Silversea has announced a new production show, Grande Amore, featuring musical tracks recorded by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cruise Adviser joined Silversea at the Angel Recording Studios in north London as the orchestra performed Italian opera, classical compositions and pop renditions.
The musicians performed under the direction of composer, orchestrator and arranger Richard Balcombe, who also directed the orchestra’s performance for the recorded music that accompanied Silversea’s Musica Maestro show, launched in 2014.
The show, which is created by being produced for Silversea by London-based Luna Rossa Productions, will debut on Silver Whisper‘s Caribbean and Central America voyage, from New York to Barbados, departing November 2, 2017. It will then be rolled out across the fleet.
The songs will be performed live by the Voices of Silversea ensemble.
Silversea said the production will be staged with contemporary costuming, visual effects and a “vibrant neoclassical” set design evoking ancient Rome.
The line also said that it is hopeful that the orchestra will perform for guests on a sailing next year on one of its ex-UK cruises from London Tower Bridge.
Antonio Marangi, head of entertainment and enrichment at Silversea, told Cruise Adviser it was a “privilege” to announced the partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Our guests are well educated and well travelled, so their expectations are very high, and this will be a unique experience for them,” he said.
Balcombe described the set as a “lavishly orchestral” mix of “passionate” Italian opera and pop pieces.
“I’m sure once six singers are on board giving it everything with the orchestra’s music behind, it’s going to be an amazing experience,” he told Cruise Adviser.