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The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Stan has Barbra Streisand new single

The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Stan –  Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced that Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar® and Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, writer, and director, Barbra Streisand has recorded a brand new song Love Will Survive, which will be the end title of the upcoming Stan Original Series The Tattooist of Auschwitz

This will be Streisand’s first ever recording for a TV series and will be released globally by Columbia Records on April 25th.

Love Will Survive is composed by two-time Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer in collaboration with Emmy®-nominee Kara Talve, part of the Bleeding Fingers Music composer collective, and Grammy-winner Walter Afanasieff, with lyrics by Grammy and Golden Globe®-nominee Charlie Midnight

Zimmer and Talve have also composed the original score for the upcoming, six-part, limited series which stars Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak and Jonas Nay.

Streisand, whose career spans over six decades and includes multiple award-winning and global hits such as her own composition Evergreen, The Way We Were and Woman in Love, is accompanied on this new recording by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Ross

The song is produced by multiple Grammy winners Walter Afanasieff and Peter Asher.

Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers and Russell Emanuel are Executive Producers. 

Barbra Streisand said:

“Because of the rise in antisemitism around the world today, I wanted to sing Love Will Survive in the context of this series, as a way of remembering the six-million souls who were lost less than 80 years ago. And also to say that even in the darkest of times, the power of love can triumph and endure.”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Stan

The Stan Original Series The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of one man, Lali (Hauer-King), a Slovakian Jew, who, in 1942, was deported to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. 

Shortly after arrival, Lali was made one of the Tätowierer (tattooist), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. One day, he met Gita (Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm, leading to a love that defied the horrors around them. So began a courageous and unforgettable story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive. 

Around 60 years later, Lali (Keitel) now in his 80’s, meets aspiring writer Heather Morris (Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. In recounting his past to Heather, Lali finally confronts the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the darkest of places. 

Claire Mundell, Executive Producer for Synchronicity Films, adds:

“Barbra Streisand is one of the most renowned artists in the world, and we are deeply honoured to be working with her. Barbra and her team have crafted the most beautiful song, based on Hans’ and Kara’s main theme for the show, and it sums up the key message of the series – love will survive.

Recording the song with Barbra’s iconic vocals and William Ross conducting the LSO at Abbey Road Studios was an unforgettable moment and a memory I will treasure forever. We are thrilled to be able to honour the memory of Lali and Gita in this way, with this beautiful original piece of music.” 

Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer, the Stan Original Series The Tattooist of Auschwitz is executive produced by Claire Mundell through her company Synchronicity Films and is produced in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International. Australian Jacquelin Perske is Executive Producer and lead writer alongside episode writers Evan Placey (Associate Producer) and Gabbie Asher. Serena Thompson is Executive Producer for Sky Studios. 

NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution and All3Media International are jointly handling international sales of the series.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz on Stan – 2 May, 2024.

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