Germany-based MerQury, a top Queen-tribute act with international credentials, has now turned to this musical legacy and created a breathtaking show, Queen Classical. Great Queen songs and individual pieces from the album Barcelona, lend themselves to an entirely new dimension with the arrangements for rock band, full orchestra, solo voices and choir composed exclusively for this show by Bernd Wefelmeyer, who has earned a reputation as the conductor-in-chief of the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. The extraordinary scores he has produced for Queen Classical breathe Freddie Mercury's love for the richness and grandeur of symphonic sounds and are delivered with brilliance to the stage.
Freddie Mercury was one of the most charismatic singers in rock music. With exceptional ease, he moved between styles both as a frontman of the band Queen and in his solo projects. His unique voice mastered soulful ballads, sweeping rock anthems as well as glittering pop songs. Equally talented as a songwriter, Freddie Mercury was instrumental in creating most of the music he performed. As diverse as his works may be on the surface, almost everything he wrote bears the mark of his passion for orchestral sounds and grand opera voices. In 1987, this special love led him to record the album Barcelona, the collaboration with opera diva Montserrat Caballé.