Opera Babes

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Opera Babes

 

Un Bel Di from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, given a Japanese and Korean theme, as sung by the Opera Babes, was selected as the theme tune for the 2002 World Cup programmes broadcast by the ITV company.  Regulars at Buxton will remember Rebecca Knight (daughter of Gillian Knight) and Karen England from their many starring appearances with the professional company at the Buxton International Festivals prior to their "discovery" whilst busking outside Covent Garden!

They also appeared at other "big" football occasions - here we see them at the English 2002 Cup final:-

They produced a CD "Beyond Imagination" which remained at number 1 in the UK classical charts for 9 weeks.