Il Divo’s sixth studio recording is the four singers’ take on songs plucked from the great musicals: Tonight from West Side Story, South Pacific’s Some Enchanted Evening, Bring Him Home from Les Misérables. After all, the barrel-chested Spaniard has the air of a man used to getting what he wants.
The live Musical Affair also features ABBA’s The Winner Takes It All, albeit in Spanish. As they would like to do to this quartet of tuxedo’d hunks, the fans are lapping it up. He assembled Il Divo from a worldwide talent search after seeing Andrea Bocelli and realising a boy-band approach to light opera might be a winner. Il Divo are assembled in a suite on the 22nd floor of a Manhattan hotel – or at least, three-quarters of them are.
“His parts are very, very taxing,” says Bühler, solemnly.
“He sings all the very, very high stuff.” His own vocal role, he explains, is to “fill all the gaps.
Ten years and 26 million album sales later, it looks like he may have been right. The American One, 40-year-old David Miller, is missing.