Here's my Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard's "Now We Are Free" cover (from the 2000 movie Gladiator). Gerrard sings many of her songs in an idiosyncratic language she has developed since childhood. This doesn't hamper the listener's ability to add their own experience to the song itself, which is why I chose this piece, instead of a traditional Christmas/winter song.
Jesus Christ (actually born in spring or early autumn) came to free us from the bloodthirsty gods' cult. During this time of the year there were many orgies and blood sacrifices dedicated to Saturn on the occasion of the Winter Solstice Celebrations (when gladiators and thousands of Christians were murdered in arenas in the first centuries AD). The Romans turned their Saturnalia into Christmas, giving up human sacrifices, only in the 4th century.
To me, this song is all about hope and that undeniable feeling of being spiritually free in this modern world which mirrors more and more the ancient one.
Hope you will enjoy my new cover!
This song was written by Tim Rice and Alan Menken for the Disney live action film "Beauty and the Beast" (2017)."How Does a Moment Last Forever" was also recorded by Celine Dion, whose version was included on the film's soundtrack.
Here’s my “Once Upon A Dream” cover from “Sleeping Beauty” (1959), also a tribute to the original performance of opera singer and actress Mary Costa.
The vocalise I'm doing in the beginning of this video features in a rare, unpublished version of the song.
“Sleeping Beauty” is by far my favourite Disney movie, a visual and a musical masterpiece. The film's musical score and songs, featuring the work of the Graunke Symphony Orchestra under the direction of George Bruns, are arrangements or adaptations of numbers from the 1890 Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
As I've been an ABBA fan long before they filmed the first "Mamma Mia" movie and they've just released "Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again", I just couldn't resist the idea of combining Disney and ABBA in one summer cover. Watch full video on my DisneySoprano Youtube Channel.
Oh riki-tiki-tinky! Swinging' it in Disney style with "Everybody wants to be a cat" from another wonderful Walt Disney movie, "The Aristocats". Hope you'll enjoy my cover! And... yes, I do I have three aristocats of my own. :D
Composed by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice, “Circle of Life” is originally performed by Carmen Twillie and Lebo M., as the opening song of the animated film “The Lion King”.
Here’s my own version of this wonderful piece of music!
“The Last Unicorn” remains one of the most beautiful animated musicals of my childhood. Based on the novel "The Last Unicorn" written by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the film's screenplay, the film is about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last of her species in the world, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others of her kind.
The title song is originally performed by America and the London Symphony Orchestra, and plays in the film's opening credits while scenes based on "The Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries form a backdrop.
Celebrating Mother's Day on the International Women's Day! My cover of "Baby Mine" from Walt Disney's "Dumbo" is dedicated to all mothers out there! Their unconditional love is priceless and we can't be grateful enough...