Thursday, April 3, 2014

IL DIVO: A MUSICAL AFFAIR WITH LEA SALONGA

Two members of my family who were envious (probably) of me for missing out on Il Divo: A Musical Affair were my mom (big Lea Salonga fan) and my older brother (he knows his classics). But I, being someone who appreciates both Lea Salonga and Simon Cowell's judgments, also couldn't pass up this rare opportunity to see these amazing vocalists perform live... and together! So, sorry mom, sorry brother, next time maybe?

A Musical Affair is Il Divo's first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story.

The group brought the songs from their latest album to life last March 19 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila alongside Broadway legend and Filipino pride, Lea Salonga.

Adding to the spectacles which were the voices of Il Divo and Lea were the musical accompaniment of ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the play of lights and images projected on the big LED screen making the evening more magical.

One of the highlights of the evening was when Lea got to sing "A Whole New World" with Il Divo. She even quipped "Ladies, I got to sing A Whole New World with Il Divo" at the end of the number. Lea's solos of Wicked's Defying Gravity and her medley of Les Miserables songs were memorable, too.

Now this guy, is I and Ana's favorite Il Divo. He's awesome.
Il Divo's David Miller
Want more musicals? Here's something for the disco fans to look forward to...

All photos were lifted from Resorts World Manila's Facebook page. Like them on Facebook!

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