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From Broadway to La Scala


Sun 20 Sep 2015, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Platinum: $181.50
  • Gold: $141.50
  • Silver: $101.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SWPR Ltd

The exuberance of musical theatre with the passion of grand opera

Australasia's most celebrated opera stars, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Dame Malvina Major, join TV and theatre star Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Baz Luhrmann's favourite tenor David Hobson in From Broadway to La Scala -- two beautiful nights of glamour, passion and romance in Auckland and Christchurch next month.

From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin and Verdi to Cole Porter, these unique concert experiences at Auckland's Town Hall on Friday, 18 September and Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal on Sunday, 20 September, will feature many of the greatest songs, arias and duets ever composed.

Joining this magnificent lineup for her New Zealand debut is soprano Greta Bradman -- granddaughter of cricketing legend Sir Donald -- who is set to thrill audiences with her seamless blend of classical elegance and theatrical glamour.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes is looking forward to “perform not only some of our favorite songs, but some of the world’s most-loved pieces of music.

Jennifer Ward Lealand said it is a “thrill to be part of this very special concert and, alongside my esteemed colleagues, sharing some of the world’s great music. If you, like me, love opera and musical theatre, you are in for a wonderful experience.”

David Hobson, who is known from his Opera Australia performance as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème, said while he loves the intricacies of opera, “there really is nothing like the spark of musical theatre, so I am really looking forward to being able to perform all the music from genres that I love, all together in one great concert.”

Backed by a full orchestra featuring some of New Zealand's finest musicians in Auckland and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch, under the musical direction of 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.

Greta Bradman: “The opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life is such a privilege and one of my favourite parts of being a performer. This concert is really a wonderful way for anyone to enjoy a diverse selection of music, from contemporary masterpieces to world-famous operas, which they might not otherwise get to experience.”

1. ‘Something’s Coming’ abridged into…
‘Tonight’ (Full Company) from ‘West Side Story’ Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim

2. ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from ‘South Pacific’ by Rogers and Hammerstein (Teddy)

3. ‘So in Love’ from ‘Kiss Me Kate’ by Cole Porter (Teddy and Greta)

4. ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’ from ‘Pal Joey’ by Rodgers and Hart (Jennifer)

5. ‘Una Voce Poco Fa’ from ‘The Barber of Seville’ by Rossini (Greta)

6. ‘E luce van le stelle’ from ‘Tosca’ by Puccini (David)

7. ‘You’re Just in Love’ from ‘Call Me Madam’ by Irving Berlin (David and Lisa)

8. ‘Toreador’ from ‘Carmen’ by Bizet (Teddy)

9. ‘Lilly’s Eyes’ from ‘The Secret Garden’ by Lucy Simon (Teddy and David)

10. O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini from ‘Gianni Schicchi’

11. Libiamo (The brindisi) by Verdi (Greta/The Dame and David/ Company)


1. ‘Largo’ (Teddy)

2. ‘Broadway Baby’ from “Follies’ by Stephen Sondheim (Jennifer)

3. ‘Falling’ from ‘Once’ (Jennifer and David)

4. ‘Anything You Can Do’ from ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ by Irving Berlin (Quartet)

5. Magic Flute Papageno/a duet by Mozart (Greta and Teddy)

6. Che gelida manina (David) from ‘La Boheme’ by Puccini

7. La Boheme duet (David and Greta) by Puccini

8. I’m Not Getting Married Today (Jennifer/David/Greta) from ‘Company’ by Stephen Sondheim

9. Casta Diva by Bellini

10. Bess You is My Woman Now from ‘Porgy and Bess’ by Gershwin (Dame M and Teddy)

11. Pearl Fishers (Teddy and David) by Bizet

12. Never Walk Alone from ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein

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