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PostSubject: Interview with Joy · March 20th 2008   Thu Mar 20 2008, 09:32

You can find the article HERE

From The Times Colonist ( In Victoria, B.C.)

March 20th , 2008

It was just a matter of time before someone hatched the female answer to Il Divo.

After all, Il Divo -- the all-male "popera" act -- charted multi-platinum CD sales all over the world.

Enter the Three Graces, who, like Il Divo, meld classical elements with pop. And, like the hunky Divo dudes, each of the Three Graces might pass for a supermodel.

Given the similarities, it was little surprise to learn one of the Three Graces, Joy Kabanuck, is the longtime girlfriend of Il Divo singer David Miller.

"Our lives have been strangely parallel," said the Los Angeles-raised 28-year-old, who like Miller is a trained opera singer.

"Having experienced Il Divo via David, I kind of knew what I was getting into. Which is a wonderful plus. It was a big choice to walk away from straight opera, which is a different experience altogether. All in all, I think it was the right decision."

The highlight of Kabanuck's pre-Three Graces career was singing Mimi in a Broadway production of La Boheme, directed by Baz Luhrmann (best known for directing the movie Moulin Rouge). Before signing on with the Three Graces almost two years ago, Kabanuck was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. She went on to sing professionally in such operas as Cosi fan Tutte, Faust and La Traviata.

On the current Three Graces tour -- the group's first -- Kabanuck does return to opera, albeit briefly. She and the other Graces (Sara Gettelfinger and Kelly Levesque) sing La Traviata's famous drinking song with tour headliner Paul Potts. But in this version of the duet, the part of Violetta is shared by the three women.

Prior to the Three Graces, Gettelfinger had success as an actress and singer on Broadway. Levesque, meanwhile, is a pop singer who has performed with Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.

Performing with non-opera singers is a detour for Kabanuck. As well, given that opera singers traditionally don't use microphones, it was a big switch learning to sing amplified music.

Part of the trick is knowing when to hold back.

"It was almost like a scientific experiment," she said, laughing. "David has always been very encouraging. He said, 'You'll get it. You'll find that spot where you go, Oh, that's where I need to sing.' "

Another part of the trick might be developing a thick skin. Opera purists raise their eyebrows at acts such as Il Divo, which are often regarded as a watered-down commodification of an art form. Last week the Boston Herald, reporting on the Potts/Three Graces tour, criticized the trio's "canned beats" and "canned banter." The newspaper also suggested the "casino-ready" Three Graces came off "as if Celine Dion were playing all three vampire brides in Dracula simultaneously."

Ouch. Kabanuck hadn't read the critique, but is the first to admit the Three Graces project was orchestrated by a record company. The threesome were assembled by Universal Music, which this month released their self-titled debut CD.

Opera purists might be missing the point. Kabanuck emphatically points out that the Three Graces are not opera, but pure pop. There are no opera arias on their disc. It is true their version of Phil Collins's Against All Odds is sung in Italian ... but hey, it's still Phil Collins.

Kabanuck vows she'll eventually return to the opera house. She still has big dreams, and notes that many opera singers don't grow into mature roles before reaching their 30s. As for whether the Three Graces will be a help or a hindrance in pursuing opera, Kabanuck is unsure.

"Great singing is still great singing," she said, "no matter what people say about it."
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PostSubject: Re: Interview with Joy · March 20th 2008   Fri Mar 21 2008, 19:04

RaChEl_R86 wrote:
You can find the article HERE

From The Times Colonist ( In Victoria, B.C.)

March 20th , 2008

It was just a matter of time before someone hatched the female answer to Il Divo.

After all, Il Divo -- the all-male "popera" act -- charted multi-platinum CD sales all over the world.

Enter the Three Graces, who, like Il Divo, meld classical elements with pop. And, like the hunky Divo dudes, each of the Three Graces might pass for a supermodel.

I agree. All three of you girls are stunning! Smile

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Another part of the trick might be developing a thick skin. Opera purists raise their eyebrows at acts such as Il Divo, which are often regarded as a watered-down commodification of an art form. Last week the Boston Herald, reporting on the Potts/Three Graces tour, criticized the trio's "canned beats" and "canned banter." The newspaper also suggested the "casino-ready" Three Graces came off "as if Celine Dion were playing all three vampire brides in Dracula simultaneously."


Okay, was that comment really necessary? Shocked That's just mean. Obviously the reporter who wrote that doesn't know what great music sounds like.

RaChEl_R86 wrote:

"Great singing is still great singing," she said, "no matter what people say about it."


I agree with you Joy 100%!!! :cheer:
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PostSubject: Re: Interview with Joy · March 20th 2008   Sun Mar 23 2008, 12:26

we really like this article.... :cheer: :cheer:

thks for post it
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PostSubject: entrevista O.O   Sun Mar 23 2008, 17:38

Sobre los comentarios en los periódicos,una de 2:
Arrow buscan lo negativo en todo scratch ,o
Arrow definitivamente no saben de nada de música y no entienden que es innovar Like a Star @ heaven

Joy muy segura!!!!!!!!!!!sin importarle los comentarios destructivos. 1⃣
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