Italian heartthrobs Il Volo, the three teenage tenors who are in the midst of a hugely successful 17-city US concert tour, announced today that they will film their live show at Detroit’s famed Opera House on October 27th for broadcast on PBS. The show will be produced by famed award show producer Ken Ehrlich, and will initially air in December as part of the local Detroit Public Television pledge drive. The concert is then scheduled to air nationwide in early 2012.
Tickets are available for the October 27th taping and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, MichiganOpera.org or DPTV.org. The DPTV is a leading national producer and distributor of PBS fundraising programs, and serves one of the nation’s largest television markets in Southeast Michigan and Canada.
Il Volo – Piero Barone (18), Ignazio Boschetto (17) and Gianluca Ginoble (16) have been receiving unanimous raves for their vocal talent and showmanship. “If you’ve never heard them sing ‘O Solo Mio’ or other classics in their rep, then be prepared to be blown away,” raved NY’s Daily News. “Il Volo wring every ounce of emotion from the classical-crossover material on their self-titled debut, then find just a bit more to extract,” commented The Village Voice
Their self-titled Geffen Records debut produced by Grammy Award winning producer Humberto Gatica (Josh Groban, Michael Bublé) and Tony Renis landed at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart upon its release and has sold over a half million copies globally. Il Volo has appeared on several TV shows since their May release including American Idol, The Today Show, Ellen, Leno, The Talk as well as the final episode of HBO’s Entourage. Their astonishing vocal talent was first heard on the Italian hit TV show, “Ti Lascio Una Canzone (Leaving You A Song).”