Il Divo: A Musical Affair with special guest Lea Salonga
Tuesday 21st October 2014
- Doors Open:
£35.00, £49.00, £65.00, £85.00 & £125.00
IL DIVO TAKES “IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE,” ON THE ROAD
MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP LAUNCHES ARENA TOUR OF UK IN SUPPORT OF BROADWAY INSPIRED 6th STUDIO ALBUM “A MUSICAL AFFAIR”
Following a successful week of concerts at New York’s Marquis Theater on Broadway, Il Divo - the record-breaking classical crossover group who has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide - will bring “IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE” to the Metro Radio Arena on Tuesday 21st October 2014 which supports the group’s sixth studio album “A Musical Affair”. It’s their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball
The limited engagement of live concerts in NYC marked the first time the four members sang together on the Broadway stage. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sébastien. Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley was a featured guest for the entire run.
The quartet members are no strangers to musical theatre; Carlos was cast as Marius in Les Misérables when the show first premiered in Spain in 1993, while David played Rodolfo in Broadway’s La Bohème in 2003, which subsequently garnered seven Tony nominations.
The new show was developed by long-term IL DIVO collaborator and artistic director Brian Burke (La Reve and Celine Dion’s residency shows in Las Vegas, Elton John, Rod Stewart and The Killers).
The album “A Musical Affair” (2 Dec, UK) showcases Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Bring Him Home,” (Les Miserables), “Tonight,” (West Side Story), and more. Il Divo has also provided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. These top musicians lend their talent in songs like “Music of the Night” (Phantom of the Opera) – LIVE duet with Barbra Streisand; “All I Ask Of You” (Phantom Of The Opera) – duet with Kristin Chenoweth; “Memory” (Cats) – duet with Nicole Scherzinger; and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King) – duet with Heather Headley.
Urs Buhler of IL DIVO said "It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album and we can't wait to now perform them in our own style to our fans around the world".
Special guest Lea Salonga, the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony & Olivier Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their autumn tour across the UK. Nightly concerts will gleam with Lea Salonga’s powerful voice and perfect pitch on both solo performances and duets with the group throughout the night. Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional performances will include heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Tonight” (West Side Story), “Memory” (Cats) and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King).
“I am thrilled to be joining Il Divo as they continue their Musical Affair tour worldwide,” says Salonga. “Having such a passion for musical theater since an early age myself, I cannot imagine a more talented group to join forces with to share these timeless songs with audiences of all ages. And it doesn’t hurt that they are so handsome to look at too.”
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