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"Mirusia – From the Heart Tour.  Mirusia Louwerse with Graeme Press (musical director and composer on piano), Leo Kram (violin) and backing singer Shannon Robinson.  At The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, August 25, 2018.

Reviewed by Frank McKone (Canberra Critics Circle)

At the end of a seemingly interminable week of vicious internecine political shenanigans at Parliament House in Canberra, feeling distinctly cynical, what a welcome surprise it was to find myself feeling warm and fuzzy, even a bit teary as Mirusia ended her second encore singing along with her upstanding audience “I am, you are, we are – Australian” on Saturday afternoon in our great little theatre, The Q, in Queanbeyan.

Mirusia’s joke was to thank us for making her feel more than a human being (‘humanbeyan’).  We made her feel a ‘Queenbeyan’.

Her concert of classical songs, music theatre and even the old folk song ‘Botany Bay’ focussed on heart and home.  Her theme is how, after ten years living in her parents’ home country, Holland, she remained homesick for Australia and the Brisbane of her birth and upbringing – finally succeeding in ‘importing her husband’ Youri who mans the sales desk in the foyer, where you are encouraged to buy the album of the show and donate to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation. 

From the Heart is an unpretentious presentation of Mirusia’s journey from Brisbane, her success at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia, where at the age of 21 she was announced as the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award, and her career touring the world for 10 years “as a featured soloist with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. This much loved orchestra is based in Maastricht, Netherlands and is led by the acclaimed violinist, André Rieu.”

Mirusia with André Rieu, 2016

Bringing Mirusia to The Q was a mark once again of the success of Stephen Pike and his team in providing a range of quality attractions to our region.  From the Heart indeed."

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Mirusia announces an extra Queensland date on her 'From the Heart' tour 2018!
Tickets now available HERE!

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Georges River Council’s highly anticipated concert series, Music at Twilight, is set to return this year with five spectacular performances.

Now in its eighth year, the series has a proud history of bringing high-calibre musicians and entertainers from across Australia to the Georges River community.

Music at Twilight boasts an impressive and diverse range of musical and entertainment styles, with 2018 to see performances made by top-notch artists such as Sun Yi, Associate Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Mirusia, the Soprano voice of the Andre Rieu concert spectaculars.

Tickets are available to purchase online via or from Georges River Council’s Service Centres in Hurstville and Kogarah.


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Those who have witnessed Mirusia in her recent concert, MIRUSIA – From the Heart, will agree that Mirusia can hold her own on the worldwide stage. The Australian-Dutch soprano, Mirusia Louwerse, is forging her path as one of the leading sopranos of our time.

by Phil Brown
SHE spent a decade as Dutch classical music megastar Andre Rieu’s leading lady but took some valuable time out to start a family. Now, Brisbane soprano Mirusia Louwerse, dubbed “the angel of Australia”, is back.

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Paul Potts, winner of Britain's Got Talent in 2007, will be joining Mirusia as her very special guest at select venues on Mirusia's 'From the Heart' tour!

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I am so incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and incredible bassist, Justin van Uum. My condolences go out to Justin's family and friends. Justin was part of my musical touring family and has been part of my concerts for many years now. So many of you have heard him play live on stage with me and on my albums. We will miss you, Justin. x


Ik ben bedroefd het overlijden te vernemen van mijn vriend en ongelooflijke bassist, Justin van Uum. Mijn medeleven gaat uit naar de familie en vrienden van Justin. Justin maakte deel uit van mijn muzikale reizende familie en maakte al vele jaren deel uit van mijn concerten. We zullen je missen, Justin. X


Foto: Gerrit Bogaard