Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors – Pula – Forte Arena Village
Date / Data: July 28th, 2017 / 28 luglio 2017
Original article / Articolo originale: I ragazzi de “II Volo” per la prima volta in Sardegna, nella suggestiva cornice del “Forte Arena” ed è subito un grande successo by/di Monica Sanna on/su Cronaca on line (July 29th, 2017 in Italian / 29 luglio 2017 in italiano)
English translation: Susan Jane Ambrosini
Original article: I ragazzi de “II Volo” per la prima volta in Sardegna, nella suggestiva cornice del “Forte Arena” ed è subito un grande successo by Monica Sanna on Cronaca on line (July 29th, 2017 in Italian)
English translation by Susan Jane Ambrosini
“Il Volo” guys for the first time in Sardinia, in the enchanting setting of “Forte Arena” is immediately a great success
Cagliari 29th July 2017 – Yesterday evening, after eight years’ career, the guys of “Il Volo” performed in Sardinia, choosing as the location for this event, the charming setting of the “Forte Arena ” inside the luxurious “Forte Village Resort ” in Pula, where it was completely sold out.
The group founded during the RAI Uno show “Ti Lascio una canzone” has, over the years, achieved a planetary success by first conquering America and other foreign countries and finally gaining popularity also at home, especially with the Sanremo win in 2015, with the song “Grande Amore”. The show that was proposed to the Sardinian public, yesterday evening, “Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors” – was a combination of opera alternating with famous pieces of Neapolitan and international music. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, with yesterday’s event, officially said farewell to Italy, before flying overseas, in September, to Latin America.
The show began with the performance of the Conservatory of Sassari Orchestra conducted by Maestro Diego Basso, playing “La Forza del Destino”. At the end, the three artists of “Il Volo” came on stage, wearing grey suits and white shirts, immediately offering a tribute to The Three Tenors with “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot. In succession they alternated: “Granada” and “Mattinata”. After an entertaining interval among the three guys, who greeted the audience and showed their undoubted qualities not only as singers but also as stand-up comedians, especially Ignazio Boschetto, they continued with some solo performances.
The first to sing was Boschetto with “Una furtive Lagrima” from the “Elisir d’amore”, followed by Ginoble with “La danza” and finally Barone with his powerful tenor voice, greatly applauded, with “E lucean le stelle” from Tosca. Each of them was presented by the other two colleagues, making jokes with each other.
The three performed again as a trio, ultimately eliminating their jackets, with the Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento”.
The orchestra delighted the audience performing alone in a prelude to Carmen, in which Maestro Basso, in addition to directing his orchestras, urged the audience to clap their hands, making them a part of the performance.
The trio performed “Core ‘ngrato”and then moved those present with “Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae”. The boys informed the audience that they gave the Holy Father the CD containing this song, promising that they would use this song as a theme for some charity nights that the three want to organize for the earthquake victims of Central Italy.
During one of their intervals, Ignazio talked about the Sardinian “porceddu” and the foods that are found in the various countries in which they perform, joking over America and, above all, how everything there is so notably bigger.
On stage, the show continued with the alternation of some duets: the two tenors with “’O Paese d’o Sole”, baritone-tenor with “Maria” from the musical “West Side Story” and the beautiful and greatly applauded “My Way ” by Frank Sinatra, sung by Gianluca and Piero. Other songs followed with warm applause were: “Tonight”, “’O Surdato ‘nnammurato”, “Cavalleria Rusticana” and together the trio performed with the help of the audience in “Caruso”.
The three young men said “Hello” to Fiorello who was in the audience.
The performances continued with each artist alternately performing the songs: “En Aranjuez con tu Amor”, “No Puede Ser” and then conclude in trio with “O sole mio” and “Libiamo ne’ lieti Calici” from Verdi’s Traviata.
At the very demanded bis , from an audience who had stood on their feet and applauded the three artists, over and over again, the show ended with the winning song of the Sanremo Festival known to everyone: “Grande Amore”. The two-hour performance of “Il Volo, passed quickly, between great songs and funny jokes among the three artists and the public, such as the wedding proposal Piero Barone received from a fifteen-year-old fan named Martina, who argued that her mother would have loved to have him as her son-in-law.
Despite their young age, the three guys have remarkable talent, knowing how to make their performances impressive, fun and are able to reach different generations of audiences from grandparents to grandchildren. At the end of the show, the three approached the front of the stage to greet the audience that awaited them for a photo, staying to talk with most of them and this, undoubtedly, could be considered as a confirmation that to be great artists, talent is not enough, you also need to have respect for your audience.
Articolo originale: I ragazzi de “II Volo” per la prima volta in Sardegna, nella suggestiva cornice del “Forte Arena” ed è subito un grande successo di Monica Sanna su Cronaca on line (29 luglio 2017 in italiano)