Il Divo is the name of a quartet of male singers. The group is comprised of German-born Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, American tenor David Miller, and French singer-songwriter Sébastien Izambard. Simon Cowell, the mega-famous British producer spent three years scouring the globe for singers to recreate and surpass the sound of the Three Tenors. Cowell found Bühler and Miller who are both classically trained tenors, and Izambard who was fairly successful in creating pop music on his own in France. Marín’s baritone adds depth to the group’s sound. The name Il Divo is the Italian masculine colloquialism for stars or celebrities. The literal meaning of the term is ‘divine one’, the group is well aware of this fact. Listed below are some of the venues they will be performing. If you don’t see the venue or location near you, the load more button will take you to the full list of events. Good luck finding the best seats.
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“Regrassa a Mi” the lead single from Il Divo’s self-titled debut album, was a major hit. For the quartets, the first couple of albums Il Divo and Ancora records were released in Europe and the UK before being released in the United States. By 2006, Il Divo was an international sensation, The release of Il Divo Collezione which includes their first three albums and a DVD, along with a 20-page booklet of exclusive photos, helped propel the group towards stardom. DVDs of multiple live concert performances which contain backstage interviews of the singers have also been embraced by fans.
A new type of popular music was introduced by Il Divo. The group’s sound has been labeled as a classical crossover, operatic pop, or popera. Essentially the group takes popular songs such as Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and records them using an operatic repertoire over classical arrangements. “Alelujah” performed live by Il Divo has over 50 million views on YouTube. Moving into the group’s seventh studio album Amor & Pasión, Il Divo began to experiment with more Latin sounds from Spain and Cuba, as opposed to their initial work centered around the classic European operatic repertoire.
Il Divo Live
On stage, Il Divo maintains its classical aesthetic. The performance is designed to highlight the quartet’s voices. The light show and live instruments vary with Il Divo’s desired effect. Sometimes low blue lights and a classical 12-string guitar serve as the group’s only assistance. Other times Il Divo’s name is up in light and the group is backed by a full orchestra. Each of the members maintains a clean-catalog look and typically performs appears on stage in formal attire.
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Along the way, Il Divo has been blessed with many opportunities to perform on the world’s greatest stages. The group performed in front of 33,000 at the Defensores Del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, and the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. They have also recorded a live performance at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Many opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned artists have befallen Il Divo as well. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, they performed the tournament’s official song, “The Time of Our Lives” with R&B singer Toni Braxton. Barbara Streisand has also invited the group to tour with her.
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Periodic good deeds have defined Il Divo’s career. In 2007 they appeared on an “Idol Gives Back” episode of American Idol, the show which the group’s founder, Simon Cowell, notoriously judged. For every vote cast during that show money was sent to children across Africa and the United States on behalf of Coca-cola and AT&T, Idol’s sponsors. In 2015 the two tenors, Miller and Brühler, rode motorbikes across North America for Nordoff Robbin’s music therapy charity.
Note – An interesting note has to do with their Spotify numbers. They currently have almost 1.5 million listens each month. For a niche style of music, this is a nice following for sure. Their biggest hits have had almost 40 million listens. You can also see their YouTube channel and become a subscriber.
Witness Il Divo Live
To witness Il Divo live you need to get some of the best tickets available. It’s important that you take advantage of the best seats in the venue near you as well. You don’t want to miss your chance to see II Divo close up and in person.