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|Mon 5 Oct ’09, 7:00pm||
Where: CBS Canterbury Arena, Jack Hinton Dve, Addington, Christchurch City
Restrictions: All Ages
Tickets available 9am Thursday 2 April
Il Divo were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, 'Il Divo', 'Ancora' and 'Siempre' scored 36 number 1 chart positions across 26 countries. But success was hard earned.
"It was a massive experiment, really," recalls David. "You bring four solo singers together, three operatic, one pop, four different countries, there's language barriers, there's no template for what we were trying to do. Simon said, 'here's some songs, make me proud.' We had to figure it out as we went along."
The trick of Il Divo has been to make it look so easy. The public fell for these four handsome men, singing their hearts out, transforming some of the great songs of the popular canon with outstanding vocal skills. But behind the scenes it involved all consuming dedication and a relentless drive for perfection. "For everybody it has been a big journey," explains Sebastian. "We put the work in. We try to make everything the best. That's the challenge."