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A crossover ‘popera’ group, Il Volo caters to a potentially similar audience with the live album Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors, with Plácido Domingo conducting several of the numbers (he even has a brief sing-along). The results are quite fun, not least because Il Volo can actually sing. The three young Italian men, sharply besuited and extravagantly bequiffed, achieve a contemporary yet retro style. There’s a baritone, sometimes slightly wayward; a solid tenor, very good; and a second higher tenor, secure if sometimes a bit shrieky. But on the whole they achieve a homogenous if somewhat bland sound, which has taken them from winning the San

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