In Brief

Il Volo may look like a boy band, but they have become a pop-opera phenomenon.

This article titled “Italy’s teenage Three Tenors take America by storm” was written by Tom Kington in Rome, for The Observer on Saturday 15th October 2011 23.09 UTC

He has managed Mick Jagger and AC/DC, but when Steve Leber saw teenage girls screaming as three Italian boys hit their operatic high notes, he knew he was looking at something really new.

“After seeing a million groups I never saw young guys hit notes like that. It was like a great riff, like a rock band exploding,” he said. “It was as good as when I first saw the Rolling Stones.”

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