Italian Balladeers II Volo Bringing Its 'Grande Amore' To Oakdale

Feb 10, 2016 1113

by Ed Condran

Don't expect Gianluca Ginoble to be hung over Friday night when he performs at the Oakdale Theatre. Feb. 12 is the night after the charismatic baritone turns 21 in Boston. "But I don't drink," Ginoble said during a telephone interview from Sicily. "I know turning 21 is a big deal and most people party, but that's not me. I have to take care of my voice. The only partying I'll do over that weekend is on the stage, and that's enough for me."

Ginoble and his Il Volo bandmates, tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, are dead serious when it comes to their craft. It's worked for the act, which renders Italian classics and baroque power ballads. The three young men made it the "American Idol" way. The boys competed separately on "Ti Lascio una Canzone,'' the Italian version of "American Idol," in 2009 and were discovered by producer Tony Renis, who put Il Volo together and helped the act ink a deal with Geffen Records.

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