After a sellout, short 11 date Australian East Coast tour in 2017, Tenor and Soprano powerhouse legends of Opera and Musical Theatre, David Hobson & Marina Prior embark on an extensive 50 show national tour for 2018, in their own show ‘The 2 Of Us’ in an ‘up close and personal mode’.
Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.
“It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in’ says Marina. ‘With the Up Close & Personal show, it’s like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both yours and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in”, says David.
David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists. He has sung many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio.
Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre. She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera. She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras. Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce. In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century.
Hear the classics, their recorded favourites and a hint of humour thrown in! Definitely a show not to be missed!