The highlight of September was the Australian and NZ tour with Andrea Bocelli. Reputed to be worth $40 US, the tour showed just why. Bocelli is a crossover musician, ie he bridges from opera to more popular music such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra numbers.
Gigs were in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth - in rock/sports arena, for example the Rod Laver Arena was used in Melbourne, the home of the final of the Australian Open tennis in January. Each venue held 1000s, the larger ones probably had 10,000 or so in the audience. The tickets were over $1000!!
The sets where huge - three large screens with a big video show, orchestra, chorus, light show, it was the full work. And there were two guest artists, an operatic soprano and pop artist, who on our tour was Delta Goodrem.
The Stuarts were chuffed to have thier photo taken with the stunning Delta!