THIS IS THEIR NIGHT
The international quar tet Il Divo— tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop ar tist Sébastien Izambard of France and tenor David Miller from Denver, Colo.— has broken gold and platinum sales records in more than 33 countries.
How does it feel to perform on the same grounds that the Rat Pack played 50 years ago?
They were all huge superstars, but the sum was still greater than its parts, and that’s how we feel. We all had various careers and then we got into a room and something magical happened. There is no holding a candle to Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But we do have a guy who has a big ol’ curl in the middle of his forehead: Carlos and Dean Martin have a similar look going on! (Laughs)
Is there anything you want to experience while you’re in town?
I like to play craps! That’s kind of win some, lose some. Urs would want to catch a show or two. But we’re going to be performing every evening so the challenge will be finding stuff in the daytime, and Carlos is just not a daytime person.
What makes this mini- residency at the Venetian unique?
Th is will be the first time we’ve had a residency anywhere. I think that we’re going to connect more with the audience [than usual], because sometimes when you’re in a different city every day, speaking a different language every day, there’s only a certain amount you can let them in. What I can say is that people are going to walk away and say, “Why didn’t these guys come to Vegas sooner?” Il Divo - Th is is Your Night: Live in Las Vegas, Sept. 20-30, venetian.com – Spencer Lubitz
Il Divo has amassed 160 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries with 30 million album sales, and can sing to us anytime.