By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos taken by Sandy Zimmerman during the live concert.)
What a wonderful evening seeing Il Divo perform live! The vocal quartet’s golden voices rang gloriously through the Mandalay Bay Resort’s large Events Center.
When you join four equally talented men, each charming in their own way,
the results are dynamite! American tenor David Miller, French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, and Swiss tenor Urs Buhler have the chemistry to ignite fans around the world.
We watched their unique version of Popera, bridging the gap between pop and opera, the art of combining aria-style vocal’s sound of opera with popular songs. And the audience loved every minute of Il Divo.
Carlos commented, “Good evening ladies, you are looking gorgeous tonight.
I have been away so long missing you, did you miss me?” Some of the women in the audience yelled, “I love you!”
You can realize how diversified they are by their wide mix of songs which are sung primarily in Spanish, Italian and English-
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Defying Gravity,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Music of the Night,” “Tonight,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Bring Him Home,” “Love Changes Everything” and other numbers.
The men did not just stand in a row; they used every part of the set including a lighted staircase. At times, one man entered and sang his part then stood while the others waited to join him.
They moved across the runways passing each other continuing to perform by themselves and together.
Discovered after an extensive two year search around the world by Simon Cowell, judge on “American Idol”, their successful formula has led Il Divo to have sold 25 million albums and entertained kings, queens and presidents. Il Divo is translated into Male Diva.
Their latest “A Musical Affair” is scheduled to appear around the world. Il Divo’s first three albums, Il Divo, Ancora and Siempre, scored 39 #1 chart positions.
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