Can you tell me about the trio Il Volo? Where are they from?
—Gloria Cipriani, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
The trio of operatic Italian pop singers is comprised of Piero Barone, 20, Ignazio Boschetto, 19, and Gianluca Ginoble, 18. They come from various provinces in their homeland and now live in Los Angeles, Calif. “We started as single singers,” tenor Barone says of their start on the Italian TV music competition show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” (Leavin’ You A Song). “[But] when the producer decided to put our voices together and we sang ‘O Sole Mio,’ we felt like a great relation together. It began as friends, now it is like three brothers.” The trio has a PBS Christmas special and album coming soon.