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.
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.