Tribute to Michael Falzon from the Sydney Opera House
On Demand from August 22
The Sydney Opera House‘s digital 2020 program presents Swing On This recorded live in the Concert Hall in 2018 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Swing on This is an encore presentation paying tribute to the late musical theatre stage star Michael Falzon, who passed away from cancer in June this year. The production brought together some of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars and the Sydney Symphony with their take on all-time swing classics. This recording stars Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, The War of the Worlds Arena Tour), Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost the Musical) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, House of Bond). This sensational group delivers a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Frank Sinatra to Michael Bublé and features well-swung interpretations of hits from the likes of Oasis, John Farnham and The Proclaimers.
Conducted by Vanessa Scammell; Musical Direction & Piano by Craig Schneider; Directed & Choreographed by Christopher Horsey; and produced by Good Egg Creative and GWB Entertainment.
Read the tribute to Michael Falzon from his Swing On This co-stars: Leading Man: Michael Falzon remembered
In Lieu of tickets, you are invited to make a donation to Michael’s memorial fund, which will go towards research and clinical trials for germ cell cancer and other lesser-known cancers at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, the largest not-for-profit cancer clinical trial centre in New South Wales. Please give generously.
SWING ON THIS with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
On Demand Digitally from 8pm, August 22 until December 31
Watch here: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/digital/season/cabaret/swing-on-this.html