Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala will hit a new high note for all lovers of fine entertainment when it performs across Australia this November and December.
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, performed by four of Australia’s most highly acclaimed contemporary singers.
Renowned for their charisma, stagecraft and musical versatility, tenor David Hobson and bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will join musical theatre star Lisa McCune and the breathtaking soprano Greta Bradman to thrill audiences with a seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour.
“From Broadway To La Scala feels a bit like a glamorous night at the theatre crossed with a joyful family get together,” says Greta Bradman. “Lisa, Teddy, David and I all genuinely get along so well and have a really good time together. It’s so lovely sharing the stage together and sharing the music with the audience.”
When Vanessa Scammell (Music Director) and Tyran Parke (Director) first sat down together to devise the 2015 programme, they came up with over 100 great hits from musicals and opera, from which they selected over twenty featured in the show.
This year they will choose a new programme from all the other hits not included in 2015, while at the same time recognising that patrons will also want to hear favourites from that first show (which is now a best-selling CD and DVD).
Backed by a full orchestra, 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.
From Broadway to La Scala will be presented at the Sydney Opera House (18 November); Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide (24 & 25 November); Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne (30 November); Concert Hall – QPAC, Brisbane (2 December); and Perth Concert Hall (9 December). For more information, visit: www.frombroadwaytolascala.com.au for details.
Image: Greta Bradman, David Hobson, Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes star in From Broadway to La Scala (supplied)