Singing atop of this country's most iconic venue, The Sydney Opera House, Australian soprano Greta Bradman – recently named Limelight magazine's Artist of the Year – announced an upcoming national My Hero tour.
“I’m so excited to be performing these concerts around Australia which celebrate some truly beautiful songs and arias,” says Bradman, “and which pay tribute to some of my musical heroes.”
On the back of her 2015 award-winning, chart-topping debut Decca album My Hero, Bradman announced the tour will begin in late April and run through to the end of May, encompassing both capital cities and regional centres.
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The My Hero tour is a celebration of many of Bradman's own heroes, notably Richard Bonynge, who conducted her with the English Chamber Orchestra on the 2015 Decca album.
Bradman will be accompanied throughout this national tour by acclaimed pianist/organist Rhys Boak.
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Beginning in Wagga Wagga on 21 April, the 18-concert tour has a special focus on regional centres, such as Hamilton, Goulburn, Cootamundra and Bowral.
Following her meteoric 2015, Bradman considers this national tour a chance to express her thanks to those Australians who have supported her journey as a professional soprano.
“Bradman is already highly accomplished – and even more promising.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“I want to perform in regional Australia as well as capital cities because I adore the vastness of this great continent and its people! I believe it's imperative to include Australia's rural community – the country's life blood – in one's journey as an artist, and in doing so to make sure there are opportunities for people living here to experience live performances of classical music.”
My Hero was the best-selling classical debut recording in Australia in 2015
Bradman's My Hero, the soprano's debut album on the Decca label, was released on 7 August 2015 and went on to become the best-selling classical debut recording in Australia in 2015.
“What an extraordinary bobby-dazzler of a voice this is!” – The Weekend Australian
Further dates and venues for the Western Australian leg of the tour in September to be announced shortly.
National tour dates
Thursday 21 April, 7pm – St. Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Friday 22 April, 7pm – St. Paul's Anglican Church, Burwood, NSW
Saturday 30 April, 7pm – Cootamundra Town Hall, NSW
Sunday 1 May, 2:30pm – St. Jude's Church, Bowral, NSW
Saturday 28 May, 7pm – St. Stephen's Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29 May, 3pm – St. Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 29 April, 7pm – All Saints' Anglican Church, Ainslie, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 5 May, 7pm – Good Shepherd Church, Hamilton, VIC
Friday 6 May, 7pm – St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 7 May, 7pm – All Saints Church, East St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 9 May, 7:30pm – St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 12 May, 7pm – St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide, SA
Friday 13 May, 5pm – Ngeringa Cultural Centre, Mt. Barker Summit, SA
Saturday 14 May, 3pm – Anglican Church, Mt Gambier, SA
Thursday 19 May, 7pm – St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21 May, 7pm – St. David's Cathedral, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 22 May, 2:30pm – St John's Anglican Church, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 10 September, 7pm – St. George's Cathedral, Perth, WA
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