “Musica Che Resta” with them, along with accompanying each on their solos, and having a solo of his own. Only a couple of songs from their new album were sung . . . “Arriverderci Roma” and “A chi mi dice”.

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To be honest, I anticipated more songs from their new album (I will hear them Sunday night), but this is for PBS promotions in the USA and I felt a lot of the material they presented had already appeared on PBS specials and therefore to promote their new album for Americans mostly new material (along with some old favorites) was expected. 

The guys were dressed in casual black suits, black shirt and socks. Ignazio wore blue loafer shoes. They never changed their clothing and kept their jackets on. I like it where part way through they take their jackets off and roll up their sleeves. But again, PBS filming. I look forward to Sunday night when they can cut loose.

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Ignazio brought a jogging friend and his mom. Ignazio looks great with his weight loss which all three made a point of showing it off. Gianluca had his whole family and girl friend Francesca. I didn’t notice any special guests of Piero. I was able to obtain a quick photo with Piero and Gianluca as they were entering the sound check prior to the concert and give both a small pilgrimage gift that I prepared for them. In the case of Ignazio, I handed it to his mom after the concert.

I had hoped that the guys would be able to say a quick hello and photo with the 10 fans who were selected. But that did not occur before or after the concert. We did receive a little wave from the stage when they were near our table and off camera. 

I look forward to Sunday night and a concert that will be more in line with my expectations.

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Thank you very much Crystal Dawn, for your very welcome report, it must have been exciting to have the boys so close.

Well, the voices of the boys have not betrayed, strong and powerful as always.

We understand that you prefer a less formal program, where guys don’t feel harnessed by how they should look, but more free to express their personalities. I think their concert on Sunday will have a more formal initial part and then another less formal one. Sure that the songs will be different, less popular classics and maybe some new additions.

And what about Matera, the ancient Sassi lent their precious image for an even more beautiful show.

Thanks Matera.

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From what Crystal Dawn said, and from what has transpired from the short videos, we can say that there were these songs: (in random order)


IL MONDO

MUSICA CHE RESTA

GRANDE AMORE 

CARUSO 

UN AMORE COSì GRANDE

NESSUN DORMA

LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI

TORNA A SURRIENTO

NOTTE STELLATA

VOLARE

ARRIVERDERCI ROMA

A CHI MI DICE

LOVE STORY (Piero)

MI MANCHERAI (Gianluca)

ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO (Ignazio)

SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN (Gianluca)

(For now, they are the ones we have been able to know, but I believe there are others.)

And here are some short videos of the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

In the exchange of words, here is the speech:

G = We have a prince here.

I = Thank you, in fact, they wanted to do me PRINCIPE DI MARSALA (Prince of Marsala), but I said no, no, no, there is already a BARON, just a Baron of Agrigento here. (laughter)

P = Di Naro, not from Agrigento.

 

And here’s today’s Basilicata news.

Director Duccio Forzano in Matera for the live show of Il Volo.

Thanks again to Crystal Dawn for her report, now we wait for the other news.

Ok, the special PBS has been made. And now it’s running, tomorrow is the big day, MUSICA TOUR is waiting for us.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

SUMMER TAKES IL VOLO by Daniela

BIANCA MAGAZINE, has dedicated the cover to IL VOLO and inside there is a nice article by Omar Gelsomino, which I now translate for you.

IL VOLO,  WE SING OUR TRADITION IN THE WORLD.

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When we saw them on TV for the first time, they were single beginners at the second edition of TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE. Since then Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto (both Sicilians, the first from Naro, in the Agrigento area; the second from Marsala, in the province of Trapani) and Gianluca Ginoble, from Abruzzo, have come a long way and since 2009, they have “taken off” as IL VOLO. This is the name of this extraordinary trio that in 10 years, from the talent of Antonella Clerici onwards, signed a contract with Universal and then with Sony, sang for the greatest personalities in the world, dueted with international stars, done and continue to do sold-out tours in every part of the globe, and in 2015 won the Sanremo Festival with “Grande Amore”.

 

We saw them at the cinema with “Notte Magica”, a concert film that marked the stages of the silimar “A Tribute To The Three Tenors”, recently in a film “Un Amore Così Grande”, and now engaged in their “Musica Tour”.

 

Three different personalities, but who are you really?

We are three guys with a great desire to make music and share what we love doing. Three boys, with completely different personalities, united by the passion for the same musical genre, a little forgotten, and we are trying in every way to bring back again among the “young”.

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From a talent to global success. How do you experience it?

We live it with a lot of tension, as it gives you the incentive to produce new things, to make music, to never give up.

Our typical day is marked by the 24-hour workday, we can’t imagine our life without this work, the last thing the artist does is get on stage and sing, before the whole job is behind.

The people who are close to me every day, see me one day nervous, one day very happy , one day thoughtful, one day tense, we all have the stimulus and the question mark of tomorrow, but we must always enjoy the moment. (Piero’s words).

 

If you look back, what and how do you see yourself?

We see three very privileged boys, looking at our past we cannot but believe in destiny.

If one of us had participated in the first or third edition of that program, IL VOLO would not have been born.

Since then, thanks to Michele Torpedine, our current manager, we have done a lot of work.

 

How you have changed?

On the positive side, but also on the negative side (they joke).

We have grown humanly and professionally.

It is clear that each of us has his own needs, he wants to spend the holidays alone, he wants to be more alone.

We cannot complain, clearly as any marriage or cohabitation there are moments of discussion, the most mature thing for a group and for any relationship is to find the right compromise, a meeting point.

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How do you feel, being ambassadors of the Bel Canto in the world?

It is a great responsibility. Pavarotti, Bocelli and Il Volo share the same songs.

People living in the wild cannot wait to hear “O sole mio”, “Torna a Surriento”, “Nessun dorma”, “Libiamo”.

Our success is due to the echo and strength of the Italian musical tradition.

 

Among the celebrities you have met, who has impressed you the most?

Each of us has his favorite, when we signed the tour contract with Barbra Streisand we didn’t realize how important and great the meeting was.

A magical moment that I will carry throughout my life and tell my grandchildren, it was two years ago, when we were next to Placido Domingo (We grew up listening to his music, I always listen to him because I am an opera lover,  points out Piero Barone.), an icon of classical music who gave us advice on how to sing.

It is the luck of our work, a way of life, it leads you to sing with Placido Domingo, a moment of extreme difficulty and two days later you find yourself in front of the Pope in front of one million people!

There are mood swings and moods that are difficult to control.

When you look in the mirror, the most important thing to do is to think, “What can we do tomorrow?”

We think of tomorrow, never cradle ourselves in success and what it gives you, and never say, me, me, me.

 

You returned to Sanremo celebrating ten years of career, what did you feel?

We felt so much emotion to sing there. The edition of TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE in 2009, took place right at the Ariston Theater, so that stage saw us being born. Last year we went as guests, this year instead as competitors.

The stage is a moment of sharing, whether you are a guest or a competitor, people are there to listen to you, the rest are just circumstances.

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Tell us about “Musica Che Resta”, the song you brought to Sanremo and your new album Musica ……

This album is particular because it contains our other musical tastes, explains Gianluca, we believed that it was necessary to satisfy our three tastes and our personalities: “Be my love” is close to Piero, “Arrivederci Roma” is more my genre , while “A Chi Mi Dice”, to Ignazio.

“Musica Che Resta” is a fairly representative piece for IL VOLO, so we called Gianna Nannini, because it was missing that rock feel. When we sing this song, we perfectly express our vocals and we can’t wait to go back on tour, in June and July, among other things we will do two concerts in Sicily, on July 21st in Palermo and July 23rd in Taormina.

 

In what spirit did you start this new tour?

With a smile. With this tour, we celebrate our 10-year career in front of our audience, our fans, those who have allowed this.

The public is the reason we live.

We consider ourselves privileged and for this reason we thank them, because they allows us to share our gift, our voice and our passion.

 

What are your future plans?

There are so many, but IL VOLO’s goal is to confirm and consolidate everything we’ve done in the past.

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BIANCA Magazine Article – Click Here

A really nice interview, with questions that are by no means trivial.

The boys always respond impeccably, and their answers make us discover more and more their personalities who have matured, but who have not deviated from the main road.

It’s very nice to read about you guys.

Until the next interview!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos.

SEAT MUSIC AWARDS by Daniela

And the time has come, for the Italian MUSIC AWARDS.

They will be held, as is well known, in Verona, in the beautiful Arena.

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During this show, the singers who have had more CD sales or more people at the live concerts, the previous year, are rewarded.

There will be no prizes for IL VOLO, because as you all know, the year 2018 didn’t have new CDs and there were few live concerts.

But our guys were invited as guests, and to promote their work.

Here they are during the rehearsals.

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And here in a funny video, where they say “THANK YOU” in many different languages. 😂

Even Torpedine has fun during the rehearsals .

Piero says: “Tonight we have an exceptional drummer, Torpedine. Torp”.

 

Here on their arrival, with some fans.

 

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They also gave interviews, here is one for which you can use the translator function. Activate it.

This is another interview with Radio Italia (one of the few radios that always broadcast IL VOLO songs).

Man = From the Arena of Verona, ladies and gentlemen: IL VOLO.

Gian = Good pronunciation.

Woman = with a slightly American accent.

Man = They are international artists, guys, come on.

Ignazio = In my country say “U VOLO, more international than that.”

Man = How nice to meet you guys, how are you?

Ignazio = Well, happy to be back at the Arena, we will be back again in September on the 24th.

Man = Will be the final of a tour that?

Piero = Yes, from July we will sing, from north to south, in all the cities of Italy.

Man = Also, you just did a tour in Japan, where you were.

Piero = Yes, a month of concerts in Japan.

Woman = Furthermore, you are young, but you already have 10 years of career behind you.

Ignazio = In fact, look, to Piero, white hair has already grown. It has been 10 intense years, Piero always says that they have gone on the fly.
They have passed quickly, intense, we have traveled a lot, but above all, it is a concentration of emotions, because getting to different cultures has always been our goal, and succeeding, after 10 years also in Japan, is something that makes us very proud, and repays us for all the sacrifices.

Piero = In Japan, we were lucky, because they praise a discipline that is ice skating. Their champion, won the gold medal at the Olympic Games on the ice last year, with our song. So, we’re second in the standings.

Man = Boys, it must be beautiful.

Woman = That is, he introduced you to Japan.

Piero = Do you know who is first in the standings?

Man = Who is first in the standings?

Ignazio = Bohemian Rapsody

Woman = But, what an honor, second only behind Bohemian Rapsody.

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We thank Radio Italia, and for the interview and always spread the beautiful music of the boys.

The day was long and hot for the boys, but now we have arrived at the time of the show ………. here they are !!!!!

What can I say?

This is the video of the only song the boys sang, but before and after them, there were many singers and …… trust my judgment, the guys of IL VOLO are spectacular, their voices are unique. “I’ve heard so many singers who have sung so many false notes.”

Always in excellent shape, an amalgamation of perfect voices, and the high notes of Ignazio ………. excellent !!

Their live performances, however, never disappoint.

This was published on the Facebook page of RAI 1, it says:
THE TRIO THAT ENCHANTS THE ARENA 

 

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“Have you guys seen our performance?
Hi everyone from the Verona Arena !!”

And here are some beautiful screenshots taken from Il Volo Sicilia.

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A lot of waiting to see and hear a single song.
But it was worth it, right?
What is your opinion?

Until the next event:

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO ON THE RADIO by Daniela

Today, April 24th, here in Italy, there will be an interview at IL VOLO on radiovision , or rather two, one on radio RTL 102.5 and one on Radio Zeta.

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Let’s start with the direct RTL 102.5.

The program is called The Flight, nothing more appropriate !!

Preparations before the live broadcast:

Start the direct, activate the subtitles.

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In the musical interludes the boys have fun.

Here Ignazio is giving the time signal, saying that:

“Even in all the remote villages of Sicily, such as Marsala, Ventrischi and Naro (Naro is called by Piero), it is 4:00 pm!” 😂  😂  😂

The interview was pleasant and they let us hear several songs from the new CD and others already well known.

But now it’s time for RADIO ZETA.

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Here is the direct, there are no subtitles, so I translate for you.

Speaker = Wonderful boys, “A CHI MI DICE”, Il Volo. It’s 16.05, I welcome Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, the boys from IL VOLO, are here, ladies and gentlemen . 

How are you?

Piero = Well, very well.

Speaker = I remind you 266 of the digital terrestrial channel.

Look there how beautiful you are, we are on radiovision and also on instagram.

Today the listeners are unleashed, there are so many questions, I have chosen some, so soon I will propose them to you.

Ok, guys?

Piero = I like it.

Speaker = We have just heard live this beautiful song “A CHI MI DICE”, so I would immediately salute Tiziano Ferro.

Piero = Hello Tiziano.

Ignazio = Hello Tiziano

Speaker = Tiziano Ferro who wrote this text in Italian, he loves you very much, and so we also talk about your new CD MUSICA, your new album.

Piero = Our new album.

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Speaker = I have to ask you something very nice, how exciting is it, to inaugurate your new album here on Barbra Streisand’s birthday?

Piero = Why, is Barbra Streisand’s birthday today?

Speaker = Of course.

Piero = And do you know what happened on April 24th ten years ago?

Speaker = What happened?

Piero = April 24th 2009, Il VOLO, sings together for the first time, “O Sole Mio”! Do you think it’s a case?

Ignazio = I feel like crying! (jokes)

Speaker = You have already figured out what the atmosphere will be this afternoon. Today is the birthday of this great protagonist, of this woman, who brought you with her, for 13 tour dates. There is a beautiful song that reminds her.

Piero = “PEOPLE”

Ignazio = “PEOPLE”, it’s like a tribute to her, anyway. It is one of the songs that impressed us the most when we were on tour with her and we couldn’t not sing it.

Speaker = You have duet with the older ones really, from Andrea Bocelli, to Placido Domingo, to Barbra Streisand, you have participated in a lot of important things in your life, you celebrate 10 years, I would like to know …….. the thing which has not really changed among you, in 10 years, what is it?

Ignazio = Hunger. (laughs)

Certainly the desire to share music, in fact the album is called MUSICA. The desire for music has never passed, also because we live every day of music, and it is the only thing that understands us and that is closer to us than all, music, also because I think there is a music or a song for every mood and for every occasion.

Speaker = How nice …. from MUSICA, let’s go back to the stage of the Ariston, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”  Il Volo. (starts video of “MUSICA CHE RESTA”)

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Speaker = Boys, here is Il VOLO, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.

Gianluca, are you there? (Gianluca does not speak because he does not have a microphone.)

Gianluca = Yes, here I am.

Someone asks a question.

Speaker = Now we answer him. About this direct instagram, which is becoming more and more lively and interesting …. Ignazio you were very good because you have already quickly remembered the dates of your tour …..

Ignazio = Can I still remember you quickly? (start reading tour dates)

Speaker = Let’s go back to the questions that the fans sent you, we have many questions, I chose two at random.

Erica, asks: Among all your albums, what is the song you like the most?

Piero = Personally, from the last album “VICINISSIMO”.

Speaker = Ignazio?

Ignazio = It’s difficult, I don’t know, it’s like asking a mother who has fifty children, which is your favorite?

Piero = But a mother with fifty children does not exist ….

Speaker = Or anyway a song you are most fond of …. Gianluca?

Gianluca = For me it is “PEOPLE”.

Ignazio = But of this CD? I really like  of this CD, “A CHI MI DICE”.

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Speaker = And now this question from Laura: “Will there be surprises, in the lineup, in the next tour?”

Ignazio = Come to the concert and you will see it. Yes, there will be some surprises, we do singles every year and then we also sing in duet, and there will be new singles, new songs ….

Piero = Whoever comes to our concerts, he knows very well, that in every concert, we are instinctive, we don’t create a lineup, speeches are always improvised, so every concert is always a surprise. (you can hear the first notes of “Grande Amore” and Piero asks if he can introduce the song): “Gentlemen, you are listening to ‘Grande Amore’”.

Speaker = They are indomitable, Il Volo here, we are with the IL VOLO guys, it’s 4:17 pm, Gianluca put you in the center so you have the microphone all for you and we can finally chat with Gianluca too.

Gianluca = Here I am, I’m there too.

Speaker = So, MUSICA, an album that really represents you well, because all your musical tastes are represented, and then with this cooler pop sound, thanks to Michele Canova, what was it like working with Michele?

Gianluca = Michele certainly gave a more contemporary touch to our vocals and sounds, even if then, it is clear, that maintaining our classicism all over the world, is what wins, because it is what they appreciate of Italy and of the Italian spirit. A bit like Bocelli, these great singers who take Italian music around the world, is the elegance of Italianness that makes us special, especially abroad. But it is clear, that sometimes, daring, doing experiments is not always good.

Speaker = About “bel canto”, highly appreciated all over the world, our Italy, in this CD there are great tributes, There is a Tribute to Sergio Endrigo, “LONTANO DAGLI OCCHI” ….. there is “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”, a great tribute to Paolo Limiti …….. now I ask you the question ….. are there any songs that you have sung and that cause you emotion? I have your own song that moves me a lot and then I tell you.

Gianluca = Of our repertoire, surely the tribute to Charlie Chaplin: “SMILE”.

But in this CD, I am very excited, apart from the unpublished works that are beautiful, “PEOPLE”, moves me a lot.

Piero = There is a song that I really care about a lot, which is “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”. It excites me so much, because every time we sing it, I think back to my 12/13 years, before getting to know them, because the three of us before we met, took part in regional festivals, and I always sang “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”.

Speaker = Wonderful. Great tribute to Paolo Limiti (writer of the song).

Ignazio, meanwhile, think about it and then you will also tell me your song that excites you the most, now we announce the unpublished “VICINISSIMO”.

Il Volo, “VICINISSIMO”, from MUSICA, released on February 22nd, we are presenting it to Radio Zeta, we are with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Ignazio, then tell me the song you are most attached to. Gianluca said his, Piero said his, now tell me yours.

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Ignazio = Honestly, I don’t know …. “A CHI MI DICE”. But instead, of you to us our song that moves you the most.

Speaker = Mine is “CANZONE PER TE”. by Sergio Endrigo and Roberto Carlos (authors). 

So, in May you leave for Japan, how long will you stay in Japan?

Ignazio = Two weeks.

Piero = We return on May 23rd.

Speaker = Then officially start with the tour on June 16th from the “capital of culture” Matera, officially opens the celebrations with the IL VOLO concert. Then chase IL VOLO, on June 16th they will be in Matera, then there will be many other dates ….. until September 24th.

Ignazio = Go and read, on ILVOLOMUSIC.COM

Speaker = On your social pages, then, there is everything. There are also some beautiful images that tell of you.

Ignazio = There are also photos of Piero, naked, if you want you can go and see.

Piero= There is also a fanclub, you need to know that we care so much about the fanclub, it’s like entering a house full of friends, people who share the same passion. Our fanclub is like our second family. We always do something with them, for example, we shot the video of the last single, “A CHI MI DICE”, which will be released in a few weeks, and we called three girls who assisted the video …..

Ignazio = It’s not like we called them personally, they won a kind of contest

Piero = Yes, they won a contest, and so they took part in the video shoot.

Speaker = How nice. So they are 100% protagonists and live with you this adventure.

Ignazio = We had lunch together, ate ice cream together …..

Speaker = A quick question, who answers me? What did you try to sing in front of Pope Francis?

Piero = It was an emotion that cannot be explained, but the nice thing about a group is that you have two people next to you who are feeling your own emotions, and that moment was a magical moment, personally I am very Catholic, and then to find myself in front of the Madonna of Fatima, Pope Francis, a million people who were listening …

Ignazio = next to me ….

Piero = Him beside ….. imagine !!

Speaker = Guys, I am happy to have had you here, I leave you the latter seconds to say hello to you from Radio Zeta.

Piero = Friends of Radio Zeta, we are IL VOLO.

Ignazio = We want to send a big greeting to all our friends starting from A to ZETA

Gianluca = From the ZETA to the A, a hug to everyone and thanks for having listened to us.

Piero = See you on tour and don’t miss MUSICA.

Speaker = Thanks to IL VOLO, Grazie mille!

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In the Radio Zeta backstage, the boys answered this question:

“How do you expect to be in 20 years?”

Piero = In twenty years we will be … him without hair (Gianluca), I without a beard and he without a belly (Ignazio)

Ignazio = Maybe !!!

Gianluca = Famous.

Ignazio = Under a sofa.

Piero = With a potato chip …

Ignazio = But what a potato chip ???

Piero = With a girl !!!

Ignazio = But you said potato chip …..

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Well, even this radio adventure ended, as always the guys tried to be fun.

Their interviews were interspersed with many of their videos and songs, not just the latest album.

I must say that it was nice to see the videos of “GRANDE AMORE”, “L’AMORE SI MUOVE” and “PER TE CI SARÒ”.

On April 25th, in Italy it is a national holiday- Italy’s Liberation Day (Festa della liberazione), but on Friday the 26th there is already a new adventure for you, the tireless Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

 

GALA OF ITALIAN-CHINESE FRIENDSHIP by Daniela

Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, have just returned from Moscow, and have stopped in Rome, a new commitment for them: The Gala of Italian-Chinese friendship.

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The event took place at Fuksas’s Lantern.

La Lanterna is a structure in glass and steel of triangular geometry, a project signed by the famous architect Massimiliano Fuksas and remains in the center of Rome, and that stands on the roof of the former Military Union building.

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In conjunction with the Chinese President’s visit to Italy, this Gala was organized between the two cultures, Chinese and Italian. The music will be the basis of the event, enriched with fashion shows and cooking shows.

During the gala an episode of the Chinese program “Day Day Up” (Tian Tian Xian Shang) will be recorded, which will be broadcast on Hunan TV, one of the most important Chinese television stations, with a coverage of 1.2 billion people.

Preparations were in full swing.

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Gianluca’s video:

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A nice team of guys, then we’ll find out who these young Chinese singers are.

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Together with the event organizers.

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The rehearsals of the event follow one another.

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Official rehearsal

Start the evening

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Some short videos of the evening:

Grande Amore

 

L’Amore si muove

Libiam de lieti calici

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With the President of the trade and tourism association of the island of Ischia.

Here with Giovanni Saldì (artist) IL VOLO, THE GOOD GUYS that make us TURN THE HEAD with their music.

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And here is the interview before the performance:

Interview – Click Here

Translation:

Ignazio= Art has always been one of the great bridges between the various cultures of the world. In fact, even this evening, there is a union between Chinese culture and Italian culture. We are certainly honored and happy to be a part of it.

Gianluca = And give our contribution with our music and our voices and sing along with these Chinese artists who love Italian bel canto, and it’s nice to hear them sing in Italian.

Piero = We met these guys in a Chinese talent show, they won that talent show with one of our songs, so we’re honored.

We can say that 10 years have flown, it’s like a play on words, this year it will be a year, indeed a year and a half, two, quite challenging, full of concerts, especially in Italy. We will perform the first part of concerts in Italy this summer, in Rome, in Sicily in Taormina, and then there will be the second part, as soon as we return from Japan.

Gianluca = Let’s say that at the age of 14 we had an anomalous life, so, surely, we got to know the world, learn languages, there were also sacrifices, like staying away from family and friends, but we absolutely cannot complain, in fact, he taught us that in any case we must commit ourselves and to reach a goal, we must believe in it to the full, in order to reach our dreams.

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And here is today’s newscast, where the news of the event is given.

The television studio is set up in the heart of Rome, but the program is a very successful Chinese TV show: DAY DAY UP.

The protagonist is music, linking two different cultures, an event that also turns the spotlight on the “New Silk Road” with the visit of the Chinese President.

To open the evening the Piccolo Coro dell’Antoniano.

The most awaited guests, the tenors of IL VOLO, ambassadors of bel canto.

Ignazio = It’s a great evening of sharing culture, between China and Italy. We are honored to be part of it too, and we are delighted to be able to sing here.

Journalist = A special Gala evening here in Italy that dialogues with China, through music.

IL VOLO, on stage, performs a duet with a trio of Chinese tenors.

Gianluca = Our music is still so present, around the world and especially in China, because they won a talent with our song, singing in Italian and in Neapolitan.

Just Naples celebrates its cuisine, with these acrobatic pizza chefs.

 

Final toast, the glasses rise up, to sign an artistic partnership.

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L’Amore si Muove – Click Here

At the Gala of friendship, between Italy and China, IL VOLO sings “L’Amore si Muove”, together with the Chinese trio.

Here the news on Chinese television.

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And here’s the interview Askanews.

Translation:

Presenter = Il Volo represented Italy, with her music, in the Italo-Chinese friendship gala that took place in Rome, at the Lanterna of Fuksas, on the occasion of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Italy.

Gianluca = It’s nice to be here and to represent Italy through our music and our voices. These meetings are beautiful between different cultures, the Italian and the Chinese. It’s nice as Chinese singers, guys like us, love this musical genre, the Italian melody is so much appreciated all over the world.

Presenter = And indeed, on the stage, three Chinese tenors arrived, somehow inspired by the guys from Volo. The Italian trio, fresh from third place in Sanremo, will start the live tour from May for a whole year.

Ignazio = We will go to Japan, for the tour, and then we will return to Italy with 17 concerts.

Piero = This is a busy year, we are celebrating our 10 year career. We started from Panama with the Pope, then Sanremo with great satisfaction, we released our album ‘Musica’. Then 17 concerts in Italy, we will do many concerts around everywhere but singing in Italy is always a different emotion. The album is called “Musica”, it is our common passion, which brought us forward for 10 years. We believe that this album fully represents us.

Presenter = Il Volo is back from a concert in Moscow. Afraid of being included in the Ukrainian blacklist?

Gianluca = We have not expressed any appreciation about politics, for now there is no danger.

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The Traviata toast from Chinese TV.

Another beautiful interview with the Corriere della Sera.

Corriere della Sera Interview – Click Here

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Journalist = Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, IL VOLO, welcome back, hi.

P+I+G = Thank you, hi.

Journalist = As soon as you returned from Moscow, you participated in the Bolshoi Theater at the BRAVO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, how did it go?

Piero = It was a great experience, we say that these two days are quite special, full of emotions. Moscow, singing at the Bolshoi, one of the most prestigious theaters in the world, does not happen every day, and singing here in Rome for such an important event, I believe that it fills us with responsibility, but above all with pride, for us, but above all for everyone Italians.

Journalist = 10 years of activity, six CD’s including the last one: “MUSICA”.

Ignazio = Yes, “MUSICA”, includes unpublished works and there are also covers. We are very happy, the music is what unites us and accompanies us in these years of career, and it is for this reason that we have decided to call it this cd.

Journalist = In fact, it is the CD of the turning point, there is this collaboration with Faini that also collaborates with Mahmood, Petrella, Cremonini, Canova, Tiziano Ferro and many others, I think it is the desire to give a twist a little more pop to your style …

Piero = Without losing our personality.

Gianluca = More than turning point, it is trying to convey to everyone, this pop soul that is in us, but without losing our essence, our music, but surely we are not just classical music.

Journalist = A way like any other to get closer to the pop world.

Piero = Obviously, we must always keep up with the times, Michele Canova, did not disappoint us with the new CD “MUSICA”, he is an avant-garde producer, always new sounds, he is always looking for new things and obviously his resume speaks for itself.

Journalist = However in 10 years of your career, you have won so many prizes and had so many awards, toured around the world …. where can IL VOLO still arrive?

Gianluca = There is still so much to prove, 10 years, after all they are few, we are only 24 years old, we started early, if all goes well, we are still 40 years old and maybe more, there is so much to prove. But we are proud of what we have built over the past 10 years.

Journalist = We are here this evening, for this twinning between Italy and China. You are the guests of honor of the evening, from Russia to China.

Ignazio = Surely being able to represent our country all over the world, is something that makes us feel proud of being Italian and we are honored, this is an evening where Italian culture meets Chinese culture and what better way to do it with music, in fact we will also duet with Chinese artists, a trio that came out of a talent and also sings our songs.

Journalist = I seem to have heard that it is called IL VOLO CHINESE .

Piero = We saw these guys in a video on you tube, they won a talent, singing one of our songs and today we will sing the song together “L’AMORE SI MUOVE”.

Journalist = The tour starts in May and starts in Japan.

Piero = And it will be a long tour, a fairly demanding year, a full of concerts, an artist, a birthday, must celebrate it by singing, but we would like to say that we will return to Italy, in June and July with 17 concerts, and we don’t see the time to sing the songs from our new CD “MUSICA”.

Journalist = You will also be at the Verona Arena in September and also here in Rome at the Auditorium at the end of June.

Gianluca = Exactly, it will be a long tour that will start from Japan and until next year it will keep us busy and then there will be many other surprises that we will talk about next time.

Journalist = Good trip, good luck to IL VOLO and thanks.

 

Some photos of IL VOLO and  the Chinese trio SUPER VOCAL.

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Fantastic guys, as you always brought the high image of Italy that pleases the world.

What a surprise to see a trio of Chinese tenors who take you for example, who love what you propose, to copy your style, even singing in Italian.

Because your music, to which perhaps here at times, is not given the right appreciation, is instead much admired, up to imitate it, because it is imitating what it likes.

We can say that the music of IL VOLO has served as a bridge to two different cultures.

Daniela

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