Opera requires supple vocal cords, total control of the diaphragm, and a megaphone lodged in the esophagus. Brace yourself for a high-volume performance with this GrouponLive deal to see Il Volo at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. For $40, you get one ticket for orchestra-level seating in rows G–X on Sunday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $71.60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The young Italian tenor trio Il Volo impresses audiences with pitch-leaping vocal performances rich in three-part harmonies. With a name meaning flight, the charming group of crooners continues to drain fuselages as it soars from city to city, sharing euphony that makes listeners wish for a third ear. The youthful singers belt out surprisingly mature voices powerful enough to wow Italian TV viewers, earn a standing ovation on American Idol, and render subtitles obsolete. Performing renditions of classic Italian songs as well as material penned by contemporary songwriters, the teenage opera singers showcase budding international appeal and the promise of a bright future that consists of crooning crowds and autographing customs slips at airports.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
The largest soft-seat theatre in Canada, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is perhaps most famous for its overhanging marquee outside. The diagonal canopy and its snake-like rows of lights were restored to their original form in 2010, along with the facility’s wood, brass, and marble accents. Inside the lobby, York Wilson’s mural, The Seven Lively Arts, fills eyes with fractured, panoramic representations of various artistic media, from slanted musical staffs to menacing Greek theatre masks.
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