For Il Volo, spreading Italian culture through song

Feb 28, 2020 1704

BY: Rob LeDonne

The 25-year-old baritone Gianluca Ginoble knows full well that opera and classical music are mostly known courtesy artists from older generations, whether the late Luciano Pavarotti or longtime star Andrea Bocelli. But Il Volo, which features Ginoble along with 20-somethings Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, are working to change that.

“Our goal is to always reach as many people as possible,” he says after a recent sold-out concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. “We’re very proud to be not only Italians, but one of the only younger artists to sing operatic pop music. At our ages, this is what we want to do: bring it to the younger generation. So it’s been beautiful to see venues full of both young people and adults.”

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