Party Time!
Celebrate the phenomenal IL VOLO!

  Taormina concert July 2014
...and restrospective videos

IL VOLO, 3 young Italians (two tenors and a baritone, now 21 to 23 years old)
bring us joy, harmony, and hope for our planet,
as their spirits, humor, and musical majesty transform our world

Grazie mille, Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, and your team!

  My favorite concert yet by IL VOLO!
with exciting new additions (songs I *hope* yet to be professionally recorded!)

performed at the beautiful Taormina Ancient Greek Theatre (in Sicilia, Italy)...


Listening to IL VOLO always reminds me that...
Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe. ~ Lao Tzu

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Thanks to Giuseppe Magali for posting this precious video
***Click here to view the full 2-hour concert!***

[REMOVED DUE TO COPYRIGHT by Rentor Productions]
Taormina concert playlist details, background & videos below

Run Time

Premier Recording (or performance if not yet recorded)
Retrospective Videos
& additional comments
Un Amore Cosi Grande 2:00 IL VOLO
** Taormina next day~
nice close-up of Ignazio especially
Granada  5:30 Il Volo Takes Flight (Live from The Detroit Opera House)
Tous Les Visages de L'Amour   10:10 We Are Love (Special Bonus addition with initial release)
** Taormina next day~
nice perspective on stage layout
Thanks to Barbara Forestieri for upload
We Are Love 13:38 We Are Love [all editions]
** Taormina next day~Sweet!
catch Piero's kiss & more close-up Love!
video also available
from iTunes

No Puede Ser ~ Piero Barone's solo 18:37 (Piero's solo in 2013 and 2014 tours)
** Taormina next day~Whew!
great close-up & sound~the Best!
Caruso 23:33 (Ignazio's solo 2013 tour; IL VOLO performed in 2014 tour)
I would love this on their next album!
** Taormina next day~Yes!
great sound, so ignore jumpy video
Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia ~
Ignazio Boschetto's solo
(Ignazio performed in Ti Lascio Una Canzone* 2009)
see retrospective video
from 2009 below!

I would love this on their next album!
guys mention Ignazio losing weight

Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te
(You Don't Have to Say You Love Me)
(new 2014 ~ performed with Anastacia in L'Arena di Verona June, 2014)
I would love this on their next album!
*** @Pescara ~ I LOVE this!
Thanks to Queen1700 for upload

** Taormina ~ Thanks, Barbara Forestieri!
Can't Help Falling in Love ~
Gianluca's solo [tribute to Elvis Presley]
(IL VOLO performed in 2011 concert when they sang to little Mia)
see retrospective video
with Mia below

** Taormina next day~Wow!
I would love this on their next album!
Cute wink, Gian, at end of  solo ;-)

E piu' ti penso 41:19
IL VOLO tribute to composer
Ennio Morricone

E' La Mia Vita 46:34

Mattinata 51:00
Il Volo Takes Flight (Live from The Detroit Opera House)
Memory ~ Ignazio Boschetto's solo 53:53
(Ignazio performed in 2012 tour)
2013 bonus album with Buon Natale from Interscope Records includes
Ignazio's performance recorded live in Seattle's Paramount Theatre on Oct. 2, 2012
In Taormina, Gino De Vita
accompanied Ignazio on guitar

** Taormina next day~Wow!
E Vui Durmiti Ancora ~
Ignazio Boschetto & Piero Barone
(new 2014 ~ Ignazio and Piero performed in Taormina
with Sicilia in Folk, of Regalbuto, Sicily)
Is that a penny whistle?
Beautiful sound!

Vitti 'Na Crozza ~ Sicilia in Folk
of Regalbuto, Sicily
1:04:31 IL VOLO did not perform this ~
they invited performance from the ragazzi (Italian for guys or good fellas)
Sicilia in Folk, of Regalbuto, Sicily
Ignazio jumped down to dance
with and hug Antonella Clerici from
Ti Lascio Una Canzone; see videos
of Antonella with the Guys below

IL Canto 1:06:12
We Are Love [as duet with Placido Domingo]
Piero sings the part Placido Domingo
sang on the album

Smile 1:11:34
Il Volo Takes Flight (Live from The Detroit Opera House) IL VOLO sang Smile with
Barbra Streisand when they
toured with her in fall 2012

Mamma 1:16:34
Il Volo Takes Flight (Live from The Detroit Opera House) all 3 Guys sing to their mammas!
Anema E Core [tribute to Perry Como]
With All My Heart & Soul
Gianluca Ginoble's solo
(new 2014 ~ performed in Taormina) Daniele Falasca accompanied
Gianluca on accordion

** Taormina next day~Wow!
I would love this on their next album!
Maria 1:26:00
We Are Love (Special Edition)
(Gianluca's solo in 2012 tour;
2013 bonus album with Buon Natale from Interscope Records includes
Gianluca's performance recorded live in Seattle's Paramount Theatre Oct. 2, 2012
IL VOLO sang it in 2013 & 2014 tours)

introductions 1:30:27
(Antonella Clerici of Ti Lascio Una Canzone contest,
Massimo Giletti of L'Arena TV,
Piero's Nonno in audience, Gianluca's Nonno Ernesto in audience,
Bruno Vespa of Porta a Porta TV)
(includes joke about Piero's ears)
see retrospective videos below:
Piero with Giletti on L'Arena
and Piero's Nonno & Nonna;

videos of Antonella and TLUC
Non Ti Scordar Di Me ~
Piero Barone's solo
Il Volo Takes Flight (Live from The Detroit Opera House) ** Taormina next day~Yes!
great close-up!
see notes below with retrospective
video of Piero with his Nonno

Beautiful Day [U2's song "IL VOLO style"]
We Are Love (Special Edition) ** Taormina next day~fun!
great close-up of Ignazio drumming!
Surrender / Torna a Surriento 1:43:03
We Are Love (Special Edition)
(IL VOLO sang Torna a Surriento in 2012 tour with Arianna Bergamaschi)
** Taormina next day~silly
IL Mondo 1:47:53
'O Sole Mio 1:52:18
IL VOLO [single released also] see retrospective video
from American Idol below

(introductions of Michele Torpedine, the band, the maestro, guest musicians;
at 1:54 Piero takes an IL VOLO selfie for their manager Michele Torpedine
while singing 'O Sole Mio; kisses and hugs)

Special thanks to Laia, Kitty, and Loretta for help with finishing details from the concert!

I highly recommend this concert review by conductor, music director, voice coach Myron Heaton:

Retrospective videos below...

Ignazio Boschetto sings Quando L'Amore Diventa Poesia
with Massimo Ranieri in 2009 (Ignazio is 14 years old)

on Ti Lascio Una Canzone*

(view Ignazio's solo on Rai TV recording here)

thanks for upload to obeimar123

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I Can't Help Falling in Love with You
sung by IL VOLO in 2011 to little Mia

thanks for upload to Candace Hays

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Through Ti Lascio Una Canzone*
Antonella Clerici has been part of IL VOLO's lives since the beginning

(above) IL VOLO's return visit to Ti Lascio Una Canzone 5 years later (spring 2014)
at 3:20, notice tears
... Antonella, one of the judges, and hugs from the maestro (same maestro as 2009)
thanks for upload to IL VOLO Mundial

click here to see Antonella with Gianluca, contest winner, as Andrea Bocelli speaks to Gianluca (2009)
Bocelli tells Gianluca that his friends have raved about Gianluca, and then one evening he turned on the TV to listen to him.
Bocelli said that you can tell from Gianluca's way of singing that he listened to Bocelli's records,
and Bocelli likes this because Gianluca is very young (14).
Bocelli gives three tips: .. 1) think with your head .. 2) sing in your own voice .. 3) listen to your heart
thanks to Rai.TV

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Massimo Giletti of L'Arena surprises Piero with his Nonno and Nonna as guests
in an IL VOLO Takes Flight PBS Special interview, Piero shared that when he sings
Non Ti Scordar Di Me (which means Don't forget about me), he thinks of his Nonno

thanks for upload to Kamitis20

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IL VOLO singing 'O Sole Mio on American Idol in 2011
with 30 million viewers, this exposure helped catapult IL VOLO's career to a new level

thanks for upload to Paul fromMN

* "Ti lascio una canzone" (which means "I leave you with a song") is an Italian TV contest where Piero, Gianluca, and Ignazio met in 2009. Their voices were put together by a producer in the fourth round, and as the Guys say, "from there, IL VOLO was born." (IL VOLO chose their name some time later.)
For more of their songs performed at Ti Lascio Una Canzone, go to (Italian public television), and search [cerca] for the individual's name and Ti Lascio Una Canzone 2009.

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Wow, did we have fun! And for the post-game show, I'm adding
** links in the chart (right column) to recordings of some of IL VOLO's songs performed again at Taormina the next day, on July 21, 2014. (They sold out for the 20th!) Thanks to Maria Sergeeva for uploading these clips. IL VOLO seemed even better the next night... how is that possible?!

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Looking back on some IL VOLO memories...

Sweet auspicious beginnings...

Wow! Music is everywhere uplifting the planet. These boys sing with such heart and majesty! Their name, IL VOLO, means "flight", and to listen to them, I feel like I'm flying! And, yes, you can purchase on iTunes. They earned a Platinum record in 6 months in Italy! And Quincy Jones invited them to represent Italy on the single We Are the World 25 for Haiti.
~ Jeanine 2011 December 22

Precious Moments from 2014 Meet & Greet...
IMG_Gianluca_hug_kiss_Jeanine.jpg ...  IMG_IL_VOLO_Jeanine_6-2014med.jpg
Saratoga, The Mountain Winery, 2014 June 6

Woo hoo! My first IL VOLO concert...

My friend Peta and I were blessed with a special surprise invitation to join the boys in their Meet & Greet after the concert!
Here's their official photo link with a closer version shown below.
IMG_IL_VoloSeattle10-2-2012_6344.jpg crop from
                  VIP Nation SmugMug photo

~ Jeanine 2012 October 8 (IL VOLO at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, October 2, 2012)

img_BKBUTTON.jpg Jeanine's Reflections... have fun exploring more IL VOLO
(memorabilia, as well as writings and IL VOLO videos)
Feel free to contact me at the link below