Music Monday – An Evening With Il Divo

Friday night, June 26, I had the pleasure of seeing An Evening With Il Divo and it was brilliant.

Consisting of four members, Carlos Marín (Spanish), Urs Bühler (Swiss), David Miller (American), and Sébastien Izambard (French), Il Divo was founded by Simon Cowell (signed to SyCo Records, a branch of Sony) in 2004. They are three classically trained singers, one pop singer (Sébastien), singing pop songs with a classical technique.

While, in all honesty, I’ve always been a harsh Il Divo critic, I’ve always been a huge fan. My biggest issue is that I always found that Carlos (bass baritine) and David (tenor) out sing each other a lot. There is no middle ground on the Il Divo CDs at all, it either sounds like they are screeching or the music is really good. Also, I’ve always found that it is a crime against great music to not hire a decent arranger for four guys who have four incredible voices. It’s a crime and someone should be sued!

Anyway, their best album, in my opinion, is the Christmas Collection  and their first self-titled CD. (I also don’t think keeping original arrangements and singing a track in a Romance Language makes it romantic, but that’s another story).

Anyway, live — it’s all good. You can hear the full orchestra (they tour with one for “An Evening With…”) and if Carlos and David choose to belt out a song…well, it’s brilliant live. Nothing compares to live, real music, topped off with four excellent singers with incredible vocal ranges. It’s music at its finest.

Setlist:

Overture (The Power of Love, Caruso, Heroe)
Somewhere
Regresa a Mi
La Promessa
Angelina
Isabel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
 

(costume change)

She
Passera
Senza Catene
Mama
Notte di Luce

INTERMISSION/COSTUME CHANGE

Va Todo al Ganador
Without You
Pourque Tu M’aimes Encore
Every Time I Look at You
Hallelujah
Adagio
La Vida Sin Amor
Caruso
The Power of Love
My Way

(costume change)

Amazing Grace
The Impossible Dream

On the CDs — eh, well, you can hear the imperfections, lack of control and how they are completely NOT in sync with each other…at all. Some songs on their CDs I think make my ears ready to bleed (though the same could be said for Katherine Jenkins, who IMO, butchers Popera, but that’s another story again.)

Either way, if you like handsome guys, pop music, with a classical twist and all around sitting through nothing short of a bloody brilliant performance — Check out Il Divo on their world tour!

It’s worth it.

Amazing.

Live and in the flesh they are nothing short of Litte Pink Book’s Rating: Little Pink Book Star RatingLittle Pink Book Star RatingLittle Pink Book Star RatingLittle Pink Book Star RatingLittle Pink Book Star Rating of 5.

Find dates/ticket information here.

Somewhere (clip from 2009 Evening with Il Divo tour)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGcsJIpkDkk

Power of Love

 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qucX-ZIbMc

Adagio

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fagdIEf4ueY

and my favourite, (clip from 2009 Evening with Il Divo tour), Pour Que Tu M’Aimes Encore

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHO0UhTFA-U

🙂

Copyright © 2009 SashaH. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

Comments

  1. Lisa Vinson says:

    I was at the Ft. Lauderdale concert Friday night as well as the Orlando and St. Petersburg shows on Saturday and Sunday nights. In Ft. Lauderdale I was fortunate enough to get seats right next to the stage and the view was incredible to say the least.

    They were fabulous all three nights. I had been waiting for almost 3 years to see them Live and they did not disappoint. I just hope I don't have to wait another 3 years to see them again.

  2. Lisa Vinson says:

    I was at the Ft. Lauderdale concert Friday night as well as the Orlando and St. Petersburg shows on Saturday and Sunday nights. In Ft. Lauderdale I was fortunate enough to get seats right next to the stage and the view was incredible to say the least.

    They were fabulous all three nights. I had been waiting for almost 3 years to see them Live and they did not disappoint. I just hope I don't have to wait another 3 years to see them again.

  3. marielaparra12 says:

    maravilloso il divo.gracias por excistir.Su musica,sus melodias y sus letras de cada cancion som el balsamo a mi triste vida.Los admiro y espero vuelban para ir a verlos otrvez.Bendiciones para todos y que Dios los siga multiplicando en todo lo que hagan.Gracias.chao.mp.

  4. marielaparra12 says:

    maravilloso il divo.gracias por excistir.Su musica,sus melodias y sus letras de cada cancion som el balsamo a mi triste vida.Los admiro y espero vuelban para ir a verlos otrvez.Bendiciones para todos y que Dios los siga multiplicando en todo lo que hagan.Gracias.chao.mp.