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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.

UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE – the film by Daniela

Hi everyone! This news has appeared on many Facebook pages, but I still want to communicate it here, as I know that many of you don’t have Facebook, who reads on the site, will find this news useful.

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The film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE in which our Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca also act, will be broadcast by CANALE 5 on Thursday, 25 April at 9:20 pm (Italian time).

The news was given by the producer Federica Andreoli.

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The news was taken up by the newspapers.

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Here’s a “behind the scenes” movie.

And here a short trailer of the film.

And a TV advertisement with a little greeting from the boys, who are going on television to announce the film. 

I = It was our first experience.

G = Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

P = We give a big “good luck” to the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE.

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The film is also available on DVD on Amazon, in Italian language, with English subtitles.

I hope so many of you are able to see this movie, via Channel 5.

Canale 5 Link – Click here

It is a sweet love story, with a lot of music and with the participation of our guys, all filmed in the beautiful Verona, which you will see in beautiful images.

Good vision: Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

THE FAIRY TALE GOES ON by Daniela

Perhaps many of you have already seen this video, done by IL VOLOCOMIO, but I want to translate the background words for you. This is the beautiful presentation made at the Verona concert in September 2015. Who reads is a famous Italian actor, Giancarlo Giannini, the video was made just to confirm the good words.

A modern fairytale does not start with “Once upon a time …..” because it happens here, and now.

A modern fable, has no dragons, nor princesses, as protagonists.

Start in Italy, think, in some cities of our beautiful province.

More than the characters, the real protagonists are: the passion that animates them and friendship.

The passion for the “bel canto” that takes possession of three kids, the friendship that, instead of the soccer field, grows in front of a large orchestra.

And what passion and friendship alone cannot, is achieved by talent.

Passion, friendship, talent, are not the names of three fairies, but when in life, rarely happens that they get together, as if they were, they realize magical things.

This modern fable does not have an ending, because it has just begun and is still to be written, and it speaks of three guys, who have taken flight, IL VOLO.

In this video of the concert in Verona 2015, Giancarlo Giannini introduces CANZONE PER TE, reading the first verse of the song.

Meanwhile, about MUSICA CHE RESTA, Emilio Munda (music writer) in an interview said:

It’s the first time I work with IL VOLO and I’m going to Sanremo, so a set of things that excites me so much.

I cannot say much about MUSICA CHE RESTA, except that it is a lyrical pop very suitable for them.

Let’s say it’s a dress that they wear very well.

And here are our guys in the backstage of Sanremo, a photo shoot during an interview.

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And all of you, are you ready to listen to MUSICA CHE RESTA?

Daniela

Credit to owners of videos and photo.

News/Film Un Amore Cosi Grande, by Daniela

Sunday, December 31, in the newspaper the Arena,  appeared this article that updates us on the movie UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE.   Here is the translation of the most interesting part.

 

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GREAT SCREEN, THE LYRICA FLIES IN THE WORLD

“A return of image for our city thanks to the participation of the three tenorini de IL VOLO”

While we are still discussing the fate of opera in Verona, the best part of the city of Verona, is ready to debut on the big screen with “UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE” the film produced by the Verona A.C. Production by Michele Calì and Federica Andreoli.  It hopes to bring young people closer to the world of opera through a love story that promises to fascinate film and opera lovers of different latitudes.

In addition to the distribution in Italian cinemas, in fact, expected between late February and early March 2018, the film will land in 47 other countries, “with great image return both for our beautiful city, where most of the scenes were shot (Arena, Sala Maffeiana, Teatro Filarmonico), and for the lyrical tradition for which Verona is, and must continue to be, ambassador in the world, comments Calì.

The plot, already involving for the subject, also plays another winning card: the friendly participation of IL VOLO, a fresh and young presence, like the two protagonists of the film, Giuseppe Maggio and Francesca Loy, all witnesses, each in his own role, of the prodigiousness of music, and in particular of belcanto.

“A challenge, also for us producers” adds Calì, “to bring Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca on the set, to interpret themselves.  We were the first to succeed and this made us believe even more in the project, obviously also appreciated from the three world-famous artists.”

………………the article continues talking about the subsidies and other non-leading actors.

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Also on you tube appeared this video interviewing the main actress, Francesca Loy.

You can activate the simultaneous translator, however at the beginning questions are asked about the plot.  She says that she can not reveal much because the film has not yet come out.

It is a love story that takes place between St.Petersburg and Verona, two guys who meet and one of them is passionate about opera.

At minute 4.59 Francesca Loy answers questions about the Flight that I’m going to translate.

* Recall that also recite the three guys of IL VOLO, Ignazio Piero and Gianluca, winners of Sanremo in 2015.  Tell us a little gossip, how was acting with them, what types are they?

F= So, I’ll tell you, they are first of all very nice guys, just handy, not at all arrogant, they do not even seem famous.  You realize that when one evening I went out with Gianluca.  We went to Piper (a local in Verona) and he was very quiet, that is, very simple people.

It was exciting, because still hearing them sing live, it is an indescribable emotion.

* Are they as strong as they feel on television?

F = Yes, absolutely yes, they are very nice, all three, especially with Ignazio.  I laughed a lot, they are really sweet and very nice guys.

 

Credit to all owners of article and video.

Pavarotti 10th Anniversary Show – Special Exclusive by our own Daniela!

 

Our very own Daniela surprised us all by sending us an email of her attendance at the taping and rehearsals for the Pavarotti Event on September 6th!  Below, is her experience, as well as some editing and formatting by me.  But still mostly in her own words…


From Daniela…

This is the promo of the broadcast:

https://www.facebook.com/raiunoofficial/videos/1544358462269865/

Here is the video of their song, as well as the beginning of the evening.

 

 

“Ciao a tutte,

Ten years ago, a great tenor died, Luciano Pavarotti.  In his memory, a great event was scheduled at the Verona Arena broadcast live on Rai1, September 6, 2017.

Yesterday, September 5, from the official fanclub arrived an e-mail that if you wanted to attend the free rehearsals you just had to show up at 7pm. in front of the Arena gate and we can bring other people, the card was not required. I just wanted to tell you that I have just returned from Verona Arena where I and my husband have attended the event in memory of Pavarotti that will be done tomorrow. Lucky for us, we just lived less than an hour away from Verona.

All this was done because for IL VOLO, besides the rehearsals, there was also the recording of their participation, in short for them tomorrow will be a “fake direct” because will be transmitted how much was recorded tonight.

The big evening came.

The beginning of the evening it is announced that Il Volo will perform Granada together with the soprano Angela Gheorghiu. They were very good and there was a lot of support for them, but let me say I would have preferred they sing a song all to themselves.

At first, we were about 500 people but the rehearsal was long and in the evening, it was cold. At the end, we were about 150 people all arranged focused because during the television shooting you could see the audience. I was in a good position in the central corridor.

They were allowed to sing as if it seemed they were actually present in the Arena.

Their show was recorded on Tuesday night, the boys had to leave for Mexico, shortly afterward, as we saw from the pictures of Gian and Piero on the plane.

My husband and I had the pleasure of being there when the boys were recording their song at the Arena, it was a great experience and absolutely free. Piero Ignazio and Gianluca are wonderful as usual.

I enjoyed the show. I did some photos and a couple of videos. They asked us not to divulge photos and videos until tomorrow evening.

We have seen the tapes of the tenors: Carreras, Grigolo, Meli (I’m not sure he is), and of course IL VOLO.

The guys were very stylish, there was also the presenter Conti and the orchestra, all were elegant.

Carlo Conti asked Angela and Il Volo their thoughts on Pavarotti after they finished their song….lucky for us, Daniela translated the guys’ answers for us!

Piero: We did not know Luciano but for us he is the image of music, music in the world.  I remember when the master disappeared in 2007, on the news in China raised the black flags and there I realized that we had lost someone important.

Ignazio:  Surely for us it was a great inspiration, especially for the project we have faced to date. For me personally, I imitated Luciano when I was a little kid in my bedroom, then my mom came and said to me “but it was you Ignazio?” For me I grew up a lot with Luciano and we really bring him into our heart, and who does not?

Gianluca: The most charismatic man in the world, probably of the century, has succeeded in his mission of bringing lyrical music to everyone, to the people but especially to the young and this is the most important thing.

I finish with a phrase, today an important Italian newspaper has devoted a long page to Pavarotti’s memory and after describing not only the great artist but the simple man who had also succeeded in his spontaneity, this newspaper finished the article writing: “IL VOLO, like it or not like, are his virtual sons.”  (I love this quote!…jmv)


Pictures below from Daniela:

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These pictures below from RAI, but sent by Daniela…

I think Igna and Luciano have the same cheeks!  🙂

 

Til next time….a presto!

Jana