Il Volo links & news for August 8, 2015

b2It is almost on time for the special session of the Roseto degli Abruzzi Council! Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Michele Torpedine will be recognized as honorary citizens of Roseto and Gianluca Ginoble as “Ambassador of City of Roseto degli Abruzzi in the World”.

If the Council will broadcast the ceremony, we should be watch here: Diretta LIVE del Consiglio Comunale.

While we wait, let’s go to the news:

:: Il Volo just announce the dates of the US/Canada tour 2016. There is a big “WOW” crossing the Ilvolosphere! – Read!!! U.S. Tour Dates – #IlVoloUStour2016

:: Richard Jay-Alexander, producer of the previous PBS Special of Il Volo welcomed the new PBS special recorded in Pompeii. On his facebook page: “This airs tonight on PBS. I didn’t do this one, but I am SO HAPPY for the boys, because when filming their last two PBS Specials, during our various chats, they would explain to me that, although they were becoming very well known in the U.S., they were not yet being acknowledged for their success or accomplishments, by their own country. Well, that, clearly, is no longer the case 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing this. They are supremely talented and I have grown very fond of them, personally. They are wonderful young men and their respective families and management teams are really wonderful people as well.” – Watch now PBS Special: Il Volo – on Facebook.

:: Malta is really prepared to receive the concert of Il Volo – watch the promo video by CRIMI Events: Il Volo in Malta – promo.

“Il Volo live from Pompeii” premiere in Detroit (English/Italian)

CJR02FBUsAASAio_Fotor_Collage_FotorOn July 6 2015 at 9:00 pm at the Detroit Public TV was aired the special concert by il Volo recorded at the arecheological ruins of Pompeii, in Italy. In that exclusive venue they performed some of the most wonderful classics like Volare as well as new songs, like Grande Amore. The show was aired as a Premiere by the Detroit tv and then will be played during the summer in all the PBS stations across the US. The concert is available in CD and DVD and may be purchased on the Detroit tv site, so as to support the tv station. Before heading to Detroit PBS station to record the concert pledges drives, they released an interview with Mlive Entertainment and also at WRCJ-FM radio station.

Detroit PBS 2_FotorIl 6 giugno 2015 alle 21.00 è stato trasmesso dalla Detroit Public Tv un concerto speciale de Il Volo registrato presso le rovine archeologiche di Pompei, in Italia. In quella località esclusiva si sono esibiti in alcune delle più meravigliose canzoni classiche, come Volare, così come in nuove canzoni, come Grande Amore. Il concerto è disponibile in CD e in DVD e può essere acquistato sul sito della TV di Detroit, in modo da sostenere così la stazione tv. Prima di recarsi alla stazione tv Detroit PBS per registrare l’introduzione al concerto, Il Volo ha rilasciato un’intervista al sito Mlive Entertainment e anche alla stazione radio WRCJ-FM.

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Il Volo links & news for June 17, 2015

Il Volo 2015The Ilvolosphere does not stop! Good afternoon!

:: We are glad to publish also here our wishes of a very very very happy Birthday to Barbara Vitali (Il Volo road manager – here it is the photo of Piero and Barbara) and Mariagrazia Barone, the beautiful and clever sister of Piero. Yesterday the guys shared a video of them singing happy birthday to her. May this new year of life be full of success and happiness to both of them.

:: Il Volo arrived yesterday in Roccaraso to rehearsals for the concert in June 18, 2015. They were received for the fans and Il Centro published about it: Roccaraso, bagno di folla per il trio de “Il Volo” – Il Centro (June 16, 2015 in Italian)

:: According to the Detroit PBS Tv announcement Il Volo will be in the US on July 6th, 2015 to promote the special PBS concert recorded in Pompeii that will be released on the date. They will be on the PBS studios (Detroit – Michigan) and also in a exclusive “Wine & Dine” and “Meet & Greet”. The tickets – $500 pair – were available until last night here: Il Volo – Detroit PBS Tv. (today they are no more available). According to someone, Il Volo will tape some pieces of the show of 6th July – we are waiting for confirms.

:: In the last two days Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca were attending photo shooting sessions in Rome and in the Castello of Bracciano – you can see the photo here: Photoshoot today. The photos are so beautiful and so is the landscape. They are just at the beginning of the summer and they can’t wait to perform all around Italy in their #GrandeAmoreTour!

:: Yesterday we published an interview made by our editorial staff to Fabio Ingrassia, the talented artist from Marsala. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, you can find it here: “The Power of Genius” that comes from Marsala – an interview to Fabio Ingrassia.

:: On Friday 19th June, 2015, will be aired on RAI 1 the special episode of Porta a Porta that Il Volo recorded in New York last April. We have talked about the journey of Il Volo and Bruno Vespa here: Il Volo in New York – a special for Porta a Porta and…

Magnificent concert of Il Volo in Pompeii

Il Volo concert - PompeiiThe music snatched the thoughts and hearts on the scenery full of feelings and memories of the ruins of Pompeii.

The lucky people who could attend the special concert of Il Volo last night – the invited people or even who was there due to a happy circumstance – reported the same: they were suddenly taken to another world.

– I almost couldn’t breath! – said someone. And it is true. The time was discontinued and the magic took over. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the PBS special concert recorded yesterday between 9pm and midnight in Pompeii.

As the event is prepared to be released on the Detroit Public Tv in July 6th, 2015 and, after this, to be broadcasted on many PBS stations all over US and Canada, there were few pictures and videos, all took by fans and by Il Volo staff. A nice preview and teaser for the debut of the special.

Il Volo concert - PompeiiThe concert opened with Grande Amore and followed bringing already known songs as Caruso and O’ Sole mio (the ending song) along with many new unreleased and cover songs. Among the others they sang Recuerdame (La Quinta Estación and Marc Anthony), Volare, Piove (Ciao Ciao Bambina), L’Immensità and the Spanish version of Grande Amore. Surprise! They sang Quando l’amore diventa poesia (Ignazio’s solo last year) as a trio.

They did solo performances too! As he promised Piero Barone sang E lucevan le stelle, from the third act of Tosca (Puccini). An unbelievable performance according to our contact there: emotional, perfect in all senses.
Gianluca Ginoble sang Anema e Core, a song presented on the concerts in Italy last year but not in the American summer tour. A great performance.
Ignazio Boschetto melted all hearts with his interpretation of Unchained Melody (Ghost).

Il Volo was accompanied by the amazing Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, directed by Maestro Diego Basso. A distinguished music director, Maestro Celso Valli, for the execution of Grande Amore, Piove (Ciao Ciao Bambina), Volare and L’immensità.

Il Volo also made a nice homage to Napoli and to the late Pino Daniele with Ignazio singing Napule è a capella. At the end, Il Volo invited the audience to their concert on July 4th, 2015 at Piazza del Plebiscito in Napoli. For sure we all can’t wait to watch this special and we hope it will be soon on DVD.

:: Photo 1 by Ines Manger; photo 2 by Federico Zaccone. Our thanks to our Napoli team.

Il Volo in Pompeii – everything is ready for the PBS special


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Good Morning! Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are preparing and rehearsing in a rainy (at least yesterday) Pompeii. The fans were at the hotel to greet them and are kindly received as we can see on the photos and videos shared … Continue reading

Il Volo through space and time!

FonoprintMaybe some of you are missing our “daily/weekly” chronicles about Il Volo. The movement around them is so strong that to recover the time is a good way to be informed.

After May 23rd – the Final of Eurovision 2015 – Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca arrived to Bologna and did not stop to work. They were recording for the new album to be released in September.

While they are working, the news continue to appear on the networks, as the promo videos of the Partita del Cuore; the release of a new date on the Italian tour: the concert in Roccaraso and the announcement of a performance on a charity concert in Assisi in benefit of the refugees of Iraq, the Franciscan missions in India and the Franciscan soup kitchens in Italy.

The block where Fonoprint is located became a new tourist spot in Bologna. The fans camped there for all the days Il Volo were recording and enjoyed the moments when they came out to kindly greet everybody.

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