Beyond Imagination

Beyond Imagination

by OperaBabes



The OperaBabes are Karen England and Rebecca Knight, a British duo of classically trained singers who give a new twist to old favorites on Beyond Imagination. Once found "busking" outside London's Covent Garden opera house, the two have already soared to stardom in England and are set to charm the States with the American release of their album. Beginning with "One Fine Day," an edgy update of Puccini's "Un bel di" from Madama Butterfly that features a Japanese drum ensemble, the disc continues with a haunting version of Delibes's famous "Fower Duet" ("Lakmé H2O"), as well as fresh takes on other popular arias and familiar themes by Beethoven, Grieg, Dvorák, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998780323
catalogNumber: 87803


  1. One Fine Day
  2. Sempre Ricordo
  3. There's A Place
  4. Beyond Imagination
  5. O Fortuna
  6. Lakme H2O
  7. Ebben? ... Ne Andro Lontano
  8. You Live On In My Heart
  9. Chanson Boheme
  10. Remember Me
  11. Stranger in Paradise
  12. Ode II Joy
  13. 1001 Nights
  14. Barcarolle
  15. Lakme
  16. Ave Maria
  17. Vittoria!

Album Credits

Performance Credits

OperaBabes   Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble
Juan Martín   Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kodo   Drums
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Richard Cottle   Keyboards
Mitch Dalton   Guitar
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Luis Jardim   Percussion,Ethnic Percussion
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Gavyn Wright   Leader,Performing Ensemble
David Hartley   Piano
John Parricelli   Guitar
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Marcia Crayford   Leader
Everton Nelson   Strings,Leader
Ivor Goldberg   Guitar
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Wayne Wilkins   Keyboards
Jon Cohen   Piano,Keyboards
Cliff Masterson   Conductor
Millennia Strings   Performing Ensemble
Rebecca Knight   Soprano (Vocal)
Christopher Dee   Leader,Choir Master
Peter Hajioff   Bass
Karen England   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Maida Vale Singers   Choir, Chorus
Mitchell Dalton   Guitar
Laurence Lottle   Bass
Paul Wynne Griffiths   Conductor
City Strings Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Georges Bizet   Composer
Alexander Borodin   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
Edvard Grieg   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Carl Orff   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Jim Steinman   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Phil Coulter   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Anne Dudley   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Alfredo Catalani   Composer
Jeff Bova   Arranger,Programming
Richard Cottle   Programming
Bill Curbishley   Management
Nick Ingman   Orchestration
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Frank Musker   Composer,Lyricist
Steve Rinkoff   Engineer,Orchestration
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
George Shilling   Engineer
Frank Gallagher   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Niall Acott   Engineer
Adam Brown   Engineer
Rick Blaskey   Executive Producer
Robert Rosenberg   Management
George Forrest   Composer,Lyricist
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Andrea Morricone   Composer
Wayne Wilkins   Programming,Engineer
Jon Cohen   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Cliff Masterson   Orchestration
Avi Geller   Producer
Rebecca Knight   Composer,Lyricist
Robert Wright   Lyricist
Claudio Dentes   Composer,Lyricist
Noely   Producer
Steven Rinkoff   Engineer
Deni Lew   Lyricist
Phil da Costa   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Nicola Powell   Management
Robert Wright   Composer

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