Il Divo

An Evening with Il Divo: Live in Barcelona

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A live performance available as either a BluRay or a DVD/CD set, Live in Barcelona captures Il Divo’s April 3, 2009, performance at Palau Sant Jordi. The video portions contain the complete 24-track performance; the CD is a truncated ten-cut sampler, designed as a bonus rather than the main attraction. That main attraction is the extravaganza captured on video, where the operatic quartet runs through all manners of pop standards -- “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Unbreak My Heart,” “Nights in White Satin,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “My Way,” “The Impossible Dream” -- sometimes translating the lyrics out of English so they feel more like opera. Naturally, this live set won’t convince doubters, but those who have loved any of the group’s five studio albums will find this a satisfying spectacle.

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