Sopranos to hit the stage


The Voice: Penny Pavlakis will lead The Ten Sopranos at Frankston Arts Centre this month.

THE sopranos are hitting Frankston. The Ten Sopranos, that is.

The classically-trained and contemporary singers are getting ready to bring their show that has wowed audiences to Frankston Arts Centre later this month.

With more than 300 shows, 1000 ovations, two CDs and a DVD, The Ten Sopranos deliver a varied repertoire of operatic favourites and well-chosen popular songs, “in a spine-tingling fashion”.

Lead vocalist and director Penny Pavlakis says the strength of the show “is the meticulous detail spent on every note sung”.

“It’s a show for true fans of the singing voice,” she said.

“I’ve seen many people shed tears when we sing O Danny Boy, and I hear them sing along with John Denver’s Aye Calypso.”

Audience members who believe they have the voice to compete may also get a star turn on stage.

“There is always someone in the audience who thinks they can out sing the group and we give them the opportunity with La Donna Mobile,” Pavlakis said.

The principle soprano has worked with Baz Luhrmann, Tommy Tycho, Secret Garden, Dame Joan Sutherland and Grammy and Brit award-winning conductors and songwriters.

With more than 1000 performances across the world, she will bring star power to the Frankston stage few can match.

“All in all it’s a night of feel-good entertainment featuring 10 very gifted singers,” Pavlakis said.

  • The Ten Sopranos will be hosted at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 24 March, 8pm (110 minutes including interval). See or call 9784 1060 for more details and tickets.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 March 2018

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