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From the heart

Known to many as “The Unconventional Pop Star” and “The Angel of Australia”. Dutch, Australian born soprano Mirusia is surely a star in her own right. With her solo career in full flight, her recent “From the heart tour” in Melbourne at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, had what one would arguably say the recipe for the perfect afternoon out.

From the moment you walk in, there is already a sense of familiarity & comfort. One might say it's like coming home again. The simple yet sweet stage set up, along with the “Cranbourne Chorale” set the tone for the afternoon of fairytale like moments that one will cherish forever. 

If the beautiful diverse array of song arrangements – From the heart, Ave Maria, Memory, Colours of the wind, Within my heart (Highland Cathedral) I could have danced all night, Already Home… Just to name a few doesn’t already warm your heart, then Mirusia’s crystal clear yet warm voice & unique ability to connect with her audience both on a personal (old friend kind of way) & humorous level will be sure to do that for you. And being a girl you can’t help but notice all the gorgeous change of dresses she wore.

It’s always so refreshing to see someone share the spotlight & showcase their chamber orchestra the way Mirusia does & that just goes hand in hand with the type of person she is, the same on/off stage warm, friendly, humble, genuine, down to earth & so unaffected by her fame. And anyone that goes to meet/greet her after the show will see that in an instance. 

Yes it’s true one can not help but love Mirusia.

Steph Winnet, That Theatre Life.

"Mirusia – From the Heart Tour.  Mirusia Louwerse with Graeme Press (musical director and composer on piano), Leo Kram (violin) and backing singer Shannon Robinson.  At The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, August 25, 2018.

Reviewed by Frank McKone (Canberra Critics Circle)

At the end of a seemingly interminable week of vicious internecine political shenanigans at Parliament House in Canberra, feeling distinctly cynical, what a welcome surprise it was to find myself feeling warm and fuzzy, even a bit teary as Mirusia ended her second encore singing along with her upstanding audience “I am, you are, we are – Australian” on Saturday afternoon in our great little theatre, The Q, in Queanbeyan.

Mirusia’s joke was to thank us for making her feel more than a human being (‘humanbeyan’).  We made her feel a ‘Queenbeyan’.

Her concert of classical songs, music theatre and even the old folk song ‘Botany Bay’ focussed on heart and home.  Her theme is how, after ten years living in her parents’ home country, Holland, she remained homesick for Australia and the Brisbane of her birth and upbringing – finally succeeding in ‘importing her husband’ Youri who mans the sales desk in the foyer, where you are encouraged to buy the album of the show and donate to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation. 

From the Heart is an unpretentious presentation of Mirusia’s journey from Brisbane, her success at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia, where at the age of 21 she was announced as the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award, and her career touring the world for 10 years “as a featured soloist with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. This much loved orchestra is based in Maastricht, Netherlands and is led by the acclaimed violinist, André Rieu.”
 

Mirusia with André Rieu, 2016

Bringing Mirusia to The Q was a mark once again of the success of Stephen Pike and his team in providing a range of quality attractions to our region.  From the Heart indeed."

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Mirusia announces an extra Queensland date on her 'From the Heart' tour 2018!
Tickets now available HERE!

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100 DAGEN TOT MIJN NIEUWE NEDERLANDSE TOUR BEGINT!

 

100 DAYS TILL MY NEW DUTCH TOUR BEGINS!

Georges River Council’s highly anticipated concert series, Music at Twilight, is set to return this year with five spectacular performances.

Now in its eighth year, the series has a proud history of bringing high-calibre musicians and entertainers from across Australia to the Georges River community.

Music at Twilight boasts an impressive and diverse range of musical and entertainment styles, with 2018 to see performances made by top-notch artists such as Sun Yi, Associate Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Mirusia, the Soprano voice of the Andre Rieu concert spectaculars.

Tickets are available to purchase online via www.hec.org.au or from Georges River Council’s Service Centres in Hurstville and Kogarah.

 

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Those who have witnessed Mirusia in her recent concert, MIRUSIA – From the Heart, will agree that Mirusia can hold her own on the worldwide stage. The Australian-Dutch soprano, Mirusia Louwerse, is forging her path as one of the leading sopranos of our time.

by Phil Brown
SHE spent a decade as Dutch classical music megastar Andre Rieu’s leading lady but took some valuable time out to start a family. Now, Brisbane soprano Mirusia Louwerse, dubbed “the angel of Australia”, is back.

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Paul Potts, winner of Britain's Got Talent in 2007, will be joining Mirusia as her very special guest at select venues on Mirusia's 'From the Heart' tour!