Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Live Nation present To Barbra, with Love
An 80th Birthday Celebration for Barbra Streisand with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Full casting announced with the fourth and final show. Elise McCann and Ryan Gonzalez join Caroline O’Connor and Katie Noonan
The MSO and Live Nation have released a fourth and final concert of To Barbra, With Love – a celebration of the inimitable Barbra Streisand, on Saturday 23 April at 7.30pm.
Celebrating her 80th
birthday on 24 April, Streisand is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, with an unparalleled career spanning six decades.
Two of Australia’s hottest musical theatre talents - Elise McCann (Merrily We Roll Along, Matilda The Musical, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door) and Ryan Gonzalez (they/them) (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jersey Boys) – will join Australia’s own musical theatre royalty Caroline O’Connor and genre-hopping vocalist Katie Noonan, for these not-to-be-missed concerts.
Under the baton of Vanessa Scammell, the MSO will deliver a program of Streisand’s most memorable songs, arranged by conductor and composer Nicholas Buc and directed by one of Australia’s most versatile choreographers and exciting new directors, Cameron Mitchell.
Streisand’s record-breaking 52 gold and 31 platinum albums feature some of the world’s most loved songs from The Way We Were and Evergreen to Send in the Clowns, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and Guilty.
Streisand is a multi-award-winning performer, director and producer of stage and screen, and one of only a few elite artists to hold the rare EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony). She has worked with legendary composers including Alan and Marilyn Bergman and the late great Stephen Sondheim, whose combined catalogues of memorable compositions are timeless treasures of the cannon.