Billed because the world’s initial “opera group,” Amici Forever includes five photogenic, classically educated opera singers who blend contemporary pop with traditional opera. Sopranos Jo Appleby (Britain) and Tsakane Valentine (Southern Africa), alongside tenors Geoff Sewell (New Zealand) and David Habbin (Britain) and bass baritone Nick Garrett (Britain), fulfilled while schooling and executing at a number of the world’s finest locations. The original idea was hatched by Sewell, who matters Elvis Presley as an impact, and fleshed out by the rest of the members. Their shared fascination with the styles of traditional and pop led these to a agreement with Arista Associated Brands, along with a debut on the U.K.’s main rugby union last as well as the FA Glass Last, where they sang the nationwide anthem. Manufacturer Nick Patrick (Gipsy Kings, Tina Turner, and Marvin Gaye) was earned to helm their debut record. Opera Band premiered world-wide on January 13, 2004.