Mirusia with special guest paul potts
Celebrated as the 'Angel of Australia’ by André Rieu, the Australian-Dutch soprano Mirusia is in full swing forging her own career as a solo artist. Her recent album ‘From the Heart’ and tour of the same name has received outstanding reviews and has touched the hearts of many audiences. Her performances have been declared; “heart-warming, personal and they leave you no choice but to love Mirusia.”
And now Mirusia will have the amazing tenor Paul Potts as her very special guest. It will be ten years since Paul has performed in Australia
Mirusia studied classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia and at the age of 21 was announced as the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. After graduation, her career blossomed when she toured the world for 10 years as a featured soloist with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. This much loved orchestra is based in Maastricht, Netherlands and is led by the acclaimed violinist, André Rieu. The stadium-size concerts have forwarded Mirusia a wonderful opportunity of singing before country leaders, royalty and millions of fans and all nationalities have marvelled at the clarity, dexterity and the exquisite sound of her voice.
Her solo career has flourished with many extensive and successful tours of Australia and internationally and her solo albums always place highly on the Australian Aria Album and DVD chart rankings. In 2016 the album and DVD “This Time Tomorrow” both ranked in the Top 10 for many weeks, with the CD reaching the number one position for best-selling classical crossover album and DVD reaching #1 on the Australian Music DVD Charts. Her new album “From The Heart” is already selling exceptionally well in Europe and has recently been released in Australia.
“I’m proud to have been there from the start and to see her career take off. After having worked with this incredibly talented young lady I can only wish her all the best in her solo career.” - André Rieu
Tenor Paul Potts won not only the hearts of the nation when he won Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 – but allowed him to live his dream of performing around the world to adoring fans. Socially awkward, bullied and taunted at school, singing in his local church choir proved to be a sanctuary from the playground abuse.
This life-changing event led him to release his first album “One Chance” that year and it topped the charts in 13 countries. He has appeared on Oprah (twice), brought Times Square to a standstill, completed world tours and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York and Sydney to Hamburg. His story has since inspired the Hollywood produced movie “One Chance” starring James Corden playing the lead role and Paul wrote an accompanying autobiography. Five solo albums have followed as well as a Greatest Hits.
Paul’s latest album “On Stage” released last year on the 10th anniversary of his historic win, is a collection of songs that have either inspired or been performed by Paul in leading roles from Broadway to the West End. Songs include Impossible Dream (Man From La Mancha) Till I Hear You Sing (Love Never Dies) Bring Him Home (Les Miserables) and a vulnerable rendition of Send In The Clowns *A Little Night Music).
Paul has performed nearly 900 times across 44 countries, and now returns to Australia to perform with MIRUSIA in what will be a magical night of music.