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.

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

#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.

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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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The Puccini Festival ends with #TorredelLagoGrandeAmore

photo by Il Volo

The evening arrived again on the placid lake, in Viareggio. Torre del Lago was lighted up for welcoming the last concert of the Puccini Festival, the concert which was also the second sold out of Il Volo in that place. The people who came there couldn’t avoid to notice the general atmosphere that ran into every person, who had dinner or waited to sit in his place. Everyone was thrilled, happy; they laughed while the final rehearsals lulled them. The chords of Grande Amore echoed in the air, and soon the audience was invited to sit.

The intro of Grande Amore opened the night, like a pleasant habitude beginning in Locarno. Soon after, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca walked the stage to start their last date in Tuscany: they would love to introduce the concert in a serious way, but Il Volo is young and all of them have a very strong personality. Because of that, while Piero was talking, Ignazio interrupted him to say: «I would like to apologize with you all, because I forgot my belt another time. So I will pull my trousers up all the time». He referred to the date in Chieti – when Gianluca told Ignazio off because he has fought for three hours with his suit.

Il Volo - Museo Puccini

Il Volo e Simonetta Puccini

Even if the impact with Puccini’s aura has happened the day before, on August 12th, it could be easily seen the emotion on the faces of the trio; most of all on Piero’s, who would have again the honour and duty to sing the aria E Lucevan le Stelle from Tosca. Besides, Il Volo’s two concerts were part of the Puccini Festival, and every part of nature and every corner scream his name. On August 13th, in the morning, Il Volo has visited Puccini Home Museum and has met his granddaughter, who guided them into the rooms.
Therefore, anxiety was palpable when the moment of E Lucevan le Stelle came. However, at the end of the aria Piero dissolved all his tension with a smile and was moved by the long standing ovation. The audience stood up to clap Gianluca’s solo Can’t help falling in love and Ignazio’s Memory too, and even after the famous duets. The duets are the newness of this tour, they are different but unique in their own kind, and they were born by the brilliant idea of melting two voices together to make the songs richer.
My Way, Unchained Melody, Core ‘ngrato… this idea was really appreciated by the fans in all over the world.
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