These three Italian singers are not great tenors

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 5:55 PM

A video showing three artists performing the Italian song “ll Mondo” has been shared more than 460,000 times a week on Facebook, with a description claiming they are the children of opera stars Andrea Bocelli (whose name has been confused with that of Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli), Placido Domingo. Luciano Pavarotti. But this is wrong: the performers of the concert are Piero Baron, Gianluca Ginobel and Ignacio Boschetto from the pop trio Il Volo, who represented Italy at Eurovision in 2015. They did not have family ties to these opera legends. The first singer is the son of Botticelli, the second most powerful singer is the son of Pavarotti and the third who wears glasses is the son of Placido Domingo, succession is sure bravo.‘, confirms the description of a video that has been viewed over 16 million times and shared over 462,000 times since July 20 in Facebook.

Screenshot from Facebook, taken on 07/28/2022 The same video, with similar descriptions, has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook in other posts In July 2022, it has been circulating since at least 2021 on social media with the same captions in englishAnd the in Spanish And the in portuguese.

We see three artists on an outdoor stage, surrounded by musicians and their audience. sing the cover song”El MundoMade famous in 1965 by the singer, actor and composer Jimmy Fontana.

others Publications Also make sure thatThree sons of the greatest enlightenment in this world Jose Carreras Luciano Pavarotti Placido Domingo“.

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Italian Luciano Pavarotti And the Spaniards Jose Carreras And the Placido Domingo It has been known since the 1990s asthree periodsThey have given a series of concerts together around the world, including one in Paris during the FIFA World Cup in 1998.

Italy’s Luciano Pavarotti and Spain’s Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, on July 10, 1998, at the conclusion of their concert for the “Three Tenors” tour marking the end of the 1998 FIFA World Cup on Champ de Mars (AFP/Archives/PEDRO UGARTE)Andrea Bocelliwhich shows the confusion between his name and the name of the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli In the publications, it is another Italian topic, also active since the 90s.

Il Volo concert in Mainz in 2011Reverse image search from video keyframes returns to Official YouTube channel From the Italian pop opera group Il Volo. find there the video shared on Facebook with the title “Il Mondo – Il Volo en Alemania 09-2011(or in French)‘Il Mondo – Il Volo in Germany, September 2011“).

You can also see the ZDF logo in the top left of the images (for “Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen“), the second public German TV channel. The description of the video also explains”ZDF Fernsehgarten“, a ZDF broadcast Broadcast concerts or live shows.

YouTube screenshot taken on 07/28/2022 and saved from “ZDF Sendezentrum‘, a garden made up of studios for the TV channel as well as spaces that can accommodate outdoor audiences, in Mainz, a city in eastern Germany.

By comparing the different elements shown in the video shared on Facebook with the available images on google maps, We can see that it is indeed the same place.

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Screenshot from Facebook, taken on 07/28/2022 Screenshot of images available on Google Maps, taken on 07/28/2022

a communication German Universal Music announced on September 9, 2011 the presence of Il Volo on ZDF’s singing program “El Mundo‘, September 11, 2011.

Screenshot of a Universal Music group press release, taken 07/28/2022There are no family ties to the Three Tenors or BocelliThe official site From Il Volo contains in particular the page “Personal BiographyOn the three members of the group: Piero Baroni, Ignacio Pochetto and Gianluca Ginobel.

The page states that Il Volo was created in 2009, after the singers individually participated in a competition broadcast on the Italian TV channel Rai 1, entitled “T Lacio Una Canzon“(“I leave you a song”, in French), then gave concerts all over the world, and represented Italy inEurovision in 2015.

Their bios indicate that the trio gave concerts in honor of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras in 2016 and 2017, but it doesn’t say at any time that the young singers are the latter’s sons, or that they might be close relatives. .

The biography also mentions Andrea Bocelli, but only to point out that Michel Turbidin, “The manager who fired the jobs of Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Giorgia and Biagio Antonaci”, is the one who also discovered the members of Il Volo.

The group Il Volo arrives at the Latin Grammy Awards, on November 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (AFP / Archives / CHRIS FARINA) Luciano Pavarotti has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 71, leaving him behind. four girls. for him the only son He died shortly after his birth in 2003.

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Plácido Domingo has a son, Plácido Domingo Jr. , born in 1965, which is Composer and singer. Regularly appeared in public and in the TV With his dad, and it doesn’t look like the singers present in the video shared so much on Facebook, they are much younger. AFP found no other indication that his other sons were musicians. Below is a comparison of Domingo Jr. in 2010 and the members of Il Volo in 2011.

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (left) holds a press conference with his son Placido Domingo Jr., December 15, 2010 in Bratislava (AFP/Archives/SAMUEL KUBANI) Screenshot from a video shared on Facebook, taken 07/28/2022

In the Jose Carreras case, AFP has not found any document indicating that his son or daughter are musicians. However, his nephew, David Jimenez CarrerasIt is conductive.

As for Andrea Bocelli, one of his sons is Matteo Bocelli, born in 1997 actor and singer. He posted his first songs on YouTube in 2018 He appeared regularly at his father’s side. Virginia Bocelli, daughter of Andrea born in 2012, was also born He sang alongside his father.

Andrea and Matteo Bocelli at the European premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in London, November 1, 2018 (AFP/Anthony HARVEY) in 2021, mov in Spanish Neutral He had already verified this rumor, and also came to the conclusion that it is completely unfounded.

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