Il Volo Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House

Il Volo Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House

by Il Volo


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Recorded for a PBS fundraising special on one of their first ever North American shows, Il Volo Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House is the first live album from Il Volo, the Italian teenage trio dubbed as the Three Tenors meets the Jonas Brothers. Produced by Grammy-winner Humberto Gatica (Michael Bublé) and Italian composer Tony Renis, it features eight performances of tracks from their self-titled Billboard Top Ten debut, including "E Piu' Ti Penso," the medley of Morricone themes from Once Upon a Time in America and Malena, an emotive take on Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and two songs that allude to their American Idol connections in the shape of the Diane Warren-penned "La Luna Hizo Esto," a bilingual duet with 2011 finalist Pia Toscano, and the bossa nova-tinged reworking of "'O Sole Mio" that launched them to fame in both the U.S. and their homeland. Elsewhere, there are new recordings of Neapolitan classics such as "Funiculi' Funicula'," "Non Ti Scordar di Me," and "Mattinata," and expressive renditions of Agustín Lara's "Granada" and Jimmy Fontana's "Il Mondo," all of which showcase their impressively mature and warm romantic tones in front of a lush 66-piece orchestra and a receptive sellout crowd. A far more authentic proposition on record than their older counterparts, Il Divo, Live from the Detroit Opera House shows that Il Volo are just as convincing on-stage.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602527948768
catalogNumber: 001655302
Rank: 15935

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Volo   Primary Artist
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Randy Kerber   Piano,Keyboards
Dean Parks   Guitar
Steven Mercurio   Conductor
Blair Sinta   Drums

Technical Credits

Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
David Campbell   Arranger
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Kenny O'Brien   Vocal Arrangements
Diane Warren   Composer
John Turner   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Jimmy Fontana   Composer
Tony Renis   Composer,Producer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Bruno Cherubini   Composer
Luigi Denza   Composer
Liam Ward   Art Direction
Steven Mercurio   Arranger,Orchestration
Edgar Cortazar   Composer
Domenico Furno   Composer
Giovanni Capurro   Composer
Gianni Meccia   Composer
Carlo Pes   Composer
Eduardo di Capua   Composer
Antonella Maggio   Composer
Guido Maria Ferilli   Composer
Stanislao Gastaldon   Composer
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
Alfredo Mazzucchi   Composer
Mark Portman   Composer
Italo Gerro   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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Il Volo Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I first heard of and listened to Il Volo was passing the tv when thePBS special was on. It cought my ear and I started to listento these young men, Their ages amazed me and the smooth delivery and blending of their voices took me away, Unusual for one thing I do not listen to opera and not very much classical and I have never been a fan of any group or person. I was swept away and I wanted it to last. The interviews at the end showed all the charm of these boys. they were 15 when they first started to sing together and now they were 17 . Of course it did not hurt that the Detroit Opera house is one of the finest venues to have. I have bought about 10 DVD and one CD. I give them to friends. And I listen to them everyday . and watch the DVD 3 times a week. If you knew how old I was you might laugh I am totally hooked. Their fan base is world wide!. Buy this and see for your self. Many women like me have said the same thing. They have many many men fans also.
bookwormcf More than 1 year ago
I purchased the CD after watching them on PBS.  They have extraordinary voices for such young men.  I have 2 CDs one for my car and one at home for my Bose. They are incredible, have tickets to see them in Boston on 14 Sep.  I am simply  enchanted by their voices.