Il Volo treats audience to evening of melodic bliss

Feb 07, 2016 635

by Matt Chandler

Their third studio album, "L'amore si muove," has reached No. 1 on the Italian charts and they have appearances on "American Idol" and "Entourage" to their credit. Still, the easy-on-the-eyes – and ears – Italian trio collectively known as Il Volo is far from a household name in the United States. That didn't stop a lively crowd from filling Kleinhans Music Hall on Friday night as Il Volo launched a 34-date North American tour in Buffalo.

Nattily dressed in black suits, with perfectly coiffed hair and voices we could only dream of waking with one day, the trio of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto hypnotized the crowd with an evening of Italian "popera." During a 26-song set, spanning nearly two hours, Il Volo carefully mixed in their best-known Italian love songs, playing heavily from their best-selling album, the aforementioned, "L'amore si muove," including a stirring rendition of the Grammy-nominated, "Beautiful That Way (La vita e Bella)."

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