Il Volo, a group of youthful teenagers from Italy showed the world that popular music and opera can go together. This Italian trio, composed of Piere Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble first performed in “Ti Lascio Una Canzone,” a popular talent show in Italy and from there launched a career that would reach international audiences across the globe. Singing “O Sole Mio,” the three boys won the contest handily and shortly after, they named their group “Il Volo” which means “flight” in Italian, to make known to the music world that they have grown wings and they could fly to reach the four corners of the planet. Their international popularity has proven that their choice of name was fitting and quite perfect. Through Universal Music Group, the trio released their eponymous first album entitled “Il Volo” in November, 2010 in Italy. It was released to international music fans in 2011.
The boys recorded their first album in Rome, Los Angeles, California, and at the Abbey Road Studios in London. The songs they recorded showcased their strong vocal range and wide range of interpretative talents as they sang traditional and new pop songs that clearly have classical influence. Critics compared this group of young popera singers to Andrea Boceli and not to their discredit, the Three Tenors. Their youth not withstanding, Il Volo is sure about their mission in the current international music scene – they want to share their love of the type of music they sing with people and kids their own age around the world. True enough, the trio has been performing and receiving standing ovations and critical acclaim in their live shows across the United States. Barbara Streisand included the trio in her national tour as special guests. They have also appeared as guests on American Idol, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Rachel It’s not common for teenagers to become interested in traditional operatic music but Il Ray, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and other hit television shows.
Their second album entitled “We Are Love,” was released in November 2012. The album, produced by Humberto Gatica and Tony Regis contains guest performances by Placido Domingo and Eros Ramazzotti.