An original studio cast recording has been released of the brand-new musical, Mascherato, starring Rob Houchen, Katy Treharne, Nathaniel Parker, and Jeremy Secomb. The show was recorded just before lockdown at the world-renowned Abbey Road recording studios, with a twenty-two-piece orchestra.
In the heart of 18th century Venice we meet Luca and Elena, and follow as they fall in love against the backdrop of the thriving carnival. However, the pair are torn apart as Venice sinks into war against the Ottoman Empire. When the conflict finally ends, and the empire proves victorious, the two lovers must fight against fate to be reunited.
With music and lyrics by Michael Elderkin, and book by James Willett, this sweeping epic is now available for streaming and download from Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube Music.
Originally conceived by Elderkin in 2015, and following a successful workshop in 2017, the show has proven to be hugely popular. Wanting to reach as wide an audience as possible, they have decided to transform the show into a concept album. Whilst the story and dialogue has been abridged, it loses none of its initial magic and will, without doubt, leave listeners spellbound.