Sunday, October 11, 2009

Il Divo vs Football....No Contest

Football season is now in full swing.....Iamboredtotears!!  Non-stop assault on the ears...screaming, whistles blowing, tantrums being thrown, butt patting, etc...

I found something that has given me the most goose bumps in manyayear....Il Divo!  Candy for the ears...

'Il Divo' in Italian literally means a male (singular) 'prima donna.'

They are:

American tenor David Miller;

Swiss tenor Urs Buhler;

Spanish baritone Carlos Marin;

French pop singer Sebastien Izambard.

This group was initially brought together in 2004 by the infamous Simon Cowell after intensive worldwide auditions.

The virtuoso blending of operatic techniques with both romantic and popular tradition has taken the world by storm.  They have sold over 22 million albums, the first three of which were 'Il Divo', 'Ancora,' and 'Sempre,' the last two translated into English are 'Again' and 'Always.'

Lastly, the group decided to work with only one producer, a longtime collaborator named  Steve McCutcheon (aka Steve Mac).  A musical genius, Mac is able to create beautiful orchestrations by experience.

Take a moment and give your eyes and ears a treat watching and listening to this group singing 'Amazing Grace' like you've never heard it before.  The four guys performed "Amazing Grace" in the beautiful arena in Pula, Croatia .

This coliseum (smaller but better preserved than the one in Rome ) where the concert and recording were done is one of the most well-preserved Roman coliseums in the world.  They are all excellent but make sure you hear the baritone....
Il Divo Singing 'Amazing Grace'

Enjoy!  Goda di!

7 comments:

Fleapirates said...

We've loved Il Divo for a looong time! ;)

Ah, Carlos... can you believe the power in that awesome voice? And Sebastien, who is my personal favorite, has the sweetest, purest sound of them all. (sigh)

Waiting patiently for another CD release!

Supergranny said...

Yes, awesome, pure, sigh......

Aesthetics48 said...

Still waiting for the little rascal to load..... Can't wait. :) I know I have to clean the puter tonight... been surfing and blogging too long. :(

fiyahfreak92 said...

Awesome post!!! I love Il Divo and their sexy voices... :D

I <3 CARLOS!

Supergranny said...

Aesthetics, you won't be sorry for the wait!

Supergranny said...

fiyah,Il Divo is the best!! Thanks!

Eileen Williams said...

Dear Supergranny--

I've heard of Il Divo but hadn't heard them sing. My word, what a remarkable performance! Their voices are truly blessed with "amazing grace" as their rendition of the song transported me to a place of peace and contemplation. Thanks for the introduction to this wonderful group--I can't wait to hear more!