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Ofra Harnoy and Mike Herriott chat with Louisville Public Media's 'Behind the Playlist'

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OFRA HARNOY & MIKE HERRIOTT recently released a brand new recording of their favorite operatic music, arranged for their extremely popular and award-winning Cello/Trumpet combo.

The album is called ‘Portrait.’

From some of the most popular arias and duets from the Opera house and Broadway stage, Harnoy and Herriott are thrilled to share their rare love of this beautiful music with audiences and fans, worldwide, using the latest in Hi-Definition surround-sound technology to create an experience that truly immerses the listener in the virtuosic and luscious soundsof these world-class musicians.

Harnoy and Herriotthave two previousalbums, “Back to Bach” and “On the Rock” which were released in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The latter of the two received MusicNLawards for “Classical Artist of the Year” and “Global Music Artist of the Year”.

Harnoy, a Member of the Order of Canada, and Herriott both have extensive award-winning discographies, separately, and have brought their love of opera and joy of making music together in this musical expression of their own love.

“Portrait” is now available digitally on all streaming and download platforms, worldwide. The album is also due for release on vinyl in February and Compact Disc in March,2023.

Ofra Harnoy and Mike Herriott are thrilled to announce the release of their third album together. Released on January 27th, 2023 to all online streaming and download platforms, worldwide, “Portrait” is a collection of their favourite operatic arias and duets, arranged for Cello and Trumpet in a range of settings from simple duet to full orchestral accompaniment. 

With selections by Gershwin, Delibes, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and more, the award-winning couple have produced their own take on these classics of the Opera house and Broadway stage. Harnoy and Herriott have two previous albums, “Back to Bach” and “On the Rock” which were released in 2019 and 2020, respectively. 

The latter of the two received MusicNL awards for “Classical Artist of the Year” and “Global Music Artist of the Year”. Ofra Harnoy is a Member of the Order of Canada and has won 5 JUNO Awards in her career. Mike Herriott is one of Canada’s most sought-after trumpet players and has appeared on numerous award-winning projects that have included GRAMMY and EMMY awards. “Portrait” was recorded in Hi-Definition and mixed using the latest Dolby-Atmos surround-sound immersive technology. Hi-Def listening of “Portrait” is available on Apple Spatial, TIDAL, Amazon HD, and a growing number of Hi-Def streaming platforms.

Louisville Public Media Behind the Playlist host: Colleen Phelps writes…..Cellist Ofra Harnoy and trumpeter Mike Herriott are all about balance. They balance the sound of their very different instruments, their work and life together, and even healthy cooking with delicious flavor. In this look Behind the Playlist you'll find out how this balancing act allows them to tell a love story in their latest album "Portrait."