The four charming, sexy, talented young men of Il Divo – American tenor David Miller, French pop singer Sébastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, and Spanish baritone Carlos Marín – return to public television with a new concert special filmed April 2009 at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. An Evening With Il Divo – Live in Barcelona showcases the ‘popera’ quartet’s sophisticated vocal stylings and cross-continental flair with a set list that features romantic, rich harmonies and heart-breaking ballads. The performance features songs from their most recent album The Promise, including “La Promessa,” “Hallelujah (Aleluya),” “Adagio,” and “Amazing Grace,” as well as fan favorites “Unbreak My Heart (Regresa a Mi),” “My Way (A Mi Manera)” and “Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)” – Il Divo’s virtuoso operatic voices transforming these well-known hits into refined classical arrangements.
Il Divo’s biggest capacity performance in Europe to date, the dazzling Barcelona show was staged by creative director William Baker on a state-of-the-art set, which also offered fans the chance to sit within the staging for a unique concert experience. Il Divo also continued their relationship with Giorgio Armani, who created their custom-designed suits for the show. WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG will distribute An Evening With Il Divo – Live in Barcelona nationwide March 2010 (check local listings). This concert special follows the group’s 2006 PBS special Il Divo: Live at the Greek, also presented nationally by WLIW21.
“Unbreak My Heart (Regresa a Mi)”
“Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)”
“Pour Que Tu M’aimes Encore”
“My Way (A Mi Manera)”
“The Impossible Dream”
Miller, Izambard, Bühler, and Marín were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. Their first three albums, Il Divo, Ancora and Siempre scored 36 number one chart positions across 26 countries. 2008’s The Promise debuted at number one in nine countries and sold over three million copies worldwide in just over two months. Il Divo’s extraordinary touring exploits throughout 2009 has led to the group being short-listed for Billboard’s Breakthrough Award alongside Lil Wayne, Kings of Leon and Taylor Swift. The award recognises the incredible touring breakthroughs of the year, with Il Divo already making it into Pollstar’s Top 10 highest grossing tour rankings.
Musical Director/Drums: Andrew Small, Guitar: James Hayto, Keyboards: Stuart Trotman, Bass: Jimmi Clarke.
A Splinter Films Production for Syco Music/Sony Music UK. Executive Producer: Robin Wilson. Producer: Emer Patten. Director: Nick Wickham. A presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG.