André Rieu Presents Mirusia's "Always & Forever" on DVD
This DVD follows the musical experiences Mirusia has enjoyed on stage and in the studio with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. It features performances of favourites like Schubert’s Ave Maria, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memory (Cats) and Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (The Phantom of the Opera). And look out for the breathtaking Concerto Pour Une Voix from Saint-Prieux (a song rediscovered by Rieu), and a tribute to her homeland Australia, by way of Botany Bay.
1 Concerto Pour Une Voix - Live In Australia
2 Memory - Live, Acer Arena, Sydney Short Edit
3 Solveig's Lied - Live
4 In mir klingt ein Lied - Live in Heidelberg, Kornmarkt, 2009
5 Botany Bay
6 Send In The Clowns - Live
7 Con te partirò (Time to say goodbye) - Live in Maastricht
8 Feed The Birds
9 Porgi Amor - Live In Vienna
10 Ave Maria - Live In Maastricht
11 Panis Angelicus - Live in Maastricht
12 Plaisir D'Amour - Live in der Semperoper
13 Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Live In Australia
The story of Australian Mirusia Louwerse's discovery by Andre Rieu is the stuff of "dreams come true". With Dutch parents but born and raised in Brisbane, the 25 year old's graceful stage presence and effortless soprano voice belies her age. Andre Rieu is besieged with demos from all and sundry. As the maestro himself puts it "I get plenty of emails every day from people telling me that their daughter sings so beautifully or their son is such a wonderful trumpet player." And, as it happened, one such missive came from Mirusia's aunt in December 2007. Ever diligent, Andre went onto Mirusia's website and, suitably impressed with what he heard, called her. After Mirusia initially dismissed Andr as a prank caller, Mirusia put down the receiver and packed her bags. She was off to audition for Andre the very next day. The meeting was a success. "It was unbelievable, I left Maastricht with a contract", she says, still laughing at the shock of it.
Mirusia sings in six different languages on Always & Forever (English, German, Latin, French, Italian, Norwegian) and has also recorded two duets with her friend, collaborator and co-soloist with André Rieu, Carmen Monarcha (Plaisir d'amour and Send in the clowns).
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