Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen performed a special "Classic and Divine" opera rock show with a symphonic orchestra and choir on June 12, 2010 at the Miskolc International Opera Festival at at the Miskolc Ice Hall in Miskolc, Hungary. Tarja's two-hour set included a selection of the best-loved songs from her "My Winter Storm" solo album, classical gems, unpredictable rock covers, tracks from her career with NIGHTWISH, and songs from her upcoming album, "What Lies Beneath". She was accompanied by her own band, a symphonic orchestra and a choir.
Fan-filmed video footage of Turunen performing a cover version of the WHITESNAKE classic "Still Of The Night" during the Miskolc Ice Hall concert can be viewed below.
The End Records has set an August 31 U.S. release date for Tarja Turunen's sophomore solo album, "What Lies Beneath". The CD's first single, "Falling Awake" (featuring Jason Hook from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH),will be released August 17 as a limited-edition seven-inch single through The Omega Order and available August 24 at all digital outlets . The track is backed with "The Good Die Young" — a song from the SCORPIONS' most recent album that features Tarja's vocals.
Featuring U.S.-exclusive artwork and a bonus track, "What Lies Beneath" was recorded and produced by Tarja and mixed by Tim Palmer (PEARL JAM, THE CURE, ROBERT PLANT),Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and Slamm Andrews (scores of "Angels & Demon", "Pirates of The Caribbean", "Gladiator"). Special guests on ther CD include Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS),Joe Satriani, Jason Hook (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH),Will Calhoun (LIVING COLOUR),Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Choir and more. A limited-edition deluxe version of "What Lies Beneath" is in the works, with details to be announced soon.