Crossover vocal duo Classique has performed on stages all over the world. With breathtaking delivery and impressive precision, the classically trained pair—American soprano Ashley Marie Slater and Brazilian tenor Luperci de Souza—puts a modern twist on some of the most beautiful and most appreciated songs ever written, from Broadway classics to operetta to hits from MGM's best musicals from the 1950s and more.
Today Classique share some of their top picks in a playlist exclusively for Musical Notes Global. Enjoy!
"This film 'The Great Caruso' inspired me to become a classical singer when I was little, and here Mario Lanza sings the beautiful song called 'Because.'"
"All the Things You Are"-Beverly Sills
"The Great Beverly Sills was one of the most relatable opera divas of the 20th century. Nicknamed 'Bubbles,' her superb artistry has always moved us whether she is singing opera or beautiful songs like this one by Jerome Kern."
"How not to mention the greatest Tenor of all time. Luciano Pavarotti. We just love this song, the lyrics, the melody and the emotion in Pavarotti's voice is wonderful."
"Amado Mio"-Luz Casal
"This rendition of 'Amado Mio' captures the passion of this fantastic song made famous by Rita Hayworth's 1946 film 'Gilda.'"
"Ennio Morricone is an amazing Italian film composer, and this song is his most beloved one amongst Italians. The melody transports you into a world of emotions."
"Who Can I Turn To"-Il Divo
"'Who can I turn to' by Il Divo is an excellent example of the power of the classical voice. This wonderful arrangement brings this song to a new level."
"I Will Always Love You"-Linda Rondstadt
"Linda Rondstadt - One of the great singers from the 70s, her voice conveys the purest human emotions with ease and she inspires us with her ingenuity and ability to sing many musical styles."
"You can never have too much music, so stay connected to our Playlists on Spotify. Here is one with some great selections from Old Hollywood."-Classique
Classique recently released their stunning remake of Mario Lanza's hit "Be My Love." Listen and learn about it here. For all of their latest news and updates, be sure to follow Classique on social media: