Bernadette Robinson’s performances in Songs For Nobodies at London’s Ambassadors Theatre last year earned the show an Olivier Awards nomination and announced her as a new star on the West End. Alone on stage, Bernadette introduced London audiences to the 5 “nobodies” of the title and 5 iconic singers of the 20th century that had already enchanted and thrilled Australian audiences: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.
London’s broadsheet papers raved: The Times called her “A jaw-dropping talent”; The Daily Telegraph, commented of her portrayal of Callas singing Vissi D’arté from Puccini’s Tosca, “It’s so sublime, it’s like a shot of morphine; for a blissful few minutes, all the cares of the world are gone.”
Now, following her pre-lockdown performances at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House, Memo Music Hall presents Bernadette in a special streamed live performance of her concert Songs of Bernadette, which she premiered in London in October 2019.
In this concoction of musical delights Bernadette pays tribute to those same legendary performers, and others, presents songs by contemporary songwriters such as Damien Rice, Jane Siberry and Jackson Browne, and introduces some surprise guests (think Barbara Streisand, Eartha Kitt, Shirley Bassey and Julie Andrews). This will be a concert to savour.