Il Divo to Bring 'A MUSICAL AFFAIR' with Lea Salonga to Benedum Center, 5/18

Il Divo to Bring 'A MUSICAL AFFAIR' with Lea Salonga to Benedum Center, 5/18

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Il Divo, with special guest Lea Salonga, will perform on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 7:30pm, at the Benedum Center. Following a successful week of concerts in November 2013 at New York City's Marquis Theater, Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing IL DIVO A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of their world tour.

This concert tour is promoted by Live Nation and supports the group's sixth studio album A Musical Affair, their first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and West Side Story (music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). "It has been so inspiring to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album," says Urs Buhler from Il Divo. "We can't wait to now perform them in our own style to our fans around the world." The show was developed by long-term Il Divo collaborator and artistic director Brian Burke.

"A joyous experience from start to finish, Il Divo is an affair that deserves to be seen, enjoyed, and embraced by everyone who appreciates good music brilliantly sung by professionals at the top of their game." ? The Epoch Times

For tickets ($52.00 ? $125.00) and information about VIP packages, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For more information about parking garages and real time parking availability in the Cultural District, visit: www.ParkPGH.org.

Il Divo's international vocalists include tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop artist Sébastien Izambard of France, and tenor David Miller from the United States. Their latest record and current concert tour marks a milestone for the four singers as they commemorate the success of a 10-year career together. To date, Il Divo has sold over 26 million albums worldwide, achieved over 50 number one records, received 160 gold and platinum sales awards in over 33 countries, and staged four groundbreaking world tours. For more information about Il Divo, visit: www.IlDivo.org.

Special guest artist on this tour, vocalist and Broadway star Lea Salonga, is best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards. Other highlights in Ms. Salonga's career: she was the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in the musical LES MISERABLES on Broadway; and provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998). For more information about Lea Salonga, visit http://www.leasalonga.com.

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