IL Volo dish on their newest album, dating advice and what it was like touring with Barbra Streisand

Il Volo on the Famous Artists They've Worked With
Il Volo on the Famous Artists They've Worked With


Meet your newest heartthrobs!

Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are the handsome trio that make up the Italian pop opera trio, IL Volo -- and they are taking the U.S. by storm.

They recently sat down with to share their dating advice, what it was like to tour with Barbara Streisand and dish on their newest album available now.

"We are very excited for this new album because it is the fourth one, but for us, it's like the first one, and the most beautiful we've done," explains Barone. "Each note, each harmony, each word, [has] been worked by us."

That hard work is definitely paying off! The group's three versions (yes -- that's right -- three) of their newest album, "Grande Amore," all debuted in Billboard's Top 20 music charts.

"Finally, we recorded an album with new songs, and now we can say that we have built our repertoire," said Ginoble. "We are the first young Italian [group] that sing [pop opera], and I think that's unique."

The boys are not shy to express their romantic side in their songs -- or on a date!

"We are Italian, we like to open the door ... give her roses," said Boschetto. And when it comes to splitting the bill at a restaurant? "No, we don't do that. Shame on me [if it happens]," Boschetto said.

Sign us up for a dinner date!

As for where they like to grub while in America? "We are used to the best meals in the world, you know, Italian food," says Boschetto.

But Ginoble's guilty pleasure? Anywhere with cheeseburgers.

While the trio gets ready to embark on their 35-date tour in the U.S. (which kicks off in New York next year), they share an unforgettable experience they had while on tour in 2012 with the legendary Barbra Streisand.

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"She's the best. She does everything perfectly," said Boschetto on watching her perform onstage. "She sang perfectly, performs perfectly, she's a legend."

"Grande Amore" is available in three versions, touting the trio's killer vocals in English, Spanish, and Italian to international success. The album's international version debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical chart, and IL Volo recently performed at the historic Arena di Verona in Italy to a sold-out audience of over 12,000 people. You can buy their album here on Amazon.

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