Il Divo men woo the women of Austin:):):)

Il Divo men woo the women of Austin (Photos)

The operatic pop vocal group Il Divo performed at Austin‘s ACL Live on May 15, 2013. Created by music manager, executive and reality TV star Simon Cowell almost ten years ago, Il Divo is comprised of French pop singer Sébastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Bühler. To date, they have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. Il Divo has won the hearts of their fans by reinterpreting known pop songs in an operatic style that allows each singer to not only shine solo, but blend together in harmony that adds gravitas.

The venue, ACL Live‘s state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue, was an elegant and intimate fit for the quartet to deliver the acoustics needed to match their grandiose voices. The state-of-the art lighting at ACL Live played an important role in the intimacy and portrayal of each performance.

Il Divo commenced with Titanic theme song ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ an opener that pleased the predominantly female audience. Between songs, the Giorgio Armani-clad men engaged the Austin audience in easy chatter, talking about buying cowboy boots at Allen’s, and making sure that the women knew that Carlos Marin was single and available. The flirty routine was well rehearsed and appreciated by the female coterie. To the men, it was forgivable given his outstanding baritone voice. Each individual artist is vocally agile and brilliantly skilled, but soar best as a unit with an ease that is formidable.

Il Divo knows and prepares for each audience. Despite their language diversity, they make great attempts to connect with diverse international audiences, while projecting charisma and warmth. Essentially, Il Divo needs nothing more than to use their God-given instrument to express and deliver their vocal adroitness.
A highpoint of the soirée came at the very end when Il Divo delivered a particularly potent and poignant ‘Time to Say Goodbye,’ made famous by Andrea Bocceli.


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