ARETHA Love Letter to the Queen of Soul

20 Jun 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
2 hours 20 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$88.35 - $108.35 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

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Concession, Groups

This very special theatrical concert event celebrates the music and life journey of possibly the most influential female voice in the history of popular music.

ARETHA will showcase 32 songs that define the golden age of soul music as well as the struggles and then the crossover success that became the legacy of this phenomenal artist. The first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and the winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, this production will chart not only the music but the ups and downs of her extraordinary career.

Celebrate and reflect on the life and times of a global superstar a true performance of equality, inclusivity, diversity and a showcase of six unique Australian performers including Emma Donovan, Montaigne, Thandi Phoenix, Thndo, and Ursula Yovich.

Presented by Peter Rix


  • Legendary ARIA-nominated and award-winning First Nations singer/songwriter. Emma Donovan
  • Celebrated singer/songwriter and unique art pop musician. Montaigne
  • A vocal powerhouse with a unique tone, magnetic energy and commanding stage presence. Thandi Phoenix
  • Considered Australia’s ‘First Lady of Soul and R&B’. Thndo
  • Multi award-winning actor, singer and writer and star of Belvoir Street’s Barbara and the Camp Dogs. Ursula Yovich
  • An outstanding Australian actor, writer and director who will narrate and link together the two hour and 15-minute journey through the life and times of Aretha Franklin. Jada Alberts

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