Popera troubadours perform at The Plaza
Renowned nationwide for its spine- tingling sound, stunning musical arrangements and exquisite costumes, New Zealand’s premier pop opera group Lyrica is leaving the big city behind and taking its vibrant and opulent show on the road.
After almost a decade of showcasing its musical talents in New Zealand’s main cities, Lyrica decided it was time to say thank you to its fans based a little further afield and bring its popular brand of cross-over music to the rural setting.
Lyrica has become famous around the country for beautiful renditions of opera classics ( Nessun Dorma, La donna e Mobile) but add to that its take on legendary songs such as Nights in White Satin, The Show Must Go On, Stairway to Heaven, and Hallelujah, and this is a concert you will not want to miss.
A firm audience favourite is the swinging and sassy 1940s wartime set.
With songs like In the Mood and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Lyrica will have you dancing in the aisles with this fabulous feel-good music.
‘‘Lyrica was an absolute fes- tival highlight,’’ 2009 Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival director Alana Mackay said.
Past performances have included the opening ceremony of the Rowing World Championships (Lyrica’s own song The Calling), guests of the QE2, as well as sold out concerts three years in a row at The Hamilton Gardens Arts festival.
The group will perform at The Plaza in Putaruru on July 28.