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Il Volo to Release Live CD/DVD & Announces more PBS Airdates!


PBS Special Scheduled in Major Markets Across the US Beginning March 3rd

For Immediate Release – (New York, NY)
 – January 31, 2012 - Italian singing sensations Il Volo soar in their first PBS Special “Il Volo Takes Flight” as well as on their upcoming CD and DVD, “Il Volo Takes Flight – Live From The Detroit Opera House,” which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 28th on Geffen Records.  Due to the extraordinary response from a single airing on the PBS Detroit affiliate DPTV this past December, the program is now scheduled to air as part of the March 2012 PBS Fundraising Drive across the country between March 3rd and March 18th. The CD and DVD track listing follows this release.

“Il Volo is extremely talented.  It’s a wonderful pleasure to introduce another new music sensation like these three, young Italian tenors to American audiences through PBS,” said Joe Campbell, Vice President of Fundraising Programming at PBS.    

Confirmed cities airing the special include New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Check your local listings for a schedule of airtimes on PBS or visit  For a sneak peak of Il Volo’s PBS special visit

Il Volo Takes Flight – Live From the Detroit Opera House was filmed last year while the group was on their first North American concert tour and captures the genuine excitement of their live performance, the stunning crowd reaction and the many standing ovations the group has received in every city they have performed.  The show includes Italian classics such as “O Sole Mio” and “Un Amore Cosi Grande” as well as a magnificent version of the classic Charlie Chaplin song “Smile.”  The Live DVD includes a bonus documentary.  

With rave reviews the CD, DVD and PBS broadcast of Il Volo Takes Flight is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the new year.  The NY Daily News glowed, “If you’ve never heard them sing ‘O Sole Mio’ or other classics in their rep, then be prepared to be blown away.”  
Piero Barone 18, Ignazio Borschetto 17 and Gianuca Ginoble 16, also dubbed The Teenage Tenors, exploded onto the U.S. music scene and into the hearts of U.S. fans following their show stopping appearance on American Idol last year.  Their self titled debut CD debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  Worldwide sales are approaching the one million mark. Already certified platinum in their homeland, the boys also appeared on major U.S. TV shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, Ellen, Rachael Ray and a surprise performance on the final episode of the HBO series Entourage

Il Volo is finalizing details for a 2012 North American tour, produced by Live Nation, to be announced soon.
Both the CD and DVD were produced by Grammy award winning producer Humberto Gatica (Michael Buble) and renowned Italian singer/producer Tony Renis.  “We are excited and proud to have produced this concert for national distribution with our partners at PBS and the Michigan Opera Theatre,” commented Detroit Public TV’s President and General Manager Rich Homberg.  The show was directed by Ron de Moraes and executive produced by Michele Torpendine (Il Volo’s manager), Tony Renis, Steve Leber, Ken Ehrlich, Jamie Westrick and Ron Fair.

Il Volo Takes Flight (Live CD) Tracklisting:

1.    Il Mondo
2.    Un Amore Cosi Grande
3.    Ti Voglio Tanto Bene
4.    Granada
5.    E Piu Ti Penso
6.    ‘O Sole Mio
7.    Non Ti Scordar Di Me
8.    This Time
9.    Smile
10.  Mattinata
11.  Musica Proibita
12.  Mamma
13.  La Luna Hizo Esto (Featuring Pia Toscano)
14.  Notte Stellata (The Swan)
15.  Funiculi’ Funicula’


Il Volo Takes Flight (Live DVD, Standard Edition) Tracklisting:


1.    Il Mondo
2.    Un Amore Cosi Grande
3.    Ti Voglio Tanto Bene
4.    Smile
5.    Granada
6.    E Piu Ti Penso
7.    Non Ti Scordar Di Me
8.    El Reloj
9.    Notte Stellata (The Swan)
10.  Musica Proibita
11.  This Time
12.  Mamma
13.  Per Te
14.  Mattinata
15.  ‘O Sole Mio
16.  BONUS DOCUMENTARY / BTS footage and interviews


Il Volo Takes Flight (Live DVD, Deluxe Edition) Tracklisting:


1.    Il Mondo
2.    Un Amore Cosi Grande
3.    Granada
4.    Ti Voglio Tanto Bene
5.    Smile
6.    ‘O Sole Mio
7.    E Piu Ti Penso
8.    Non Ti Scordar Di Me
9.    El Reloj
10.  Notte Stellata (The Swan)
11.  Musica Proibita
12.  This Time
13.  Mamma
14.  Per Te
15.  Mattinata
16.  La Luna Hizo Esto (Featuring Pia Toscano)
17.  Funiculi’ Funicula’ & Reprise