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Italian heartthrobs Il Volo, comprised of the three “Teenage Tenors” Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship since their May 2011 debut in America on TV shows including “American Idol,” “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and “Entourage.” Already certified platinum in their homeland of Italy and several other countries, they have captured the hearts of Americans of all ages. Il Volo, meaning “flight,” soars in this premiere television special for public television, filmed at Detroit’s famed Opera House on October 27, 2011.
The Teenage Tenors took the audience by storm during the live concert taping, singing operatic, pop and Italian classics that showcased their vocal talent as well as their interpretive gift for music. Backed by a 49-piece orchestra and five-piece rhythm section, Il Volo’s versions of “O Sole Mio,” “Il Mondo” and “E Più Ti Penso,” a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from the soundtracks to Once Upon a Time in America and Malena, and the Charlie Chaplin song, “Smile,” brought the audience to their feet. A touching moment came when the boys serenaded their tearful mothers with the popular Italian song “Mamma.” The trio continued their magic with the well-known Neopolitan song, “Funiculì, Funiculà” with audience members clapping and singing along. A favorite contestant from “American Idol”’s Season 10, Pia Toscano, joined in to sing and dance to a brand new Diane Warren original, “La Luna Hizo Esto”; world-class guitarist Milos Karadaglic accompanied the group to introduce the song “Granada.”
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