Following a sold out smash hit season at the Edinburgh Fringe
MY LEONARD COHEN
D’arrietta’s six piece band presents a stirringly personal tribute to the legendary Cohen
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, PLAYHOUSE – MONDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2017
My Leonard Cohen was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold-out shows and rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The show returns to Sydney for one special performance at the Sydney Opera House, Playhouse on Monday February 6 2017. Tickets go on sale Thursday December 1.
Performed by Stewart D’Arrietta and a six-piece band, featuring some of Australia‘s best rock musicians. D’Arrietta’s musical interpretations are gutsy and arresting and the stories he tells give an insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations behind the songs with a sprinkling of
laconic humour. In My Leonard Cohen, Stewart and his band perform 18 songs including the heartrending Suzanne. The iconic Tower of Song, the seductive I’m Your Man the rousing Hallelujah, Dance Me To The End of Love, Bird on A Wire, “So Long Marianne” plus many more.
Few bodies of musical work rouse, seduce and are of such great solace as that of the great singer songwriter Leonard Cohen. Soulful lyrics are laced with raw emotion and sheer seductiveness. D’Arrietta’s arrangements add an uplifting, upbeat feel.
Producer, Harley Medcalf added “Seeing the raw emotion in Stewart from Mr. Cohen’s passing, and knowing how he deeply loves this music, I felt driven to ask Stewart to perform this very special tribute at the Opera House”
For two decades, Stewart D’Arrietta and his collaborators have brought their own musical personality to the works of great songwriters, including Tom Waits, John Lennon and Randy Newman, and have received praise for shows in Australia and overseas.
D’Arrietta on piano and vocals is accompanied by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of Australia’s best rock musicians.
Expect Cohen’s best – all delivered as you’ve never heard them before.