International classical pop crossover star Giorgia Fumanti recently released her 6th album, Collection on September 18. And an amazing collection it is, featuring 33 songs, among them nine new compositions, spanning almost 10 years of an illustrious career that has taken her from the concert halls of her native Tuscany to Montreal, Moscow, Beijing, London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Cape Town, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Athens and beyond.
This latest recording contains some of the greatest pop and classical hits ever written, including a virtual duet with the legend Luciano Pavarotti, songs by David Foster, the great film score composers John Barry, Ennio Morricone and Vangelis, as well as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Abba, Barbra Streisand, Lucio Dalla, Chopin, and Brahms.
In the pattern of Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, this Italian-born, Montreal based soprano is that rare breed of beautiful and charismatic performer able to blend the formal and disciplined world of opera and classical, with the loose and unstructured realm of pop and folk. She is equally comfortable sharing the stage with opera crossover legend José Carreras as she is trading lines with soft rock ballad sensation Michael Bolton, or accompanying internationally renowned concert pianist Lang Lang.
Fumanti has topped the charts before with her hit EMI debut album From My Heart, which charted in the top 20 on Billboard’s classical crossover albums, and went No. 1 in Japan and South Africa.