Australia is in love with music, most especially musical theatre and a touring evening of songs from Broadway to La Scala, generating ideas of glamour, passion and romance, will be sure to go down a treat.
Nurturing the spirit, from Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin and Verdi to Cole Porter, this unique concert experience will feature many of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries.
Featuring a quartet of seriously talented Australian performing artists Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson, Greta Bradman and Lisa McCune, From Broadway to La Scala the concert will debut at Brisbane in QPAC Concert Hall before touring to Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth 2 – 26th September, 2015.
Australia’s foremost highly acclaimed contemporary singers will be accompanied by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to perform classic opera arias from Carmen, La Boheme as well as iconic show stopping tunes by composers Stephen Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein plus Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Sure to delight audiences, musical theatre lovely Lisa McCune expressed her excitement! “It’s not every day one hears the magic of Cole Porter alongside the genius of Puccini” she said.
Together they will all open act One with wonderful music from West Side Story.
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific will infuse those who have never heard the towering and mighty New Zealand born Teddy Tahu Rhodes sing before with excitement.
The landmark Opera Australia production of South Pacific in Australia with Lisa McCune as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Rhodes as the handsome French planter Emile De Becque, was a huge hit.
Rising young opera singer Greta Bradman will be sure to thrill audiences with a seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour.
Together with Rhodes, Greta will sing ‘So in Love from ‘Kiss Me Kate’ a favourite Broadway musical from composer Cole Porter. She will perform a solo aria “Una Voce Poco Fa’ from The Barber of Seville and the La Boheme Duet by Rossini with David Hobson.
Lisa McCune will perform Shall we Dance and I Could Have Danced All Night from the beloved My Fair Lady by Lerner and Lowe with Rhodes. and You’re Just in Love from Call me Madam by Irving Berlin with David Hobson as well as Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart.
Directed by Vanessa Scammell, From Broadway to La Scala will transport audiences with a richly entwined repertoire of all time classics, drawn from two of the world’s most enduringly popular musical genres.
Rhodes will sing The Toreador Song from Carmen and with Hobson, the mighty Pearl Fishers duet by Bizet and Lily’s Eyes from The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon.
Together Rhodes and Hobson with McCune and Bradman will also perform the great favourite, Anything You Can Do I can Do Better from Annie Get your Gun by Irving Berlin.
Hobson will be ‘Reviewing the Situation and will be sure to Shed a Furtive Tear – Una Furtiva Lagrima from the opera L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donzetti.
Shall we Dance and I Could Have Danced All Night from their smash hit musical The King and I will be sure to see Rhodes and McCune dancing up a storm on stage.
The glamour evening is sure to be richly rewarding and full of our ‘Favourite Things’ with its resonating repertoire presenting many sweet sounds of musical excellence. An album has been released to accompany the tour.
Audiences will be captivated by the splendour of some of the world’s most beloved pieces of music – all performed on stage by Australia’s finest singers who are all sure to hit the high notes.
Nourish your spirit and enjoy a feast of beautiful music, from Broadway to La Scala.
Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle, 2015