LOVE OF MUSIC
The smiling faces of his audience are always a great indication to Mark Vincent that he is hitting the right notes with his fans
Mark Vincent says social media has allowed him to connect with his fans instantly. The other way the crooner says this happens is by seeing the smiles on the faces of those in the audience.
Vincent heads to Jupiters Gold Coast for a special theatre performance next week, where the tenor will sing Granada, The Impossible
Dream, Somewhere, With A Song In My Heart, Nessun
Dorma and many more. He says he wants to get “as many solo shows in” as he can before becoming ensconced in musical land, having just landed the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the Sydney production of My Fair Lady.
In the musical, which is being directed by Dame Julie Andrews, Eynsford-Hill is the love interest and potential spouse to the lead character, Eliza Doolittle.
The role is another string in the bow for Vincent, who as a 15-year-old won Australia’s
Got Talent in 2009. “My grandfather used to tell me that if you do it for the money you’ll be around for two minutes,” he says.
“But if you do it for the love of the music and are passionate about it ... People like John Farnham and Doug Parkinson – they’re in it for the right reasons.”
His grandfather would have been proud because Vincent is a man beyond passionate about his music. The Italian-Aussie cited
Nessun Dorma as one of the greatest arias ever written.
“People just love to hear it and as a performer it gives me a huge thrill to sing it,” he says. “The way I rate whether a show has been great is when I come off stage and I think people have enjoyed it. I can see the smiling faces.”
The crooner’s latest album, with Marina Prior, has been No.1 on the classical charts for six weeks.
Mark Vincent will play Jupiters Theatre on Thursday, June 16.