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October 31, 2011  | by: Lindsay Lewis

Il Volo

Il Volo, the Italian music trio, performed at the Detroit Opera House on Thursday. The group has become increasingly popular, especially after their recent performance on American Idol’s 10th season results show. They also appeared on Entourage’s series finale, singing their song “Un Amore Cosi Grande.”

What’s shocking about this trio is that they are all teenagers. The group consists of two tenors, Piero Barone, 18, and Ignazio Boschetto, 17, and baritone Gianluca Ginoble, 16. In May 2009, the boys met on Italy’s popular talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone,” and although it was Gianluca that won, they have been together performing as a trio ever since. It’s like watching three miniature Pavarottis on stage. Il Volo sang their hearts out song after song in Italian, English, and even some Spanish. I’m not sure what half of it meant, but it sure was beautiful.

Although they are obviously extremely talented, my favorite part about watching them perform was their spirit. It’s obvious that they love what they do, and have fun while they’re doing it. The music that they were singing was serious and heartfelt, but their teenage boyish humor shone through every song.

You don’t have to be an opera enthusiast to appreciate how talented these young singers are. I, for one, am definitely not someone to go out of my way to listen to classical music. Within the first five minutes of the concert I had goose bumps…literally. It’s pretty clear that these guys are going to become a household name, and fast.

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of the opera or Italian music, check this trio out. You just might change your mind.

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