Il Volo with Paul LarsonPaul Larson, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble
The three great voices of Il Volo filled the room with insight and laughter, as we discussed the fast rise to fame of the young Italian singers. In 2012, they released a new album and some bonus Christmas tracks. They also toured the U.S. and Canada as a headliner, and as a support act for Barbra Streisand's North American tour.
PAUL: Did you have big dreams when you were little?
GIANLUCA: Yes! To be singers!
PAUL: What's it like to see your dreams realized?
IGNAZIO: Now imagine...we met three years ago. I was playing Playstation with my friends, mostly, you know, soccer, and now here I am in America, touring with Il Volo with a great career. It's really the dream come true! The dream coming true.
GIANLUCA: We still play Playstation, on the tour bus now. We are always playing soccer!
PIERO: Our dream is to see the people, to see the audience really excited to come to our concert. And when we finish the concert they start to say always "encore, encore!" We have always a standing ovation at our concerts. That makes us real excited.
PAUL: You are known for singing classic Italian songs. What kind of music do you enjoy?
IGNAZIO: We listen to opera, but we love all kinds of music... Michael Buble...
PIERO: Janice Joplin.
IGNAZIO: Janice Joplin, ACDC, Aerosmith, but the opera is the perfection of music.
PIERO: And we don't sing opera. We sing classical music, crossover. With the first album we did all covers, but now for our new album I can tell you there are new songs, duets, lots of surprises.
GIANLUCA: Now we are singing crossover. We can tell you we love opera and we love pop.
IGNAZIO: It's a mix of the three tenors and the Jonas Brothers. It's a mix. Il Volo is Il Volo. If you listen to the album you can say it is Il Volo.
PAUL: You three have very big voices when you perform. How blessed are you to have these voices?
PIERO: We have to say thanks to everyone, to our parents, our management, our producers, but we say thanks to God because he gave us this gift.
PAUL: What's joyful about being in Il Volo?
GIANLUCA: Meeting these two guys. I am so proud to work with them.
PAUL: What would you like to see happen to Il Volo in 10 years?
GIANLUCA: We hope to stay together.
IGNAZIO: Yeah, we hope to stay together, but in the years we hope to bring our music, our emotion through the music to the people, but all kinds of people, young and older, and we hope to make the young generation love this kind of music.
PIERO: When a young guy listens to this kind of music he's going to fall in love with this kind of music. But you have to discover it. When you discover it, you love it.
FOR MORE IL VOLO, FOLLOW THESE LINKS:
Il Volo Takes Flight, and other music.
The CD We are Love is available now.
The CD Il Volo is available now.
Official website: www.ilvolomusic.com