Mirusia Returns home to tour Australia April to August 2016
Tickets on Sale Wednesday October 7, 2015
Brisbane born soprano Mirusia is now based in the Netherlands but will return home with her new solo program This Time Tomorrow, which will tour nationally from April to August 2016, preceded by a concert on November 28, 2015 and two on January 9 & 16 next year.
For the past nine years the thirty year old Australian, hailed the angel of Australia, has toured extensively around the globe as Star soprano for André Rieu. She has achieved recognition as a true international performer, singing many styles of music including opera, musical theatre, pop and jazz. Mirusia has come a long way since studying opera at the Queensland Conservatorium, who, at the age of 21, became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.
Having established her career worldwide as an accomplished international performer, Mirusia also tours solo, working the culturally rich European Theatres with her Chamber Orchestra and Australian MD Graeme Press (MD for The Seekers 50th year celebrations, Judith Durham & Carols in the Domain).
In 2012 Mirusia performed to sold out audiences around Australia on her “Home Tour”, including a highlight performance at Sydney Opera House.
2016 sees Mirusia returning to home shores to present a two hour classical-crossover program with the backing of her Chamber Orchestra which includes a Strings Section, Harp, Percussion, Double Bass, Grand Piano and Choral Singers. Her repertoire features songs from her Award Winning Albums, including Ave Maria, Romanza, Memory, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, All I Ask Of You, and her own compositions.
“Often hailed as ‘the voice of an angel’ Mirusia sings with a translucent, crystal voice that leaves audiences with ‘goose bumps on goose bumps!’” says Press.” “It has been my pleasure to work with Mirusia on her solo tours and she delivers an exquisite performance of the best of the classical, music theatre, cross-over repertoire. Whether Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus or Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’, the discerning listeners are quickly aware that they are in the presence of one of today’s most inspirational, versatile and soulful voices and personalities.”
Throughout 2016 Mirusia will continue on with her Solo Tours in the Northern Hemisphere and her work as the Star Soloist of André Rieu around the world.
Her new album This Time Tomorrow will be released in 2016, containing classical and musical songs.”The focus of the album and the tour is offering a brighter tomorrow” says Mirusia.” Music can transport people and help them in times of struggle, sadness and stress. So many of my fans who have contacted me, feel like they are whisked away momentarily from the world, when they listen to my music. This is why I love what I do. I want to help people, and to do this through music is magical.”
- Full name: Mirusia Louwerse
- Australian-Dutch nationality speaks English and Dutch fluently
- Released five solo albums
- Studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music
- Her version of Ave Maria has over 27 million views on YouTube
- Only classical artist with an ARIA No. 1 Chart Award
- International Ambassador of the ‘Australian Children’s Music Foundation’
- Youngest winner of the Joan Sutherland Opera Award
- Title latest album: My Favorite Things
- Named The Unconventional Pop Star by Australian media
Tour Dates and Venues: www.mirusia.net