Original songbird Australian born soprano Mirusia, or as Andre Rieu calls her the Angel of Australia, will tour her new solo program This Time Tomorrow in the Netherlands and nationally at home between April and August, 2016.
Mirusia has a beautiful voice; pure perfection and with flawless pitch.
It’s no wonder she was youngest ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Prize when she was 21.
When she auditioned for Andre Rieu in 2007 in his studio, he remembers that she reduced him to tears and so he quickly signed her to a contract.
Singing with Andre Rieu’s orchestra on a regular basis since that time, her latest album “My Favorite Things” is a dedication to the music in life that makes Mirusia happy to sing for her appreciative audience.
She can perform anything really, from a thrilling grand opera aria to a folk tune with soul such as Scotland the Brave, a glorious song like Time to Say Goodbye or a heart-breaking number from a great piece of musical theatre.
She did that for thousands of people when she sang Don’t Cry for me Argentina in 2013 at the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands; it was spine-chilling.
Mirusia is the only classical artist with an ARIA No 1 Chart Award for reaching Number One on both the ARIA Classical and Pop Charts.
She achieved that with her album Always and Forever.
Released in October 2010 with her performing in six different languages it included such favourites as Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory” (Cats) “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” (The Phantom of the Opera) and “Botany Bay” as a tribute to her homeland.
Her version of Franz Schubert’s glorious ‘Ava Maria’ on You Tube now has over 27 million views.
This Time Tomorrow is also the title of her new album, released to coincide with her tour.
Meldi Arkinstall, a musician herself, has reviewed it for the Circle. Read the Review here…
Mirusia studied at Brisbane with renowned Head of Opera Gregory Massingham at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
She has now has toured in many countries around the world and for this her first full scale National Australian Tour will be working with her own Chamber Orchestra, musical backing, MD Graeme Press on Grand Piano and her Choral Singers.
International Ambassador to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, helping to change young lives through music, the media has called her an unconventional pop star.
Mirusia on her tour will be travelling throughout regional Australia from Ipswich to Coff’s Harbour from Tweed Heads to Sale in Victoria or from Wagga to Warragul. She will also be performing This Time Tomorrow in major cities from Perth to Adelaide, Melbourne to Sydney and Brisbane and she’s sure to win many new friends and fans.
Having known Mirusia since she was a young woman full of promise and with a burning desire to making singing her life and career, it has been a pleasure to watch her grow, blossom, bring her dreams to fruition as she succeeds at the pinnacle of what is possible.
While it may seem like a fairytale in many respects to many, success does not happen without hard work, long hours on the road, complete commitment to your music and its craft, as well as having the courage of your convictions.
It is also wonderful to see Mirusia now entering a new period of her life.
Andre Rieu has just released his latest album entitled Roman Holiday with Mirusia singing Mio Angelo, with her husband playing the role of the prince who really did turn up and sweep her off her feet.
Married recently in The Netherlands, having found each other among Andre Rieu’s Johann Strauss family, they will make Australia their home base.
Mirusia knows that music can and does transport people in times of struggle, sadness and stress and for her “The focus of the album This Time Tomorrow and the tour is all about offering a brighter tomorrow” says Mirusia
It will be as special, as she is.
Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle, 2015-2016
Images: Courtesy Mirusia Louwerse