I enjoy "fine dining", presenting programs on radios 4MBS, MBS Light and 4RPH and going to drama and music at Brisbane theatres.
Two amigos sing superbly
Michael Ball's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist, top selling live concert performer and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter.
Alfie Boe's exceptional voice has made him Britain's most popular and biggest-selling tenor. The Tony Award winner has conquered the world's greatest opera stages and arenas, led the cast of Les Misérables, stole the show at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace – and performed at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle
Two of the most elegant performers with two of the greatest voices in Britain - Michael Ball and Alfie Boe (BB), supported by the brilliant National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Callum McLeod, entertained an enthusiastic crowd of music lovers at the QPAC Concert Hall last night.
Some of the best-known songs from Les Miserables, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Godfather, James Bond, An American in Paris, What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), and many others were presented in a most fascinating and enthralling style that sent audiences standing up, rejoicing, clapping and dancing, in an otherwise fully seated concert hall.
At times the concert became akin to a high-quality cabaret, enthusiastically embraced by a dancing and singing audiences enjoying themselves immensely.
The interaction between Ball and Boe together was the highlight of the performance.
The unsung heroes were the technicians, who gave us the very best of brilliant lighting, innovative videos and back projection techniques on three vertical screens – your aged reviewer has never seen better on stage in Brisbane.
Without doubt, it had to be the happiest and most enjoyable concert in town.