If you’ve never experienced the sensational blended vocalism of Il Divo—a multinational, multilingual male quartet of two operatic tenors, a baritone, and a pop singer—then rush for tickets to their June 5 concert, held in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall. You will revel in their splendid lush sound accompanied by an orchestra. Three members are classically trained and regularly perform in opera and musical theatre, but their sleek ensemble presents selections mainly from the pop sector. Thus their designation “classical crossover quartet.”
And what of the fourth member? Sébastien Izambard, born in Paris, led a pop group performing songs largely composed by him, before Simon Cowell discovered him in a two-year search for the perfect combination of male talent. He integrates the group of Il Divo along with baritone Carlos Marín, a Spaniard, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, and American tenor David Miller. Mr Izambard, speaking perfect English, kindly took time from his schedule in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, headed for concerts in Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick, to talk to Examiner.com.
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