Producers John Frost and Phil Bathols today announced that Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and Opera superstar Nathan Gunn will perform together in Australia in November, combining their musical talents to create a unique and powerful evening of entertainment.
An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn will play one night only in Melbourne (November 21), Sydney (November 26) and Brisbane (November 28). Tickets go on sale on September 16.
Mandy Patinkin was the original Broadway star of Evita, Sunday in the Park with George and The Secret Garden. He is currently featured in Channel 10’s hit series Homeland and is one of the most versatile and compelling actors, singers and storytellers of our time. He has previously been seen in concert alone and with Patti Lupone.
Patinkin joins forces with one of the world’s most in-demand and leading opera baritones, Nathan Gunn for an evening of show tunes, pop music, opera, and Americana song. Gunn is a regular star at the Metropolitan Opera, performing in operas such as Billy Budd and Julie Taymor’s The Magic Flute, as well performing in all major opera houses around the US and the world.
The duo performs roughly two-dozen songs including solos and duets, some from Mandy’s world of Broadway and some showcasing Nathan’s operatic brilliance. Selections include "Lily’s Eyes", "Maria", "If I Loved You" and Rossini’s Barber of Seville. They are accompanied on stage by Nathan’s wife and music director Julie Jordan Gunn and by Mandy’s long time accompanist Paul Ford.
The Chicago Review-Examiner described the show as “nothing short of genius, giving [concert] goers a night of musical excellence they will long remember.”
Details are as follows:
MELBOURNE: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne ; Thursday 21 November ; 8.00pm ; Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183, ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 136 166
SYDNEY: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House ; Tuesday 26 November ; 8.00pm; Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777, www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
BRISBANE: Concert Hall, QPAC ; Thursday 28 November ; 8.00pm ; Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246