In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – then aged 17, 16 and 16, rte.- appeared on the popular Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” and dazzled viewers with their impeccable interpretation of the standard Neapolitan “O Sole Mio. The young people easily won the contest and decided that their group needed a name. “Il Volo”, which means “flight”, was chosen to express the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly.
Led by Michele Torpedine (Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero), they released their first album, “Il Volo” in November 2010. It includes classic and new compositions; their version of “O Sole Mio”, “Il Mondo”, “E Più Ti Penso”, “El Reloj” (a new song sung in Spanish), “Smile” (written by Charlie Chaplin for his film “Tiempos modernos” and later popularized by Nat King Cole), and “Un Amore Così Grande” (a classic of Italian musical tradition 70 finals), among others. In February of this year, Il Volo is invited to sing on the album made to benefit the victims of Haiti, along with Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, among other stars. Then they performed at the “60th San Remo Music Festival”, giving a concert in front of Queen Rania of Jordan.
In 2011, Il Volo reissues its first album worldwide in Argentina and the United States. In December he presents a “Christmas Special Edition” of 2 CDs.In 2012 the trio makes an American tour with Barbra Streisand. On their return they release the second studio album, entitled “We are love”. This material has 12 classic pop songs, of which 7 were interpreted in Italian, 3 in English and 2 in Spanish. The deluxe guests are Plácido Domingo and Eros Ramazzotti.On February 26, 2013 they released “Constantemente Mía”, the single they recorded with Belinda as a collaborator. It will be included in the new album “Más Que Amor”, the Hispanic version of “We Are Love” (2012) on sale on April 9. On December 25 they gave a concert interpreting Christmas songs in the Basilica of San Francisco de Asis with a symphony orchestra. The show was titled “Concierto en Asís” (Concert in Assisi) and was televised in Italy after the mass offered by Pope Francisco.
In March 2014 they travel to New York and participate in Laura Pausini’s concert at Madison Square Garden, where Gloria Estefan, Miguel Bosé and Ivete Sangalo were also guests.In February 2015 they won the 65th Edition of the Sanremo Song Festival with the song “Grande Amore”, leaving Nek in second place and completing the podium with Malika Ayane, who took third place. That gave them the passport to the Eurovision Awards representing Italy, to be held on May 23 in Vienna. On February 17 the album “Sanremo Grande Amore” is released. On 13th July the Spanish version of the single “Grande Amore” will be released worldwide. On 25 September they present the album “Grande Amore” and visit Argentina in October. The tracks are the homonymous and “Si Me Falta Tu Mirada”.
On September 30, 2016 they release the CD+DVD “Notte Magica – A Tribute To The Three Tenors” together with Plácido Domingo. The material contains the unforgettable concert that the trio of young people gave in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence on July 1st of this year. Plácido Domingo was in charge of directing the Teatro Massimo di Palermo orchestra and sang with Il Volo “Non Ti Scordar Di Me”. The concert and the album were performed in homage to the Three Tenors, since on July 7, 1990, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras sang together for the first time; twenty-six years later, the new trio pays tribute to them.
Il Volo (2010)
Christmas Favorites [EP] (2011)
We Are Love (2012)
Buon Natale: The Christmas Album (2013)
Sanremo grande amore (2015)
Grande Amore / Grande Amore International Version // L’amore Si Muove (2015)
Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors (2016)