Tina Arena announced as artistic director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2022
Adelaide Festival Center is delighted to announce the iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and performer Tina Arena AM will assume the role of artistic director for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
On the last evening of this year’s festival (Saturday June 26), the outgoing artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Alan cumming sold out Club Cumming in The Famous Spiegeltent, while celebrating one of the most successful years in the history of the festival.
This year, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from Adelaide Festival Center featured over 180 artists performing over 12 dazzling days and nights with 44 sold-out performances and over 34,000 spectators at both paid and free events, the Cumming Club’s proving to be the most popular ticket in town.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and accomplished international performer, new Artistic Director Tina Arena’s work has ranged from musical theater (most recently playing the lead role of Eva peron in the Australian production of Evita), classical, rock, pop, dance and even indie.
She shared the stage with world famous artists including Lionel richie, Gave summer, Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli and Antonio Banderas.
Tina Arena is one of Australia’s best-selling artists, having sold over 10 million records worldwide and singing in English, Italian, French and Spanish. His musical theater credits include the West End production of Chicago in 2007 as Roxie hart and in 2002 she played the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Sydney State Theater.
Tina Arena’s remarkable career began at the age of eight as a favorite on The time for young talents where “Tiny Tina” with the big voice has become a household name. Voted best Australian singer of all time in 2013, Tina’s incredibly powerful voice remains unmatched after 40 years in the industry and she has inspired generations of Australians, paving the way for future female Australian artists to reach new heights in the world. within the Australian music industry.
I can’t wait to get into programming next year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival as Artistic Director and working with some amazing artists that I have come to know, love and respect over my decades. working in Australia and abroad, said Arena.
The stage is my cornerstone, I love to sing and connect with the audience through storytelling and the incredible power of music – for me it is at the heart of the cabaret.
I am so ready to take on this role and share my love of art, music, performance and of course cabaret with the Australian audience of Adelaide – a place I have always loved for its art scene. and extraordinary cultural and welcoming inhabitants.
Outgoing artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021 Alan Cumming commented:
This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival was simply joyful, vibrant and exhilarating! Being able to reconnect with the public after such a tumultuous time has been a heartfelt experience for the artists, myself included, and the public. Cabaret is such a vital form of connection for all of us through music, dance and comedy.
Thank you to our fabulous audience for your enthusiasm and support, I felt so welcomed and loved by all of you and had such a ball both entertaining you on stage and dancing the night away at the Cumming Club every weekend.
I wish Tina Arena all the best as the new DA of this beloved winter festival, and hope to see you again soon!
Tina Arena, AM, is an iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and stage performer. Voted best Australian singer of all time in 2013, her incredibly powerful voice remains unmatched after 40 years in the industry. Tina Arena’s vast career began at age eight as a favorite on Australia’s longest-running variety show. The time for young talents.
Tina’s journey in musical theater is as impressive as her recording career, with critically acclaimed performances in Joseph and the incredible Technicolor dream coat, New, Cabaret, Chicago, and Notre Dame of Paris in London’s West End. Tina’s incredible talent earned her the attention of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, who invited her to sing at his famous 50th anniversary concert held at the Royal Albert Hall. Tina opened the show with a moving rendition of Whistle the wind. In 2018, Tina starred as Eva Peron in the Australian production of Evita, directed by legendary Grammy Award winner Hal King. The Australian production was only approved by Andrew Lloyd Webber when Tina was signed on.
Tina Arena’s debut album Do not ask, sold 2 million copies worldwide and hit a record 10 x platinum in Australia, no doubt securing Tina’s place as an integral part of Australian popular culture. In 1995, Tina made history when she became the first female artist to win both song and album of the year at the Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAS). Her music and success not only inspired generations of Australians, but her presence paved the way for future Australian female artists to reach new heights within the Australian music industry. In 2015, Tina was officially inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
In addition to her successful music career, Tina regularly lends her talents to help others and support charities at home and abroad. In 2011, Arena became the first Australian woman to be decorated with the French National Order of Merit, awarded by the President of the French Republic, for her contribution to French culture.
In 2016, Tina was named a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the music industry as a singer, songwriter and recording artist, and as a supporter of charities. Tina Arena’s contribution to the Australian entertainment industry is undeniable. After four decades in music, Tina continues to shape the Australian music landscape by providing inspiration, wisdom and encouragement to new artists. His music is the soundtrack of the lives of generations of Australians.