Since IL DIVO released their debut album in 2004, they have gone on to become one of the biggest acts in the world, selling 5 million albums across the globe and reaching Number 1 in 13 countries. Encore features a specia... more »lly shot performance set in the beautiful Teatro Romano de Mérida in Spain. Featuring Si Tú Me Amas, Isabel, O Holy Night, Heroe and All By Myself (Solo Otra Vez) from 'Ancora' this stunning performance shows IL DIVO at their breathtaking best. In a 60 minute documentary, exclusive to this DVD, Carlos, David, Sebastien and Urs reveal for the very first time their feelings on their transformation into global superstars, recording 'Ancora', their plans for the future and their forthcoming debut world tour! Special commentary from Simon Cowell, of American Idol fame, explains his vision for IL DIVO on the Documentary portion of the DVD. Also featuring the videos for "Unbreak My Heart (Regresa A Mi)" and "Mama," this is the complete visual collection for all discerning IL DIVO fans. *Documentary chapters are as follows and include the Mérida performance tracks listed above: What Is Il Divo?The BeginningAuditionsThe VoicesUrsSebastienCarlosDavidInitial SuccessAncoraMéridaCredoThe TourThe Future Total DVD running time is over 60 minutes.« less
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 01/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This group is phenomenal. Their voices and harmonies are excellent and they sound and look great. This cd is really good and it's been a long wait to actually 'see' them perform. I'm not usually a fan of opera, but these guys bring about something special to this genre and some of it might be to do with their look and their youth, but I don't think anyone could really deny the talent these guys have. See, Simon is usually correct. This is a great dvd."
Great but could have been greater
C. Hamilton | Rockhampton, Qld. Australia | 01/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The pop/opera group IL DIVO have finally released a performance DVD following two singles. This was shot at the Teatro Romano de Merida in Spain, and released ahead of the 'boys' embarking on their first ever concert tour around the globe. Much of the content is that on their CD 'Ancora', and the DVD includes the previously released singles 'Mama'and 'Regresa A Mi'. IL DIVO has brought a breath of fresh air to the music scene. Their classical trained voices combine beautifully and the five new numbers presented here leave us wanting more. On the down side however is the stereo audio. Surely this warranted DD5.1 audio? I also felt let down by their choice of songs in that there is very little difference in tempo between them. Fans will love it but it could have been that much better."
What a way to introduce your friends to Il Divo
Mara B. Cleveland | Douglasville, GA | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD. I loved the fact that we heard the story behind the creation of Il Divo. To hear about their backgrounds and how they began to blend their voices and create a sound that is truly appreciated by all is incredible to me. They continue to get better as they branch out into a slightly different sound as each CD/DVD comes out. I can't compare their voices to any I've heard before. Simon Cowell is a genious when it comes to finding new talent and he was right on the mark when he had this vision for Il Divo. I recommend this DVD to all who wish to discover and appreciate just what it takes to find unknown talent, realize their potential and have a vision as to how that talent will take the world by surprise. Il Divo did and will continue to for years to come."
Great, just different than I expected
M. Andrews | Chicago, IL | 10/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The music is excellent, the scenery is fitting for the magnificent voices. I had hoped this would be more of a long play concert, but there were only a few songs in the regular track of the DVD. You have to navigate through a couple sub menus to play videos, commentaries, etc. I was hoping for something that you could just hit play and let it play for a long time, but this DVD requires some more fiddling to get the music. That's fine if you're sitting to watch it, but less helpful if you wanted it to just play for a while in the background."
What is the problem?????
bamaclm | ALABAMA, USA | 12/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD from Amazon.ca BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET IT HERE!!
A five star DVD, a worldwide release date, and not to be found in the US! It's disgraceful!!"