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With his manly presence, his big smile and his good looks, Carlos Marin is almost the definition of a Latin lover. He is also an extraordinary singer, a baritone, in his words, has “a culture of meaning”, and usually leads the main melody for the large end of Il Divo. According to band member and opera virtuoso, David Miller, “Carlos has the greatest voice in Il Divo.” Tenor Urs Buhler also feels great admiration for him. “There is never a note out of his mouth that is not exactly as it should.”
Carlos is the most senior member of Il Divo, 42 years old and has been recording and performing since she was eight. “Music is something born in me,” says Carlos, who was fascinated with operatic singing act after seeing Mario Lanza in “The Grand Caruso.” Their debut album, produced by Pierre Kartner (known as Father Abraham) was “The Little Caruso” and included versions of “O Sole Mio’ and ‘Granada’. Recognised as a prodigy with a multifaceted voice, the unusual career of Carlos has developed in many directions at once. He has participated in TV shows singing folk songs, music (including the lead role in “Grease,” “Les Miserables”, “The Beauty and the Beast” and “The Man of La Mancha ” and the opera (he has sung “La Boheme”, “La Traviata”, “Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville”). “I have the kind of voice that lets me sing pop and opera in truth when I want,” says Carlos. “My heroes in music are Tom Jones and Mario Lanza, so you could say I was preparing for Il Divo all my life. “
Despite this, Carlos initially refused to Il Divo. He had acted in a concert of opera one night in Dublin, when his manager (who was also his girlfriend) sent him to an audition the next day in the same place. “I came to the theater where he had sung the night before and saw a huge queue of people waiting with numbers. So I went to the desk and said, “My name is Carlos Marin, I have a private audition.” They said, ‘That’s your number, wait in line and fill out this form.’ I was very angry, my ego was hurt as an opera singer, so I called my manager: “I’m not staying here in the queue.” She convinced him to calm down and to try. When his turn came, she sang an aria from “La Traviata” and “The Impossible Dream” from “The Man of La Mancha.” Louis Walsh was one of the listeners. “They said ‘Would you be interested in a group?’ “I said,” Absolutely not! I am an opera singer “. They said “Are you available?” “No! ‘ And I left.
A week later, Carlos was invited to London to meet with Simon Cowell. “He talked about music. He has a way of speaking that can convince you of anything. I loved the opera, but was a little boring, because this world classical to can sometimes be a bit old fashioned and I am someone who always wants do new things. But even then I said no! “
His girlfriend convinced him again. “Always listen to women!” Carlos laughs. He admits that Il Divo has not always been easy. “It was a challenge for my own ego, to be with other very good singers, share the songs. And I’m very glad I did because it’s an amazing experience. When singing with others, learn a lot. And singing together is so powerful that every time we do I’m overwhelmed. “