Acclaimed tenor and composer, David Hobson, returns to BPACC after five years with his new show.
Mr Hobson was the guest star who opened BPACC.
He is one of Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists and has sung for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, won Dancing with the Stars and played diverse roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme, and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
‘‘I have worked in so many areas, whether it be opera, musical theatre, popular, folk and celtic,’’ Mr Hobson said.
‘‘I have a really wide cross section of material I draw on for this show.
‘‘The purpose is to try and give the audience a kind of view of what it’s like when the mask is stripped away.
‘‘I try to show what it’s like to be an artist underneath, so that’s why it’s kind of intimate.
‘‘I like to show performers stripped away from their character and revealing themselves.
‘‘So this is what this kind of show is.’’
Mr Hobson likes to tell a few stories and even have a few laughs with the audience.
An intimate evening with David Hobson highlights a collection of arias and songs from his diverse singing career and spans the genres of opera, music theatre and contemporary repertoire.
Together with talented pianist and guitarist David Cameron, this promises to be an entertaining evening of fine music making.
‘‘People who come to the show are not just opera people,’’ Mr Hobson said.
‘‘A lot of people come to see me through seeing me on telly, whether it be on shows like It Takes Two or Dancing with the Stars or even Carols by Candlelight, or they’ve seen me in musical theatre lately.
‘‘So it’s not just opera.
‘‘Although ostensibly I’m a classical singer I’ve had the good fortune to work through many genres and many mediums.
●An intimate evening with David Hobson will be performed at BPACC on Saturday, May 27, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $59 for adults and $54 for senior/concession.
●To buy tickets, visit www.bpacc.com.au or phone (03)57625515.