The quartet members are no strangers to musical theatre; Carlos was cast as Marius in Les Mis'rables when the show first premiered in Spain in 1993, while David played Rodolfo in Broadway's La BohSme 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".
Tour dates are as follows:
IL DIVO: A MUSICAL AFFAIR
THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE
Sat 18th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Sun 19th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 21st NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 22nd GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Fri 24th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, phones 4u Arena
Tues 28th BRIGHTON, Centre
Wed 29th BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
Fri 31st LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 1st LONDON, The O2
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