Il Divo charms with one mighty tune after another

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am

After nine years and more than 26 million albums sold, Il Divo knows its formula: Sing strongly, finish big, hear them cheer.

Add in a capacity crowd on Mother’s Day evening, and there was little doubt that the male operatic/pop quartet would conquer the Orpheum Theatre on its first visit to Omaha. Backed by an onstage orchestra of some two dozen performers, Il Divo collected standing ovations with 21 powerful arias and ballads in five languages, flirting with the women in the audience all the way.

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