Personally Speaking~ Ignazio the Cook ~

 

First of all I must tell you that Ignatius here does not provide a real recipe but it is as if he were making an imitation of some Italian chef because he uses a deeply accented language in southern Italian.

Translation: 

So all right,

We roast the zucchini already sprinkle with the red wine.  Spadelliamo ( = stir -fry) for good as Cannavacciuolo ( famoso cuoco italiano del momento) teaches.

All right, take paper towel and clean everything.   Ciao. (kiss)

 

It is better understood that they are zucchini cut into cubes and fry with a little oil, sprinkle the courgettes with red wine and sauté them (stir-fry), mixing the zucchini well with the wine.

 

Note the sharp chef’s jacket.  This guy is serious about his skills!  

Ignazio has always had a flair for cooking.  Here he is way back in 2013, making Scaloppine alla Marsala!

This is a sweet short interview from 2013 where Ignazio talks about his favorite food and his Mammas cooking.  Marie and I were lucky enough to actually go to Nina’s Pizzeria.  It is a cozy little place with three smiling young women who make GREAT pizza!

Nina and her staff

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Marie…Nina…Jane

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So who would like this dashing chef to come and cook for them?  I think we will all have to get in line BEHIND Marie and Loretta! 🙂

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Translation of video by our very own Daniela!

Credit to all owners of videos.

~ OBLIVION ~ by Daniela

A few days ago a post of OBLIVION PRODUCTION  aroused much excitement for many fans ……. but maybe not all of you know who we are talking about.

OBLIVION PRODUCTION specializes in making music videos and we are talking about videos like:

GRANDE AMORE that has reached 100 million views.

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OBLIVION PRODUCTION has posted some backstage fragments.

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But also CANZONE PER TE.

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Some backstage fragments:

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But we also talk about L ‘AMORE SI MUOVE.

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Some backstage fragments.

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……… but back to the post of these days, here it is:

Hello,

We are the experts who make the videos of this fantastic TRIO.

Follow us in the coming days, (especially on January 1) because we will have some big video surprises for all the fans of IL VOLO.

Our facebook page is Oblivion Production and on our website www.oblivionproduction.com you can find all their videos and backstage photos.

Thank you all!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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What do you think????

In addition to celebrating the new year we will also celebrate a new video?

Fingers crossed!!!

Meanwhile: GOOD YEAR TO ALL!

 

Credit to all owners of video and photos.

~ Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae ~ by Daniela

 

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The only new theme of the album Notte Magica – Tribute to the three tenors is Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae, composed by Giorgio F. Pintus and Romano Musumarra. This song, although it was included in the album, was not interpreted by Il Volo in the concert held on July 1, 2016 in the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, during which the Notte Magica album was recorded live, because it had to be performed during the World Youth Day, in front of Pope Francis.

 

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Unfortunately, Il Volo could not keep up with the Krakow appointment due to technical problems, and the live performance of the song had to be postponed until March 2017.   Il Volo sang live for the first time Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, on March 2, 2017 in Easton (USA), although its official presentation was at the concert of Radio City Music Hall, in New York, on March 4, 2017.

 

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Since the first performance, the song has become a favorite of the Magic Night tour viewers. It is a small jewel, in the purest style of Il Volo, which perfectly adapts to the vocal characteristics of the group. The song, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, begins softly in a low tone with the voice of Gianluca Ginoble, followed by Ignazio Boschetto and increases in intensity in the refrain by Piero Barone. But the climax comes at the end of the song, when Ignazio Boschetto attacks the highest notes and the three voices finally come together in a great harmony. The text is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and manages to be poetic without being antiquated.

 

Below is a video of the execution of the Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae on the day of its presentation in New York on March 4, 2017.

 

 

Published by Carmen Garcia on blog Il Volo en clase.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/ilvoloenclase/home/canciones/ave-maria-mater-misericordiae-italiano

 

translated from Spanish into Italian by Valeria Bosh and from Italian to English by Daniela.

 

Credit to owners of video and photos.

~ Piero Premio Karkinos ~ by Daniela

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On December 16th the Karkinos Prize was held in Agrigento, an award that is recognized to the excellence of the Agrigento area.

Piero is from Naro which is in the province of Agrigento.   He is being recognized for the special prize for music.

Here is the translation of what was said:

“Special Award Karkinos 2017 for Music goes to Piero Barone”

(Piero is seated next to his mother, and a video clip shows Piero’s moments.)

The presenter says she is not used to all these people and all these flashes and thanks Piero for being there.  Everyone knows the load of commitments that IL VOLO has and having Piero present is a great honor.

She goes on to say that Piero was one of the first to arrive on that day and was present all the time.  This makes it clear how much Piero is a correct person who is keeping this presence.

Piero is asked what effect this has to receive this award in his land.

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Piero replies that he spent his childhood coming every Saturday afternoon from Naro with his dad to sing in the chorus of  voices of S.Cecilia and that everything was born from there. Being recognized in his land is the most beautiful thing, gives him so much satisfaction, and tonight sees so many faces he knows.

Yesterday evening he arrived from Mexico to attend this award.

Carmelo Cantone Carmelo is called to deliver the award.  He says that Piero is an undisputed international star, and that it was for two months that it was uncertain because, ….. he comes, he does not come.  The father of Piero helped by updating him on his travels.  He was in Japan, then in Mexico when Carmelo asked Gaetano, “but when does he return?”  Gaetano said “almost certainly” but this “almost” was not a certainty and then Gaetano sent him a message that yesterday he was at the airport to get Piero and Carmelo was finally reassured.

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Piero continues by saying that he and Ignazio and Gianluca with Torpedine have founded a new record label to give space to young talents, and three of these are Sicilian.

Then talking about his land, Piero says that two weeks a year he has a summer rest.   He passes this time in San Leone, in his land.  He could go to the Maldives, but those who want to see him say to come to San Leone, in his Sicilia.

Another award is given to Piero, executed by a jeweler craftsman who makes jewelry dedicated to those who love Sicily and Piero as an ambassador in the Sicilian world is an example. The jewel depicts a Trinacria (symbol of Sicily).

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A floral tribute is then given to Piero and then the Karkinos prize with the following reasons:

“The Karkinos Prize Commission is pleased to award the special prize for music to Piero Barone for his planetary success in the field of music.  Piero Barone, despite his very young age, with his important artistic achievements, has highlighted his land of origin all over the world with humility and pride.  The love for his land and his passion for music have made it a masterly example to follow for the many talents of our territory. “

Piero receiving the award says that he is from Naro, was born in Naro, and always returns to Naro where there are many people who love him and these people with the mayor have dedicated a wing of the Castle of Naro to him, as Piero Baron houseteca. At the beginning he thought “but I’m not dead, I do not want a museum” (everyone laughs) but the housetca has become a reference point for all the fans who follow him and there is a bulletin board dedicated to the prizes and this award will go there.

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Piero then says that the success they achieved in Sanremo is not only due to them but to everyone’s affection and explains that he sees his work as that of any craftsman (shoemaker, coachbuilder), he explains that the fans are his clients and he could NEVER deny them an autograph or a photograph.

Then he says that Grande Amore was the song that consecrated them to the public and that he lives in Bologna because he undertook the study of opera for his personal satisfaction.

In the end Piero thanks the audience saying that he really loves everyone.

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Credit to all owners of video and photos.

Il Volo Professional: Amici!

Ciao a tutti!!

Hope everyone had a safe and blessed Easter!  There were many blessings sent forth from Kelly’s post!  🙂

There were several Instagram messages and FaceBook posts from the guys about their upcoming appearance on the fourth episode of “Amici di Maria de Filippi,” which aired on Canale 5 in Italy, on Saturday, April 15, 2017. (Thank you to Lisa Joy for posting it very quickly for all to see!)  This is another talent show in Italy.  This time, the guys were singing “My Way” for two competing male dancers.  It was a trio this time for this song and I thought the addition of Ignazio was incredible.  I loved the little jazzy softness he gave to the song and I always love when he goes for the high notes at the end.  They looked and sounded beautiful as always.

Although I did not dig too deep, I don’t know who won the dance competition?  My one friend said the guy in the white shirt should have won.  Maybe Daniela or Dani can fill us in?  🙂

For your listening and watching pleasure, here it is:

Thank you to Grazia Sabatini for some still shots from the program of  Ignazio and Piero.

A nice 4 picture arrangement of Piero!

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This has to be my favorite expression from Ignazio in this song!

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Although I did not see the same for Gianluca, I thought I’d add this one he sent us to wish us all a Buona Pasqua!  I didn’t think anyone would mind…. 🙂  On his Instagram, he said Erny took the picture – good job Erny!

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Take care everyone and be patient!  Their next concert is just a week or so away!

 

Ciao!

Jana

IL VOLO Professional – Notte Magica Las Vegas March 25, 2017

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What happens in Vegas…. well, doesn’t always necessarily STAY in Vegas…. like, what if the guys got stuck there and never came home again?  Ok, you guys in Vegas would be in Il Volo heaven and the rest of us would just HAVE to go out there to see them!

Anyhow, here are some pictures and videos from that fantastic night, from the city of lights!

 

This one from our own Jeannette, credit to her or owner….

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This one of Ignazio, certainly ranks right up there with my all time favorites! Credit to Il Volo Facebook page.

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Video credits go to Cris Gordon Sh and the pictures that follow…I think this one might have been from Piero?

 

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This audience picture is from the one and only Babs Vitali!  Just where are they when they sneak those pictures?

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Of course this picture from OMGVIP! group…and the lucky lady that owns this now precious scooter – wonder how much she could get for it now on Ebay?

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Myron’s post coming soon…. and here are a few quotes from the concert and the evening….

“I saw them in Dallas on their last US Tour and they were boys and this Saturday to me they became grown men.” — Gina, TX

“The concert was spectacular… The guys were just simply Super Stars on that stage, they never sounded better or looked more elegant than last night… I could go on forever but I would just be repeating what we have already read from other fans…There are no better singers/entertainers in this world than OUR IL VOLO!!!” — Jeannette, NV

 

Piero’s 21st Birthday Project

Hey, Everyone!

We know that Piero is having a birthday pretty soon, and we are starting work on his birthday greeting from The Flight Crew!

We will be making a video for him, and you probably remember the drill, but just in case, here are the guidelines again:

1.) Email us using the “Contact Us” form to let us know that you have a submission for Piero’s 21st Birthday Project.  We will e-mail you back with further instructions.

2.) You may submit a video or picture of yourself and your birthday wish for him.  All videos must be 10-15 seconds in length and silent.  And just a reminder for the younger fans that want to catch his attention…keep in mind that we have a broad audience when shooting your video or taking your picture.  Good luck!

3.) If you do not want to be on camera–video or otherwise–you may submit a written greeting instead.  We aren’t going to ask you to limit yourself to a certain number of words, but please keep in mind that the music will move at a fairly good clip, and depending on how many comments we receive, I might have to put two to three comments on one slide.

4.)  Please submit your greeting by June 15 at the latest to allow time to complete the video, though I would welcome them as soon as possible.

I think that’s it.  If you have any questions, please let one of the board members know.  🙂

~~ Kelly