An intimate and witty take on all things Romantic.
West End Musical star, Peter Cousens, and Legendary Flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres), join forces to bring you a Magical Night of Musical Romance, performing popular Classical pieces and Romantic songs by some of the World’s greatest popular composers: Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more…
The two take you on a romantic journey, with best-loved songs from Peter's starring roles in West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables and featuring luscious romantic pieces from Jane's 23 solo albums.
Jane and Peter have attained National Treasure status in Australia – a sensational duo, whose debut Sydney Opera House Concert Hall performance was a sell-out. Don’t miss this endearingly intimate, witty take on all things Romantic. Evening Stars: an evening of elegance, guaranteed to make your heart sing!
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 2 artists, 1 accompanist
Venue supplied Lights and Sound including operators
Australian Flutist Jane Rutter, awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2016 is a classical trailblazer who has devoted her life to French flute playing with a career of longevity that spans decades. (‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ is a French award of recognition for significant contributions to Arts & Literature.)
Due to her French heritage, when she plays, her flute transcends traditional limits. With 23 solo albums under her belt, Miss Rutter has played from The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to Sydney’s iconic Tilbury Hotel.
Jane is a Renaissance woman, a fearless classical trailblazer who has pioneered the trend of taking fine classical music to the people in varied venues. She is considered a major influence in the world of classical music.
The soundtrack album to Jane’s Film An Australian in Paris Homage to French Flute (DVD), reached #No 1 in the Classical charts and was nominated for an ARIA (Australian Grammy) award. Her album French Kiss also reached #No 1 in the ARIA charts.
Miss Rutter currently performs worldwide as a soloist, gives masterclasses, and is producer and Artistic Director of Live at Lunch, The Concourse, Chatswood, and of The Karnak Playhouse.
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Unique Selling Point
Classical free spirit and brilliant flautist Jane Rutter is renowned by audiences worldwide for her onstage warmth, technical brilliance, and inspired, dynamic performing skills.
Peter Cousens is an internationally acclaimed musical theatre star. He received rave reviews for his performance in the leading role of Phantom of the Opera in London's west end.
"Instruments of the breath are closest to the heart. To make music from the act of breathing-it’s the earliest form of alchemy! We turn the breath that keeps us alive into the music that feeds our soul."
- Jane Rutter
Email and online marketing, press releases, social media engagement, radio and TV interviews, as well as autographed show CD prize giveaways.
Availability of Masterclass music workshops with Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens and the students / teachers of local high schools and tertiary institutions of the presenter's community.
Jane and Peter do a meet-and-greet post show for audiences and are happy to sign autographs, pose for photos, and reminisce with fans. CDs are always available for purchase to remember the show long after the house lights go up.
Where possible, Jane and Peter hold unique Masterclass workshops for music students and teachers, providing them one-on-one time with internationally acclaimed performers and recording artists .Renowned for their great teaching skills, Jane and Peter bring their vision, passion and dedication to music students, teaching them how to practice and how to find their own musical voice.