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Sydney Opera House: Becoming Eliza
11 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 11 June 2022
One event on 12 June 2022 at 5:00 pm
In this world premiere, Australia’s much-loved star soprano Anna O’Byrne shares her honest and personal story of stepping into one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre – Eliza Doolittle.
Handpicked by Dame Julie Andrews to play Eliza in the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, O’Byrne overcame her fears and insecurities working with her idol, Broadway’s original Eliza, to give the role of a lifetime her true voice and heart.
Becoming Eliza takes us on this heartfelt journey through song. This one-woman showcase leaps to life with your favourite hits from Andrews’ extensive repertoire including ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’ and ‘My Favourite Things’, spanning Mary Poppins to The Sound of Music and Camelot.
While the leading ladies played Eliza decades apart, the original tale’s themes of gender, class and overcoming adversity still resonate today.
Be uplifted and touched in equal measure by Anna’s story, which like Eliza’s, is one of enduring female warmth and power.