Il Divo air greatest hits in arena show

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Classical crossover group Il Divo will be performing at Manchester Arena on Saturday, May 14.

Their seventh studio album, entitled Amor & Pasion, is packed full of Latin love songs.

Il Divo worked with Columbian producer and multiple Latin Grammy winner Julio Reyes Copello on recording a dozen songs spanning a century of traditional tangos, smouldering boleros and classic mambas.

Tracks include new versions of familiar hits, such as Julio Iglesias’ iconic A Las Mujeres Que Yo Ame (To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before) and Gloria Estefan’s resonant Si Voy A Perderte (Don’t Wanna Lose You), along with Himno De La Alegria, a Latin treatment of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy.

Still classed as the original and the best classical crossover group of all time, Il Divo (Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin and David Miller) will be performing these new tracks, alongside their much loved greatest hits.

They were first brought together in 2003 by music impresario Simon Cowell and at the outset were four strangers of different nationalities, each with a distinguished but very different musical background.

Their first album, entitled Il Divo, sold more than a million copies in the UK alone in its first six weeks, and in total topped the charts in 12 countries.

To date, Il Divo have 30 million album sales under their belts. They have collected 160 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries.