• Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Opera-pop group Il Divo arrives in Taiwan for concert

CNA 2014-03-13 12:05 (GMT+8)
Il Divo in Times Square, New York. (Photo courtesy of Kuang Hong Arts)

Il Divo in Times Square, New York. (Photo courtesy of Kuang Hong Arts)

The opera-pop singing group Il Divo was greeted by excited fans at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Wednesday as the four-man group arrived for a performance at Taipei Arena later in the day.

The Taiwan concert is part of the group's world tour to promote its newest album, A Musical Affair, which includes well-known songs from Broadway musicals. The tour started in Seoul in February.

Before Taiwan, Il Divo performed in five cities across Japan. The next stop on the tour will be Malaysia.

Formed in 2004 under the supervision of British music manager Simon Cowell, the group consists of four singers with distinct vocal styles: baritone Carlos Marin from Spain, pop singer Sebastien Izambard from France, tenor Urs Buhler from Switzerland and tenor David Miller from the United States.

Il Divo has sold over 26 million albums worldwide.

The group has previously held concerts in Taiwan in 2009 and 2012.

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