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Katherine Jenkins, the Welsh soprano and multiple Classical Brits winner, released her fourth album aimed at a pop crossover market, and for the second consecutive time saw an album soar into the Top Five of the album charts. Serenade is rather a misnamed title for the album, as Jenkins hardly serenaded anybody but tackled a set of difficult arias, "Chanson Bohème" from Bizet (one of her dream roles being to play Carmen live on-stage), "O Mio Babbino Caro" by Puccini, and Pachelbel's "Canon." There is a guest appearance by Kiri Te Kanawa on "The Flower Duet," and when she tired of the classics, she included the Mario Lanza favorite "Be My Love," which does lack some of the power coming from a female voice, and covered the pop songs "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" -- sung in Italian as "(Quello Che Faró) Sarà Per Te" with Bryan Adams on guitar -- and "The Green Green Grass of Home" with backing vocals by the Treorchy Male Choir. The final songs on the album were of a religious nature, including "The Prayer" and "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind," and the album ends with the old favorite "Ave Maria."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/2009
Label: Decca U.S.
UPC: 0028947657187
catalogNumber: 001258402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katherine Jenkins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kiri Te Kanawa   Vocals
Nicholas Dodd   Conductor
Simon Franglen   Organ,Keyboards
Keith Scott   Guitar
Robert King   Choir Master
Anthony Inglis   Conductor
Treorchy Male Voice Choir   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
King's Consort Choir   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Léo Delibes   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
Johann Pachelbel   Composer
Hubert Parry   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer,Text
Nicholas Dodd   Arranger
Agustín Lara   Composer,Text
Fromental Halévy   Text
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Text
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Lange   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Marco Canepa   Vocal Coach
Paul Chessell   Art Direction
Katherine Jenkins   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Nick Cervonaro   Engineer
Henri Meilhac   Librettist,Text
Fortunato Zampaglione   Lyric Adaptations
Jon Bailey   Engineer
Daniele Guerra   Vocal Coach
Nick Cervonara   Engineer
Ferraù   Text
Emanuela Ferrari Osbourne   Lyric Adaptations,Vocal Coach
John Greenleaf Whittier   Text
Florence Daguerre de Hureaux   Vocal Coach
Philippe Gille   Text
Edmond Gondinet   Text
Romano Musumara   Composer
Patrizia Dina   Vocal Coach
Giovacchino Forzano   Text
Halevy   Librettist
Gondinet   Librettist
Gille   Librettist
Forzano   Librettist
Ferrau   Lyricist
Pintus   Composer
Brodsky   Composer
Dodd   Arranger
Whittier   Lyricist
Giorgio Flavio Pintus   Text
Putman   Composer

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