NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marie Osmond uplifts listeners with “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music, the final sneak peek off her upcoming Unexpected album, available today. “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).” Slated for release on Dec. 10 via Oliveme LLC and BFD/The Orchard, Unexpected is available to pre-order HERE.
BroadwayWorld premiered Osmond’s rendering of “Climb Every Mountain.” “I was honored to play Maria for the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization. My son Stephen played Kurt, one of the von Trapp children, after auditioning for our director James Hammerstein, son of Oscar Hammerstein II, so it was truly a family affair,” explained Osmond, whose theatrical credits also include Anna Leonowens in the Broadway production of The King and I.
“‘Climb Every Mountain’ was sung to my character, Maria, by Mother Superior, while I stood and listened. Well, more like stood enraptured and enthralled. It’s an inspiring and timeless message. So now, as Marie, I finally get to sing my favorite song, which has inspired me throughout my life to ‘Climb Every Mountain’ and dream every dream that we possibly can.”
While Unexpected includes more show tunes such as the lead single, “Unexpected Song” from the musical Song and Dance, the album also showcases Osmond’s “gorgeous operatic chops (Parade)” with tracks like “Nessun Dorma” from the Italian opera Turandot. Accompanied by The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Osmond performs additional songs in French and Czech.
The follow-up to Osmond’s Top 10 Billboard Country album, Music is Medicine, Unexpected harkens to an era where music was live with incredible orchestras and conductors. The album is dedicated to Osmond’s father who encouraged his daughter to follow her passion and sing every style of music she loved. These recordings are also a permanent tribute and personal thank you from Osmond to all of her fans who have requested them over the years.
This holiday season, Osmond is set to star in the Lifetime movie, A Fiancé for Christmas, which premieres on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also look forward to Osmond’s A Symphonic Christmas tour with special guests David Osmond and Daniel Emmet. A Symphonic Christmas launches Dec. 1 at Southern Utah State University, continues along the west and east coasts and wraps on Dec. 20 in Detroit, Mich. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
Osmond has spent five 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. 1 – Southern Utah State University – Cedar City, Utah
Dec. 2 – Casino Del Sol – Tucson, Ariz.
Dec. 3 – Cerritos Center for the Arts – Cerritos, Calif.
Dec. 7 – Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, N.Y.
Dec. 8 – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Conn.
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 five 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 forthcoming album, Unexpected, is the followup to her Top 10 Billboard Country album, Music is Medicine.