Mirusia to inspire Mandurah fans' brighter tomorrow

By Amy Martin. (Mandurah Mail, 20 October 2015)

​Despite her musical success, soprano Mirusia is always looking for a brighter tomorrow, which makes it fitting that it’s the theme of her upcoming album. Her album and title track This Time Tomorrow will be released early next year, and with the announcement of her only WA performance in Mandurah recently, Mirusia is excited to head back to Australia to share her latest work. The Brisbane-born singer hasn’t had a chance to catch her breath since being discovered by André Rieu nine years ago. With a lack of a solid base, most days the 30-year-old doesn’t even know what country she’s going to be in the next week.

“It can get you down, because it can be hard” Mirusia said.

“I don’t have a regular schedule and when that does get to me I do go to bed thinking, this time tomorrow it will be better, I will be positive and everything will be OK.

“Everyone has those days that are just bad. That was the inspiration for This Time Tomorrow.” 

With music’s ability to transport the listener to a happier place, Mirusia said it was the perfect medium to help in times of struggle, sadness and stress. And with fans contacting her on a regular basis saying her music has helped them through difficulties, Mirusia wanted to write something specifically to help with those times.

“This is why I love what I do,” she said. “I want to help people, and to do this through music is magical. 

“People write to me and say they listen to my music when they have cancer to make them feel better or their mum’s just died and they played my version of Ave Maria at the funeral. I just wanted to give them hope for a brighter tomorrow.”

Mirusia’s This Time Tomorrow tour will present a two-hour classical crossover program with the backing of her chamber orchestra which includes a string section, a harp, a percussion, a double bass, a 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. Mirusia will be at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on June 10.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 28 from manpac.com.au or call 9550 3900 for more information.