Para las que nos encanta saber más y más de Il Divo y sobre todo del guapísimo de Urs les tengo una nota publicada en el Wales Online ayer donde Urs habla de su novia, pero no crean que en el aspecto romántico, la menciona sólo para decir que Il Divo ya es conocido en el mundo. Aunque hayan sido solo un párrafo tratándose de Urs es como una hoja, yo no recuerdo que Urs mencionara a alguna de sus novias en una entrevista de esta manera.
Este es el párrafo donde menciona a Kelly y más abajo les dejo la nota completa que además de dar datos sobre la carrera de Il Divo nos habla de los conciertos con Katherine Jenkins dos artistas que saltaron a la fama en el mismo año, cinco voces extraordinarias en un solo lugar, un espectáculo que no hay que dejar pasar.
“I think people know who Il Divo are now. My girlfriend was recently talking to someone from Norway while she was in America and she said, ‘My boyfriend is in a group and he’s an opera singer.’ The other person said, ‘Oh, like Il Divo?’ So we are now established around the world and we’re a benchmark for what we do.”
“Yo pienso que la gente sabe quien es ahora Il Divo. Recientemente mi novia habló con alguien de Noruego mientras estaba en América y dijo: “Mi novio esta en un grupo y es un cantante de opera” La otra persona dijo: “Oh, como Il Divo?” Así que nos hemos establecido en todo el mundo y somos un punto de referencia para lo que hacemos”
Y en más noticias de la pareja, Kelly escribió en su twitter hace dos días:
Así que pronto la pareja estará junta de nuevo.
‘Katherine’s a delight to work with,’ say Il Divo as classical stars team up for tour
There’s no rivalry between chart-toppers Katherine Jenkins and Il Divo who are coming to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena next week.
They’re two of the biggest names in classical music, selling millions of records and touring the world in their own right. But now chart-topping Welsh star Katherine Jenkins and ‘opera boy band’ Il Divo are sharing the bill on a European tour.
Next week they will be entertaining their fans at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena when Katherine, who grew up in nearby Neath, will be performing to a home crowd. But while they are both established acts, it seems there are no rivalries as they work alongside each other.
In fact, both Katherine and the quartet have been enjoying every moment of the tour so far, which is taking them everywhere from Nottingham and Frankfurt to Brighton and Berlin.
“Having known the boys for such a long a time its great to finally be working on such an exciting project together,” says Katherine, who sang at last week’s Grand National at Aintree.
Il Divo member Urs Buhler says: “We’ve known each other for many years as we started out in our careers around the same time but we’ve never had the chance to work together. The tour promoters thought it would be a good time to put us together on stage and we all welcomed the idea with open arms. I think we all work together very well – Katherine’s a delight to work with and I think we are quite nice to work with too!”
As well as performing their own tracks, Katherine and the group also duet together. Buhler, a Swiss tenor, describes it as “a very colourful programme”.
“We have a brand new design team and much of the show is based o the lighting,” he says. “Every time we have a new design team we move around less and less but audiences want to see us and hear us sing – we’re not a boy band.”
Both Katherine and Il Divo shot to fame in 2004. While the mezzo soprano was signed up by Universal, the group was put together by music mogul Simon Cowell. But unlike Cowell’s other international successes like One Direction, Leona Lewis and JLS, Il Divo didn’t find stardom on his TV talent hit series The X Factor – something which many people make the mistake of thinking.
And the quartet – which also features Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller – are keen to stress this. After all, for every One Direction, Leona Lewis and JLS produced by the series, there’s a Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson and Eoghan Quigg – those who fade into oblivion within a few months.“
The biggest difficulty we had in the beginning was that people thought we were one of Simon Cowell’s talent show productions,” says Buhler. “It’s taken us many years to get away from that perception. Often they (X Factor finalists) are around for two albums and then it’s on to the next big thing.
“Simon Cowell was behind the whole idea of Il Divo but it was different from any other project he had done. He has said that we are the musical act he’s most proud of.”
Cowell got his idea for Il Divo after hearing world famous tenor Andrea Bocelli singing Con te partirò while watching hit American series The Sopranos.
“He found us and brought us together and we will owe him all our lives for that,” says 41-year-old Buhler. “He took that initiative and risk. Until two albums ago he was very much hands on in choosing the repertoire but he’s hardly involved in that any more.”
Despite coming from different backgrounds – Izambard was a French pop singer, Marín a Spanish baritone and Miller an American tenor – Buhler says they get on “great”.
“Our relationship is something that’s developed over the last 10 years – in the beginning we were complete strangers,” he admits. “There was no format for the band and no roles – we had to establish it ourselves. We were grown men who had come from solo careers and we had to get on. It took us quite a few years to settle into that.
“The most difficult thing for us in the beginning was that we were suddenly in the limelight and had to present something to the world but we weren’t even sure what it was.”
Today the band has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. “I think people know who Il Divo are now. My girlfriend was recently talking to someone from Norway while she was in America and she said, ‘My boyfriend is in a group and he’s an opera singer.’ The other person said, ‘Oh, like Il Divo?’ So we are now established around the world and we’re a benchmark for what we do.”