Verona Grande Amore newspapers reviews.

Il Volo for Vanity Fair

On September 21st Il Volo performed a memorable concert at the Arena of Verona, gathering an huge audience that was delighted to hear old and new songs, all performed by the trio, with some appearance of special guests who dueted with them.

Il Volo performed with Francesco Renga, Lorenzo Fragola, Francesco De Gregori. A special speaker in the person of the famous actor Giancarlo Giannini introduced the concert. Carlo Conti hosted and talked with the trio, as well as the comedians I MalinComici who imitated Il Volo. The success of the evening was huge and many journalists, bloggers and music critics were watching tej show. Let’s see what they wrote about it.

:: First of all came the newspaper L’Arena, from Verona, of course with a title that says that Il Volo charmed 13 thousand people in the Arena of  Verona. – Sinfonia di voci, il Volo incanta i 13mila in Arena – on L’Arena website (September 22, 2015, in Italian)

:: The news agency Adnkronos published an article about the concert and the press conference: the guys of Il Volo proved to be right when they said the people was on their side. Now are ready for new challenges and dreams like the Grammy awards. – Dal trionfo all’Arena prende Il Volo il nuovo album – on Adnkronos website (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: Reality Show web magazine talks about the success at the Arena, the standing ovations, and show some of the statements by Il Volo part of the press conference after the concert. They said that the success of the tour is the answer to those who, after Sanremo, were saying Il Volo was going nowhere: the music of the Italian tradition will never die. – Il Volo – Un’avventura straordinaria, su Rai1 concerto dall’Arena di Verona con Carlo Conti: Lorenzo Fragola tra gli ospiti – su Reality Show web site (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: Primapress news magazine gives an account of the success of Il Volo at the Arena and reminds of the next tour in the Italian indoor sport arenas. – Straordinario successo ieri sera all’Arena di Verona per Il Volo – on Primapress website (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: La Stampa newspaper online writes that the concert was a “surprising event” and confirms that “reality can surpass fantasy” and reminds that Il Volo will “duet” with Elvis Presley in the new album that will be released in October. Everything is possible for Il Volo! – Tutto è possibile per Il Volo, anche un duetto con Elvis – on La Stampa
newspaper web site (September 23, 2015)

:: Il Giornale newspaper begins with the acknowledgement of having been wrong about Il Volo as critics: at the Arena Il Volo conquered all! Their secret: three excellent voices that blend in very well. And also they have a special talent: they are music popularisers, and are able to get the young fans to appreciate old standards.- L’Arena prende Il Volo Osannati all’estero adesso sbancano l’Italia – on Il Giornale newspaper website (September 23, 2015 in italian)

Il Volo links e notizie del 10 settembre 2015

Ciao a tutti! Quando stamattina la componente italiana della redazione si è svegliata, ha trovato su internet il selfie della buonanotte di Gianluca, che annunciava che Il Volo era atteso a Miami il giorno dopo, 10 settembre.

Nel preciso momento in cui sono giunti nella hall dell’hotel per aspettare il furgone che li avrebbe dovuti portare a destinazione, Ignazio ha filmato un altro Periscope, come aveva promesso ieri. Sta diventando un uomo social e noi ringraziamo vivamente quella app. Grazie a Ignazio, ognuno ha potuto scoprire come stesse Il Volo e dove i ragazzi fossero diretti… il tutto mescolato alla simpatia del trio. Gianluca stava ascoltando una canzone di Tiziano Ferro e Piero era indeciso riguardo alla foto da caricare sul suo profilo Twitter: ne aveva scattata una alle sue valigie (le sue “compagne”), ma Ignazio ha deciso che sarebbe stato meglio fargli un servizio fotografico, ovviamente continuando a filmare. Signore e Signori, questo è Il Volo. Continue reading

Il Volo links and news for September 10, 2015

Hello everyone! When today the Italian part of the editorial staff woke up, found on internet Gianluca’s goodnight selfie, announcing that Il Volo was waited in Miami on September 10th.

In the very moment they were in the hall of the hotel waiting for the van to pick them up, Ignazio filmed another Periscope as he promised yesterday. He is becoming a social man and we want to thank deeply that app. Thanks to Ignazio, everyone was able to know how Il Volo was and where they were about to be… all of that mixed with the funny personalities of the guys. Gianluca was listening to a song by Tiziano Ferro and Piero was thinking of the right photo to upload on his Twitter profile: he took a photo of his luggages (“his companions”), but Ignazio decided to do him a photoshoot, while filming. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Il Volo.

They seems more relaxed and they are really enjoying this experience abroad, and it’s a pleasure to see they have fun with each other: after all the commitments, they deserved a period to “take a break” from the Italian tour, with more privacy.

Here there are some news that popped on web between yesterday evening and today:

:: On September 16, 2015 on the TV Show Executive on TV One Malta at 18:50 will be aired an special with Il Volo. On the program hosted by Marika Caruana Smith also will participate Filippo Bisciglia (Temptation Island). Promo by Mikael Zarb – Brighter Image. You can watch the video on this postIl Volo on TV One Malta / Il Volo su TV One Malta and find the gallery here: Il Volo interview on / intervista su TV One Malta – gallery

:: To follow each step of Il Volo’s little promotional tour, have a look on our post, that collects their visit to Hartford and Atlanta of the last two days. Il Volo – a tour by the PBS Stations in US

:: It was announced by Marcello Villella that on Saturday September 19th RAI GULP will start. It is an Italian television channel aimed to a children/teenager viewership, and is owned and operated by state-owned RAI television network. Marcello Villella is the host of GULPMUSIC, the interactive music magazine of RAI GULP. Stay tuned, because Il Volo will attend one of the episodes.

Il Volo Malta interview and report, The Scene.


screenshot of the video

The Scene is a Maltese entertainment programme shown on ONE TV.
This special interviews is presented by Trudy Kerr, produced by Brave Media, filmed and edited by Clear Cut Media (Malta).
This video was published only 3 days ago, on September 3rd, but was recorded on the same evening of Il Volo’s concert, on August 29th.

Trudy Kerr interviewed some fans that were waiting out of the MFCC in Ta’ Qali, then the staff of the CRIMI Events and then, at minute 15:35, Il Volo, asking them three questions (one for each) about their previous years of career and their lives.
At the end, some parts of the concerts are showed.


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The Scene è un programma tv maltese d’intrattenimento, in onda su ONE TV.
Quest’intervista speciale è presentata da Trudy Kerr, prodotta da Brave Media, registrata e montata da Clear Cut Media (Malta).
Il video è stato pubblicato solamente 3 giorni fa, il 3 settembre, ma è stato registrato la stessa sera del concerto de Il Volo, il 29 agosto.

Trudy Kerr ha intevistato prima alcune fan che stavano aspettando fuori dal MFCC a Ta’ Qali, in seguito lo staff della CRIMI Events e infine, intorno al minuto 15:35, Il Volo; rivolgendo loro tre domande, una per ciascuno, riguardanti la loro carriera e le loro vite.
Al termine, sono mostrati alcuni spezzoni del concerto.
[a presto un riassunto in italiano!]

Malta tested Il Volo’s knowledge about the island / Malta ha testato la conoscenza de Il Volo riguardo l’isola

credits Fade in Media, Charlene Azzopardi and Albert Camilleri

When Il Volo landed in Malta, on Friday 28th August, 2015, they were soon welcomed in the President’s Palace. There, there were some fans that were allowed to meet Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. First of all, they met the President of Malta (The trio Il Volo arrived in Malta and was received by the President), then they were interviewed in a very informal and fresh way. At the end of the interview, the reporter of tested Il Volo’s knowledge of Malta’s history and culture: the guys passed the test.

They seemed a bit tired, maybe because the trip to Malta or maybe because of the amount of commitments and concerts, but for sure they were very happy to see the new born success they have in Malta, thanks to Eurovision (Malta was one of the countries that gave to Italy 12 points in the final votes!), and they were also determined to bring all their Grande Amore to the whole island!

credits Fade in Media, Charlene Azzopardi and Albert Camilleri

Quando venerdì 28 agosto Il Volo è atterrato a Malta, è stato presto accolto nel Palazzo del Presidente, fuori dal quale sostavano alcune fan con il permesso di incontrarli. Prima di tutto Piero, Ignazio e Gianluca hanno avuto un colloquio con il Presidente di Malta (Il trio Il Volo è arrivato a Malta e ha incontrato il Presidente); in seguito sono stati protagonisti di una fresca ed informale intervista, al termine della quale l’inviato di ha voluto testare la loro conoscenza riguardo la storia e la cultura di Malta. Il Volo ha superato il test.

Apparivano stanchi, forse a causa del viaggio verso Malta o per i loro numeroisi impegni, ma sicuramente erano molto felici di vedere tutto il successo riscosso anche nell’isola grazie all’Eurovision (Malta è stata uno dei Paesi ad attribuire i 12 punti durante la votazione finale!) ed erano anche determinati a portare tutto il loro Grande Amore all’intera isola! Continue reading

La Repubblica, Palermo: The pop takes flight, prende Il Volo: “what an emotion is our Sicily”

Translation of the article Il pop in Volo: “che emozione la nostra Sicilia” wrote by Giusy La Piana on La Repubblica Palermo, August 26th, 2015.

Two nights with the boom-trio at the Teatro di Verdura: “even grandmas want their autograph”

Il pop in Volo: "Che emozione la nostra Sicilia"After the sold out dates in Agrigento and Taormina, Il Volo conquers even the Teatro di Verdura with a double appointment. Tonight at 9.30 p.m. and tomorrow at the same hour the trio formed by Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto – the first is from Naro, the second from Marsala – and the Abruzzese Gianluca Ginoble will bring his operatic pop repertoire. Also tonight’s concert has gone sold-out, while there still are some available tickets for tomorrow’s date. And on January 23rd they will perform at Acireale’s indoor sports arena.
The real “Grande Amore” is the one the audience feel for you: while many other artists reduce budgets and concerts, you double the dates…
“Every day – says Piero Barone – we are amazed by this sparks that fired suddenly but that grows day after day, showing a true and spontaneous affection between us and the audience. We hope this affection will never switch off. We travelled around but sing in Sicily is something really special. It was a beautiful feeling even went sold-out at the Valle dei Templi: it’s wonderful to share this artistic moment with the Sicilian people”.

Will some homages to the local music be on the schedule?
This is not expected but it’s also true that during live concerts improvisation often carry us away – explains Ignazio Boschetto – especially when we are in front of a so warm audience like the Sicilian one”.

What is the most weird thing that happened to you while touring?
Gianluca Ginoble answers: “It was seeing adult ladies act like teenager fans. We have literal groupie grandmas who wait for us at the end of the show to take a selfie or get an autograph, and they confuse in the crowd of girls and little girls that follow us in every town by now”.

How is your typical day before a concert?
“Those are massive days – affirms Boschetto – made of continuous debates with our management, updates of concerts’ requests, rehearsals, adjustements of the schedule and then study, study, once again study and voice-warming”.

You are already recording your next work: with whom you would love to collaborate?
“Sometimes we are suggested to duet with famous artists. But it’s not easy to divide a song in three parts, imagine divide it in four or more parts! But for sure after the duets with Barbra Streisand, Placido Domingo and the virtual one with Elvis we will see…”

In our concerts you perform classic songs and hits loved by many generations, but which of your songs you feel belonging to you?
“Grande Amore”. And not because we were the first to bring success to the song, but because it followed a line that prove that we have no boundaries”.

#AgrigentoGrandeAmore – reports about the concerts / servizi sui concerti

Il Volo - AgrigentoTVwebAugust 21, 2015 – The concerts of Il Volo in Agrigento, were a complete success and will remain in the heart of Agrigento people forever. In HercoleTV service, are reported Piero Barone’s words, he spoke about his land and he has shown once again his strong connection to those places. Here is the playlist with the reports by AgrigentoTVweb and HercoleTV.

21 Agosto 2015 – I concerti de Il Volo ad Agrigento, hanno riscosso un immenso successo e rimarranno nel cuore degli agrigentini per sempre. Nel servizio di HercoleTV, sono riportate le parole Piero Barone, ha parlato della sua terra e ha dimostrato ancora una volta di essere molto legato a quei luoghi. Ecco la playlist con i servizi di AgrigentoTVweb e HercoleTV.

playlist by / di AAIV Continue reading

Il Volo in concert in Macerata – playlist

On August 16, 2015 Il Volo performed a great concert at the Sferisterio of Macerata. Videos by Katia Magrini.

Il 16 Agosto 2015, Il Volo si è esibito in un grande concerto allo Sferisterio di Macerata. Videos di Katia Magrini.

Il Volo in Macerata – A night of Solos

Il Volo in Macerata - August 16, 2015By Carina Lennø

August 16th, 2015, Macerata, Italy. It is 8.55 pm and in the Arena Sferiterio, and just minutes before show time. In the arena 3000 people are finding their seats, drying each of them off with the towels they got handed at the entry.

Thankfully, the rain that fell for a full hour stopped just in time for the audience to be let in to the impressive arena. Looking around, the building and stage is impressive and breathtaking. One cannot help but think that it is very fitting for what is about to take place there.

As the time passes 9pm, the anticipation from the audience is palpable. One can practically feel how everyone’s heart is racing, knowing what is to come. Starting off with the beautiful music of the song that won the hearts of Europe, perfectly sets the mood for a musical experience beyond anything they have ever done.

Hearing an old song like ‘Il Mondo’ makes people who have known Il Volo for a long time smile.It’s a personal favorite and singing it shows off the places in which their voices have developed since the “Il Volo… Takes Flight”-days and it also pays a kind of homage to where they have come from.

Il Volo in Macerata - August 16, 2015It came as a surprise when ‘Io Che Non Vivo’ began and Ignazio was the one who sang the first part.

Being used to Piero starting the song, it was a nice little spin to have Piero and Ignazio switch parts in the first verse. They sang with equal amounts of conviction, just as Gianluca did.

Coming to a song that was not a personal favorite to begin with, but by the end was one of the best songs of the night: ‘Canzone Per Te’. It was delivered with conviction by Ignazio especially, who sold it entirely. Even without knowing the words or even understanding them, it doesn’t really matter. The words were flowing and it was felt by the audience.

When it came time for the first solo of the night, it was very clear that the main focus of the concert was going to be on the solos. Piero began with ‘E Lucevan Le Stelle’ which beautifully showed off his more operatic side. It always suited him going ‘back to his roots’ so to speak, showing of what he (arguably) does best. It was a pleasure to watch.

During Granada, the guys played out the fun little gag of Piero and Gianluca teasing poor Ignazio who is just trying to get a few notes in. As always, it sparked laughs, especially when Ignazio decided to prevent Piero from stealing ‘his part’ by simply stealing Piero’s microphone for a while.

Il Volo in Macerata - August 16, 2015Ignazio looked extremely pleased with himself right there. And of course, no performance of ‘Granada’ is complete without Ignazio pretending to ‘wind up’ Piero during his high note (which was extremely impressive, btw). ​

In getting ready for one of the songs, Ignazio took the time to kindly help Gianluca down a rain-wet ramp leading in to the audience.

Then came the second solo of the night. This time, Gianluca gave a heartfelt and stunning rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. But not before dedicating it to a special person in the audience. It was a true highlight of the night. Gianluca showed off his flawless voice with so much passion that many in the audience felt it.

Between the songs, the Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca joked and made the audience laugh, showing of their amazing personalities. The jokes add the element of the guys’ young age which works brilliantly alongside their professional performances.

Ignazio especially showed off his amazing sense of humour, making everyone laugh at his little ‘mock-compliments’, given to Piero and Gianluca after each of their solos.

Il Volo concert in Macerata August 16 2015The third solo was actually the solo that stole the show, in my opinion. Ignazio took the stage and performed a medley of two songs, delivering a passion and love for music that shined through clearly. It left the audience breathless and in awe.

After the first round of solos came the duets. The duets add an element of a new sound to the songs, which works very well. It’s like one of those things one needs, without being aware of this need until one gets it.

“Unchained Melody”, “My Way” and “Core N’Grato” were all stunning performances, with Piero and Gianluca stepping in to the audience to witness another duet. Continue reading

Il Volo – concert / concerto – Macerata 16/08 – gallery II


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On August 16, 2015 Il Volo performed a great concert at the Sferisterio of Macerata. Photos by Kitt Mortensen Il 16 Agosto 2015, Il Volo si è esibito in un grande concerto allo Sferisterio di Macerata. Foto di Kitt Mortensen.