Entertainment

Opera star opens tour in Ipswich

HER OWN TOUR: Opera singer Mirusia will perform with a choir orchestra in Ipswich on November 18.
HER OWN TOUR: Opera singer Mirusia will perform with a choir orchestra in Ipswich on November 18. Rob Williams

TALENTED soprano Mirusia Louwerse shot to fame when world-renowned conductor Andre Rieu chose her as his star singer in 2007.

The young Aussie has now returned home from numerous overseas tours with Rieu, and will perform in Ipswich this weekend to kick off her own tour.

As part of her Home Tour 2012, Mirusia will sing beautiful melodies, backed by the Vocal Manoeuvres choir and Mirusia's own Salon Orchestra.

She will also be accompanied by special guest artist Gregory Moore.

The Home Tour will mark the beginning of Brisbane-born Mirusia's solo career, which will be bolstered by her success collaborating with Rieu.

More proof of Mirusia's talent is the 7.5 million Youtube hits for her rendition of Schubert's Ave Maria, as well as her status as the youngest winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.

Her 2008 collaboration CD with Andre Rieu, titled Waltzing Matilda, won her a platinum record award.

Mirusia will perform a matinee concert at the Ipswich Civic Centre from 2pm.

She will sing melodies including Ave Maria, Botany Bay and I Still Call Australia Home, as well as selections of operatic arias.

Mirusia will conclude the concert with her own composition, Forever Shine.

Tickets cost $70 for adults and $65 concession, with VIP tickets available for $100.

To book, phone 3810 6100 or see ipswichciviccentre.com.au.

Topics:  ipswich civic centre




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Spectacular lightning show to cap off long summer

BOOM: Lightning strikes Minden on Monday night.

QT reader captures Minden lightning strikes

Families enjoy great race day

GOOD TIMES: Andrew Vickers, Charmaine Roth, Sami Vailepa, Leila Vailepa, Aloima Vailepa, Amanda Ross, Ben Ross and Jess Ross enjoy the Labour Day races.

Ipswich Turf Club delighted with turnout to race day

Premier's initiative ended the cheap talk

My Comment column with QT journalist Adam Davies

Latest deals and offers

ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

Man allegedly reaches 182kmh

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other serious offences after allegedly reaching speeds of 182kmh on the Ipswich Motorway.

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other...

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances