Fresh off a summer tour in Europe, classical crossover tenor and powerhouse vocalist Mario Frangoulis will perform one concert only on Sunday 22 October at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.
In An Evening with Mario Frangoulis, the classical crossover tenor and powerhouse vocalist, who has sold over 1 million records worldwide, will present a varied repertoire of music, highlighting his exceptional range and expression.
Broadway World calls Frangoulis “one of the most beautiful tenor voices on earth” and although he is known for his charm and humanitarian spirit, it’s Mario’s unique voice that has captured audiences across the globe.
Born in Africa and raised in Greece, he studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was discovered by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, referred to by the New York Times as “the most successful, influential and powerful producer of our time.” Mackintosh immediately cast him to play Marius in Les Misérables in London’s West End and soon after, he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the role of Raoul in Phantom of the Opera to great critical acclaim.
It was during this time, that Mario discovered the operatic side of his voice. As a winner of the Maria Callas scholarship and Pavarotti competition, he found himself on a path to Italy to study with the late tenor Carlo Bergonzi.
Mario has performed in a wide range of roles in his career that have utilised his broad and deep skills and talent – both as a singer and actor. In the New Millennium he won (out of thousands) the role of Tony in West Side Story and performed at Milan’s La Scala. He has played roles from the King and I with Barbara Cook, and Alfred Drake from Kiss Me Kate in the film De Lovely, performing the song “So In Love” with world-famous singer Lara Fabian, to lead roles in ancient Greek theater such as The Birds by Aristophanes and epic roles such as Dionysus, Achilles, and Prometheus performing in epic theatres such as Epidaurus in Greece and Pergamon in Turkey.
Mario has exemplified excellence in all of his musical pursuits, and has become known throughout the world for blending classical and contemporary sounds with perfection and authenticity.
An Evening with Mario Frangoulis will include songs from his international repertoire ranging from his hits Vinceró, Perderó and Notte di Luce (Nights in White Satin) originally recorded with Justin Hayward to Beautiful Things by Stephan Moccio and a fresh interpretation of the jazz classic Nature Boy arranged by Grammy winner, Jorge Calandrelli. Diverse and enchanting, this evening is set to transport listeners on a musical journey that fuses together the classical with the contemporary for an inspiring experience suitable for all ages.
Concert Details →
Venue: City Recital Hall, 2 – 12 Angel Place, Sydney
When: Sunday 22 October
Tickets: from $79 – transaction fees may apply
Bookings: cityrecitalhall.com or (02) 8256 2222