Hollywood darling Rita Wilson will make her Sydney Opera House debut at the Utzon Room on Saturday 7 March 2020. The intimate one-night only performance will feature her Southern Californian rock meets Nashville country-style new album, Halfway to Home.
Tickets now on sale at sydneyoperahouse.com.
The Sleepless in Seattle, Runaway Bride, Jingle All the Way, The Good Wife and Girls actress, and producer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and MAMMA MIA! 1 & 2 has also enjoyed a successful music career performing across America and releasing four albums. Rita has performed her original music on Ellen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“It’s an absolute dream to perform at the Sydney Opera House! I have never been to Australia before, so I am thrilled to be able to perform at this iconic venue, in this beautiful country. It’s going to be so much fun!” said Rita.
Rita will be performing songs from her albums including her fourth album, Halfway to Home (March 2019), the second album in a three-part series, which looks at our human ability to dig deep, explore and reflect. The album is a manifestation of her view that we all keep growing and changing, whether we intend to or not.
“Rita Wilson is a powerhouse. It’s going to be a very special, intimate evening of wonderful music at the Sydney Opera House, featuring Rita and her band who will be performing in Sydney for the very first time” commented producer, Michael Cassel.
Recorded in Nashville and co-produced by Rita and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban) with additional production from Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa) and John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow), many of the songs were co-written with an A-List group including Grammy winner Liz Rose, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Mozella (Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus), Mitch Allan (Demi Lovato), and Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Kelly Clarkson).
8.00pm, Saturday 7 March 2020
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
All tickets $79* – Seated, General Admission
Book at sydneyoperahouse.com | 02 9250 7777
*Subject to availability. An additional Transaction Fee of $5-$8.50 per order applies.