Il Volo With Special Guest Plácido Domingo Announce New Album - Notte Magica – A Tribute To The Three Tenors. Available September 30, 2016
Following the success of their July 1 2016 concert in the magical setting of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, IL VOLO announce the release of their new album Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors with special guest, the legendary Plácido Domingo. Available September 30, the new album will give fans around the world the chance to re-live and experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Check out the live performance of IL VOLO singing "Nessun Dorma" here.
Maestro Domingo conducted the orchestra of the famous Teatro Massimo di Palermo in eight pieces that evening, and he also joined Il Volo to sing "Non ti scordar di me." Maestro Marcello Rota alternated with Maestro Domingo as the conductor. The members of Il Volo – Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – performed songs that encompassed popular Neapolitan, Italian, and international music, blending in complete harmony with songs from famous musicals and renowned classical opera arias.
On July 7, 1990, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti sang together for the very first time in one of the most evocative temples of opera, the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome – giving life to the biggest classical music project of the century: The Three Tenors. Twenty-six years after this début appearance by The Three Tenors, and fresh from a triumphant worldwide tour, IL VOLO paid tribute to this event and the three Maestri. They delivered the same experience and emotions as the original performance to a new, younger audience, and with the full support and attendance of Pavarotti's widow Nicoletta Mantovani and the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation.
"A tribute to such artists and such an event could be considered presumptuous, but in fact it is not, as we have not the slightest thought of comparing ourselves to our idols, our artistic inspirations," say IL VOLO.
"I am very happy to be with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca conducting them in this magical night under the stars in such a beautiful city: Florence! I really love these guys. They are performing such a great repertoire around the world – some of the music my colleagues and I performed in our own concerts," says Plácido Domingo.
"IL VOLO is carrying on what Luciano started, and that is bringing Opera to the masses. I think he would be so happy!" says Nicoletta Mantovani, widow of Luciano Pavarotti.
IL VOLO will kick off their world tour in the U.S. performing songs from their new album beginning in March 2017.
Since forming in 2009, the success of IL VOLO's critically acclaimed PBS-TV Specials resulted in touring with legendary songstress Barbra Streisand and performing across the world's greatest stages. To date, the vocal trio have released four albums, charted on the top 10 of Billboard's Top 200, won two Billboard Latin Music Awards (2014 – "Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group", "El Pulso Social") and received four nominations, plus two Latin GRAMMY® nominations (2011 - "Best New Artist", "Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group"). IL VOLO have appeared on major television programs including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, American Idol, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Rachael Ray Show The Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as appearing in the final episode of HBO's smash hit series Entourage.