IL VOLO With Special Guest Plácido Domingo Release New Album NOTTE MAGICA: A TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TENORS12:26 AM
Following the success of their July 1 concert in the magical setting of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, IL VOLO release their new album Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors with special guest, the legendary Plácido Domingo.
In support of the new album, IL VOLO performed "Nessun Dorma" during the live finale of Season 11's America's Got Talent (NBC).
For Notte Magica, Maestro Domingo conducted the orchestra of the famous Teatro Massimo di Palermo in eight pieces, and he also joined IL VOLO to sing "Non ti scordar di me."
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.
"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," IL VOLO said.
"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," Plácido Domingo said.
"IL VOLO is carrying on what Luciano started, and that is bringing Opera to the masses. I think he would be so happy!" Nicoletta Mantovani, widow of Luciano Pavarotti, said.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.
NOTTE MAGICA – A TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TENORS Tracklisting
- Turandot: Nessun Dorma (Live)
- Granada (Live)
- Mattinata (from "West Side Story") (Live)
- L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima (Live)
- La danza (Live)
- Tosca: E lucevan le stelle (Live)
- Torna a surriento (Live)
- Core 'ngrato (Live)
- 'O paese d'o sole (Live)
- Maria (from "West Side Story") (Live)
- My Way (Live)
- Tonight (Live)
- 'O surdato 'nnammurato (Live)
- Mamma (Live)
- Cielito lindo (Live)
- En aranjuez con tu amor (Live)
- La tabernera del puerto: No puede ser (Live)
- Non ti scordar di me (Live) (with Plácido Domingo)
- Sole mio (Live)
- La Traviata: Libiamo ne' i calici (Live)
- Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae (Live)
- Adeste Fideles (Live)