Il Volo in concert in Napoli – review

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014The 4th concert of the Italian tour of Il Volo took place on Sep 12, 2014 at the Arena Flegrea in Napoli. A success on the city where in 1898 O Sole Mio – the first hit of Il Volo – were written. Accompanied by the 50 musicians of the Orchestra Sinfonica Campana, conducted by the Maestro Leonardo Quadrini, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble thrilled the audience in almost two hours of concert.

The repertoire was almost the same of the previous concerts, Taormina and Pescara, including songs of the traditional Italian repertoire, international classics and pop music, on arrangements wisely constructed. Il Volo entered the stage singing Un amore così grande (Guido Maria Ferilli!) and followed switching rhythm and language with  GranadaTous les visages de l’amour and We are love.

The first solo, No puede ser by Piero Barone, a passionate and strong performance, as always left the audience stunned, mesmerized. Then the three returned for Caruso and it was the time to Ignazio to perform Quando l’amore diventa poesia, a song he has sung since ever, but each day more perfectly. The people  are ready to sing along and they did it in Io che non vivo, with all cell phones mimicking stars in the Arena. Among the almost 4.000 spectators people not only of Napoli or Italy, there were two big flags of Brazil and Spain placed near the stage.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014And the amazing concert continued with Can’t help falling in love by Gianluca Ginoble, a confident and breathtaking performance of the song immortalized by Elvis Presley. Highlights to Memory, solo that Ignazio Boschetto has dedicated to Davide Bifolco, the boy who tragically died a few days ago in Napoli. A magnificent performance accompanied by the special guest Gianni Guarracino on the guitars.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014Amid the songs the guys talked among themselves and with the audience, provoking laughs with their naive jokes, but that blend nicely with their youth and energy.The set list included also Il Canto, the flagship by Placido Domingo, Smile, Mamma and Anema e core, performed by Gianluca Ginoble with the Maestro James Senese playing the sax.

 

One more solo of Piero Barone, the beloved Non ti scordar di me and the concert is reaching the end. Il Volo sang Malafemmena – a traditional song written by Totò in Neapolitan dialect -, with everybody singing along, as an homage to Napoli. The magical evening ends without losing the vibe with Torna a Surriento, Il Mondo, O sole mio, hits of this beyond talented group that, for sure, will take “Il Volo” in Italy.

:: Set List:
Un amore così grande, Granada, Tous les visages de l’amour, We are love, No puede ser (Piero), Caruso, Quando l’amore diventa poesia (Ignazio), Io che non vivo, Can’t help falling in love (Gainluca), È la mia vita, Mattinata, Memory (Ignazio), Il Canto, Smile, Mamma, Anema e core (Gianluca), Maria, Non ti scordar di me (Piero), Beautiful Day, Malafemmena, Torna a Surriento, Il Mondo, O sole mio

:: Review by Mari Russu. Special thanks  to our collaborator Jeanne Reis, who was our eyes there  and the photographer who took this beautiful pictures.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014The 4th concert of the Italian tour of Il Volo took place on Sep 12, 2014 at the Arena Flegrea in Napoli. A success on the city where in 1898 O Sole Mio – the first hit of Il Volo – were written. Accompanied by the 50 musicians of the Orchestra Sinfonica Campana, conducted by the Maestro Leonardo Quadrini, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble thrilled the audience in almost two hours of concert.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014The repertoire was almost the same of the previous concerts, Taormina and Pescara, including songs of the traditional Italian repertoire, international classics and pop music, on arrangements wisely constructed. Il Volo entered the stage singing Un amore così grande (Guido Maria Ferilli!) and followed switching rhythm and language on songs like GranadaTous les visages de l’amour, We are love, from Il Canto and Smile – recorded in duets with Placido Domingo and Barbra Streisand – to the Italian Mamma, Torna a Surriento and Il Mondo. Amid the songs the guys talked among themselves and with the audience, provoking laughs with their naive jokes, but that blend nicely with their youth and energy.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014Among the almost 4.000 spectators people not only of Napoli or Italy, there were two big flags of Brazil and Spain placed near the stage. A vibrant audience who sing along Io che non vivo, with all cell phones mimicking stars in the Arena. Highlights to the solos where Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero showed confident and breathtaking performances. Ignazio Boschetto sang Memory accompanied by the special guest Gianni Guarracino on the guitars and has dedicated the song to Davide Bifolco, the boy who tragically died a few days ago in Napoli. Anema e core was performed by Gianluca Ginoble with the Maestro James Senese playing the sax.

Il Volo Concert in Napoli - Sep 12, 2014As an homage to Napoli, Il Volo sang Malafemmena – a traditional song written by Totò in Neapolitan dialect -, with everybody singing along.

The magical evening ends without losing the vibe with Torna a Surriento, Il Mondo, O sole mio, hits of this beyond talented group that, for sure, are taking “Il Volo” in Italy.

 

———————
:: Review by Mari Russu. Special thanks  to our collaborator Jeanne Reis, who was our eyes there  and the photographer who took this beautiful pictures.

:: Set List:
Un amore così grande, Granada, Tous les visages de l’amour, We are love, No puede ser (Piero), Caruso, Quando l’amore diventa poesia (Ignazio), Io che non vivo, Can’t help falling in love (Gainluca), È la mia vita, Mattinata, Memory (Ignazio), Il Canto, Smile, Mamma, Anema e core (Gianluca), Maria, Non ti scordar di me (Piero), Beautiful Day, Malafemmena, Torna a Surriento, Il Mondo, O sole mio.

Like this Article? Subscribe! / Ti piace questo articolo? Iscriviti!

5 thoughts on “Il Volo in concert in Napoli – review

  1. Wonderful report about the Il Volo concert in Napoli! Thank you so much, Marirussu! It is so satisfying to read about the acknowledgement of Il Volo now also in Italy! Of course WE FANS ALWAYS KNEW!

  2. It is so nice to see the guys get the recognition in their homeland. I’m sure it means the world to them.
    Thank you so much for what you are doing to keep us up to date on the guys. I used to wonder about my sanity as I craved information about Il Volo. They are younger than some of my grandsons. Then I discovered all of your followers and realized I’m not alone. They are just so easy to love.
    Barb

    • I love this: they are just easy to love. It is so true. And it is why people of all ages are here and on all networks around Il Volo. Hugs, Barb!
      MR

  3. Pingback: Il Volo Professional ~~ The Guys Go Home Part 4: Napoli | Il Volo Flight Crew ~Share The Love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.