The concert of the Flight from the Arena of Verona and the tribute to Ennio Morricone yesterday glued 4 million 702 thousand viewers to the Rai flagship equal to 25.75% share (for the last segment, Buonanotte from Il Volo, 2 million 139 thousand with 18.53%).
The party of the restart. With the cleverly pop flavor this party had to have with good reason. And let’s say pop in the highest sense of the word: a popular party, a party for all of us, finally released from isolation, finally together again to celebrate, in an Arena that awaited the public with its extraordinary magic, the joy of return to that normality that we suddenly discovered to be so dear to us: to put it with an oxymoron, so extraordinary precisely because it is normal.
Here it is the enchantment that Il Volo gave last night to the Arena public and together with all of Italy who followed the live broadcast of the concert event on Rai 1 with the great tribute to Ennio Morricone. And Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble said it immediately, to the applause of the audience, as soon as they appeared on the stage of the amphitheater: «How much anticipation and what happiness to be here, after a year and a half of silence. This evening our guests of honor are all of you», Aimed at the spectators.
Here, in fact, the popular festival, the party of meeting. That if it was a national holiday thanks to the live broadcast of Rai 1 and, moreover, an international holiday since the concert was broadcast in the United States by the Pbs network, it was even more the Verona party that won the difficult challenge of restarting and once again stands as the world capital of music. It is no coincidence that the show that has obtained the derogation from the curfew for spectators, who will have available until 2 am, from the end of the event, to return to their homes.
And so for three hours here is an extraordinary roundup of the great pieces of the most brilliant Italian composer of the twentieth century, Ennio Morricone, with Il Volo back to perform in the Arena two years after the concert that on 24 September 2019 was the last stage of the tour to celebrate the 10 years of the trio. On the Arena stage the maestro Andrea Morricone to direct the orchestra in some of the most significant pieces of his father, the maestro Marcello Rota and then a roundup of special guests: Riccardo Cocciante, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Giallini, Laura Chiatti, Raphael Gualazzi, Nina Zilli and Andrea Griminelli.
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Spectators return to the Arena: Il Volo pays homage to Morricone in a concert-event