In May 2009, Italian teenagers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, appeared on their country’s popular talent show Ti Lascio Una Canzone and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard “O Sole Mio.” The boys, who won the competition easily, decided their group needed a name. “Il Volo,” meaning “flight,” was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly.
Their astonishing vocals are reflected in their debut album and also in their PBS Special “Live From the Detroit Opera House.” The album is a stellar showcase for these three young singers’ incredible vocal talent and interpretive gifts as they take on a range of both new and traditional, classically influenced pop songs.
Certified platinum in their homeland, the boys have appeared on major US TV shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, Ellen, Rachel Ray and Entourage.
“If you ever heard them sing ‘O Solo Mio’ or other classics in their repertoire, then be prepared to be blown away,” raved NY’s Daily News. If you haven’t heard these amazing young men sing yet, check out some great videos from their official website.
“We’ve travelled all over the world these last two years but love our American audiences,” commented the group about their multi-city US tour. “We can’t wait to come back and perform for our fans,” they concluded.
They may be young, but Il Volo’s mission is clear: “We want to share our love for this music with people all over the world, including kids our own age.” That, they say, “would be our dream come true.”