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Classical Crossover with Danielle de Niese

World-renowned opera star Danielle de Niese invites listeners to share her passion for classical crossover music.

World-renowned opera star Danielle de Niese shares her knowledge and passion for classical crossover music, playing tracks by some of the top classical artists who have crossed over to become hugely successful in the mainstream music world.

Australian-American Danielle has been described as “opera’s coolest soprano”. At the age of nine she won an Australian TV talent show singing a medley of Whitney Houston songs, going on to become a crossover star in her own right.

Her journey begins with The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, who brought a combination of opera, folk song and musical theatre to a vast television audience, laying the foundations for the fashion for classical crossover.

Her choices also include tracks by such major crossover stars as Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Renée Fleming as well as new music by her friend Alfie Boe.

She also explores unlikely but hugely successful collaborations between the classical and pop worlds, such as that by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé.

57 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2018 20:00

Music Played

  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé


    • Now 1992 CD 1.
    • Polydor.
    • 19.
  • Luciano Pavarotti

    Nessun Dorma

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • Decca Music Group.
    • 1.
  • Kiri Te Kanawa

    O mio babbino caro

    • A Room With A View.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Whitney Houston

    O Holy Night

    • One Wish: The Holiday Album.
    • Arista.
    • 5.
  • Leontyne Price

    O Holy Night

    • Christmas Adagios.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Alfie Boe

    The Way You Look Tonight

    • As Time Goes By.
    • Decca Records.
    • 6.
  • Charlotte Church

    Pie Jesu

    • Voice of an Angel.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Andrea Bocelli & Ariana Grande

    E Piu ti penso

    • Cinema.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Plácido Domingo & John Denver

    Perhaps Love

    • The Domingo Songbook.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 3.
  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Didier Osindero, Alinka Rowe & Yong Jun Lee


    • Inspiration.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Renée Fleming

    Still Dream

    • Rise Of The Guardians (Music From The Motion Picture).
    • DreamWorks Animation L.L.C..
    • 1.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars, Episode IV "A New Hope": Throne Room / Finale

    • John Williams conducts The Star Wars Trilogy.
    • Sony Music Media.
    • 13.
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra & Adrian Boult

    The Ride of the Valkyries

    • 100 Greatest Classics: Part 4.
    • 13.
  • Joan Sutherland

    Delibes: Lakme / Act 1 - Viens, Mallika, ... Dome epais (Flower Duet)

    • Flower Duet - The World's Most Beautiful Duets.
    • Decca Music Group Ltd.
    • 1.
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra & Eugene Normandy

    Claire De Lune (From Suite Bergmasque)

    • Oceans Eleven: Music From The Motion Picture.
    • Warner Sunset Records.
    • 20.
  • Danielle de Niese & Matthew Fletcher

    Christmas Carol Medley


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