Il Divo team with Scherzinger
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 September 2013
Il Divo teamed up with Nicole Scherzinger and Barbra Streisand for their new album of songs from stage musicals
Il Divo teamed up with Nicole Scherzinger for their new album.
The classical quartet have recorded with the former Pussycat Dolls singer as well as stage legend Barbra Streisand for tracks on 'A Musical Affair', which sees the group take on numbers from musicals.
Nicole teams up with the group - Urs Bühler, Sébastien Izambard, David Miller and Carlos Marín - for 'Memory' from Cats while Barbra sings 'Music of the Night' from 'Phantom of the Opera' while the group team with Heather Headley for 'The Lion King' classic, 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' and Kristin Chenoweth for 'All I Ask Of You', also from 'Phantom...'
Kristin said: "I first met Il Divo when we performed together for some special Christmas shows in New York in 2009, so it has been wonderful to finally record together. 'All I Ask Of You' is such a beautiful song and I'm thrilled at how our version has turned out."
The band's sixth album will also be supported by a limited run on Broadway in New York City, titled 'Il Divo - A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live' where they will perform tracks from the album including 'Some Enchanted Evening' from 'South Pacific', 'Bring Him Home' from 'Les Miserables', and 'Tonight' from 'West Side Story'.
Heather Headley will appear with Il Divo at all dates as well as special guests from the album.
"Bringing a show to New York City to play in a Broadway theatre is going to be like no other Il Divo experience," say Il Divo member David Miller. "Being in the middle of Times Square, the home of Broadway musicals, will help us to raise our bar. We will have the spirit of innumerable legendary performances all around us. And having our name up in lights at Broadway's Marquis theatre will be an absolute thrill. I can't wait!"
Il Divo will be performing at the The Marquis Theatre from November 7 to 13, while 'A Musical Affair' is released on December 2.