Beyond Imagination (2002)
Our debut album 'Beyond Imagination' was released in 2002 through Sony BMG. It was ranked No. 1 on the UK Classical Chart for eleven weeks, and No. 4 on the US Billboard Classical Crossover Albums chart.
In addition to the the albums debut single "One Fine Day" track selected as the World Cup 2002 theme by ITV, British Airways chose another of the tracks, "Lakme H2O", a "stylish re-imagining of the Flower Duet from Lakmé", for a commercial. One reviewer wrote: "If you're a young individual with a remote interest in the classical genre, this disc is the perfect introduction". The album has sold over 1.7 million copies.
Coming soon... limited edition signed CD.
Our second album 'Renaissance', another classical and "crossover" collection, was released in 2006 on the independent label, Instant Karma. The Opera Babes' 2006 "Renaissance" concert toured songs from both albums in the UK & the US which was performed with multi-media special effects and visuals, as well as dancers costumed by designer Elizabeth Emanuel. In December 2006, we were featured on the UK's Songs of Praise programme recorded at Lichfield Cathedral & in the spring of 2007, continued to tour in the UK and the US.
Swansea's Home Front magazine wrote, "Renaissance is really superb. Tracks include 'Casta Diva' [from the opera Norma], 'Pie Jesu,' 'Clair de Lune', and Stephen Sondheim's 'Send in the Clowns'.... If you only buy one classical album, buy this one!"
Silent Noon (2012)
Our third album 'Silent Noon' was released in 2012 on the Warner Classics label. Named after the song by Ralph Vaughan Williams, the album consists of British songs, from Handel and Purcell, to Quilter, to Britten and Novello, accompanied by piano. The Allmusic review commented that the duo's "calling card was the blend of their remarkably similar voices, and that's intact here.
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