James LaBrie (Dream Theater) announced this on his website a few days ago:
"Yes I was in Russia last week. I arrived June 6th and recorded for 5 days. I just returned home last evening. We have recorded the same 21 songs the 3 tenors did in 90'. The project is masterminded by Dirk Ulrich from Germany. He re-arranged and recorded the songs with a string section and very fine rock musicians, him included. They still have the classical elements in tact as well as rock so that the songs have an edge to them. They sound phenomenal.
The 3 singers were...yours truly, Vladimir Grishko and Thomas Dewald. The both of them are [opera] stars and have incredible voices. We all got along fabulous and worked extremely well togther. There was definitely mutual respect for one another. We really did had a blast. We also did a photo shoot and many interviews for Russian TV and other various media outlets.
There will be more information posted here and on DT's site once we get everything put together. The project is going by the name TSR ( True Symphonic Rochestra.) I am extremely proud of what we did. Both Luciano Pavorotti and Madame Cabelle ( she sang and recorded Barcelona with Freddie Mercury ) are really excited about this and completely believe in it."
Photos of the recording sessions can be found on: http://www.marinsound.com/ru/tsr.htm
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