Triumph Entertainment presents
Bocelli & Brightman - The Tribute
15 Sep 2024 Showing at The Art House Theatre
"Bocelli & Brightman” is a tribute to two of the greatest and most influential classical crossover artists of this generation. This Mega Concert is packed with hit songs like Memory, Nessun Dorma, Phantom of the Opera, Nella Fantasia, Time to Say Goodbye, and The Prayer.
Starring two of Australia’s vocal power houses - Soprano Clarissa Spata and Tenor Gaetano Bonfante come together to star in one of the most exciting shows to hit the stage, accompanied by Australia’s finest musicians lead by Maestro Glenn Amer.
Clarissa Spata is an award winning and versatile Soprano. She has sang principal roles with Opera Australia’s touring division such as Frasquita in Carmen, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Musetta (cover) from La Bohème (HOSH), Rosina in the Barber of Seville, Pamina and First Lady in The Magic Flute, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Clorinda and Tisbe in Cinderella, Clown in Sid The Serpent Who Wanted to Sing (Opera Australia’s Oz Opera), she has toured China with Australian International Productions performing principal roles in Aïda as The High Priestess, and Die Zauberflöte as First Lady, as well as starring in a Highlight’s of Music Theatre Tour of China.
Awards include; Opera Foundation Australia’s Lady Fairfax New York Award, The Dame Joan Sutherland Encouragement Award, The Royal Overseas League Bursary Award and The Pollard’s People’s Choice Award.
Being a versatile Soprano, Clarissa made the Quarter Finals of The Voice Australia, making the top 5 of Delta Goodrem’s team. Clarissa regularly performs as principal soprano in An Afternoon at the Proms Spectacular, has toured regionally with The Australian Tenors for Australian Global Entertainment, and has featured alongside The Italian Tenors for Abstract Touring & Productions.
Sydney born singer Gaetano Bonfante has been at home for many years on the classical concert stage. Being one of the final 20 contestants on the ABC’s Operatunity Oz, to then receiving the inaugural Alice Amy MacDonald Scholarship to attend the Victorian College of the Arts, gave Gaetano his foundations for life on the stage. Gaetano has performed in 15 productions for Opera Australia, toured La Traviata (as Alfredo) to 18 Cities in China, represented Australia in the international iSing opera program in China, performed as a special guest with the Arma Dei Carabinieri 110 piece Orchestra 1qswin Piazza San Marco Venice, and written and performed various cabaret shows on some of the most prestigious cruise ships around the world. These are just a few of the highlights of which Gaetano is most proud.
As a teller of stories and a singer of song, Gaetano takes his audience to the depth of the heart through rich tenor voice and passion for the music he loves.