Melbourne-elevated, Anna O’Byrne’s elevation from the Australian Girls’ Choir to getting to be an internationally renowned star soprano has been an unbelievable journey and an atmospheric ascendency.
In 2016, O’Byrne was hand-picked by Dame Julie Andrews to perform lead-role Eliza Doolittle in the 60th anniversary creation of My Reasonable Lady. For her overall performance as Eliza, O’Byrne collected rave critiques and mesmerised audiences, profitable the coveted Helpmann Award for a performance that cemented the actress as a generational Broadway talent.
Dame Julie Andrews, whose individual portrayal of Eliza captivated audiences in 1956, commemorated O’Byrne’s performance and gave a glowing assessment of her approaching present, Turning into Eliza.
“Anna O’Byrne is one particular of the loveliest Australian actresses in musical theatre right now. Her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in My Reasonable Woman was superb, and now her show Turning into Eliza is a tour de power. Never miss it. It will heat your heart,” Dame Julie Andrews explained.
O’Byrne returned the praise, describing that “being directed by Dame Julie Andrews in the legendary role she designed renowned was an knowledge further than anything I could have dreamed. Julie showed me this sort of heat, wisdom, wit and, previously mentioned all, generosity of spirit.”
Of her upcoming just one-woman demonstrate O’Byrne was equally gracious. “I hope to share a very little of [Dame Julie’s] spirit with the audiences of Becoming Eliza. I’m thrilled to provide my minimal show to my hometown so Melbourne audiences can finally see it,” the actress claimed.
Coming to the Comedy Theatre for just one night only, in Getting Eliza O’Byrne displays on her ordeals, which includes the lessons acquired from both Dame Julie and Eliza, and the complicated intimacy of sharing the same function produced 60 yrs apart.
O’Byrne sings music from Dame Julie’s repertoire, like Would not It Be Loverly and My Favorite Issues.
Limelight Journal describes how “Anna O’Byrne shines in her initial solo show, a “loverly” output, which beguiles with its honesty and magnificent vocals.”
Director Sharon Millerchip reported of the present that “Anna O’Byrne’s fantastically crafted script experienced me turning the web pages eagerly. With humour and candour, Anna tells of her intriguing relationship with Julie Andrews and the issues of inhibiting her individual Eliza Doolittle. Incorporate Anna’s glorious soprano to this, and I’m positive the audience will be spellbound. I can not hold out.”
Turning out to be Eliza is remaining carried out in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre, on Saturday, August 26 at 7.30pm.