Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala has become one of the most popular orchestral concerts on the entertainment calendar.
From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mozart to Lerner and Loewe, Verdi and Bizet to Sondheim, Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this biennial concert event is renowned for its thrilling presentation of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries.
Performed by six of Australia’s finest singers including the magnificent award winning lyric coloratura soprano Emma Matthews, greatly loved tenor David Hobson, acclaimed bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, West End/Broadway star Caroline O’Connor and the brilliant young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis, fresh from his starring role in Opera Australia’s hugely successful West Side Story, the most popular Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour to date.
They will be joined by Genevieve Kingsford, who made her debut as Fiona in The Production Company’s acclaimed presentation of ‘Brigadoon’, for which she was nominated as best Leading Actress in a musical at the Greenroom Awards.
The richly varied program abounds in solos, duets and ensembles on a scale rarely if ever seen on the concert hall stage.
Backed by a full orchestra under music director 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.
The producers, Andrew McKinnon and Phil Bathols, and director Tyran Parke, have no doubt this will be the finest From Broadway to La Scala yet.
“The two directors reckon there is enough stuff to do ten of these. Bring it on” – Elizabeth Silsbury, The Advertiser
From Broadway To La Scala has also captivated audiences on Foxtel Arts and is now a best selling CD and DVD since its release by ABC Classics.
Saturday 7th September – 7:30pm
Perth Concert Hall
Saturday 14th September – 7:30pm
Concert Hall, QPAC
Tuesday 17th September – 7:30pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Thursday 26th September – 7:30pm
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Saturday 28th September – 1:00pm
For more information visit the From Broadway To La Scala website.