NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In her sixth decade as an entertainer, Marie Osmond continues to reach career milestones with her new Unexpected album. The collection of opera, Broadway and timeless classics is available now on CD, vinyl and digital platforms via Oliveme LLC and BFD/The Orchard. To stream or download Unexpected, click HERE.
“As Osmond pushed her voice to remarkable heights on this new album, the musical icon did it for the fans who allowed her to reach this high (People).” Unexpected is also dedicated to Osmond’s father who encouraged his daughter to follow her passion and sing every style of music she loved.
The multi-GRAMMY-nominated artist celebrated release week with an appearance on GMA3, where she performed a moving rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” Next week, Osmond is slated to join “The Dr. Oz Show” on Dec. 13 and perform “The Prayer” with America’s Got Talent finalist Daniel Emmet on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” on Dec. 14.
Osmond announced the album, which she co-produced with Jerry Williams and Dave Reitzas, through the release of the lead single, “Unexpected Song” from the musical Song and Dance. With theatrical credits that include Anna Leonowens in the Broadway production of The King and I, Osmond also performs numbers from Into the Woods, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and more.
Unexpected harkens to an era where music was live with incredible orchestras and conductors. Osmond, who has 20 years of opera training, is accompanied by The Prague Symphony Orchestra on the album, which features songs in Italian, French and Czech. “With effortless clarity and tone, Osmond ranges from powerful to delicate (Parade)” on tracks like “Nessun Dorma” from the Italian opera Turnadot.
Osmond’s third Lifetime holiday movie, A Fiancé for Christmas, premiered last night as part of the network’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime lineup. Lifetime commemorated the release with a Marie Osmond Merry Movie Marathon, featuring her previous movies, Road Home for Christmas and The Christmas Edition. A Fiancé for Christmas is scheduled to re-air on Dec. 18 and Dec. 22.
This holiday season, fans can also catch Osmond, along with special guests David Osmond and Daniel Emmet, performing live on A Symphonic Christmas Tour. Backed by a live orchestra, Osmond enchants audiences with songs from Unexpected, festive favorites and her hits. The tour launched on Dec. 1 at Southern Utah State University, continued along the west and east coasts and wraps on Dec. 20 in Detroit, Mich.
Osmond has spent six iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She is a multiple gold and platinum-selling artist and CMA winner, garnering numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums and three New York Times Bestselling books. Osmond has entertained millions throughout the world through television, radio, film, literature, live concerts and Broadway.
UNEXPECTED TRACK LISTING:
1. Nessun Dorma (from the opera Turandot)
2. Unexpected Song (from the musical Song and Dance)
Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Don Black
3. What a Wonderful World
Robert Thiele/ George David Weiss
4. Lascia ch’io Pianga (from the opera Rinaldo)
George Frideric Handel
5. Children Will Listen (from the musical Into the Woods)
6. The Flower Duet (Duo des fleur / Sous le dome epais) (from the opera Lakme)
Leo Delibes, Libretto: Edmond Gondinet and Phillippe Gille
7. Somewhere (from the musical West Side Story)
Leonard Bernstein/ Stephen Sondheim
8. The Prayer Feat. Daniel Emmet
David Foster/ Carole Bayer-Sager/ Alberto Testa/ Tony Renis
9. On My Own
Jean-Marc Natel/ John Caird/ Herbert Kretzmer/ Trevor Robert Nunn/ Alain Boublil/ Claude-Michel Schonberg
10. Pie Jesu (taken from the “Dies Irae”)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
11. Climb Every Mountain (from the musical The Sound of Music)
Richard Rodgers/ Oscar Hammerstein II
12. Nella Fantasia (theme of ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ from the film The Mission)
Ennio Morricone/ Chiara Ferrau, Violin Solo Arranged By: Kurt Bestor
13. Over the Rainbow (from the film The Wizard of Oz)
Harold Arlen/ E.Y. Harburg
14. Ombra Mai Fu (from the opera Serse)
George Frideric Handel
15. If I Loved You (from the musical Carousel)
Richard Rodgers/ Oscar Hammerstein II
16. Song to the Moon (from the opera Rusalka)
Antonin Dvorak, Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
17. But the World Goes ‘Round (from the film New York, New York)
John Kander/ Fred Ebb
A SYMPHONIC CHRISTMAS TOUR DATES:
Dec. 10 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec. 11 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City, N.J.
Dec. 13 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, Va.
Dec. 14 – Kodak Center – Rochester, N.Y.
Dec. 15 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 18 – Mystic Lake Casino – Prior Lake, Minn.
Dec. 20 – Motor City Casino – Detroit, Mich.
ABOUT MARIE OSMOND
Marie Osmond has spent six iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe. Her debut single “Paper Roses” reached the No. 1 spot on two Billboard charts, a feat that not only placed her among an elite class of musical royalty, but instantly catapulted her into international superstardom. She is a multiple gold and platinum selling artist and CMA winner, garnering numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums and three New York Times Bestselling books. She has entertained millions throughout the world through television, radio, film, literature, live concerts and Broadway. Osmond’s new Unexpected album, featuring opera, Broadway and timeless classics, is available now. Unexpected is the follow-up to her Top 10 Billboard Country album, Music is Medicine.
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