Il Mondo: Featuring Three Young Italian Tenors Ages 14, 15 & 16

This is absolutely brilliant!  Wish I knew their names. These young men have voices many can only dream of having. Enjoy everyone. These talented young singers are bringing refined music to a new generation of listeners. 

Bravo gentlemen! Bravo!  Special thanks to my uncle for making me aware of this video.

UPDATE: IL VOLO is comprised of Piero Barone, age 16; Gainluca Ginoble, age 15; Ignazio Boschetto, age 17.

SPECIAL THANKS TO GINETTE AND JANEY for providing this information

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

10 Responses to “Il Mondo: Featuring Three Young Italian Tenors Ages 14, 15 & 16”

  1. Piero Barone, age 16; Gainluca Ginoble, age 15; Ignazio Boschetto, age 17.

    Intriducing Il Volo…


  2. ~introducing (typos ftw!)


  3. Katey Roemmele March 9, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I think these are their names: Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone.


  4. Here is some more info on Il Volo:


  5. Thanks so much Janey. Someone else also gave me the information on my Facebook page, so I will add it and credit both of you. 🙂


  6. These singers are excellent! Thanks for sharing, MCL! I was very pleasantly surprised. I love how their voices have the warmth but not the stridency that you hear in some opera. The result is both authentic and approachable. Beautiful!

    Rosanne, do you ever have “Ah, this is opera” or “Ah, this is classical music” moments? I know I do. I love pop music, probably more than the next person, but when I hear well-done classical music, it hits the spot in such a unique way! I guess that’s why there’s no substitute for it. 😉

    I love seeing young men this age taking opera seriously. Keeping this fine tradition alive. 😀


  7. Just stunning — I hadn’t even gotten halfway through it and I’d pre-ordered their CD . . .


  8. The voices of these three teenagers are unbelievably amazing especially Gianluca who is actually the youngest in the group. I love opera and I really appreciate it so much that this has been posted here. Now I know that we have at least three young operatic singers to look up to since most of the truly great tenors are really aging.

    Here is Gianluca singing with Charice a pop-like opera version of The Prayer…


  9. “I love seeing young men this age taking opera seriously. Keeping this fine tradition alive”

    Let’s not confuse crossover (popera) with opera. These tenors are very talented, but singing songs and even arias into a microphone isn’t the same as singing in full operas without microphones, while acting, and acting with both their voice and their bodies. Maybe in future they will, for the moment what they are doing is classical crossover. They are really talented though, I really enjoyed their singing.

    Elek — most of great tenors are not ageing, most people just don’t know about them because they sing in operas and don’t crossover just like most people wouldn’t have heard about Pavarotti had he not crossed over at the end of his career, while he was already famous in opera in the 70s. Ever heard Jonas Kaufmann, Piotr Beczala, Lawrence Browlee? Juan-Diego Florez? As to young tenors, check out Michael Fabiano. He won Met Council Auditions (which is the most prestigious opera competition in North America) at 22, and made debuts in leading roles at the Met and La Scala before 25. Also, David Lomeli. How about this young singer:


  10. II Volo appeared on the MDA Telethon and were one of the highlights of the show. They did an outstanding job!

    (I had to change my name from Grammie Kari to Kariann because of problems posting.)


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