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Composed by Steve Nieve (longstanding keyboardist for Elvis Costello) with a libretto by Muriel Teodori (Nieve's partner), the adventurous music theater piece Welcome to the Voice portrays an opera-obsessed steelworker's attempts to seduce a young diva. The piece's subtitle -- "A Work About Unlikely Encounters" -- is reflected by the diverse cast of performers, ranging from popsters Sting and Elvis Costello to opera star Barbara Bonney and the Brodsky Quartet. Robert Wyatt, Sara Fulgoni, Nathalie Manfrino, and Amanda Roocroft fill out the roster of singers, while Nieve on keyboards, Sting on bass guitar, and woodwind and percussion players join the Brodskys for this unique ...
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Composed by Steve Nieve (longstanding keyboardist for Elvis Costello) with a libretto by Muriel Teodori (Nieve's partner), the adventurous music theater piece Welcome to the Voice portrays an opera-obsessed steelworker's attempts to seduce a young diva. The piece's subtitle -- "A Work About Unlikely Encounters" -- is reflected by the diverse cast of performers, ranging from popsters Sting and Elvis Costello to opera star Barbara Bonney and the Brodsky Quartet. Robert Wyatt, Sara Fulgoni, Nathalie Manfrino, and Amanda Roocroft fill out the roster of singers, while Nieve on keyboards, Sting on bass guitar, and woodwind and percussion players join the Brodskys for this unique project.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947765240
  • Catalog Number: 000874502

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Nieve Primary Artist
Sting Indexed Contributor, Electric Bass, Vocals, cast
Elvis Costello Indexed Contributor, Vocals, Voices, cast
The Brodsky Quartet Indexed Contributor, Ensemble, String Quartet
Robert Wyatt Vocals, Voices, cast
Marc Ribot Guitar
Steve Nieve Piano, Conductor, Theremin, Moog Synthesizer
Ned Rothenberg Clarinet, Shakuhachi, Bass Flute, Saxophone
Ian Belton Violin
Paul Cassidy Viola
Jacqueline Thomas Cello
London Voices Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Barbara Bonney Vocals, Voices, Soprano (Vocal), cast
Andrew Haveron Violin
Le Choeur des Amis Fran├žais Voices, Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Nathalie Manfrino Vocals, Voices, Soprano (Vocal)
Antoine Quessada Cymbals
Muriel Teodori Conductor, Choir Director, Vocal Director
Amanda Roocroft Vocals, Voices, Soprano (Vocal)
Sarah Fulgoni Vocals, Voices, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Antoine Quessada Cymbals
Technical Credits
Steve Nieve Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Mixing Direction, Music Direction
Brian Griffin Cover Photo
Jon Jacobs Mixing Direction
Michael Lang Liner Notes
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Donal Hodgson Engineer, Engineering
Robert C. Ludwig Mastering
Philipp Starke Art Direction
Muriel Teodori Librettist, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, translation, Mixing Direction, Libretto Translation
Pierre Mollard Producer
Guillaume Sciama Engineer, Engineering
Jon Jacobs Mixing Direction
Ian Griffin Cover Photo
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