Lerner & Loewe
Regent Theatre, 11 May—29 July
Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Regent Theatre, under the direction of Julie Andrews. Marking the show's 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.
Melbourne Recital Centre, 2 October
Glamourous divas and showy tenors are used to the spotlight, but it's a rare performer who can take a sonorous bass and make it world famous. Ferrucio Furlanetto is that performer: a gifted singer-actor with a captivating voice. He’s coming to the Melbourne Recital Centre for one night only, performing with pianist Igor Tchetuev.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre, 15—25 November
Melbourne-born international star Danielle de Niese plays the beguiling widow, inadvertant heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.