Il Volo – their commitments and maybe some surprises / Il Volo – i loro impegni e forse alcune sorprese / Il Volo – seus compromissos e, quem sabe, algumas surpresas…

2015 - headerGood morning! Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are in Mexico City and after 2 days of relative rest they are ready to begin with the Mexican agenda. On this way they would also find some surprises. – Read in English.

Buongiorno! Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto e Gianluca Ginoble sono a Città del Messico e dopo 2 giorni di relativo riposo sono pronti ad iniziare con il programma messicano. Su questa strada troveranno anche alcune sorprese. – Leggi in Italiano.

Bom dia! Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto e Gianluca Ginoble estão na Cidade do México e depois de 2 dias de relativo descanso estão prontos para enfrentar a agenda mexicana. Neste caminho eles poderão encontrar algumas surpresas. – Leia em Português.

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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.

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


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On August 16, 2015 Il Volo performed a great concert at the Sferisterio of Macerata. Photos by Michele Telari and Martina Sacrati. Il 16 Agosto 2015, Il Volo si è esibito in un grande concerto allo Sferisterio di Macerata. Foto di Michele … Continue reading

Il Volo on TGR Marche

Il Volo - TGR MarcheOn August 17, 2015 was aired on RAI3 during the newscast TGR Marche a report by Chiara Paduano about the concert of Il Volo in Macerata.

Il 17 Agosto 2015, è andato in onda su RAI3 durante il TGR Marche un servizio di Chiara Paduano sul concerto de Il Volo a Macerata.

The report / Il servizio:

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Il Volo links & news for August 17, 2015

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:: Cronache Maceratesi published about the Il Volo concert in Macerata. On the report a description of the meeting of the Mayor of Macerata and Il Volo before the concert. A nice article with interviews where Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca talked about their expectations about the concert. – Lo Sferisterio spicca Il Volo – fan in delirio, accoglienza inaspettata – on Cronache Maceratesi (August 17, 2015 in Italian) – [to be translated] – Also published by Comune di Macerata: Il sindaco Carancini e l’assessore Monteverde incontrano gli artisti de Il Volo (August 17, 2015 in Italian)

:: CDA News published some anticipation about Sanremo 2016 and Eurovision 2016. According to the news the 66th Sanremo Festival will take place on February of 2016, from 9 to 13, presented by Carlo Conti. The article brings some possible entries for this edition and also talks about the participation of Il Volo on the Eurovision 2016. It is said that is not confirmed that the winner of Sanremo 2016 will represent Italy in Eurovision. – Eurovision 2016: Sanremo announces dates and possible candidates – on CDA News (August, 15 in English)

:: According to the Marida Caterini’s site, Il Volo will be the special guest of the first episode of Ti lascio una canzone‘s new season, that will be aired on September 12th on RAI1. Always according to this site Il Volo could be many times guest of this show during the new season. – Ti lascio una canzone dal 12 settembre con Il Volo – on Marida Caterini’s site (August 16, 2015 in Italian)

Il Volo links and news for August 15, 2015

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:: Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca of Il Volo visited the Museo Puccini guided for no one less than Simonetta Puccini, granddaughter of Giacomo Puccini. – by Cristina Bulgheri on Il Tirreno – Toscana – Il Volo atterra a casa Puccini (August 14, 2015 in Italian)

:: The Comune of Macerata published about the Il Volo concert that will take place tomorrow, August 16th, at the Sferisterio – Sferisterio Live – Sferisterio Live, battesimo con il concerto de Il Volo – on Comune di Macerata (August 14, 2015 in Italian)

:: Optimagazine announced the schedule of RAI for the next season. The great Italian music on RAI1. From Tiziano Ferro to Il Volo and Laura Pausini, beginning in September. – Da Tiziano Ferro a Il Volo e Laura Pausini, la grande musica italiana su Rai 1 – by Cinzia Del Prete on Optimagazine (August 15, 2015 in Italian)

:: Miron Heaton wrote a review for the PBS special Il Volo Live from Pompeii that is airing in many PBS Stations of US and Canada. On the article he analyses each song presented and talks about the changes he observed on the performance of Il Volo in the last years. – Myron’s Music Notes ~ Pompeii – on Il Volo Flight Crew (August 11, 2015 in English)