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New Year concert a waltzing supreme

With three previous screenings of André Rieu’s annual concert in Maastricht, which is said to have enthused the audience, Rialto Theatre presents a new production of the King of Waltz, his New Year’s concert, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall, on January 5.

Featuring world-class sopranos and Platin Tenors, the evening promises to be one to remember for fans of classical music. The Dutch violinist and conductor is best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. So, if you want to get a taste of what watching a concert at Sydney’s Town Hall is like, this is your opportunity, unless you’re planning on travelling the globe by then.

Following in the footsteps of Johann Strauss himself, he encourages his audiences to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. Together with his 50-pieces Johann Strauss Orchestra, he tours on five continents. Every year, more than 700,000 fans attend an André Rieu concert, establishing him as one of the top ten touring acts in the world. In 2008 he was crowned nr. 1 Classic Artist in the US and scored he more than 100x Platinum in Australia.

After world-wide interest, his concerts are usually spectacular evenings of music and dance, with show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun, “promising to be a great way to start the new year.”

The screening goes beyond the concert and offers an extra touch with backstage access and interviews with André and his special guests and musical favourites.

André Rieu New Year’s Concert
Live broadcast of André Rieu concert, recorded from Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. January 5. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €12 /8. Tel: 25-343900

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