Live Nation announced today that To Barbra, With Love, the highly successful celebration of the inimitable Barbra Streisand, will once again take place in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney, featuring local symphony orchestras. The concert premiered earlier this year with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall and was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.
The applause is rightly strong and sincere. In fact, I would describe it as a warm embrace of the offering and the artistry involved.
Two of Australia’s hottest musical theater talents – Elise McCann (Matilda The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along) and Ryan Gonzalez (them/them) (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jersey Boys) – join Australian musical theater royalty Caroline O’Connor for this unmissable concerts. Genre-hopping singer Katie Noonan will perform at the Canberra and Adelaide events, and rising star Georgina Hopson (Opera Australia’s Phantom of the Opera in Sydney Harbour, Jagged Little Pill) will perform at the Sydney event,
Conducted by Vanessa Scammell, the symphony orchestras present a program of Streisand’s most memorable songs, arranged by conductor and composer Nicholas Buc and directed by one of Australia’s most versatile choreographers and exciting new directors, Cameron Mitchell.
Celebrating its 80th birthday this year, Streisand is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, with an unparalleled career spanning six decades. Streisand’s record-breaking 52 gold and 31 platinum albums include some of the world’s most beloved songs from The Way We Were and Evergreen to Send in the Clowns, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and Guilty.
Streisand is a multi-award winning performer, director and producer of stage and screen, and one of the few elite artists to hold the rare EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony). She has worked with legendary composers, including Alan and Marilyn Bergman and the late the great Stephen Sondheim, whose combined catalogs of memorable compositions are timeless treasures of the canon.
Location: Canberra Theater Center| CANBERRAE
Date: Oct 28-29, 2022
Venue: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre| ADELAIDE
Date: December 2–3, 2022
Location: State Theater| SYDNEY
Date: January 13-14, 2022
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