In 2009, the public who attended the Italian talent show “Ti lascio una Canzone” was delighted when three of the participants sang together “O’ Sole Mio”, but few realized they were witnessing the birth of a phenomenon. After that, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble would never be the same and also the world of music. Across the Atlantic a singer, composer and world famous producer acknowledged he was in for something new and fantastic and immediately set in motion a whole process which in a few months turn those three boys in Il Volo.
Thanks to the fantastic idea of the director Roberto Cenci in the 4th episode of “Ti lascio una Canzone” and the judgment and experience of the producer Tony Renis the world received the Il Volo – the Italian pop lyrical group (or operatic pop) formed by Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto (tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble (baritone).
Tony Renis told that, marveled at what he saw on that episode of the talent show, immediately contacted the families and formed a real team: from the producer Humberto Gatica, through Michele Torpedine – visionary and experienced producer of Andrea Bocelli – to Peter Lopez who had contacts with Interscope/Geffen. Since then Michele Torpedine is their mentor and main support of Il Volo career.
However, it all started a little earlier, in 2009. And you can find out details of this story: