With a mix of classic tracks and original music, ‘Dare to Dream’ is the new album from classical-crossover-soprano Rebecca Newman. Having hauled herself up by the bootstraps, raising funds for the album by busking to ever growing crowds, the result is a very strong collection of songs which do an excellent job of showcasing Newman’s range and talent.
The title track, ‘Dare to Dream’, is one of the original tracks on the album, written by Newman and her writing partners, and it’s also one of the highlights. Cinematic and beautifully sung, it’s a song about inner strength overcoming adversity.
Other tracks include an impressive original opera key interpretation of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’, and a stunning arrangement of ‘Kissing You’, which will be familiar to any fans of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet Film.
Overall, there are thirteen tracks, all of which find the soprano on fine form. Some may not think this is their cup of tea, but there really is something for everyone on this album.