Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo take the Ice Bucket Challenge
22 August 2014, 11:58
Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo's Urs Bühler and composer Richard Reed Parry are among the latest to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, posting videos of themselves getting dunked on YouTube.
The leader of the Voices of Classic FM, The Sixteen, was quick to take the challenge, and swift to nominate as many of his colleagues as possible before he faced the icy waters:
Placido Domingo responded to his nomination from racing driver Fernando Alonso with a video of himself being covered in ice-cold water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The tenor chose to nominate soprano Anna Netrebko, pianist Lang Lang and members of the pop-operatic group Il Volo.
Andrea Bocelli took the challenge at the beginning of last week, managing to successfully dunk himself (and his dog) while singing the climactic note from Puccini's 'Nessun Dorma'. He didn't nominate anyone else to complete the challenge in his video, but the accompanying text on YouTube reads: "My nominations are:@MichaelBuble, @RamazzottiEros, @DeltaGoodrem, @officialdfoster, @m_hunziker, @delpieroale, @gianluigibuffon".
Urs Bühler from the chart-topping international pop-opera band Il Divo undertook the challenge on Tuesday, like many other high-profile celebrities, all to support the ALS Association and raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Bühler nominated his fellow Il Divo bandmates to take on the challenge next, as well as Broadway star and Il Divo tour-mate Lea Salonga. So far, none of the other Il Divo boys have posted their video.
Richard Reed Parry
Elsewhere, composer Richard Reed Parry undertook his Ice Bucket Challenge in spectacular style after stepping off stage with his band, Arcade Fire.
The composer, who released his debut record for Deutsche Grammophon earlier this year, can be seen taking applause at the end of a huge Arcade Fire show, before bounding down from the stage and being dunked by bandmate Will Butler.