Review: Il Divo, BIC

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THERE were no special effects, no gimmicks and no fancy scenery at the BIC on Tuesday night – it was all about the voices.

And what voices they were.

Il Divo is made up of four of the most powerful vocalists you’ll ever hear.

Describing themselves as something in between opera and pop music, the group demonstrated just why they have been around for nearly nine years, wowing the crowd with their spine-tingingly dramatic performances.

I couldn’t understand most of what was being sung, and only half recognised many of the tunes, but found myself completely swept away with the drama and intensity of the music.

The crowd were on their feet with appreciation numerous times during the night, as the foursome tackled classical numbers interspersed with chart hits.

I was mesmerised by their beautiful versions of songs I normally hate, such as Roy Orbison’s Crying and Shakespeare’s Sister’s Stay, but their attempt at My Way still didn’t better Ol’ Blue Eyes for me.

My personal favourite had to be an emotionally-charged rendition of the West Side Story classic Somewhere – simply spellbinding.

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6:43pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Deejaycee says...

If you didn't recognise many of the tunes Emma, then you don't class as being an Il Divo fan.
I suggest you get out a bit more.
This concert was as good as you are ever likely to get.
If you didn't recognise many of the tunes Emma, then you don't class as being an Il Divo fan. I suggest you get out a bit more. This concert was as good as you are ever likely to get. Deejaycee

2:59pm Sat 14 Apr 12

morph27 says...

A fantastic concert, iv'e seen a number of people at the BIC including the likes of Katrherine Jenkins but they were the best to date. I expect that was a real coup for the BIC to get them there, I hope they return.
A fantastic concert, iv'e seen a number of people at the BIC including the likes of Katrherine Jenkins but they were the best to date. I expect that was a real coup for the BIC to get them there, I hope they return. morph27

8:50am Sun 15 Apr 12

clarkie48 says...

Went to see Il Divo in Manchester on Friday 13th. Oh boy!!!! It may have been 13th but hey, what a fabulous concert it was. The voices are so powerful , they are good to look at and they have an air of excellence. I can see from the 1st time I saw them way back they have matured in their confidence , voices etc., they never fail to put on a brilliant show. This one was my 5th and I can honestly say I would and could sit through their show every night. God Bless Simon Cowell for bringing them together, just simply amazing.
Went to see Il Divo in Manchester on Friday 13th. Oh boy!!!! It may have been 13th but hey, what a fabulous concert it was. The voices are so powerful , they are good to look at and they have an air of excellence. I can see from the 1st time I saw them way back they have matured in their confidence , voices etc., they never fail to put on a brilliant show. This one was my 5th and I can honestly say I would and could sit through their show every night. God Bless Simon Cowell for bringing them together, just simply amazing. clarkie48

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