“That’s not something we wanted to do,” Gianlucashared recently about including more modern songs on their latest album. “It was something different but it wasn’t the right way to go about things.”
He added, “We want to impress people with the music we love. We want to impress people with powerful songs. We want to surprise our audience. When we get to America, we want to sing classical songs. We want to sing Caruso. We want to sing the great songs.”
Speaking with Opera News recently, Gianluca opened up about the group’s passion behind the operatic music they perform.
“We want to show to the young generation how beautiful this music is,” he explained. “In Italy, we sing in arenas of 20,000 people. And it’s normal [to try and reach young people in this way] because young people are used to different kinds of boy bands—of rock boy bands and pop boy bands. It’s an important part of music culture.”
Gianluca added, “We’ve always wanted to communicate the beauty of Italian culture, since the beginning. This music conveys the emotions. We can be funny, we can be emotional. It’s all in the music.”
“It’s been a month full of commitments, meetings, unforgettable emotions…Thanks to you all that you are part of our amazing adventure, day after day!” they wrote on Instagram. “We’ll see you on 4 July at the Verona Arena for the date of the end of the world tour!”
Il Volo are backed by a full orchestra during the concert on Saturday night (January 16) in Rome, Italy.
“Each stage is an experience, every date is a way to meet you and hear you neighbors, every concert is a memory that we’ll always in my heart,” the group wrote on Facebook. “Thank you for this evening ?#?Rome?! ?#?Ilvololivepalasport2016?.”
In the video, Ignazio, along with Gianluca Ginoble and Piero Barone, head out for a camping trip with their girlfriends in the most beautiful location surrounded by nothing but gorgeous mountains and a lake.
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