Show Preview: Il Divo @ the Paramount, Tues. 7/24

This Tuesday, July 24th Il Divo, the classical/operatic quartet bring their world tour – with full band – to the Paramount in Seattle. You can expect the international foursome Carlos Marín (Germany), Sébastien Izambard (France), David Miller (United States) and Urs Bühler (Switzerland) to perform songs from their five albums, probably highlighting their newest album, Wicked Game. Wicked Game includes the gorgeous songs “Con the partirò” (“Time to Say Goodbye”) and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (yes!!), plus the exquisite song “Dov’è L’Amore” – this one draws from Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.”

For this set of shows Il Divo enlisted designer Brian Burke, who recently worked with Celine Dion in Las Vegas. You’ll be able to see why they won Artist of the Decade at the Classic BRITS, and hear why the band is so hard to peg musically. Classical? Pop? What are they? I’d say something of each. I tend to agree with Miller, who says Il Divo focuses on “communication, emotion – and passion” and with Bühler’s comment that: “Blurring the boundaries upsets the purists, but that’s a good thing to do.”

Il Divo – photo credit: Mr. Doi/Il Divo International Tours 2012

For tickets and show details please visit the Paramount’s event page.


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